Friday, March 27, 2009

My Not so Cute Creation








This project came from The Cute Book. My son took a look at the book and decided that he absolutely had to make the frog and the two polliwogs (One with legs named Mr. Tad and one without legs named Mr. Pole) for his teacher. This was all because he had just done his spring fest at school ~ his teacher was a frog, and he was a polliwog without legs.

The Cute Book is a japanese project book with REALLY, REALLY SMALL projects that are very cute.

Only problem is that not only are they small, they are designed for hand-stitching.

I am definitely not a hand-stitcher, and I'm not so good with small, dainty anything.

I enlarged the pattern and even then, it was pretty small.











Also, the eyes are designed to be white on both sides, but that didn't make any sense to me so I made them green on the back and let my son pick out the fabrics: blue for the eyes, pink for the dress, light green for the body.

In the end, my son wanted me to try to change the mouth to put it into a smile and I think it changed the look a bit too much but oh well. I'm sure his teacher will like it fine.

I think we'll try another project from this book, but I'm going to enlarge it by maybe 500%


12 comments:

Momoo said...

The frog brought a big smile to my face, your son's teacher will love it. So very unique :)

Dr. Quiltmom said...

It is brave of you to even try. I don't think I would have.I think the frog is cute and they will all want one.

YankeeQuilter said...

I think that frog is great! It is fun that he gets so involved in creative things!

audreypawdrey said...

The frog is really cute! I can't believe that you had to enlarge it-it must have been teeny tiny.:)

Clare W said...

It's great he wants to make things. You have to keep on encouraging and one day he could become another Kaffe Fassett!

Nanci said...

Oh my froggie, what big ears you have...the better to hear the crickets my dear....very cute!

wonderwoman said...

how cute is that and so lovely that he wants to make it.

x

Ruth's Place said...

I think it's fabulous!

Micki said...

That is the cutest frog ever! Fabulous job!
Micki

Sara said...

Aww, too cute!! I love frogs so I think these are so adorable!!

Lori Holt said...

I LOVE the frog!What sweet sewing time with you and your son:)

Gina said...

It is cute! It made me smile! It is made with love! It is quality time making projects like that! Fantastic.

PS: I am now back at home and received a lovely, cute, adorable parcel all the way from USA.... shall be sending you a proper thank you very soon. I love it. Thanks for the thoughts.