Thank you all for your well wishes. The insomnia continues to plague me. The magic hour seems to be 5am. That is when I drift off to sleep, but that is also when DH starts to snore! So, I barely get 3 hours of sleep and then I have to wake up at 8am to feed the baby. Sometimes if I am lucky, she will sleep until 9am. Hopefully, this will end soon.
My recent project is from a Japanese Craft Book that uses socks and gloves to make dolls. I got this book a few years ago, but now they have published a English version. The Japanese version has enough pictures to show you how to make the dolls even if you can't read Japanese. The neat thing about the projects is that you don't need a sewing machine. Just a pair of scissors, needle, thread, and a pair of socks or gloves.
So, I started off with a pair of cheap gloves from Target. I chose to make the Pig. I cut apart the gloves and sewed them back together to form the pig. I made a boo boo on the head but sewed up the glaring hole afterwards. When I looked at the English version at the book store, I realized where I went wrong.This is my practice pig, so I left off the eyes and button for the snout. I did add the cute belly button. I am not crazy about how the limbs and ears are attached on. They instruct you to use a whipstitch which produces a very "home made" look (you can see the stitches). I am sure that is part of the charm, but I like my work to have a cleaner look. That's just how I am. I am working on another animal and I like how it's turning out so far by making the stitches as invisible as possible.Apparently, she likes to chew on pork.She looks like she is growing a Mohawk.Here she is stalking her prey.The poor Pig resting after getting chewed on, drooled on, and having it's arms and legs yanked on. I think one of the legs is longer because of all the yanking.