Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hippo

This little hippo is from the Itty Bitty toys book. A quick one to make and so cute!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cow

This cow is from the Spud and Chloe book. To be completely honest, it's not my favorite. The body is kind of oddly shaped and I don't really like the way the eyes look. I redid them about 5 times and finally just kind of settled on these. There are supposed to be eyelashes, but it was basically impossible to get them to look perfect. This guy is also a bit larger than all the other ones I have made, I kind of like when they are smaller.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Croc

I love this little guy. I made him when I was home with Harriet who was sick this week and it only took less than 24 hours (not working that entire time, mind you). It is from the Topsy Turvy book and was supposed to be reversible into an egg, but I don't want to make anymore of those eggs and he is just as cute on his own, so I just took the liberty to modify the pattern. It's hard to tell scale here, but's about 6 or so inches long.
A close up of the back detail. Such a nice touch.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Toys Galore!

 Last Sunday I attended the Knitting Guild meeting because my favorite author/toy designer Susan B. Anderson was speaking. It was super fun to finally meet her after making so many of her toys, reading her blog and watching her videos. She was just as nice in person. I had lots of questions for her that I had been saving up. She was a person who seems like she would never say an unkind word about anyone or anything. So cheerful and positive.

 She brought a bunch of her toys to show to everyone. Not sure whose creepy hand that is.

While I was listening to her talk I started making this little kitten from her Spud and Chloe at the farm book. It was quick to make and super adorable. A fun afternoon was had and I even met up with some friends who also came to the talk!