Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas Crafting


There's not much I can show of my Christmas crafting, but I'm pretty sure Sawyer doesn't check my blog.

I had seen several of these peas in blogville and when I was buying books for my children for Christmas, I couldn't help myself when I saw this. Sawyer loves balls, so I am sure he will adore this pea.

It is made from wool felt. His mouth (also wool felt) is satin-stitched on. His eyes (also wool felt) is hand stitched. He has three little red french-knot freckles on each cheek.

I actually had a lot of fun making this little guy. First it was just a ball. Then it was a ball with a mouth. Then it was a ball with one eye. Then two. And then the freckles gave him personality. And I'm happy I had fun making him because when I was working on him late one night last week, I realized it was after 12:30 a.m.

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Thanks for the birthday wishes for Taylor and the well wishes for Joe. Joe is recovering. Slowly. He can now bend three of his five fingers. He had to sleep sitting up last night to prevent blood clots, so he slept on our family room couch. His throat is sore, too, because they intubated him during the surgery. He has drugs, so I think he'll make it.

Enjoy your weekend. We have birthday party #2 tonight. A sleepover. Three and a half boys. One boy can't sleep over. :-)

14 comments:

kirstencan.typepad.com said...

too cute! we still haven't read that book...

Karyn said...

LOVE the pea! Wow!

And I'm glad Joe is doing better.

And...you have a sleepover birthday party tonight???? Yikes!

laeroport.typepad.com said...

What a sweet pea, sweetpea!
Best wishes to Joe for a quick recovery. And thank goodness for small favors that one kid can't come. :)

Chara Michele said...

Good luck with the party tonight! :)

TinkerBlue said...

Love that book.

All the best to Joe.

Keeping my fingers crossed for the sleepover.

christy said...

i saw online where someone has an almost sleepover party where the kids wear their pj's and do the same kind of stuff but you have the party like from 7-10. I may do that for Lidia's birthday.

christy said...

oh and i love the pea. i think i'd like to have a christmas where we have only home made gifts one year. it would take more preparation though. i'd have to work toward it like all year.

amandajean said...

I LOVE THAT BOOK!!! I am adding the making of a little pea to my list right now. and that means I will probably have to buy the book too. :) it's so adorable. you did a great job on your little pea.

txmommy said...

that is sew cute!!

dig this chick said...

I just got that book from a friend for bug! No babe yet....

prairie daze said...

oh, very sweet pea.

Marisa said...

Love the sweet pea. I call my husband that all the time. I should make him one.

Little Munchkins said...

The pea is super cute! I haven't read the book either but it looks like something my son would like.

Alicia A. said...

I'm glad Joe's on the mend. My brother-in-law had a similar surgery and it was a painful recovery. But now he feels glad he did it!