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Monday, December 27, 2010

Anyone for a Popsicle?

Hi everyone,
I would like to introduce you to Popsicle, the newest softie member of our family.  Having a three year old niece has inspired me to make her some soft toys.  First I made her Hoot, who I posted about in an earlier post - I thought thought her name was Olivetta but what would I know.  As soon as she was discovered by my niece she was permanently named HOOT!!!  I wonder if Popsicle will be renamed.  It is fine if he is.  My niece won't be receiving this one - this is my prototype and I love his sad face so he is staying with me - I also stuffed up badly cutting him out - if you look closely you can see that the black material I used has cats on it (I like the irony) and unfortunately they are going sideways on the front and upside down on the back!!!  Still can't believe I did that but a plea in mitigation - I cut the pieces out from the back of the fabric and the pattern doesn't show up on the back!   Still a stupid mistake but maybe that is why Popsicle looks so sad!  Thank goodness I wasn't cutting out a bigger project!
I love the fact that the white fabric has snow flakes on it and I have enough of that for a few more penguins.  You can't see but he also had tiny orange feet - do you think I should make them bigger on the next one?
Now I am trying to decide which fabric to use for the next one - snow flakes (a bit predictable?) or the cat and mouse fabric?
Can't get on to Popsicle number two today though - I have to make three bags and layer and quilt a quilt for my girlfriend in Western Australia.  She was kind enough to invite Guitar Hero to stay with her family for a week or so in January for a holiday so I need a thank you gift - that is the quilt and the bags are Christmas presents for herself and her two daughters.  I was asked to make bags for the girls that are big enough to hold a dozen books as that is how many the girls borrow each time they go to the library!  Haven't made the pattern before but it looks big enough - will let you know once it is done - today's goal- cut out bags and start sewing!
So, bye for now!


  1. Popsicle would love it here in NH today! Brrrrr! I love the black and white kitty fabric.

  2. Jan-Maree, Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your popsicles, very cute. I like the the kitty print too. I like both prints though.
    You are right this hobby could become very addicting. I'm a long time sewer, but only now taking the plunge into quilting.


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