15 August 2010
I could easily get into making toys. They’re so cute! They’re so quick! They’re so easy! It’s like being a kid again.
:: Pattern :: Crazy kiwis from Bittersweet.
:: Materials :: Lincraft Celtic and Cleckheaton Country yarn, buttons for eyes.
:: Modifications :: I used DK yarn for the beak and kegs. I picked up stitches round the face for the beak, and decreased after a few rows. I also use some short rows to make the beak curve.
:: Pattern :: Softies.
:: Modifications :: Almost none – I filled the base with rice as suggested, to make the rabbit stand upright, and I added an internal rattle.
:: Materials :: All from the scrap bag – denim, unbleached calico, cotton poplin.
Tip: a really easy way to make a rattle to go in a toy – use the little plastic container that comes inside a Kinder Surprise egg, and put a bead in it.