This morning it was just little J and I. We worked together and made him this cuddly pillow. We got it all done. He is a happy little camper and an excellent pillow stuffer. I did the embroidery first. Then J. colored the ladybug in with Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks. It was easy for him to color inside the embroidery and he was very careful. We heat set the cloth pastels by ironing it with a piece of paper over top. It worked like a dream. We'll use these again! The embroidery pattern is by Jack Dempsey Needle Art of St. Louis, MO. (Made in the USA since 1949). This is not an ad. I just like to give credit where credit is due. They have lots of easy patterns for beginners.
I haven't sewn or stitiched in awhile so my blanket stitch is quite rusty. But we had lots of fun. James rolled in the stuffing and said, "It is like being in a cloud." I agree.
The cloth is part of a set of fabric bits from the 1930's. We'll have to make a few more. :)Yay! I love completing a project. Have a nice weekend!