Laura was at a party recently and brought an artistic girl another one of my pencil case thingies. There were about 6 or 7 girls there. When she came home, she announced that every one of the girls, all of them, had given Webkins as gifts to the birthday girl.
Seriously? That's all we can think of to give a friend? A stuffed animal with a web link to some games? Something to make them spend even more time in front of a screen. That's not exactly what we need in this house.
We need warmth. And smiles. Who ever has too much of that?
So I have made this little guy for a birthday this weekend and another one for a party next week. It's another wheat bag made from upcycled felted wool.
I know I've said before that I have no patience for embroidery and handstitching in general, but this was kind of fun to do. And yes, he makes me smile.
I'll get quicker with the embroidery I'm sure. I wanted to make him totally microwavable without any hot buttons or plastic bits.
Yvon signs every needlepoint project that he does, and I decided to start doing the same. On his butt is this new label.
For $0.10 I bought about a meter of cotton twill tape at the thrift store (seriously - it was even marked 50% off! I would have paid the whole $0.20 and actually tried to but the cashier wouldn't hear of it). Today I made little "Made by Ev" tags out of iron-on transfers and I'll start putting them on my projects. In the future I'll make the green "home" darker so that it's "homemade by ev", but these will do for the next year or so until I run out.
I like them.