Saturday, May 31, 2008

The funny things

Friday night we had a birthday party to go to. So I decided to make some small amigurumi and a small purse.
I made the cute little bird and a purple hamster. The hamster
is from the Amigurumi Collection Vol 3. (that's a ravelry link) they were pretty simple to make. I forgot how much I love to make amigurumi. It was so hard to decide which ones to make. I switched like 10 times when I was making what turned out to be the bird. I'm going to have to make some more. (it's an addiction I swear!) Since the party was for a 3 year old I had the Bead try out the gifts. She immediately started playing and putting the little critters in the purse, I snapped a photo while she wasn't paying attention. (B/c if she was paying attention she would pose, the little ham!)
The purse was a cute little bag that is based on a pattern in the book Bend The Rules Sewing. I say based b/c I changed it a bit. I did use her idea of putting flannel in the middle instead of iron on interfacing but I don't think I liked that method. It was still really floppy and for purses I like the sides to have somewhat of a backbone (so to speak) But then again that's my personal preference. Anyways at the party it was a bit crazy but Julia seemed to like the amigurumi and the purse. She actually screamed at her brothers when they tried to take them... I took that as an approval.
Today it rained on and off. While it was off we were outside playing. Jump roping in fact. We played this game where we sang and when she stopped on a letter we came up with a word for that letter.
Here's how the one of the rounds went

Bub: Momma can you sing the song while I jump?
Me: OK
Bub: ready go
Me (while she's jumping): Report Card, Report Card What did you get? A B C D E F G H I J K L (and she stepped on the rope and stopped)
Bub: L?
Me: Lovely!
Bub: Yeah OK I know I'm beautiful.
Me: smiling trying not to laugh

Bub: ya know lovely it's the same as beautiful, pretty that's me.
Me: yeah you know it!

I'm still laughing at it.
Have a great weekend!


Pamela Foreman said...

Cute little gifts! I need to find that book. I have a lot of things I want to make with all my leftover fabric. Love the jump roping game. Will need to try that with Deanna.

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