So, funny story. My friends Russ and Bekah both asked me to make gifts for each other. I've been secretly making each of them presents from one another and making kitty toys for their kitties. Pretty much, their family kept me very busy this season. :)
This is the hat I made Russ. I came up with the pattern, and I love how it turned out. You can't see how cool the stitches look through the pictures, but I absolutely love them. There is a little skull on each earflap. Russ decided he wanted tassels on it, so I'm going to add them before too long, but I still like the look of it without them too.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
I'm sure there is a technical name for the mushroom that makes you bigger in the Mario games, but I don't know it. So, here is the grow big mushroom. I made this as a gift for my friend Drew from his wife Andrea. I think this little bugger is one of my favorite things I have made.
Here are the other three toys! The acorn is the only one of these three that has a shape. The one with the disks, balls, and bells is a recreation of a rubber and plastic cat toy I saw in the store. I like it with the wood and yarn much better. The other is a string toy made out of very fuzzy yarn. It looks like something that a kitty would like to pounce on.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Kitty toys! Merry Christmas to Sylvi and Zach. I still have 3 more to make before tomorrow, but for now, here are the mouse, ball, and jellyfish. They all have bells in them to weight them down and also just because bells are so much fun. I hope the kitties like them!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Almost the same elephant as the others, but with some adjustments. I made him bigger to accommodate for the fuzzy yarn. The smaller size would have been too busy I think. I also made the trunk much shorter than it asked for and tacked it into the body on the round with a slip stitch. I didn't attach the ears all the way around again. I like it loose much better.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
More fuzzy balls! A friend had me make these for her kids for their stockings. I really like how they turned out. They really are better in person than in pictures. They are fuzzy and soft and I have grand ideas to turn the pattern into little monsters at some point.