These three have been sitting on my work desk for about 2 months now. The pig and duck came together lickety split back was I was all gung-ho on make-a-long #2 The Farm Story. Mr. Sheep took me a little longer, because sheep are just trouble. All was going along fine until I got stuck on the outfits. Every day I'd look at them knowing exactly what I wanted to make but not wanting to construct tiny little clothes.
Then this past week inspiration struck and I realized the problem was the sewing machine. I didn't want to deal with it. So I decided these stinkers wanted to be hand-sewing projects. So I put them in my shrink-o-mater and here's Mr. Duck.
Coming in at a cute 8" tall, hand sewn from wool and wool felt and sporting some easy to whip up hand sewn overalls. Mac Mac! We've decided 'quack quack' is bunk and ducks really say mac mac.
I'm totally feeling these now! Miss Pig and her petticoat are cut out and ready to go. I'd like to get the pig and duck into the shop as Hand Sewing for Fun PDFs. And I hope to have the farm gal cross stitch patterns joining them. Not exactly the make-a-long extravaganza I'd been planning but I guess I'm not really working at an extravaganza pace these days. The smaller, more manageable and relaxing, hand sewing projects are definitely my scene right now, you know, the kind of project you can work on while sitting under a blanket :)