Friday, November 30
Want a peek at one of Lucy's stocking stuffers? As one of Santa's "elves", I found this darling idea on Pinterest and knew I had to make one for Lucy. And if I was making one, why not three??
Do you see that tiny little mouse, all snug in her little tin? I free-handed the design from the Pinterest inspiration, and had so much fun sifting through my scrap fabric to make little pillows, quilts, etc.
And then cutting and hand-sewing the eensy-bitsy teddy bear. So tiny!!
I ended up making a velcro strap to fasten around the whole project because the mouse and bear kept wanting to pop out of the the little tin... And though the strap was devised out of necessity, once I added some hand-rolled rosettes and such, it became the cutest way to finish the whole thing off.
And then, of course, I made three total. The red polka-dot one is getting tucked into Lucy's stocking Christmas Eve. The pink-accented one is a gift for a little friend of Noah's for her birthday. And that grey polka-dot one featured above?
Well, that one can be for you. It was high time I did a blog giveaway anyway, and these were so fun to make... So I crafted that third one just for my blog.
To win that cute little mouse with her teddy bear, all you have to do is leave a comment to be entered in a drawing. If you want two entries, link this post on Facebook and mention it there. If you want three entries, PIN this post on Pinterest. Mention it in your comment here so I can check it out, and you'll get one entry per each of those three avenues. Next week, on Monday afternoon, I'll put all the entries in a pile and draw a name and that lucky entrant will get this sent right away to her house... perhaps for herself, perhaps for a little one in the household.... I'll let YOU decide!
Meanwhile.... One more shot: for the birthday gift mouse, since it's for a cute little girl, I took the project one teensy step further.... and made her a wardrobe:
Little skirts!! I die, I die!! So cute!! I thought about making clothing for Lucy's mouse... but Lucy is 19 months old. She is not at that point in her life yet where little details like that matter. In fact, I predict after the first opening of her tin, she'll ditch the innards and just carry around the tin all day, opening and closing it. Little mouse and bear left in the wrapping paper pile. Ah well. I did this more for my own satisfaction than for her. Right? Ha!
Enter to win! I want that third mouse with her grey quilt to get to her new home next week.
And I want to thank you guys for sticking with me through this sparse-posting autumn.... I'm around. Just so busy, so pregnant, and so bad at holding myself to expectations for each post that I should probably let go of for now.... But anyway. That's all blah blah for another day. My little goal for the weekend is to get back here to post just a randomness post with the usual mind-blurts and a few accompanying photos.... Because life IS still going on here. I've just not been able to sit still enough to share it.
Okay. Go leave comments. That's the point of this entry anyway!! Contest time!!
Posted by Emily S. at 1:06 AM