Today we raided my felt and button stash and created little critters.
To make it nice and easy we used cookie cutters as templates.
Annie also made a mini pillow and asked me to knit a little blanket for her tiny ted. For some reason she also decided to stitch a length of ribbon to the top of hers.
Which gave me a brainwave. I've had this keyring since Christmas (check out the site: pakhuis oost.com) and I really love it.
Apart from the cuteness of it and the groovy retro
fabric, I love that it's so huge and bright that I can find it in the
depths of my bag relatively easily.But (as it resides in the depths of my bag) it's become really grubby and tatty so needs replacing. Voila:
Now I am aware that the cute, rounded form of a gingerbread man doesn't lend itself perfectly to skeletal embroidery, but I decided to do the embroidery after I'd cut and stuffed the little fella. And with this alphabet/letter a day business, I'm on a tight schedule!
The skeletal inspiration came from numerous sources, but my main influence must be Pandora's Button Box which I discovered recently and visit regularly.