This little munchkin was a prototype or test for the toys I made for the babies in my Mother’s group for their first birthdays. I was going to make each of them an Oopsie the elephant, but due to how fiddly she was to make, I figured it didn’t scale well. Instead I made this:
She was super easy to make. The fiddliest part was the appliquéd eyes, but I think I have that down pat now. The ribbon taggies are great for babies and little people, as it gives them something to grab onto, chew, and some texture and sensory stimulation.
My next post will be the 10 I made for each of Marcus’ little buddies.
My first toy!! Well, it isn’t for me, but I did make it.
It is called Oopsie – it was said a lot when making this adorable little thing.
The pattern is from a book I saw at a local craft fair I went to with my Mum and then subsequently bought online. It was relatively ‘easy’ to do, but very fiddly – hence the oops (and maybe some expletives…).
I haven’t got a close up, but the eyes are appliquéd on using a narrow and close-together blanket style stitch. Felt would have been much easier than fleece, but apparently felt doesn’t wash well.
Although you can’t tell by the photo, one of the ears is upside down, and the fleece is slightly melted where I ironed over it to fuse the fusible fleece to it – fleece does not iron well…
Other than that it is a petty good attempt for a first go – and I am super chuffed with her little trunk.
I couldn’t resist a shot of some material drying on the line 🙂
Here are some earrings I made for my cousin Sophie as an add-on present for her 21st (we got her some Swarovski jewellery and my Dad made her a cool pen – he does it for a hobby and makes some awesome things on his lathe!):
Her Mum said her favourite colours are aqua and pink, so I made a pair of each colour (top and bottom), and I had some woven wrap scraps that had the two colours woven together. The photo really doesn’t do the colours justice – imagine a warm pink.
Anyhoo, thanks for visiting! I’ve got some more things lined up, and even some papercraft coming 🙂