Monday, August 24, 2009

Hedgehog Parade

I have a true fascination with hedgehogs. I love looking at them. I love everything about their pointy little faces, and pudgy wrinkly feet. I almost bought one once. Thank goodness I held on to him first because that little guy was prickly. I also adore those big red mushrooms with the white spots. I want to live where those mushroom grow. They make me happy inside just knowing they exist somewhere. Mrs. Ella is modeling Ottobre 1/2009 Babushka Pinny number 2. No babushka yet though :) I used aqua 12 wale corduroy, cotton gingham, red cotton velveteen, wool felt for the hedgie's, grass and mushroom stem. I used the red velveteen to cover the buttons and some of my Textile Garage Sale trim stash for around the bottom.
I think I am going to make a couple more. They will be perfect layered over a t-shirt and leggings for preschool this fall. Not so much dress to manage at potty break time and simple enough for her to dress herself. How many of these would be too many I wonder?

This pattern is a great blank canvas for my imagination.

Applique is addictive......


  1. What a cute dress! I saw your comment, the owl cord came from Joann's, of all places. I have a ton of it, so if you can't find it let me know and I can send you some.

  2. The mushroom is perfect! I actually made this pinafore with the matryoshka doll - but I love the idea of a "scene" at the bottom.

  3. Very pretty.... I love the porcupines. :-)