I’ve tried paper piecing few times and it’s a love-hate relationship. As much as I love the tiny pieces of fabric and the pictures they create, I hate when I make it wrong and need to take the seam ripper. Actually I hate ripping seams, so most often I’ll start it from scratch. That’s exactly what happened with this robot paper piecing. Three times.
The pattern is wonderful – all is numbered and clear, if only there was anyone to follow the numbers.
Anyway, I did it right finally and I love the result! Made the backing from a black dot minky fabric.
The lucky boy loved it too
Cute robot paper pieced boys room pillow
This whole week I’ll be sewing, so no much time for anything else, but couldn’t resist to post the new set dress and vest, that I finished these days. It is just so sweet! I bought the fabrics from internet few months ago and they are flannel cottons. The vest’s lining is cream colored fleece.
I wondered what kind of mittens could I make for a 10 year old, that is either playing with toys and watching cartoons, or talking about girls…. In this age i’ts so hard to predict what will they like. One day it’s a toy that has label “for children over age 3″ and the other day they’ll say “Oh, I’m old for this!” and give you a look, that will make you think you’ve missed some 15 years from yesterday!
Anyway, I risked it and made these woolen ninja mittens. I have worked on the pattern this summer and now is the perfect time to use it. I also got my BIG boy to like the ninjas. So I’m one happy mom today