sewing projects

a hiccup in the plans

I turned on my digital camera two days ago and got no response–batteries charged, all parts seemingly intact…but nothing. I couldn’t believe it–I had a desktop full of buttons and pendants ready to post on etsy, two little sewing projects to share. I told my husband I couldn’t imagine a day without my camera—he told me it was an idol. Thanks, honey.
I’m starting to think that I’m a walking disaster zone–the broken cars, digital camera, and to top it off–yesterday, I was sweeping my bathroom floor and I bumped into the sink and it fell off the wall! (apparently this has happened before and my dad came to the rescue) but c’mon, I’m starting to wonder about myself!
Anway…my girls are champing at the bit to visit the thrift store this morning, their chance to play with "junky toys", and I’m fiddling with my  new camera (thank you, Mom–another slightly early bday gift!) So here’s a few pictures of a little weekend sewing project…two very different looking elephants. One named "horse" by Mary, and the other "sally" by Emma.

"Horse" came first:
Elephants_7
My plan was for a simple design, and I wanted them to have an "Eyeore-esque" tail…held on by a button

Eeyore1

Elephants_2

The second time around I wanted to chage the skinny long trunk, and the legs weren’t quite right…so "Sally" had some alterations.
Elephants_6

Elephants_1

They were roadtested yesterday on a day trip to my mom and sister’s. And they enjoyed it immensely. They mostly get carried around by their trunks or tails, but so far, they don’t seem to mind.

Alright, children are clinging to my arms, so I must step away–the thrift store is calling….

I turned on my digital camera two days ago and got no response–batteries charged, all parts seemingly intact…but nothing. I couldn’t believe it–I had a desktop full of buttons and pendants ready to post on etsy, two little sewing projects to share. I told my husband I couldn’t imagine a day without my camera—he told me it was an idol. Thanks, honey.
I’m starting to think that I’m a walking disaster zone–the broken cars, digital camera, and to top it off–yesterday, I was sweeping my bathroom floor and I bumped into the sink and it fell off the wall! (apparently this has happened before and my dad came to the rescue) but c’mon, I’m starting to wonder about myself!
Anway…my girls are champing at the bit to visit the thrift store this morning, their chance to play with "junky toys", and I’m fiddling with my  new camera (thank you, Mom–another slightly early bday gift!) So here’s a few pictures of a little weekend sewing project…two very different looking elephants. One named "horse" by Mary, and the other "sally" by Emma.

"Horse" came first:
Elephants_7
My plan was for a simple design, and I wanted them to have an "Eyeore-esque" tail…held on by a button

Eeyore1

Elephants_2

The second time around I wanted to chage the skinny long trunk, and the legs weren’t quite right…so "Sally" had some alterations.
Elephants_6

Elephants_1

They were roadtested yesterday on a day trip to my mom and sister’s. And they enjoyed it immensely. They mostly get carried around by their trunks or tails, but so far, they don’t seem to mind.

Alright, children are clinging to my arms, so I must step away–the thrift store is calling….

9 comments on “a hiccup in the plans”

  1. ha! clinging to your arms, eliot will do that. i wonder what their generation is going to be like? i guess the mouse arm is really no different than tugging at the apron strings huh? love those elephants! and really, any lady who makes things MUST have a digital camera. do i need to talk to your husband?

  2. Have fun thrifting, watch out for those bathroom sinks! I love those elephants so much, I’m especially like the simplicity of the shape and their buttoned on tail. I can see why the girls love ’em. xo

  3. They say the come in 3’s ~ car, camera, sink…. Next week will be much better..LOLAnd the elephant is great and that tail!!!! Do you mind if I make one too? I’m sort of fond them.

  4. Luckily they were all material things that went wrong and you and your family are okay.

    Nevertheless, I declare you’ve had enough bad luck and the next thing that happens will be really cool. Perhaps you’ll find something extra special while thrifting?

    Best wishes.

  5. They are so cute! Don’t you love making things for such appreciative recipients? M has been wearing her new bag I made her around all over town and it jsut makes me happy. I love the tail held on with the button. Have fun with your new camera!

  6. your eors are very sweet! i just love early bday gifts, especially from moms. mine is coming up next week and my mom bought me the most gorgeous gold lame strappy sandals. i want to eat them.

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