Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Pausing for Plushies

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Once again I find myself apologizing for not having the opportunity to visit a lot of my regular blog reads but it appears that a lot of my free time is being taken up by my daughter who apparently has named me the assistant to the head plushie-maker. It's not enough that I spent a good part of Saturday sewing body parts together - oh no! - now I have to help make boots and pants both or else the poor guys are going to remain pantless much like poor Steve Righ who is still standing in the kitchen without any pants!

With the concert only four days away, that doesn't leave a lot of time for Amanda to get this plushie project done all by herself so, push-over that I am, I spent over an hour and a half this afternoon sewing a pair of pants for Frankie ...

As you can see, he looks vastly improved over where he was on Saturday ...

The only thing he's missing is his guitar and maybe some snazzy fashion jewelry but I think that he's as completed as he's going to get. Now I must go forth and create some pants for Bob while Amanda finishes making Mikey's shirt and tie. As you can see, I already finished his boots!

It appears that an assistant's work is never done!

18 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:34 PM EDT

    Hey kiddo & Mom, the plushies look fantastic!! I was wondering though, just as an art teacher, if you had thought about using some crewel work, or rather long cross-stich stitches for the eyes and mouth instead of sharpie. No criticism, just a suggestion.

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  2. Anonymous7:35 PM EDT

    eyebrows too! Just looking at the full eyebrows made me think of eyebrow pencil which made me think of crewel work, or whatever that it is called.

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  3. Thanks, Paula, those are actually very good ideas and I was going to suggest the same thing to the artist herself once I got the pants done. Of course, you know I'm going to have to be the one to do the embroidery work, right???

    This is assistant's gig better pay well!

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  4. I continue to be in awe of your daughter's and your talents. Awed!

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  5. You guys did fantastic work on that doll!

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  6. Amanda sure knows how to hire just the right personnel. The plushies are terrific.

    Oh...I left you a little "treat" on my blog.

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  7. you are the coolest mom ever!!

    want another daughter???? I'll come do crewel work......in about 5 years (when I can ditch the kids for a bit)

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  8. those are really great! I can't wait to hear how the concert goes!

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  9. Amanda has no idea how fortunate she is to have a mom like you! The plushies are really cute!!!

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  10. I've said it before, I'll say it again: You are the COOLest mom.
    EVER.

    And will Steve ever get pants??

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  11. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, they are cute and so are you. What Mo said too. Have a great day Linda. :)

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  12. You've got quite a talent there!! I have absolutely no idea how to sew anything, if a button comes off a top or a skirt then it gets thrown away, such a waste really.

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  13. So cool!!! I may have to commission one of those.. once the concert is over, think Ms. Art-munkey might be up to an Amy Lee?

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  14. You're so cute! And I can see why Amanda the Great wants you to be her assistant.

    You do might-te fine work. ;)

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  15. I definately think you should demand the title of EXECUTIVE Assistant.

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  16. Very cute, Linda. You are truly a wonderful mom. No worries about not visiting. Real life does tend to get in the way sometimes.

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  18. First of all, those are totally cool! And, what a great mom you are to help her with her project!

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