One of the ladies from our knitting group has been given lots of yarn and books, booklets and some notions here and there from a family member whose mother-in-law passed away. She brought so many books and a few patterns one night for us to pick through.... Mom and I came home with several books with … Continue reading Holiday Toys in the Edenton Coffee House!
Happypotomas Number 6 This Happy Hippo is traveling to my little cousin-to-be - he's due to arrive next month and I'm so excited! My aunt and uncle asked for several toys for him, some you may have already seen, but I will add a few photos anyway. As with most of the hippos I chose … Continue reading Gifts for the New Little Man
Happy Autumn, everyone! Are you ready for sweater-weather? Hot cocoa? Is your yarn basket full to the brim with Fall colors? This post is of previous projects, and toys that are hot off the needles. - Little Brother Saints Bear - For my uncle one Christmas I made a bear from the Simplicity bear pattern … Continue reading Autumn Has Arrived!
Happypotomas Number 5 - Materials and tools used: Hempathy yarn in multiple colors, US size 4 steel crochet hook, yarn/tapestry needle, polyester stuffing. The ends of yarn left from finishing off each individual motif were crocheted in as I went along, making life easier by not having to weave them all in when I was … Continue reading Happy Hippo # 5
This is Bertie. He is made with 100% Cotton yarn, and carefully stuffed with polyester fiberfill to make him cuddly and hug-able. Bertie is pretty much child-safe, as most of my toys are, meaning he has no buttons or small pieces that could come off and be a choking hazard. If you wish to be … Continue reading Bertie the Bear
"Can you make me a duck?" This was the text my uncle sent me one sunshiny day this past May as I was on my way to work. . "Sure, what colors?" And the adventure began. . I searched on Ravelry (my favorite pattern site, as you may know by now...), and found this one … Continue reading “Can you make me a duck?”
I had never sewn a cow before my grandmother asked for one, but I think these are simply adorable! The pattern is "Moo Moo" by Melly and Me, fairly quick to sew up once you've finally made the difficult decisions of which fabrics to use. 😉 I did enjoy making these. Following is the first … Continue reading The Cow Says “Moo”