I haven’t got a book post lined up for today, so I thought I’d share some of my ‘makes’.
I made this 5 years ago and finished just in time for the birth of my Grandson (he’s only a few days old in this picture)
The bears and rabbits in the four corners were from various cross-stitch patterns…
but the other cross-stitch pictures were my own designs.
Popcorn the Bear
Popcorn was knitted from a kit which included:
- The knitting pattern, instructions and templates for paws, nose and heart
- The yarn, eyes and a heart button for his ear
- A fleece square, brown and white felt for paws and blanket
- Brown and cream embroidery thread
The pattern for the scarecrow is by Jean Greenhowe and was knitted from odds and ends of wool. I have made a few of these for my children when they were young (not sure where they are now), but this is one I made for myself and is over 20 years old.
Mr Tumble was made a few years ago for my Grandson. He was a big fan of Mr Tumble, but at that time I was unable to find a soft toy that wasn’t at a ridiculous price, so I made him one! A bit of trial and error, but I got there eventually.