We got this great idea from Sarah at the Napping House about designing and making monsters. We started this project a couple of weeks ago, but got a little distracted. This week, I decided, would be a great week to finish. And, you know what? It was good to finish. And it was good to rediscover the sewing machine (not as though I had any great prior relationship with it...but nice to know I can help with monster making). Helping with the monster making actually helped me to take a deep breath and I now, officially, feel better! Bring on more chaos!!
First T drew what she wanted her monster to look like:
Then she sewed on the accents (buttons, bead eyeballs, smile).
I helped her secure the hearts and sewed him/her/it together. T turned him/her/it right side out (quite the exciting process!).
She finally stuffed him/her/it with the scraps and stuffing.
I do believe that taking a moment and producing something with your own two hands can be quite exhilarating. Monster Making seriously elevated my mood. I helped to accomplish some thing.
It worked for me. Find out what is working for everyone else at Kristen's Works For Me Wednesdays.