I have fallen completely in love with the minimoopy pattern from moopy & me -- I am not a maker of softies (just ask that buzz lightyear I made), & I am generally ok with that -- but I don't like just flat-out not knowing how to do something, so this is a rewarding pattern for someone like me. It's small, it's quite flat, it has a forgiving shape, & by the time I realize that I'm confronting the dread sewing curves issue, the curve is done! Because of the smallness! Plus, also, the cuteness! I made this one last night for my white picture, although I did notice at the end that I hadn't managed to be very pure about it.
Still, the white mini moopy does have a more coherent color scheme than the first one I made (which is technically a micromoopy because I missed the part in the pattern where seam allowances are mentioned). This one is made from scraps from the quilt I just finished -- it's even got a piece of the pieced quilt backing on its back (see here), which I really like.
The other thing I made over the weekend was a hooray headband from the great pattern by Heather. We are not seeing it in an action shot because I made it for my three year old*, & she has sort of a combative relationship with it so far. I've managed to get it on her head Alice-style for about 45 seconds total; the rest of the time she's either wearing it like a tiny sparkly Janis Joplin or else ripping it off & hurling at me in disgust because I have mentioned taking a picture. At any rate, it was a fun little thing to make, & looks adorable on her. Photographic proof may or may not be forthcoming.
I think I am in love with cute little .pdf patterns from excellent blogs! Any others I should know about?
*The suggested "child" size works great with room to grow -- I used about 3" of 1/4" elastic, with about 1" of that tucked down inside the headband tube so I can easily adjust the sizing next time she goes through a growth spurt.