Friday, January 20, 2012

Sandman and Yogurt - This Moment and FO

Today, I'm joining SouleMama and Tami's Finished Object

SouleMama's {this moment} - A Friday ritual.  A single photo - not words - capturing a moment from the week.  A simple, special, extraorddinary moment.  A moment I want to pause, savor, and remember.

My FO (finished object) is a Sandman I made as a Christmas gift for a baby newphew:

This book inspired me to consider sewing by hand more frequently and I really enjoy it.  It's relaxing and convenient and so much more soothing that using a machine.  The Sandman project is from this beloved book and I'm sorry for the blurry photo but we forgot to take a picture until the present was opened and then only had a cell phone to work with.  The Sandman is a nice gift for a baby or toddler as it is shaped to fit into the crook of their neck at bedtime.  It offers many textures for little fingers to stroke for comfort;  the body is velour, the moon is satin, and the stars are cotton crochet with little bumps and ridges.  It is stuffed with wool so it warms when snuggled.  I used to make these to sell at Waldorf school craft fairs and they were a best seller.  One frantic mother contacted me a few years after I gave one as a baby shower gift.  Her son had worn it down to threads to where she could no longer patch it and she asked me to make another.  I was very touched and pleased to know that my gift was so well loved.  I am thinking of offering a photo tutorial on how to make one (but not provide the pattern as that should really come from the book), if anyone is interested please let me know.  I have so appreciated the tutorials that others have provided and would like to "pay it forward".  


  1. lovely moments! I really need to give knitting by hand another try. I usually get frustrated or impatient, but I think it might be meditative for me.

    my moment -and giveaway info-

  2. Great top photo! So cute! I just put a whole bunch of books on hold at the library on embroidery. All the sudden I want to sew by hand more often! Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by my blog! :-)

  3. My boys love their 'Sandman' the littlest just got his for his 2nd birthday. Yours is lovely I usually just use felt for mine.