I sometimes think that having a crafty mom makes children spoiled. They can imagine pretty much anything, and I can make it happen, even if it can’t be bought. On the other hand, being able to see the process and the effort which goes into making something might have a counteracting positive effect. I do feel that they appreciate hand made gifts more than store bought items. But that might just be wishful thinking. What do you think?
This dinosaur was made with a pattern from 100 one yard wonders, which is one of my favorite sewing books. I love it’s design, and it’s suited to my style – short, simple projects which do not require a lot of fabric or time (which, for me, is a scarce resource).
I didn’t happen to have a yard of dinosaur appropriate fabric in the house, but I did have a bundle of fat quarters from the Riley Blake Scoot collection from Sew Adorable Fabrics. Photocopied at 90%, the pattern fit two fat quarters just fine.