Slow Sunday Stitching--see more projects on Kathy's Quilts Blog.
Not much slow stitching has been happening around here, but I did spend a bit of time on the cat cross stitch project.
Nearly finished with one side of the cat's chin and cheek.
Last progress pic for reference.
Most of my crafting/sewing time this week was spent on costume making. Daughter Elaine tasked me with making a costume for younger grandson, Hunter. Big Brother Cove is going to be Harry Potter, and Elaine asked me to make a Hedgwig the Owl costume for Hunter (age 5). She bought the materials to copy a homemade costume she saw on a blog, and started by cutting out a tunic base and a bunch of felt feathers. I took over from there, sewing all the feathers onto the tunic, and cutting out a half-circle cape from the white felt.
While there are lots of "no sew" costumes, I wanted this to last, so I used my walking foot to sew down the rows of overlapping feathers. I cut a lot more feathers in a larger size to cover the majority of the cape. This was not hard, just time consuming. I did not do it all at once, but broke it into several sessions when I ran out of cut feathers and needed more.
I used the smaller feathers on the top few rows. The tunic back has no feathers, since by design I made the cape long enough to cover the whole thing. I waited for Hunter to try on the costume before adding some elastic to hold the cape on his arms.
We did have to trim the cape a bit in width, and I re-secured the ends of the feather rows where we trimmed. Hunter was very excited.
He'll wear gray leggings and actual shoes for trick or treating tonight.