Early last year, I found a sewing project (in a box titled ‘Kids UFOs’.. un-finished objects) that I started when I still lived in Middle-Of-Nowhere, Victoria… so I was probably 6 to 9 years old.
I wanna say 7.
It’s a bunch of little girlies that I think are based on the original Holly Hobbies design.
My Mum traced the shape and I think I designed and/or coloured the clothes.
I started sewing this green one when I was little and almost finished it, and starting to do them again and finishing them all now has been very interesting, and they’re so cute!
frantic baby stitches!
I believe (I hope) this is the sewing of a 7 year old me.
almost wondering if Mum sewed that...
And I believe this is the sewing of a 14 year old me.
ah, I was too cute ;p
All of the drawings and planning and colouring was done when I was little, as you can see… lol.
This is the next one I did…
Somehow she ended up a chocolate girlie because I ran out of my first skin colour, but yay for diversity! All of the other skin colours are different anyway.
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My fancy feather!
I gotta say I love Macro photography... whatever that is
My amazing changing stitch size… hmm.
This was my next one, and I don’t know if it was possible I copied the design, because I don’t know my exact age when I coloured these or when I first played Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life…
Muffy from the video game Harvest Moon : A Wonderful Life
…but this girlie looks exactly like Muffy, the desperate waitress!
a bit tricky
Weird little peeptoe shoes… the materials gotten a bit fluffy and I don’t think the material lined up very well (or is that my cruddy stiches?) because theres some skin colour showing around the edge…
it's a sleeve...
Love how I did her cardigan though 🙂
Next one, everyone tells me she looks like Cartman from South Park… damn hat lol.
I didn’t do the bobble on the beanie, I wasn’t quite sure how – I considered buttons, but at the moment it’s just like this.
"shut up, fat boy!" - South Park...
Heehee, fat little belly.
is it just me or could those stitches be... VAMPIRE BITES!?!
Um, her neck – I just wanted to have four photos for each girlie >>;
This ones fairly plain…
But the original design had terribly drawn butterflies – My Mum couldn’t figure out what they were!
reverse bingo wing? bot fly? scarab beetle? aliens?
She has a bit of a strange bulge in her arm o.o
I think my sewing on her hat was pretty good.
This original design looks very… um… I imagine a grubby old woman gardening.
But she turned out to be my second favourite (next to beanie girlie). Her skins not quite so pale in real life. I love that material I found for her skirt, because it has all the other colours in it! And, no, there is no huuuge flower on her hat, but the hat material has a flower design.
Haha, that shoe was quite frustrating..
hmm, see-through arm
The hand overlapped the skirt just a ridiculously tiny amount, so I didn’t sew that bit of the skirt.
Another thing I probably should’ve had a picture of was the sleeve – the arm has actually been slipped up into a slit in the shirt for the sleeve, because, um, we didn’t plan very well, I suppose.
I kinda wanted to sew her shoulder in so it was a complete sleeve but I didn’t.
There was a little gap of time (apart from me aging 7 years making the first girlie) between the first three girlies and the last three girlies because I had to find the right thread to match the tan skin tone, I did actually have the right colour of thread but it was quilting thread, so no go.
I’m not quite sure what to do with the girlies now – there are 3 that face left and 3 that face right.
At first I was considering a quilt or lap-quilt, but Mum was too lazy to wash some of the material, so something that won’t get washed like wall-hangings is more suitable (so the material won’t shrink or run).
I’ve moved onto sewing one of Mum’s UFOs so I’ll do a post about that next 🙂