Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A few things that will make the munchkin very happy

Looking for my Giveaway Day post?  Check here!

And ta-da, the Super Why cape for my son is complete!  Hopefully, PBS won't come after me for daring to copy their show's logo into fabric.  I think it's just darling, I really love how this came together.

I used the same pattern I used for the Superman cape earlier this year from The Long Thread.  This time I followed the pattern...except for the neckline.  I decided to make a little bias tape and use that for the neck instead of velcro, so that the cape will not only last for him a little longer, but it will also allow Mommy and Daddy to join in the fun when the munchkin (inevitably) demands that we wear the cape.

It's hard putting this one in a box right now, I'd love to just hand it right over to him because I know how much he'll enjoy it.  Better wrap it now before I cave in!

Another gift I better hurry up and wrap is the Kermit the Frog shirt I made.  When I started sewing and spending more time at my desk, my munchkin happened to notice that I had a Kermit the Frog finger puppet.  He would play with it on occasion, and one day at the library, he spotted The Muppet Movie.  The rest?  Kind of history.  He's seen all of the Muppet movies, and loves them.  He plays regularly with my Kermit the Frog finger puppet.  All he needed was a shirt, but they are shockingly hard to come by in boys' toddler sizes (darn you Old Navy for making one for girls this year) so I decided to make him one for Christmas.

I found an awesome Muppet quilting book at the library, and that's where I found the applique pattern.  If you're into Muppets and want to make a Muppet quilt, this book is amazing.  It's called Quilting with the Muppets, and though it's apparently out of print, you can still find it on Amazon.

And one last piece of adorable applique - the munchkin asked for a new zoo shirt the other day, so I whipped him up a baby and mommy elephant shirt.  I am apparently on one heck of an applique roll!

I also whipped up a few holiday shirts for my munchkin, a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and a simple Christmas tree.  I must say, the holidays this year have been a lot of fun so far with the munchkin.  He's totally into the holidays this year, even more than last year.  He's learning Christmas carols and loves listening to the all-holiday music radio station, and his favorite so far is "Jingle Bell Rock."  He also really loves "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and of course "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer."  I can tell this is going to be a very memorable holiday season.

And...I'm going to be hosting a linky next Monday, December 20th.  I'm going to be sharing my ideas for sewing and quilting next year, and I'd love to see you guys do the same and join in the fun!   Share concepts, inspiration, stacks of fabric, lists, whatever you like.  I adore lists, they make me happy, so I can't wait to see what you all are planning for next year.  :)


  1. How cute! I love the elephants! How did you end up making that applique? with a pattern piece or something else?

  2. All of those shirts are amazing, but I have to say the Kermit shirt is the Best!

  3. So where can I put in my order for a Kermit shirt in me size?

    Looking forward to your linky next week. I LOVE me a good list.

  4. I love the elephant shirt! How cute! Amazed that you find so much time to sew with the little one!

  5. My goodness those shirts are cute....Can't pick a fav between Kermit and the elephants... both are adorable!

  6. These are darling! Love the elephants! Thanks for linking to quiltstory!

  7. Thanks for the great inspiration! I used your shirt as a template and made my little girl her own Kermit shirt tonight. I'm saving it as a surprise for next week when we go to see the new Muppets movie. Thanks!!


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