Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Today was Megan's last weekday Karate class - next week she will be starting Saturday classes. I think she's a little bummed that she won't be going to class two times a week. And maybe even more bummed that Mr. Andy & Mr. Adam won't be her instructors.

So I made a little Thank You gift for the guys... Ninjas!!


The pattern is from Melly & Me. And it went together quick and easy (given my less-than-stellar previous experiences making softies... let's not even discuss the Rudy Reindeer that ended up in the trash... that's saying a lot!) I made a couple of changes to the pattern. The head and waist ties were supposed to be made from fabric, but turning a fabric tube that finishes at 3/8" was NOT going to happen. So I substituted 3/8" ribbon and it worked perfectly! I also used Elmer's washable glue and a hot iron to baste the ribbon before sewing it down. LIFE CHANGING... no chasing slippery ribbon under my sewing machine foot. I also didn't embroider the eyes... I'm calling it a design decision, but in reality I just plain and simple ran out of time. A friend suggested using buttons for the eyes next time. 

The guys seemed to like them (even though I think one of them thought it was a monster) and Megan LOVED giving them (and telling the guys I made them).

Pattern: Little Ninjas by Melly & Me
Fabric: Timeless Treasures Sketch
July ALYoF Goal here

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