If It's Fiber...

Monday, September 10, 2007

Even though it's been long times between postings, I've been doing quite a bit of crafting. I must get more pictures of what I've been doing, if only for myself. I have some plans in my head for many other projects, but here is some of what I've been working on lately.
First, the robot. I've been planning a robot for a bit now. I began my prototype and when I was this far in the process:

I decided that it would be fine and I made one to give as a birthday present for a four year-old. Notice the prototype above is not even sewn together. I have learned a lesson from this. Next time, I WILL just go ahead and sew it together. The end result is below. It's not bad, it's just not what I was wanting. His body is too wide, his arms are too skinny. All of this could have been avoided if I had just sewn the first one together. Then I would have known.
I just becaome too excited about the control panel and wanted to get started on it.

So it's back to the robot drawing board. I have some ideas of changes, and this time I will sew up the structure first. Detail embroideries, though fun, must be put on hold. I can't decide if I will still give it to the boy or not.
The first bridesmaids shawl will be finished tonight. It took three weeks with many nights of no knitting so I should have more than enough time to complete the second one by October 13th.
Below is Bruce's very first real writing ever. He wrote Emily on her present. Can you see it?
We're both very proud.



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2 Comments:

  • I didn't know it was his 'very first real writing ever'! Talk about a natural. Personally I love the 'turn the package to get the whole name' design aspect. He's too darned clever for us pokey adults, I think.
    And I love the robot! Must take one to a DMB concert to hold up during "Too Much" when everyone does The Robot. Your robot, skinny arms and all, is far cooler than mine!

    By Blogger Em, at 6:50 PM  

  • I really like he robot. What a fun idea.

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