one of the few gifts aina received on her birthday was a kooky kritter. it was from kakak aidan, and every since she opened the package (the moment aidan gave it to her), she’s been asking when she can start sewing.
so, two days ago, we started the project. the kritter is made out of felt with premade holes to make the sewing easier. it also comes with pink blunt plastic needle, so i don’t have to worry about aina puncturing herself and me 🙂
there are a few things that needs to be sewn by regular needle, like the buttons for the eyes and the tail, so i did that part.
after that, aina started to make the face… she gets the hold of running stitch quickly and totally enjoyed working on it.
she then attached the face to the body using the running stitch… it was pretty easy, so all i had to do was just watching her and taking pictures 🙂
then we took a break and continued the sewing after dinner. when it comes to sewing the back and the front together, we had to use blanket stitch with super long green threads. that’s where aina started to struggle. so we worked together. she did the inserting needle and pulling, i manage the long thread, making sure it doesn’t tangle and help her doing the blanket stitch… sometimes she went into a wrong loop, or didn’t go into the loop at all…
it took us a day and a half to stitch the body together. aina was very excited when it comes to filling the body with the dacron. she grabbed one of her pen and used it to stick the filling in.
by the time all the filling went in, aina had lost the sewing interest, so i had to finish the little thing up. she loves the silly pink bunny, though. she named it bunny tungting and brought her to sleep with her.
more photos are in the flickr photo album 🙂