Thursday, September 16, 2010

Halloween softie 2

Halloween softie 2, originally uploaded by rkkilmer.

Behold my new fascination! Does this ever happen to you? I was in my local Hancock Fabrics for sewing needles. That was all I needed. I had actually finished a quilt this past weekend, so I felt like I was on a roll. I had never machine quilted before. So, after the success of my last project I thought I would tackle an even bigger quilt. However, a funny thing happened to me while I was shopping for needles. The store had a display of all of their Halloween fabric right smack in the middle of the shop. Someone had taken a McCalls sewing pattern for "wacky creatures" and had a dozen little Halloween softies on display. I was hooked! I had to have them for my babies. I went home and made 4 by the end of that night. I ran out of stuffing, or I probably would have made more. The pattern was great. It came with 2 different body styles, 6 different arm shapes, 5 different ear choices, and 6 different leg choices. It was formatted in a mix and match sort of way. I simply chose what I wanted and I used my handy dandy pattern ease to create my little one of a kind creatures to use over and over again. I plan to embellish the next ones, but just went with a simple bow on this one. I knew my daughter was going to immeditely take it to sleep with her, which she did. Didnt want any buttons or what not coming off.


  1. Oh my gosh, it is just too cute. I bet Char loves it. Did she name it?

  2. OK, too cute (I think). No really, how cute for kids. I bet Char loves being "first on the block" to have one. Glad to see you back into sewing, love the projects you have been doing.

  3. The bow looks good AS-IS. This is super cute - Thank you so much for the inspiration for that leftover halloween fabric ; )