I’m excited to share something today. Something a few of you have already seen but I want to share it nonetheless.
So you may remember my list of resolutions a few weeks back. If not, you can find the post… here. Did you read it? Are you back? Okay!
Yeah, so number one on the list was to successfully make one jointed plush toy. This was kind of a big deal for me. Mostly because sewing isn’t my strongest point. I mean, I can make little floppy cloth dolls but making a jointed plush isn’t something I’d ever even considered. And I’ve been okay with that.
Until, of course, my son coaxed me into trying…
How can I say no to a child telling me that making him a toy would be a good way for me to say “I love you.”
So I ordered the pattern. I ordered the supplies. And I waited. I waited until I could wait to more.
And then I sat down nervously at my machine, begged it to go easy on me and began to sew.
By the end of the night, I had this.
I’m not going to lie. You can’t wipe the smile off my face over this success. Is he perfect? Not at all. But every single piece of him was made with love (and maybe sweat and tears).
Confession. See that heart? Yeah, I put that there because I accidentally popped a joint through the wrong side of the leg. Oops. But I think it adds character.
So goal #1. Check.
Will I be making more? I highly doubt it. I’m going to leave that to the pros at Turk & Bean, Plum Papaya and The Hatchery. But you can bet your buttons I’ll be looking at those dragons and their makers with a different perspective. Because now I know what a labor of love it is to create something like this.
Until next time, Happy Wednesday!