I've officially started FY14 Charity Challenge sewing.
I'm starting with batik dinosaurs.
I pulled all the batiks from the box and was able to cut out six dinosaurs from it all. Oh, there's still a mess left but not enough to make a solid color/print dinosaur. I'm toying with making a mismatched dinosaur just for the heck of it (maybe to give away) but I want to finish the good dinosaurs first. I may just give away the leftover batiks as a scrap pack.
Ok, I have to admit this now (in case I haven't before). I'm not a huge fan of batiks. I appreciate them for what they are but they don't do anything for me. So I'm not that excited about keeping the leftover batik scraps after I make the dinosaurs. I have some batik fat quarters in my stash so if I ever do want to play with them again, I can.
As of this writing I have one dinosaur done and two more in the works (they just need closed, tails stuffed and attached and faces added). Then I have three more ready for stitching. I plan to finish the two tonight and maybe even get the last three stitched. Stuffing takes a bit of time so I might not get to that tonight but maybe Friday.
Then I just have to decide if I want to put spikes on any/all of them. I like them both ways, so maybe I'll put spikes on a few if I have felt in a good color.
The more I make this pattern, the more I like it. It's great practice on sewing curves and pinning. Lord knows I HATE pinning but it really does make the process easier and make for a better finished product.
I can't wait to have all of these done.
What's next on the sewing list?
But first I need to get a few swap things done. I have two cloth bags to make and I think a few felt kitties (and some dotees for swap bot swaps).