I had a tiny group, but could not have asked for better students! Ranging in ages from 6 to 11, they amazingly all had some sewing experience, plus plenty of imagination and dexterity. We practiced the running stitch first, making our future monsters a little pillow. Then it was on to designing and making the monsters themselves.
Seven-year-old Emma was inspired by SpongeBob's pet snail Gary. The addition of legs transformed him into this cute little monster named Meep. Meep's embroidered mouth is awesome!
Eleven-year-old Drew was the master of picking cool materials! I love the orange felt she used for this little monster's front side - it was a scrap that has already been stitched on. I think the stitching adds great texture to her project, and she did an awesome job on the construction! And Drew has more that she will add to her little monster: a red heart, an embroidered X for one eye, as well as a jagged line and a tail on the back. Cute!
And now for a little Christmas: Rob and I put up Christmas lights outside yesterday, then hosted our first dinner party and game night with friends! Rob cooked salmon to perfection and I served my favorite spicy Chevy's Fresh Mex salad recipe with Mucho Mango salsa and sweet & spicy Chipotle Dressing on top. Find the recipe in this book:
Ho ho ho!