Saturday, February 28, 2009

Softies



To Mr Messyfish... (who is reading this in India somewhere), as I explained to you on the phone I would like you to buy some materials for me so I can make "softies". These pictures are from a book called "softies". As you can see the patterned material used in most of them are traditional, country, quilting or vintage (as in old school). I DO NOT LIKE IT! I will use similar designs as seen in the book, and I like the idea of mismatched fabrics as seen in the book, but i am not fond of the 'country" look. The designs are very silly and odd, but the materials used are very sensible and conservative.
 INSTEAD I want to use BRIGHT, CLASHING cloth from India. You know I like pink, red, orange and yellow together...so I am sure you will choose well now that you can see what I am talking about. Cotton is good. Strong Materials are good! Thanks! I love you XXX
PS These are not for baby Messyfish, so no need to think "boy" colours. 

8 comments:

Teri C said...

:) I love reading your notes to your husband. Hope he buys the right stuff.

These softies are just adorable!!!

soulbrush said...

what sweet toys, and what fun. does mr messyfish like being called mr messyfish??

messyfish said...

yes soul brush... i think so. it feels good to call him that, because i am a control freak, and it makes me feel in charge! hee hee hee.
Teri... i am sure he will. He is very good with buying "girls" stuff. I even need to take him clothes shopping with me, because i am not too good with that stuff. He has a great "eye". I am the one with the great "hands".

melanielee said...

Oh anna, i made one of these last week, well it was a very odd looking craeture with no eyes, more like teddy bear gone wrong. My point is I did him with the front pannel in one pattern n colour and the back in a different one, im going to makes them too...
well me thinks ill get steve to sew them...
I want to make a giant one, like a raggedy anne the size of a small child. with all differnt fabric panels.
I drew a picture years ago and I still got hims.
Oh i long for time on my side...
I love your idea about the indian colours that will be awesome, i still remember your mouse xox

messyfish said...

Hi Mel, my mouse still looks over me in content, as I craft away !

blonde65 said...

mr messy fish or the recently dubbed "big messy fish" are all good. i like it when mrs messy fish takes control and then again i like it when she lets me take control, but either way mrs messy fish is in control and i love and support mrs messy fish to the end of this life.

Julie said...

Oh, these are soooo cute!!! I like the blue one! Hope you get some beautiful fabric for your birthday!!!!!

Flying Colors said...

You are so funny... this post just made me laugh.
All I have to say is that India has "FABULOUS" fabrics...
It's good made sure he doesn't forget to get you some... Can't wait to see what he brought you :-)