at 2.30 in the morning on my daughter's birthday. a golden silk cat, to be precise.
of course i knew it would be difficult. i wanted to line the silk, but didn't have any of that sticky stuff that makes the fabric stay together, and sewing them together didn't work for some "silk! it's alive!" - reason. so i just put two layers together and sew the whole thing up. my husband had to turn the right sides out, or else the cat would have died right there. then came the stuffing - then the ripping sounds...
but knowing that she would love the animal anyway, i proceeded with damage control.
and just how do you draw attention away from such obvious flaws?
with stitches and beads. lots of them.
she loved it, and named it gulltopp (literally 'golden top').
and you know what these photo's mean, don't you?
yup. this mama has got herself a new toy (which she totally does not know how to use yet).