So I thought I'd use Project Spectrum to craft out of my comfort zone (aka knitting!) and try out some other things...like sewing ;0)
My mother-in-law helped me out with the basics like pining and sewing straight lines back on Super Bowl Sunday (I have yet to finish that quilt) and that's all the sewing experience that I needed to make a wee bunny of my own (you can download the free pattern from Wee Wonderfuls). It's just too sweet and I love it, love it, love it!
I even tucked one of Jujube's plastic Heinz baby food containers filled with a small handful of rice in the bottom. Ta-da! Instant bunny rattle! And bonus, the plastic container is the perfect size. Really. It's perfect. And allows the bunny to stand on his own.
All that's left to do on this little cutie is sew on the bottom, attach the pom-pom tail, and embroider on a face. The face has me really stressed out. I suck at hand sewing and am scared of ruining my wee one. So I need to make a plan and work up some courage. Or maybe I can use fabric paint and paint on two little eyes and a pink nose? Or sew on some bead or button eyes? Or not risk it and leave it as is until I either (a) get good at embroidery, or (b) find someone who is? What to do. What to do.
I know, knit a little somethin' somethin' while I figure it out. It's another little pink cardi (see it up there, under bunny). This time I am using the seamless yoked baby sweater pattern leaving out the fancy stitches and substituting a lace border from Barbara G. Walker's stitch library. So far so good. Two arms to go and it's another pink FO.
You'd think I'd be tired of all the pink and red, but actually, I'm loving it and am feeling the pressure to knit up my entire pink and red stash by the end of the month. Though I know it's not gonna happen cause I've accumulated quite the lot of pink and red over the years! I blame all my friends and relatives who've only been producing baby boys! LOL!!!
I figure I outta try to knit up as much of it as possible this month and take it easy in April since I only have like 3 balls of yellow and orange yarn in the stash. April is going to be a breeze! Heehee!
Don't we just love Project Spectrum? Lolly, you're a genius!