I made these lovely ladies this week from this fabulous pattern!
Why? Just because really. Do you ever feel like that?
And now because I have made one, I feel an overwhelming urge to make several more.
I even managed to make those cute faces myself!
For some reason, mine have ended up looking a little smaller than the ones in the original pattern picture. Maybe I didn't print it properly. I think I also need to invest in some good quality felt. This stuff is from Spotlight and it only costs about $1 per A4 size piece and I dont think it would last very long if a small person actually wanted to play with these ladies. Also I have just used my sewing machine cotton on those faces. Should I praps use the proper embroidery type stuff?
Did you notice they are leaning ever so nicely against my new book I won over at The Red Thread?
I've also had a MASSIVE blanket fuck up this week. Apologies for the language but that is exactly how I feel after all the hard work I've already done. I was merrily doing my 14th row when it appeared I was somehow a square short. After searching high and low I did a quick count and realised that I had added an entire row on the wrong side of my blanket!!!! So, instead of having 12 x 15 rows, I have a nice big square 13 x 13 and some left over - I'm thinking a matching cushion?!
See all those ends up there???? Multiply my 169 squares by 8.
That's how many ends I have to sew in. Plus a few extras for when I have run out of a white ball mid round.
Kill me now. Because I am still not finished.
I have a row to go. Then the edge.
Then I think I will be sick of the sight of it and want to give the jolly thing away...
Or maybe not. I spread it out on the carpet every now and then just to get a look at all that circly granny goodness and my heart still zings! I am hoping it will be ready for the big reveal next week!!!
Other creative peeps hang out over here every Thursday.