Usually, I become so excited about completing a project that I will work on it relentlessly until it is finished. However, recently my mind has been swarming with so many ideas for crafty projects that I will begin one project and quickly become distracted by another project. I guess you could call it Crafty ADD. I found myself with so many unfinished projects that I vowed that I would not start another one until the rest of the things I had started were completed.
Ellsworth the Elephant was born out of my desire to create a taggie style, stuffed animal for Baby C. Initially, he was going to be much smaller. However, I had Mr. W have my original pattern enlarged at our local copy store. He is approximately 17" by 13". I used quilting cottons on the front and minky on the back. I love the knot that I added at the end of his tail. I also used fleece interfacing in his ear, which I think will withstand many hours of play. I love the finished product, and Baby C seems quite fond of him as well.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Let me introduce myself :) My name is Erica. First and foremost, I am a wife to my wonderful husband Mr. W, and a stay-at home mother to my three, amazing, young children, B (a son) age 8, L (a daughter) age 5, and C (a daughter) age three months. Before I stayed home with my children...eight years ago... wow.., I was a fourth and fifth grade teacher. Around 7:30pm at night when my two school aged children have been tucked, snugly into bed and Baby C is content, I am allowed to pursue my creative interests as I transform into a crafter :) For as long as I can remember, I have always enjoyed creating things. The Internet, specifically the "blogworld" has been a great source of inspiration for my creative pursuits. I have been able to create so many wonderful things by following many of the great tutorials that I have found on other people's blogs. Most recently I was able to complete my first quilt of my own design from start to finish by following advice and tutorials in "blogland". My hope in creating this blog is to share the success and failures of my creative pursuits and inspire others to have the confidence to pursue their own creative interests.