Has one of your grandchildren ever asked you to make doll clothes? Well, our granddaughter did and that was great because I had some patterns for doll clothes! However, one of the twins, the younger of the two, by one minute, asked me last week when I picked him up in car line if I would make some clothes for his…wait for it… FROG!! Well, this GiGi has never made frog clothes but I told him since they were spending the night with us last night (Friday) that I would see what I could do.
I thought maybe he might forget, but not this boy! He comes Friday afternoon with frog snapped to his arm and placed it on my computer table where I was sitting! Let me preface this by saying that said frog is a back pack toy with arms that are made of snap bands. Did you ever play with those? I’ve even seen purses made from them, not to mention hair ties. I told him I would see what I could do today (Saturday morning).
So when he got up, while the Peeps was starting breakfast, I asked him to pick out some fabric he liked. Of course he picked green to go with the frog! After all, he said, it is a tree frog! I told him I had been thinking about it and would make froggy a vest if that was ok. He agreed. I should also mention when he was a baby, I called him my little frog! LOL He has always been into pandas, then switched to penguins, and now here’s the frog! We are finally coming full circle!
So I got started thinking just how I might make this frog a vest. Everything I tried made me realize I could not have sewn in sleeves and side seams as he wouldn’t be able to get it on those super long arms! Following breakfast, I called him back in my sewing room and after further consultation, I suggested leaving the sides open and tying it with a sash. I told him I would fringe the ends of the sash. He loved that idea and picked out some coordinating Island Batik fabric for the sash!! And here is my boy with his frog and clothes!
So this is the end of this squirrel tale, or rather, froggy adventure. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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