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« on: December 26, 2010 07:13:38 PM »

Pony for a pony-loving daughter:

I had a photocopied page from a vintage pattern book and there's a lot I don't know about sewing toys... evidently.  I had a lot of trouble from the start because instead of choosing a woven fabric I wanted to use some black, slightly stretchy velvet - which proceeded to warp and slither as I sewed.  Consequently this pony has the worst hip displacia ever - but it does stand up, because a pony that can't stand would be lame... give it a minute...

The vintage pattern just had button eyes, but I figured it wouldn't be hard to use toy eyeballs and make some fabric eyelids and thankfully this is the only part of the project that didn't have me grinding my teeth.  If you are wondering how I got this legendary curly hair effect... I simply forgot to buy the yarn that the pattern required for mane and tail and in desperation I unravelled a piece of practice crochet I'd done months ago... curly hair!

Next up, a dog, wisely executed in a sturdy woven fabric (my son had once told me he like this remnant when he was searching through my stash - and the dog was for him):

On the side you can't see is a little bell I attached to the neckchain - very cute.  I got the free pattern for this at http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/2006/05/softie_scotty_d.html

Finally, I saw this photo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/swirlyarts/4387202672/in/photostream/) on Flickr and got inspired to make a mini-flock for a friend who keeps chooks (and often gives me eggs).

I thought they could actually double as a juggling kit and might attempt something along those lines in the future.


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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2010 07:53:45 PM »

I love the pony! -and all the little things you added to the pattern -the eyes and the curly hair are my favorite parts. I'm sure the gifts will be well loved!

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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2010 08:15:56 PM »

awww!! the pony is so adorable. I love that the main and tail are curly, that makes it even cuter.
and I really love the chickens ^__^
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2010 01:17:37 AM »

The dog's shape reminds me of Barkbark from Viva Pinata. So cute.
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