Ok, so here's my newest problem... Now that I have been doing some of my own sewing/creating/crafting... when I'm out and about, in different stores, I just see an idea or an object and I think, "I could make that!", or "I could make ___ out of this ___." So, now my brain is on some serious overload. I literally have thousands of ideas just floating around in there waiting for me to do something about them! It is wonderful and horrible at the same time. My mom recently said to me, "Pace yourself", and I really think I need to do just that.
Mom always knows best, right? :)
So, here is one of those "ideas" that I recently saw in a bookstore. I saw these cute pillows that were in the shape of different animals. I especially loved the elephant, since I have a fascination with them! It looked easy enough to make, since I already know how to make a pillow. So, I gave it a try... but started with a "mini" version of this picture that I had in my head. I drew my own template, cut the fabric out and put it all together in about one nap time. I did have a hard time with the eye. Since I'm not an "expert sewer" yet, I have difficulty sewing circles. If anyone has any tips on how to sew a fabric circle eye, please let me know! My easy version was using a button! :)
The best part about making this mini-pillow was that when I was finished, I handed it to my son, who made his "elephant noise", then put the pillow on the floor and laid his head down on it and started "snoring". Yay! Not only did he know that it was an elephant... but he knew it was a pillow too! :) I plan on making a cuter and larger version of this in the future.
So, what do you think?