Thanks to Mandy we couldn't hold out any longer and had to create our own animals. The girls had drawn these pictures up at the beginning of the week and kept asking me all weekend if I had sewn their "tiger" and "turtle" yet.
I finally just bit the bullet and made them up this weekend. Bad idea. Now I'm addicted too. They were just too fun to put together and see the little drawings come alive. At first Beau kept looking at my cutting and sewing asking me what I was doing. Then a few minutes later asking me again "now what are you doing?" I'd reply I'm making some stuffed animals from the kid's drawings. He couldn't quite get the vision.
Until the next morning when Mirian ran up to him after he got home for his early morning all excited to show him "her" tiger. Then his response has been "these are really cool" "you did a great job honey" "these are just too fun." Mirian then declared that mom was going to be making "him" into a pillow to give him. A few weeks ago she drew a picture of mom on one side of the paper and dad on the other side of the paper and gave it to us declaring that she had made a picture of us going on a date. It was just too cute and the pictures are too fun. So I saved it, and mentioned to her that we should make them up into some pillows. Beau asked me if it was going to be reversible. On one side his face and the other side my face just like she drew it. :)
I have to admit I thought they would enjoy seeing it made up, but I wasn't really prepared to see how excited they were and how proud they were of it. Once Savannah saw Mirian's tiger done up, she could hardly contain herself and couldn't wait for me to do her turtle. She had to take things in her own hand and sew on a few of the spots herself so it could be made faster. She also wanted to take it to show and tell for school. Since the theme for the day was "something with words that you can read", we had to be creative. I had her write Lizzy the Turtle (what she named it) on her drawing so she had the words, and then took both of them. That way she met the criteria and she could show her drawing and her stuffed animal mom had made her. I'm sure we'll be making more. In fact it gave me some great ideas for cheap decorations in my kitchen and in their bedrooms.
What I'm really wanting to do now is make some personalized dolls for everyone. Especially for Caitlyn. Isaac will hopefully get his monster made soon. (Savannah drew one up). I'm also wanting to embroidery a bunch of their drawings on some tea towels for some grandmothers. I think it's just too much fun and a great way to use these piles of drawings we have laying around.