Monday, August 15, 2011

Octopuses and Firsts

Octopuses = a slight obsession of mine. In second grade I became fascinated with sea creatures thanks to a teacher who took us scouring the tide pools of Okinawa. She was passionate about the critters and taught my class everything about them (that a second grader needed to know). Of these creatures octopuses were my favorite, so what else would I do but make another stuffed one?



This little cutie was created by Melly and Me for the Moda Bake shop. You can find his pattern here. I however decided against the jelly roll and used some of my favorite Tula Pink Neptune fabric (perfect for the theme, huh?).



I'm showing the bottom because I had to stuff and hand sew each of those legs shut. I'm surprised I finished him!



And there were eight of them! But I guess that's common for an octopus...



Now for a first... I'm actually blogging something the same day I made it! Kelly, a couple of other lovely ladies, and myself got together and sewed us some pj pants today. These are mine... I'm ready for Christmas early this year...



Last off i'm not big on showing pictures of my dog on here (i'm pretty sure that's not why you read it) but this made me smile last night. Apparently it IS perfectly normal to fall asleep on your favorite fabrics...


6 comments:

Kelly's Korner said...

I LOVE the octopus! His huge head is awesome! I still have to hem my pants, but at least I got the rest done. And I just need to add the elastic to the kids boxers. So, fun and productive day! Love your pants and aprons (even though you didn't show them)!

Corinnea said...

I work in an office WAAAA there is no Monday sewing days MOOOO Mondays now annoy me!!!

LOVE your octopus! Glad you persevered and finished all eight legs!

The pants are very cute. Where are the aprons???

Jennifer said...

yay! katelyn posted again! I miss you:) I really miss sewing on closed days with my friends. Gonna make me cry...

Emily LOVES octopusses! I should make this for her...on a side note, why does it seem like everyone I know remembers a special teacher from when they were young?? No one stood out to me and no one inspired me! If I remember them it's for negative reasons. I want a special teacher!! I do have Corinnea...she taught me a lot and I like her and I remember her!

Love the pants! Oh and I'm trying to finish a melly and me pattern too! That darn hand sewing makes me want to quit every time. I will do it becasue if katelyn can sew 8 legs I can sew..what I'm sewing:)

Jennifer said...

also another side note: kind of creepy to look over and see myself visiting from schweinfurt bayern.

Tina said...

Love the Octopus. He came out great. Good choice of fabrics.
The PJ's came out looking good. I love to wear them all day in the winter, they are so comfortable.

pearlswirl said...

AHHHH I second/third what everyone else said about sewing Mondays! :( Now it's just 'clean your house' mondays and who likes that?? Love the octopus and the pants, wish I had a pair. Since judging by the weather here it will be December tomorrow. ANd who are you kidding? we LOVE Peso!!! more pictures please! :)