Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Stuffie butts and such

You asked for it. Here's a butt shot:

Pink Puppy Butt
Stuffie Butt

Still can't guess what it is? Well, its supposed to be a puppy. Yeah, I know. It DOES kinda look like a pig and a bunnie. Thanks Grace and Renee for figuring out that its a puppy dog. (((sigh))) The original Japanese pattern offered a couple of options to make it a bunny or a cat. But I wanted a dog. If I had made the ears bigger, they would have flopped better and it MIGHT have looked more like a dog. I'm still learning. Trust me, there have been numerous failed attempts. Like this cute mouse pattern from Sewing Stars and my not so cute mouselike creature. A word of advice - don't drink and embroider.

Sewing Stars Mouse
Exhibit A - Sad Purple Mousie (I'm really really mad because she stitched my eyes on all wonky)

Go figure. I'm not even going to show you some of the others. They are true misfit toys. I have had some successes since I posted the puppy. I'll post them soon so you can see that I HAVE learned something about sewing toys.

So what else have I been up to lately? Plenty. I've been...

Felting stuff for a book that I can't show you yet.

Tickled pink because two of my patterns made it into the 2008 Knitting Pattern-A-Day calendar.

My patterns are in 2008 Knitting Pattern-A-Day Calendar

Finished a store sample for the Trinity class that I taught last week at SereKnity.

Trinity (Autumnal version for SereKnity)
Finished Autumnal Trinity

Attended VA's 2007 Dustbowl err Fall Fiber Festival. Saw Robin and her sweet hubby and sucked a friend into spinning at the same fiber festival (Waves at Heather sheepishly).

Fall Fiber Festival 2007
H and the sheepies

Kickin' it at Monticello
H and me kickin' it at Monticello

Watched my "baby" go to his first Homecoming dance and play in drumline in marching band just like his momma did a bazillion years ago.

Thing 1 - First Homecoming dance

Thing 1 - Homecoming 2007

Thing 1 - First band competition
How is this kid almost 15?

Baked cupcakes for a special friend's birthday. YUM!

Lemon poppyseed Butterfly cupcakes
From the book "Cupcakes!". Thanks for the book TE!

Watching the Autumn sky whilst enjoying the Indian Summer weather (wish it would never end) and wondering where the time goes every single day.

Autumn morning sky October 2007
Autumn sky pic taken by my surprisingly observant Thing 1 at 7 am.
Come to think of it, perhaps he missed the bus because he was taking this picture...


KnitNana said...

They grow up so fast!!! The young couple looks so grown up. (sigh)

(and that's an amazing sky shot - just stunning!)

emmy said...

Lots and Lots of exciting news here!! Congrats on the 2008 Calendar patterns. I know a CELEBRITY!!

What a handsome young man and a nice looking couple. They really do grow up way too fast!!

Mary said...

Wow! Those cupcakes are awesome and that Autumn sky is amazing! My nephew is a drummer on JMU's drumline, and he loves it.

Keowdie said...

THanks for posting a pic of your, um... mouse, Tanya! It's good for the rest of us to see that even a crafting goddess like yourself has... um... crafting speed bumps!

Congrats on getting your stuff in the '08 calendar. That's cool!

I loved the photos of your son! I'll bet you guys are having to beat the little high school girlies off with a stick. And, HEY!!! I was in the drumline too!!! I was usually in the pit, but they occassionally let me out to play bass drum or snare!

cate said...

Your son is beautiful. He is gonna be, actually already IS, gorgeous. I love the pix this post. Butterfly cupcakes, sunset....

Love you girl. See you next week at knitnight? B-day plans? c

Robin said...

Your son and his date are so cute! I love the cupcakes and the sunset! I hope you don't mind but I'm tagging you for 8 random things. It's kind of like passing on that recipe chain letter -- I hope you don't mind. Also, I'm having the weekend knitting retreat in January and you and your knitty friends are invited. Email me for more info.

Amy Boogie said...

15?? How did that happen. What a handsome guy!

Congrats on the calendar. I can't wait to get a copy!

Anonymous said...

I know this is a little late...but , how come you never mentioned that your son is soooo gorgeous.


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