Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My Sad Little Softie ... and Remodeling is Not For Wimps

Hi everyone! I know its been forever since I've posted anything...let me just say that remodeling projects in a small home are VERY trying and not for wimps. Unfortunately, I am a wimp and have complained through the entire ordeal...and its not over yet. The cabinets are in (yea!) and I do have a stove now(yea!) but, we're still without a sink and counter tops (boohoo).

I know it can't be easy to live through gutting a kitchen in any home, but I can't help but to think that in a larger house there is probably at least one room to retreat to that has not been coated in drywall dust. There is also, most likely, a garage in which to store the infinite number of large boxes containing the cabinets, hardware, sink, and major appliances rather than having them stacked to the ceiling in the living room, dining room, and hallway! (I still sound bitter, don't I? I need to work on that.) Its just such a mess here that I can't even bring myself to take pictures. Hubby has been documenting the process, though, and when its all done and I'm in a happier place, I'll share the kitchen reveal.

In the meantime, I have been sewing a little. I wanted to try my hand at one of these cute little softies. As a child I can only remember having one doll (a Thumbelina) but I had literally hundreds of stuffed animals. I just loved their cute little faces. While making a diaperbag/tote for a friend, I thought it would be so cute to make a matching "Purse Pet". I've never made anything like that before, so I thought I better use a pattern my first go around. The talented lady over at the Wee Wonderfuls blog provided a free print out pattern of this little bunny.

Now, my sad little softie bunny bares little resemblence to her cute examples. Mine is slightly lumpy, leans to one side, and I'm not sure what's going on with her eyes. LOL
But, as my first attempt, she will have an honored place in the sewing room. :) Hmmm....she still needs a name. Any suggestions?