a new friend

well, i wasn’t able to get my “bonus item” sewn for kids clothes week day 7.  it can wait.  instead, i had a full weekend – a date night with the husband, Em’s ballet class, a foot massage and lunch with a great friend, folded 5+ loads of laundry, cleaned (and cleaned and cleaned) the house, had friends over and made homemade chicken noodle soup, and played a soccer game.  it was great.  i was getting just a tad fatigued of sewing, so the couple days away did wonders.  i had such a fun time last week, though – it was a whirlwind!  i got totally inspired, found some great new blogs, and added to my kids’ wardrobes.  my sewing for kids pinterest board saw some action for the future, too.

last night, i was able to sew up a little project that i had cut and ready prior to KCWC, but in the hustle and bustle i hadn’t gotten to it yet.  it’s an idea that i saw on hart + sew, a lovely blog i just started following recently after we both guest posted for sparkle power!.  stacy had her daughter draw a monster, then she helped turn it into a stuffie!  i thought it was the sweetest idea and something Em would definitely get behind.  i asked her to draw an animal/monster, let her pick fabrics out of my scrap pile, and i sewed it up.  here’s what we came up with:

she says it’s an elephant.

it’s the craziest looking thing i’ve ever made.

it’s my first try at embroidery (and it shows).

it’s backed with pink minky.

she kind of flipped out for it this morning, a much stronger reaction than i expected.

she immediately giggled, hugged it, and asked if she could nap with it.

she named it…wait for it, it’s a doozy…”popsicle popsicle.”

popsicle popsicle is a girl elephant.

her stuffed elephant collection now includes frankie, little frankie, go go, mommy, dumbo, and popsicle popsicle.

i love her three year old brain.

14 thoughts on “a new friend

  1. Crystal says:

    I love projects that reflect what our little ones really want/think. That’s super cute and your daughter must be just thrilled! The name makes it even better!

  2. Vanessa@DesignsbySessa says:

    That is absolutely adorable! What a clever idea and something so sweet and to be remembered! I feel like this post sums up why we sew. It shouldn’t be for anything other than seeing our children light up like that! I’m going to have to save this idea for when my son can draw!

  3. kristin says:

    thanks everybody! oh yes, this one was so rewarding. she’s so proud of it, since she designed it herself! she also wants to draw a dinosaur for me to make for her little brother…we’ll see how THAT one turns out. i’m very curious. 🙂

  4. kim says:

    What an awesome project, it is so sweet to involve the little ones like that. You are such a good mama! And I can tell that Popsicle Popsicle is going to be an extremely important member of the family– you will always love that elephant! 😉 Didn’t you tell me that she might design something for O? What a sweet Christmas present that would be for her little brother!

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