Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I Have Been Busy, Just Not Blogging, Part 3

I am lucky to have some really amazing and talented people in my life who made some really gorgeous things for my daughter. It allowed me to focus on making presents for other people since she has so many great blankets and quilts to use every day. It did make me feel a little guilty that I hadn't made anything for her, so when I saw that Denyse Schmidt posted a free Scottie Dog pattern, I immediately got to work on making the little girl a stuffed dog. Actually, I emailed the link to some crafty ladies first, then hustled upstairs during nap time and got to work.

The pattern is great and super easy to follow. My one piece of advice is to pay attention to her tips on how to handle sewing the side piece around the corners. It turns out that they are there for a reason and if you choose to ignore them like I did, the front and back won't match up and you will have to start all over.

I skipped the eyes and scarf since this is going to a baby, but I would definitely add them if the recipient was a bigger kid.


j.a.d. said...

how cute!! and what perfect timing, since the scottie won best in show last night! maybe you should name her Sadie ; )

I love all of your new posts... amazing work, my fellow mama!


Amber said...

Very cute - I seemed to have deleted your address email - can you send it to me again?

Rebekah said...

adorable! I have never understood the whole sewing around corners thing...I have to pay close attention to her instructions when I make this

Alison Marie said...

Do you think it would work to make the sides out of patchwork squares as well? And hello from a member of the Los Angeles MQG & good luck up in the beautiful Central Coast w/your new guild. Your work certainly fits the bill!