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Been very busy… and so have finally finished typing, drawing, photographing and sample making for the owl/cat/thing sewing kit. Now have hands tied behind back to prevent more tweaking!

Not really- but sometimes I get the idea this could become an option, especially as we sold one zippidy quick after listing it in the Etsy shop and Folksy shop (yeah!), and needed to get it to the post office. Of course the colour printer took one look at the 13 pages and fainted clean away. She had been a bit temperamental of late… ”you will have this nice auberginey purple instead of conker brown” sort of stuff… but I didn’t realise it was so close to terminal!

Oh well, good job it comes out nice and clear in black and white.

I’m very pleased with it and I’m looking forward to testing it with some more children (in a home schooling group) soon. More crazy creatures on planet Wonky.

Speaking of which:

WonkyGiraffe Three Crochet Cats

WonkyGiraffe Three Crochet Cats

Also been crocheting a bit recently; nice and cosy in front of complete mindless c**pola on TV. Have made three little guys from this sweet pattern which I found ages ago (and have just rediscovered in my messy pattern collection).

I’ve wanted to make a blue amigurumi cat since I found the famous Amineko sleepy cat when I first started interneting. I guess he really helped kick off my amigurumi/craft blog/etsy etc. discovery path.

This little one is probably more suited to my minute project attention span as I can finish one in an evening. The blue chap was promptly claimed by baby girl so I’ve made more. For me. I modified the second one to avoid a neck join, and crochet in the arms instead of sewing them on after. I’m with Cheezombie on the never sew up thing (Check out her fab patterns). However the yarn was a bit thick and scratchy so he has an unfortunately thick neck! I also lied when I said he was finished… no face. The “is it a zombie” comment (well; he was at the one eye testing phase) kind of killed my enthusiasm…

WonkyGiraffe Zombie Cat

To explain this cruel comment further; I am trying out some kid’s earrings from ‘Claire’s Accessories’ as eyes. This may sound strange but I just had to – they look just like weird little eyes right?

Claire s Accessories Eye Earstuds

I usually embroider eyes on things so this was an instant way to try out the glass eye look. Don’t worry, I’m not letting them near any babies and it’s just a tryout. I’m not too sure about the effect, especially after that comment.

Crochet Cats

Crochet Cats

Hey, I just realized there is a sort of Avatar look to little blue cat… and baby girl just saw that film… subconscious is also a little weird sometimes…

So anyway last night started another one (I know; but I will go back to zombie, honest) in my current favourite fox colour. He’s nearly done but I have two earbud cosies to make for the shop- so I must be good and do them first. After dinner!

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Well that’s the snow gone- back to the normal January sog now. Grim. This is also NOT helping with the light for taking photos; anytime after 12ish there is really noticeable blue cast, and by 2pm you can forget it- unless you want everything in “shades of cyan”. This is annoying ‘cause I need to take step by step ones for the owl/cat thing kit. 

Which,  by the way, is driving me mad. It’s my own fault, instead of just popping it in a box with one info sheet and a pattern I’ve done my usual OTT thing. Almost on it’s own it’s kind of morphed into a proper lesson with loads of creative variables! I ‘m realising the main element of my workshops is probably me; and I can’t replace that, even with loads of instructions. Hopefully the photos (even in blue tones) will help. Meanwhile I’m still typing… 

I want to make a kit that is not just a “do it this way” boxful, but something fun which gives creative choice and AND basic skill support. (Now I sound like a helpdesk!) 

Anyway here is a sneak preview of some “we prepared earlier”… 

Owl Cat Thing

Owl Cat Thing

 

The gallery has been started with an animated gif of some of the variations:- 

SewASoftie Flickr Gallery.

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