Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Why do I always wait until the last minute to make stuff?! Tell me I'm not alone.

I had a baby shower to go to two weeks ago, so about the time I should've been jumping in the shower, I decided I should make some burp cloths to add to her gift. Luckily, those are pretty fast to whip up. They turned out cute too. (tutorial at prudent baby)

But this past Saturday morning, I decided to make a quick little dachshund pencil pouch to add to a birthday gift.  You know, at the last minute.

Once I cut out the first dog, I knew I better make two because come on, they are adorbs, right? And I didn't want to leave Will's sister Mia out. AND they have two wiener dogs, so I need to make two. I was pinning them together, feeling lazy rushed, and I decided they'd be just as cute as a softie, and then I wouldn't have to line or put in a zipper. I'd hand stitch them closed in the car on our way to the party and we could ooh and ahh over their cuteness.

So I stitched the first one together, turned it right side out, poking all the tail tips and feet and nose just right - and then I realized...

They only have two feet!! Hahahaha.

Not quite was I was picturing.

Back to the drawing board. This is why handmade gifts are always my add on item, not my actual gift. Only 50% of them make it to the recipient.

And now, your advice please. Should I continue with the original plan for a pouch, or try to make my own gusset (I think that's what it's called, right?) so they can have four feet like a normal dog? I kind of think they'd be cute just appliqued on a pillow with a little 3D ear flopping about. Not sure how to add that kind of detail to an applique, so if you have any tricks, please share!

Congrats to the winners of the giveaways, Lori & Karen. I've emailed you both, so if you don't see it check your spam folder too :)

Now I've got to start rocking my apron for turkey day. I'm making rolls and pies, how about you?


Barbara Sindlinger said...

Make the pouches. They are cute. I've made 3 of them and by the 3rd one I realized the lining didn't and shouldn't require the feet which made turning them a little easier.

Kay said...

I would make them into pouches, they are perfect for pencils.


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