Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Thing 2's spongebob in felt

 Spongebob

 
 Sandy Cheeks

 Mr Krabs

 Karen

Plankton

 Patrick

The whole gang.

Made by the eight year old during Christmas break. It was a surprise attack by her creative muse. She'd been pining for a set of Spongebob beanies for Christmas, then she just decided suddenly that she wanted to make them instead of waiting. So she just did it.

Spongebob was first. I made a few suggestions and helped her sew a couple of things and showed her how to stuff him. Then she decided that the whole sewing thing was just slowing her down, so she disappeared with a tray of felt, scissors and glue and made the rest of them.

Then she asked me to feature them on my blog. Heck yeah, I'll do that.

 Mr Krabs' nose

I find it very refreshing that for her there was no planning or tracing or pattern making. She just cut them all out freehand and slapped them together and then very happily played with them after they were done. Total focus, quick follow-through and then satisfaction in her project.

Mommy could learn a thing or two from that.

28 comments:

  1. Wow, I am not sure my freestyle creation would have come out any better- even with 25 more years of experience ;-). Love the characters!
    All the best
    Herzliebchen

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    1. LOL, that's what I was thinking when I saw them!

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  2. They are absolutely adorable! Great job, "Thing 2"!

    P.S. Your parents sure gave you a funny name. ;)

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    1. You should hear their middle names.

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    2. Oh - I thought 1 and 2 were their middle names. ;) The funny part is that you gave them both the same first name!

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    3. That way I can just call out 'Thing' and I never get their names switched. Plus they can hand down monogrammed sweaters.

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    4. Good thinkin'! You are so smart!!

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  3. How cute! I love it when little minds are creatively at work :D Great job on them too!!

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    1. Don't want to run a big ol' brag blog, but I think they are awesome too. :-)

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  4. Is she going to make more to sell? She may need her own etsy. :-)

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    1. ;-) I can just see her with an etsy store someday.

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  5. It's ok. Brag on your awesome offspring. She did a great job! :)

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    1. I just read all this to her and she had a grin on her face from ear to ear.

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  6. I love that. She did great. I could learn a thing or two from her and my own kid in that respect. This is something exactly what my 8-year-old would do and has (mostly with paper).

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    1. yep, I get too bogged down and lose the joy sometimes!

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  7. I read over 500 blogs a week and this is the best project I have seen in months.. I just love them, I dont know if its the great attention to detail, the color selections or the love I have for my New 6 gandkids.. I am gandma and these are super super special and I want to share these ......If I may post these on my Blog, Please let me know..

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    1. Hey, Simplesew, she'd be thrilled to have you share her project. Link is very welcome and you can borrow a photo too. Thanks, how sweet of you! I read your comment to her and she didn't know what to do with herself. :-)

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    1. Wish there was a like button! Thank you!

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  9. These are fabulous (: I used to make 3D houses for my Polly Pockets the same way--idea, create, play. Thanks for the reminder that it can be that easy and turn out so great!

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    1. Thanks, yes, I need that reminder a lot!

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  10. She loves color, she is a good problem-solver and she is prolific...oh, not to mention talented. She's a licensing agent's dream!

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  11. So cute! Very talented. Meanwhile, my boys like to take my fabric scraps and hogtie their stuffed animals...whatever keeps them entertained I guess...

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    1. ha! I wonder what it would be like to have boys...

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  12. Way to go, L!!! S was dancing around me yelling 'Sponge Bob' - made is day. :)

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    1. Wish I could hug him! Wish I could hug YOU!

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  13. I am so impressed!! No pattern? Wow!!!! Great crafting!!

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