Thursday, November 10, 2011

My (happy alien doing yoga) Creative Space

This week in my Creative Space, I have been busy making an alien.  A happy alien who loves to do yoga.  See, he loves it.

Aliens like doing yogic head stands.

My yoga loving alien was almost a huge craft fail.  In my mastitis effected state, I kind of forgot felt is not that easy to turn inside-out when sewn into fiddly shapes like little alien feet, hands or head appendages.  I had to unpick all my sewing, cut off the seam allowance, then sew him back up again, this time on the outside, using blanket stitch.  I am so glad I could save him as I spent a very happy afternoon, during Zoe's nap time, hand sewing on his face and tummy detail.

Alien under construction

Here is the happy alien, right way around, with a little help from my assistant (2 year old Zoe).

The alien and my little helper

My assistant also thought happy alien needed a nappy change.  Aawwwww, too cute me thinks.

Alien nappy change time.

I am going to have to sneak the happy alien and my little squishy butterflies out of the house so I can post them to Pip for the Softies for Mirabel drive.  Both my girls love them, and would happily have them as their own.

Have a lovely Thursday, peeps.

Cat.

13 comments:

  1. Cute! Love the yellow, and the great smile.

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  2. Thats the great thing about sewing - you can always (usually) unpick what you want to change! (unlike with cooking!)XX

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  3. How cute is this guy?!!! Adorable . He is sure to get many hugs!

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  4. His yoga poses are impressive! Very very cute. I love anything made of felt!

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  5. Too cute! The yogi and the assistant. I've been loving everything about felt the last week. Sorry to hear you have mastitis. I can imagine how that must feel. Also I have a Zoe too, a little three month old Zoe. Great choice of name, te-hee.

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  6. I didn't even know you could get mastitis so long after weaning. Hope making that yoga alien has you feeling better!

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  7. Oh I can totally see why your little ladies would love the alien and the squishy butterflies, they're adorable and cuddly! Love the pic of the nappy change, that is SO cute :o)
    Mr Alien looks definitely worth all the trouble you went through to get him here, well done Cat xo

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  8. Is the Alien doing Yoga or floating on space

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  9. Aww! What a cutie. And so many hands and fingers to grab on to! Lovely!

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  10. Great softies! I know they'll be truly appreciated.

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  11. Great design! I actually think the blanket stitch on the outside works perfectly - I couldn't imagine him any other way. A happy accident, perhaps (or not so happy, when I consider the unpicking - ughhh!).

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