Friday, August 12, 2011

Old MacDonald Had a Farm . . .

The Fair started today. Yes, despite my lack of posting, I have been busy sewing a few things here or there. I will post with my entries and ribbons after I find out on Monday. I didn't have time to take pictures of everything and I deleted some due lack of sleep. Anyway back to what I was saying-the Fair started today. That means entries were all due today as well. I would like to share one special group of items I entered in the Animals, Dolls and Toys division.
Meet my friend Old MacDonald and his farm. Are these not the cutest things you have ever seen? When I saw the patterns for these fun puppets on-line a while ago on Craft Gossip I knew I had to make them. Larissa at Just Another Day in Paradise provides the pattern and instructions here. The problem is I decided at 9:00 pm last night, I really needed to make them for the fair. Well I actually had been planning on making them, but life had gotten in the way and they were pushed to the back burner. I had the energy and the time so I went to work. 6 hours later you see the above results.

Here's Old MacDonald. The only think I wish I could add is a green hat. I'm pretty sure that Old MacDonald drives a John Deere and would wear one of their hats. Larissa doesn't have a pattern for a hat. If you visit her site, you'll see I embellished a bit on Old MacDonald. I had to for the fair judges and all!
Here's the back. You might notice I don' t have a cat puppet. That's because I had maxed out my entries in the Animals, Dolls and Toys division and I either had to cut another cat out (I had one ready to go already) so I could enter two puppets as a pair or leave it out. By 3:00am I decided that I needed the sleep more than I needed another ribbon.

Did I mentioned I embellished a bit on Old Mac Donald? Case in point-my Old MacDonald is wearing Levis-red tab and all. The pocket stitching is a bit off only because I didn't draw my lines first and I was having trouble seeing well by 3:00am.

I also love how the back of this horse looks.

So there you have it. One project done. I plan to give these to Kate's preschool teacher when school starts in September. I hope the kids have as much fun playing with them as I did making them. Now to go get some sleep. Did I mention I didn't get to bed until after 3:00 am? :)