Rattle Socks

Recently I was looking on Pinterest for activities for 3 month olds and I found rattle socks. I didn’t really want to buy them in case my little girl didn’t like them, so thought I’d make some instead. They are also a really good way to use the plastic eggs inside Kinder Surprises!

Rattle Socks

Rattle Socks

I’ve included a link to my personal notes on how I made these socks.

Pattern -> Rattle Socks

The Backson

My little boy has been a bit sick with a cold the last few days, so I thought I’d make him a toy to cheer him up. He really likes the Backson from the Winnie the Pooh movie, so I thought I’d give that a go.

The Backson

It’s a Giant creature with a tail
Here, I’ll draw Piglet in for scale
Its hide is like a shaggy rug
Its face a surly ugly mug
With two sharp horns atop its head
In between a mop of hair that’s red
And in its nose a ring of gold
It smells of monkey’s feet and mould
Its toes are black
Its fur is blue
I swear that all I tell you is not made up
The Backson!

The Backson

The Backson

I’ve included a link to my personal notes on how I made this toy.

Pattern -> Backson

2014 Projects

In 2014 I tried to do a bit more sewing, as well as crochet and knitting. Here are a few of my projects throughout the year 🙂

2014 ProjectsLeft-Right: Larry & Bob, Peppa Pig, Harry Potter Bookscarf

Loader & Digger Cushions (my design), Bunny New Born Set (with carrot), Hello Kitty Shoes, Fireman Sam

Another Peppa Pig, Giggleosaurus Hat (my design), Hungry Catarpillar Baby Blanket (my design), Ron Weasley Hat

Mobile Phone Cosy, Crochet Hook Bag (my design), Owl Tote, Toothless

And some more…

2014 Projects

Left-Right: Aussie Animal Christmas Bunting, Thomas & Percy Baubles (my design), Calico Messenger Bag, Patch Messenger Bag

Toothless Messenger Bag, T.A.R.D.I.S. Tea Cosy (my design)

Soap Cosy

This year I have been trying to think of handmade gift ideas, and one of those was a soap cosy. My parents get this really nice soap from Beauty and the Bees, they smell delicious! So that made making cosies for them quite delightful 🙂

Soap Cosy

I made up a pattern as I went along, so you can make one too if you like 🙂 Mine are just a plain colour because this was the only colour I had in cotton.

Pattern –> Soap Cosy