Monday, December 29, 2008

Alien Softie

Alien Softie - obviously from a butterfly world.

The design.
A colored version with background. Note the addition of arms.

The designer himself - my 5 1/2 year old son! I love, love, love kid's art! How could I not turn this drawing into a softie?
Sewn by Momma. I had to make the body a little bit bigger than his drawing on the 8 1/2" X 11" paper because he really wanted to use that butterfly fabric - which was 6 1/2" and I wanted to take full advantage of the butterflys. That was a good move because any smaller and it would have been very fiddly to sew together. I used a quarter for the eyeball template - they are made out of fleece and buttonhole stitched down so I didn't have to turn under raw edges. Gotta love fleece when you don't have any felt on hand!
I'm happy to report that the sun finally came out today and there wasn't much wind so we went for a walk and had a picnic of hot soup. 3C, almost tropical I tell you - whoo-hoo! It was only us and the deer prints out there. Oops - no palm trees so maybe not so tropical.

Checking the depth of puddles where the ice is thin enough to stomp through - good thing those boots are semi-waterproof! This photo reminded me of when I was little -my Grandpa used to make us wonderful walking sticks - they were great for checking puddle depths, among other uses. Hummmm, I think my boy needs one!


Doodlebug Gail said...

This is the cutest little alien I have ever seen! SB must be thrilled with it. Keep that drawing and pattern together because I can assure you that SB will love to hear about it for many years to come.

Amy said...

awesome!! Love the alien, thanks for sharing, have a great wknd

doni said...

Your son has grown SO MUCH! You can tell he's thriving! Great job!

doni @ Oregon coast