Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sock Sewing

I once overheard a woman in the mall declare, "I'd never wear that; it looks homemade!"
I would love to have the time and energy to make everything we wear. And all of the toys that my kids play with. And all of the curtains, cushions, and quilts that we use.
When I don't have time, and I do have money, I choose to buy handmade as often as possible. Etsy is wonderful. Support those people!
Okay. So, on Thursday, Fred drove us to the zoo and I had time to kill. And socks to use. :)
My little Dash will turn 6 in a few weeks, and this will be one of his gifts.By the time we got home, body parts were everywhere.
He was ready for memberment.
(okay, that's not actually a word, but it should be.) button eyes...floppy trunk....

all hand-stitched, with love, for my little guy. Don't worry-- tight stitches!!


Michelle said...

That's neat! Our little girl loves to do lots of things with old socks, especially making clothes for her webkinz!

Shirley said...

So cute! You are so talented, girl!

Stacy said...

So adorable! What book were you using for the pattern? :)

Debbie said...

That is adorable... and handmade rules!Love it! Our sons first and favorite stuffed animal was an elephant!

Living Creatively said...

Stacy, it's Sock and Glove by Miyako Kanamori
Love it!

Tam said...

i'm sure he will love it!

LJ said...

It's SEW cute!! :-) You and I are more alike than I realized...I think I have crafting running in my veins. Are you a scrapper too?

Living Creatively said...

LJ, I feel the same way. It's not a choice of whether of not to "do art"; it's ME. :D
I used to scrap, but my passion is in a different area. I was never a very good traditional scrapper anyway. ;) I love to look at my friends' albums, though!