I'm a Sucker
She begged for a red elephant. Swore up and down she would actually like it for more than a minute. I didn't believe her but made it anyway. I had a random skein of red bulky merino lying around without purpose so i went for it. Finished it up Showed it to her. She stood in silent contemplation for a moment and then dropped to a little downward dog and said "I need one that does this. And softer."
Well, I expected it and I'm over it. But here's the challenge. I am willing to figure out how to make the elusive 4-legged creature (so far i've only worked out short leggedy critters like cats and dogs) but I need yarn help. I'm willing to throw aside my desire for natural fibers. I'm thinking Berroco Softy kind of soft, but in a thicker, cushier yarn. Stuffing would fall right out of Softy. My LYS owner is as much of a natural fibers snob as I am (and it was she who introduced me to Softy as "yeah, I know it's fake but it's really soft.") so I'm not going to find a whole lot there. Tell me what I need.
On a happier toy note, what do you make a toymaker? Her family in toys.
My friend Stellaria of Fern & Faerie made this little representation of my family (to be) in celebration of the next little family member.
The mom has a removable pregnant belly and there's the sweetest little tiny baby. Stell just released the patterns to make these dolls and of course I snatched it right up. you can sew the clothes by hand, but I'm going to try to adapt the patterns to knit the clothing from leftover sock yarn. cause I'm a big geek.
She has some other very cool patterns over there, even for the sewing-wary like myself. Like the baby doll you can make from an orphaned sock. I wish I had the luxury of having the space for a "craft box" or something lying around so I could be one of those people. Like the Magyver of crafts.