Thursday, December 31, 2009
Xmas Gifts 1: Monsters, Inc.
My 5-year-old son made these Mike Wazowski softies as Christmas gifts for his brother, his cousin, and even one for his uncle and aunt. Okay, so I helped a little. I was amazed at how long he was able to concentrate. He worked on these for a few days in a row, for several hours at a time.
First he drew pictures of what he wanted the toys to look like. Next I cut out the fabric, according to his specifications. The bright green is fleece (leftover from the Little Green Alien Halloween costume) and the rest is felt.
My monkey helped with the machine sewing by pressing the pedal. As you can see, we had a good time.
Next, time for hand sewing. I really wanted this to look like it was from him, so I had him do the stitching around the circle by hand. I got him started, but almost all the stitches were done by him. I think he worked on it for about five hours one day. Yes, I am beaming.
Next, the stuffing.
MONSTERS! One is stuffed, one is not. The monster in the middle is my son.
Next we started Sulley for dad. Unfortunately, Monkey One lost some of his momentum so Sulley is still only half complete. Hopefully soon I'll be able to post pictures of him whole.