Monday, August 24, 2009

Ode to Stuart Little

I took a look at Julia's blog this morning,
and thought it was very cute that she decided to take a look at Stuart's house.
We love Stuart Little in our house.
I remember reading it as a child, and dreaming of Stuart's adventures.
And the cute little things that he would make and use for his tiny self.
My daughter, will choose Stuart Little any time, as her favorite childhood book of all time. In fact, in her whole elementary years,
she did some type of project featuring Stuart each year.
When it came to 5th grade English, it was all about her favorite author E.B. White and her love of Stuart Little. The teacher asked for the students to go outside of the box and make something that represented their favorite book in some way.

I had been working with printing canvas in scrapbooking and sewing, and thought that this might be a way to keep a long lasting memory of this project. Something that could be displayed everyday. And Since she was just learning to sew......
a pillow would be an easy first project using this medium.
I have only been able to find this printing canvas, off the shelf at my local Office Max.
It can be a little pricey. So you want to run a few test first before putting want you want on canvas. She chose a beautiful sketch of Stuart from the first chapter.
I scanned the page and turned it into a jpg., then enlarged it.
We did a couple test to get it right, and then sent the canvas through.
It turned out great!
She then just used 4 strips of fabric to encompass the square.
Then stitched it together with a back panel and stuffed it.
She then added some scrapbooking embellishments.
Such as the letters for STUART and the DREAM bar,
along with some leaves which represented the outdoors.

How's that for a A+ project???

2 Others Say::

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, how neat! I just love the pillow. We have fond memories of Stuart Little in our house, too. Thanks for the shout-out for my Movie Monday post! :-)

suburbangrandma said...

Very nicely done!!!!
Creative and neat!!
Thank you for sharing.