I long, as does every human being,
to be at home wherever I find myself.
- Maya Angelou
Full disclosure: it has been awhile since I sat down with a needle and thread. The glue gun has become my best friend because it enables my rapid fire making habit. So when my friend Trixi from Coloured Buttons reached out to see if I would like to join her Holiday Sew-a-Softie my heart said, "heck yes, I do!", but then a teensy wave of panic set in. Will I have time... and do I even remember how to sew a stitch? I know, kind of ridiculous but it had been that long.
Ri and I have a standing holiday tradition. We have a hot cocoa date followed by a craft store shopping spree and then we make something together. Last year it was this advent calendar and this year it was our Little Llama. Her maiden name was Fa La La La La La La La La Llama, but I have been calling her Llama Del Rey for the past 48 hours. You can call her whatever you wish... just don't call her a giraffe.
If you want tons of sew-a-softie inspiration from the real pros, check out www.sewasoftie.com
If you want to get into sewing with your little ones but don't know where to start, Trixi is truly a sewing with kids guru and her site is filled with fab tutorials for every skill level!
- printed cotton fabric
- llama template (see form below)
- fabric marker
- fabric shears
- needle and thread
- tiny pom pom ribbon
- fancy gold ric rac for sparkly details
- embroidery thread for tassels