March 27, 2011

Sock softies marathon this weekend

 

For the Small Joys of Japan toy collection, I am donating these handmade sock softies. As hubby went away for work for the weekend, I thought I would make a softie or two... I promptly invaded the coffee table area...
First one done! I think he looks a little like a ninja... these sock softies are inspired by the Stray Socks Sewing book. 
Taa Daa! Finished them just before earth hour, hence the candles in the background... and messy table
I wish I could do animation because I imagined these creatures dancing in a circle...
Then stepping in single file move... 
Going off the stage... 
Close up!
Close up!  
Take a bow - Thank you, thank you very much!
Initially I was going to give away two softies I had made a long time ago and maybe make one new one. On closer inspection, the two softies I had in mind wouldn't be that suitable for children, I don't think. They had small plastic beans as eyes so they are not safety eyes and they were my earlier softies so the stitches weren't very nice and neat. Anyway I thought sock softies would work up quickly, I would make a couple and see how I go.

Before I knew it, I had three made up and the tips of my fingers were starting to numb as I hand stitched all of these. I didn't mind though cause I like practising my needle work and they have turned out pretty good.

So I will mail them off to Calico & Ivy at Balmain tomorrow : ) I don't think I can get there until next weekend and I can't wait to drop them off!

I am so honoured to be able to help out just a little bit!

xx

2 comments :

  1. Amanda, these are brilliant!! How cute and quirky are they?? You are one clever lady. Thank you SO much for being part of this.

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  2. Thanks Lexi! That's very sweet of you!

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