Bugs and a birthday

Green polka dot fleece Hug Me Bug, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingI made some fun new Hug Me Bugs this week, in novelty fleece. I also experimented with taking their portraits on bright, cheerful colors.

Pink flowered fleece Hug Me Bug, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingI sewed up bugs with polka dots, flowers, and even pink camouflage.

Pink camouflage fleece Hug Me Bug, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingSome of these are over in my Etsy toy shop.

Lavender fleece Hug Me Bug, original art toy by Elizabeth RuffingOthers are waiting under trees for Christmas morning, or maybe they’ve been discovered and unwrapped early. I made a pink fleece Hug Me Kitten too. She’s also a gift for someone this weekend.

blue and pink camouflage fleece Hug Me Bugs, medium pink fleece Hug Me Kitten original art toys by Elizabeth RuffingI had some nice gifts of my own this week. My mom made me this beautiful cheesecake for my birthday.

Cheesecake out of the oven, photo by Elizabeth RuffingWe ate it with strawberries on top, after having Chinese food.

Beautiful birthday cheesecake, photo by Elizabeth RuffingI received some fancy cookies, and this super box of 100% cotton Mettler thread. There is plenty of room for even more colors. It came with a nice selection, but I will add some more too.

Mettler 100% cotton thread set in organizer, photo by Elizabeth RuffingA few purples, light blue, and bright light green, and I think I will have a color for just about any fabric.

Mettler 100% cotton thread set in organizer, photo by Elizabeth RuffingHancock Fabrics had a big sale on fleece this week, and so we went to look. I couldn’t resist getting some, even though I have lots of fleece. I wanted to add to my bright colors.

Bright fleece, drying on the porch, photo by Elizabeth RuffingI prewashed all of it, and put it out to dry on the porch.

Bertie lounging in window, photo by Elizabeth RuffingWe had sleepy, gray weather this week, perfect for napping, and for sitting on the bed, doing my hand sewing. I was beaten to my favorite spot by cats. I kept trying to fit in around them.

Phoebe napping on Berkshire Fluffie Blanket, photo by Elizabeth Ruffing

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