I've had the Little Things to Sew book for a while. I have looked through it often, thinking of all the things I wanted to make. I just haven't taken the time to do it. There are really a lot of cute projects in this book and I plan to make more.
Yesterday while Piper was walking around the house trying to carry her plethora of dolls and stuffies it dawned on me, I needed to make the bear carrier for her. So, after dinner we all migrated down stairs. I started to cut out the pieces for the carrier while Piper helped DH and Zachary take a computer apart (a frequent occurrence in our house).
I love our space in the basement. We all end up there together, working on projects and enjoying each others company.
So, after the kiddos went to bed I went to work. It took me about 2 hours start to finish. I had promised Piper I would have a surprise for her in the morning. One thing I have learned in life is if you promise a toddler something, you better come through. So, I did.
It wasn't a hard project to make. There are a lot of curves to sew and those aren't my favorite things to sew, straight lines are easier (obviously). On curves I always mark out my seam line and go slow, sometimes using the hand wheel, so I can get the curve sewn as neatly as possible.
The big reveal this morning was less than impressive. Piper refuses to wear the carrier. I thought she would be thrilled, but she's 2. I did leave the straps about 6 inches too long so she has room to grow into it. Maybe someday she'll come around to it. :-/