I am happy to report my first Pinterest project (for the blog) is complete. There was lots of cussing and I’m pretty sure I used a half a roll of thread but my frog is complete! Actually it looked like the sewing machine threw up on me tonight. I had thread everywhere.
Okay so here’s how it happened. The other night I set up my new sewing machine and cut out my pattern.
I had quite a few issues with my corners and ended up ripping out the seams a few
3ish times. I finally was like what the hell and just kept going. I’m not sure what I did but my seam got better and I continued to the end. I must add that I might be the slowest sewer in the history of the world. For serious I was like putt putt putt around this thing but I did it!
Then it was time to turn him right side out. I started with the legs.
Then I worked the rest of the body out. I used a chop stick to help me push out the corners. This was actually pretty tedious and was almost slower then my sewing.
I used about a half a pound bag of rice to fill mine. I added a little bit of cloves to make it smell. (I might have added a tad too much.) You can use any herbs you like. Cloves were not my first choice but it was the best smelling herb I had in the pantry.
I must say my hand stitching it pretty atrocious so there aren’t any pics of that but once you have your frog full you just stitch together the bottom.
He’s a cute little guy and he’s all mine. I think I will add some eyes and take him to work to sit on my computer. 🙂