It's half term this week and with no chance of getting any sewing done I'd been feeling a bit like an addict deprived of her fix. Today though, I cunningly suggested making a halloween teddy/soft toy. This had the double bonus of keeping the boys amused and letting me play with my sewing machine for an hour (hoorah). We decided to make ghosts after seeing the lovely ghost Justine made for her son here.
My older boy drew the pattern onto white fabric (he's a genius) and all we did then was sew together two pieces of the same shape. Turn it the right way round, a bit of stuffing and two button eyes later and we had these terrifying creatures to play with...
|The ghost is on the left, not to be mistaken for the rancid rag comforter in the other hand!|
|The genius designer basking in his success|
Along the way we had to make a Prince of Darkness style cape for the dominant ghost out of a few scraps of fabric and some ribbon. Scary eh?
|Mohammed Ali-style ghost cape|
The boys love them, we had a fun morning making them and I feel like supermum! Thanks for the idea Justine! x