Yesterday, I blogged about my plans to make a series of felt stuff animals or "softies" from an idea published in Martha Stewart Living. Before I cut into my precious stash of felted sweaters, I wanted to try out the patterns to get a better idea of how the animals would come together.
So last night, I whipped up this pig softie using fabric from Heather Bailey's Freshcut fabric line. You might remember that I ordered a fat quarter assortment of her line last month. I love him! He looks great in a print and I will definitely have to make more to sell in my etsy shop.
Working on sewing a stuffed pig after a couple of weeks of time on my free style embroidery project made me realize why I've been enjoying my sewing projects so much this year. Sometimes, it's just really nice to be told what to do and how to do it. I choose the fabric and at the end of the day, I have something to show for it without having to make too many other decisions.
Working on the bird and getting digital images ready for my Miranda Lake workshop yield more nebulous results. The results of these projects will have to be born from my own raw imaginings, and I definitely feel the pressure to come up with something good. Same with my professional consulting business - it all has to come from me. So its nice to take a couple of hours at the end of the day to sew a stuffed pig. You know?