Monday, 31 October 2011

Halloween, apparently

We don't usually go in for halloween decorating at all. A few days ago Chicken said he wanted to make some bats to hang up, so make bats he did and stick rather than hang I did.


 He also coloured in a spider and I hastily spun a web on which it could reside!

On the halloweeny theme..
I made a felt brooch based on a project in "Zombie Felties" oh and crocheted a couple of things of course!

 ghost pattern here


              bat pattern just kind of made up as I went along

 I also made some biccies and had a first proper attempt at icing them, not too bad if I do say so myself  (just don't look at the spider's legs that I dipped the icing bag into!) and obviously not anatomically correct... they're biscuits for goodness sake.  

Chicken also made a halloween picture that he gave to Grandma and Grandad yesterday.

Not a bad collection considering we don't do Halloween!!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Ladybird, ladybird

Pickle keeps seeing ladybirds when we're out and announcing "very lazy ladybird" which is a story we used to read.  I thought we probably needed a ladybird that we could examine closely without endangering any actual wildlife.  My pattern search found a few, but all with one piece bodies and we really need the flappy wings! for when the very lazy ladybird learns to fly at last.  Surely I can make up a pattern, as I often think in these situations....


and as you can see I could make up a pattern!
When I've checked it through I'll post it here just in case you too need a flappy winged ladybird.

See you later (as I'm fond of saying).

Monday, 3 October 2011

Stuffy, we love you Stuffy! (and Baby Stuffy too)

 For the Pickle's birthday I made a big stuffed cube(!) inspired by another favourite Cbeebies character, Stuffy from "Show me, show me". He happily hugged and jumped on him and searched for the token in his back pocket but he's just a bit big to take out so... I made a mini version. Baby stuffy, as he's known to his friends, has a jeans front pocket rather than a patch back pocket and a handy key ring to attach him to the buggy.

                                                                             If you know the character you'll see what I mean when I say "inspired by", he's completely different colours! I thought it would be a complete nightmare to try and find the exact same materials, so I went with what I had. The textures are similar though; denim with a pocket, swirly cushion cover, corduroy, fun fur and felty face, the bottom is oilcloth rather than glittery. I was concerned when he was being unwrapped but "Stuffy" was the cry so he was obviously recognisable to a 2 year old.

The big one measures 25cm and the baby is 15cm just in case you were wondering.
Okey Dokey I'm off, see you later!