My dad called me yesterday from the AWANA fun fair set-up to ask if we had any bee bean bags. Specific, right? Since we didn't have any, I offered to make some. I could see them in my head, but it involved [dum, dum, dum....] the sewing machine.
One of my goals for this year has been to get over my sewing machine issues. Last Christmas-gift-making season, I broke about 5 needles. This year, I haven't broken any. Because until last night, I didn't touch the sewing machine!
But as you see, I survived, as did the needle! Granted, I did have my mom thread everything, because thread tension is the most probably source of my problems. But still...I'm a happy girl.
And I think that the bees themselves are quite cute! I cut them all freehand, so they are each a bit different, but it works. My brothers and sister have suggested that they need eyes, but I say no. They look more like a simple graphic this way, and I love that look!
By Mollie Johanson at Tuesday, September 14, 2010