Katy has a friend... I sewed her a llama!
And this is my post in the Gingercake Holiday Gifts Sewing Series. Virginia invited me to sew one of her patterns for a holiday gift and I when I checked out the Gingercake pattern shop I knew I had to stitch up the Lulu Llama Pattern - it's too cute for words!
Psst: there's a giveaway too, but only for this week - and it includes my Katy Doll Pattern! Scroll to the bottom to enter.
I bought a yard of faux rabbit fur for this project (the pattern only calls for 1/2 yard) and that 1 yard of fur has been the gift that keeps on giving! So far I have cut out 1 llama, 5 owls, and a puppy (still coming), and I still have about a fat quarter size left!
Note: the faux rabbit fur from Joanns (it's so soft!) does have a bit of stretch to it, and the Lulu Llama pattern calls for fur with no stretch at all. I fused some Pellon Shapeflex 101 woven interfacing to the back of my llama pieces, as Virginia suggests, and had no problems at all.
Who can resist a face like this??? I still consider myself a beginner at hand embroidery, so I was glad that Virginia's instructions were very easy to follow.
I love the sweet details like cotton fabric inside the ears and tail - and the matching llama blanket.
And I can't wait for Christmas when my kids get to open up all the toys I've been sewing and hiding in my closet!
Are you ready for the giveaway??? This week Virginia is giving away this sweet prize package:
So make sure you get as many entries as you can! Enter using the rafflecopter widget below.
And, just so you know... there's new giveaway each week of the Gingercake Holiday Gifts Sewing Series. There are lots of great prizes and chances to win so best of luck!