How can I forget to share my littlest muse, Sophie. She is the daughter of my niece Tristan and her wonderful hubby, Chris. They came for a, much too short, visit from Portland, OR, this past summer. When I spotted Moda Fabric's line of sock monkey inspired prints, I couldn't help but make her, her own little sock monkey. I made the curl on top of it's head because I knew a baby would just go for it. Sure enough, Sophie did not disappoint. The first thing she did was stick that curl in her mouth. Her parents named the monkey Sabrosa, which means tasty in spanish. I also made Sophie's little shoes. Unfortunately, she's outgrown them since the picture was taken. I can't wait to see what else this little beauty inspires me to make.
I've always enjoyed creating things since I was a little girl. While my brother and sisters were out learning to ride bikes I would sit on a couch for hours making paper dolls and storing them in an envelope I stapled together out of construction paper. My first experience sewing was inspired by a book I ordered from a fundraiser in elementary school. With it's simple projects to sew, I chose to make an apron. My mother gave me an old garment to use for material. I sewed a square together forgetting to leave a small opening to turn it. I cheesed out and left it like that and attached a grosgrain ribbon on the edge for ties. I was so proud of that moment, ha ha. I've come a long way since then and my passion for cloth and creating continues. I enjoy making cloth dolls and like to dabble with whatever strikes my fancy. It's a journey.