Monday, February 25, 2008

the WIP and a Skootum!

I had quite a good sewing session yesterday - I sewed until I was too tired to sew anymore - so I'm quite a bit further along with my mum's pressie:it was going to be 'the owl and the pussycat' but I had a moment of uncertainty whilst working it up so I cut it in half and rearranged it - now it will be 'the pussycat and the owl'. I never was one to go with the status quo.

I did a plush swap over at the needle recently. With this swap, you only found out the person you were sending to, and they were not the same as the person who was sending to you, so it was a massive surprise when this arrived for me today:
This is a 'skootum' and it was made for me by Erin and Jill at Dolls for Friends.
The theme of this swap was to make a softie which has some relation to where you live. The Skootum is a native american word for monster apparently (like bigfoot) and he's travelled to me from Vancouver, Washington.
He's been hanging out in my yukka, although I'm told he has a taste for garbage and yard clippings (mmm tasty).

What a nice swap package. How lucky am I?


dottydesigns said...

Hi Monda I love your Mum's pressie, that owl is so cute. The Skootum's cute too but not sure about garbage and yard clippings, but a good way of recycling! What did you send for your swap? X

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What you are making for your mum is fabulous! I can't wait to see it all together!

As for your Skootum - I hope he is friendly!

Lucy x

Monkee Maker said...

Wow - your kitty transferred really well from paper to material. I really like the drawing - maybe you could make some cards with him/her on?

Loving the Skootum too :)