Friday, June 16, 2017

I made a friend.

I started with the idea of a mouth. Just randomly constructed a mouth, with the idea of creating a sock puppet that would pretty much be ALL MOUTH.

But that mouth took over.

And I made a friend. 

No pattern, no plan, just a puppet that TOLD me what to do, how to create her... It took a while. I kept thinking I was done, but that mouth wouldn't stop yappin'.  She is LOUD.  Even if I am the only one who could hear her.  Creative chaos ensued.

I MADE a friend.

It took a village.  Did I shop for items to make her?  No.  She was 100% scraps and stash. I credit Britex (San Fran), Daytona, Elliott Berman, Metro Textiles, Spandex House and New York Elegant for all the pieces of my sewing life it took to create her.

Turns out she loves an adventure.  She came with us to the Metropolitan Museum of Art this week, took a few pics, and then announced she was ready to go to her new home. 

She really found her place among the exhibits.

So, here's the deal.  Long ago, I made a quilt for my family.  The idea of the quilt was to create a loving place to snuggle when you feel tired, sad, sick, heartbroken, or just in need of a hug. 

'Bo is the continuation of that idea, BUT I made her to give to a friend and HER family, but specifically her daughter, who is just a sweet little 1 year old right now.  She may find her terrifying, but I know her mom has a good sense of humor, and that fear will fade in time. 'Bo can be the mouthpiece of the household.  She may even insist on it... Whatever you wanna say, you can let 'Bo say it for you.  She has no filter, and is not SHY.  I hope she enjoys her new home.  We'll miss her.

* Inspiration (Sassy Urban Friend referred to in the Bo Burnham song #Deep.  The jury is still out on whether this qualifies as fan art, since he is NOT a kid's comedian, but she is kinda named after him...)

Photo credits: my kids.

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At June 16, 2017 at 2:08 PM , Blogger Carol in Denver said...

How fun! We sewists can do anything, even create life forms!

At June 16, 2017 at 3:41 PM , Blogger mimi jackson said...

She created herself. Did I tell you she wouldn't stop talkin'?

At June 19, 2017 at 8:53 PM , Blogger Elle said...

I know she'll find--MAKE--her place in the world!

At June 20, 2017 at 8:43 AM , Blogger shams said...

I'm sad that all but one of the pics are broken links! In the one pic I do see, she looks fun!

At June 20, 2017 at 8:45 AM , Blogger shams said...

Nevermind! I refreshed the page and all pics were there. She is SO.STINKIN.CUTE!!!! Love her!

At June 20, 2017 at 11:13 AM , Blogger mimi jackson said...

Whew! Was glad to ready your second comment!

At June 20, 2017 at 11:14 AM , Blogger mimi jackson said...

Glad you love her. She would certainly take ALL the credit for her "look" if she were to hear you say that.

At June 21, 2017 at 6:37 AM , Blogger Carolyn said...

Haha! this is completely awesome!

At June 21, 2017 at 9:14 AM , Blogger mimi jackson said...

Thank you, Carolyn!


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