I love knitting and I have to say I’m getting pretty good with the needles and wool. Sewing, on the other hand, scares me. I’m not big into cross stitch, needlepoint or any other kind of embroidery crafts. Until the Laugh and Learn Bunny, that is.
LLB recently got recalled. Her nose could fall off and become a choking hazard. The steps provided by Mattel to deal with this were:
- Package up LLB.
- Mail LLB back to Mattel.
- Wait for Mattel to mail you a $16 voucher.
- Buy a replacement toy. Note: vouchers are accepted at most national stores.
I decided to take a short cut:
- Remove LLB’s nose.
It was scary how easily LLB’s nose came off. I snipped one stitch and the thing fell into my lap. After I removed the nose, I showed T. See how easy that was? No need to go through all that mailing back and waiting for a voucher nonsense. But T thought LLB looked funny. Weird. Noseless. So I pulled out a very old Joann Fabrics bag filled with embroidery thread from some long-forgotten cross stitch project. I tried to sew a cute little button nose. I tried to make it at least round. Heck, I would have settled for round-ish. The result is a little weird.
If I had to do it again, I’d do it differently. It’s staying the way it is, though. Mostly because I tied the thread so tight I don’t think it’s ever going to come undone. The main thing is that everyone is happy. Bella gets to keep her LLB, I have nothing to package up, and I won’t have a voucher burning a hole in my bag.