After a much needed blogging break, I am back and excited to share all the projects I’ve been accomplishing. Every so often I need to rejuvenate by doing a little crafting. And don’t worry, I will have both the May and June Christmas planning pages before June is over.
When your 3 year old asks you to make him a red robot (a red one, not a bluuuuue one), well, what can you do but comply? I mean, look at this cutie. He’s got me totally wrapped around his finger.
He wasn’t hard to make, just time consuming with about a million pieces to trace, cut, sew and embroider. The instructions called for an overhand stitch to sew the pieces together, but that never turns out well for me. I learned to embroider from my aunt and my grandma one summer, and they taught me the importance of using small, neat stitches. So I used the blanket stitch where ever I could.
Red Robot took about 2 weeks to put together, which seems kind of long. I spent 30 to 90 minutes working at a time and I didn’t work on him every day. So it really wasn’t that bad.
You can find the pattern here: Retro Robot