Elephant Softie

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I just love new babies!  And making things for them is so fun!  This is a pattern is from Jessica at Craftiness is Not Optional.  She has lots of great ideas and very cute kids!  This was really my first gathering experiance and it went very well.  I did find it challenging when I went to pin the head to the body since it is curved but I just followed the dircetions and kept pininng and it worked!  I added a rattle inside and I can’t wait to give it to the new baby!

You can find the patteren here.

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Learning to blog

I’m hoping to find a place in the crafting blog community.  I don’t have fancy tutorials to share and I am a terrible writter and an even worse speller.  But reading so many blogs for just under a year now,  I really want a place to post things that I make,  so I’m sure there will be a learning curve and I’m not sure I have a ton to offer there are so many creative people out there but I will try!

Backpack for William

I follow many great blogs,  Made By Rae is one I really love.  She has a great style and is so fun and easy to read.  She also has many great patterns she sells some and others are FREE!  Great stuff.  This is the toddler Backpack pattern.  This is probably the most complex thing I have ever sewn and it is going really well.  I have acctually done some sewing dispite the picture,  I just really like the front!   The material I used is a suit that my dad wore almost all the time when I was growing up.  It was worn in spots and my dad was getting rid of it,  I snached it up and knew I wanted to make something for William out of it.  I will take more and hopefully better pictures of this when it is complete!