Making cute things.
If you haven't already, you should definitely visit Wee Wonderfuls. Hillary Lang is the designer of this very cute pattern for Kitty, Bunny and Bear. She most definitely is an artisan of cuteness.
This project has been brewing around in my thoughts for some time. I bought the pattern this summer and had a few fabrics in mind. Then I got all consumed with the quilting class. As the holidays approached, my inspiration kicked into gear...time to make the bears! What began as a simple, little Christmas gift plan for my neice and BabyZ eventually spilled into a level of crafting hypomania that neither I nor the Kenmore could have imagined.
Beginnings of BabyZ's Kitty:
In total, I think that I made....hmmmm.....about.....eleven of these suckers. Talk about rabbits multiplying.
The dark brown bear above with the blue/white/red craziness in the top pic went to my incredible neice. I gave one to Julie. I gave one to my local DTC buddy, Jen. One is earmarked for my friend who is expecting any day now. Of course, Mom wanted one after she saw the ones for the girls...hers is the kitty with the Asian umbrella print below:
Finally, here is BabyZ's Kitty...the very first one that I made:
I realize that this is craziness, I do.
However, keeping busy and making so much cuteness really does something for the mood. At least it does for me.
I'm also thinking of it as a bit of a warmup for the Bai Jia Bei Marathon that looms. Question is: am I training for the event - or simply engaged in an elaborate game of dodgeball?
Oh well, at least it has been fun procrastinating.
***Update*** Mom's kitty: