Rattle Socks

Recentlyย 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

Iโ€™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

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Soap Cosy

I made up a pattern as I went along, so you can make one too if you like ๐Ÿ™‚ Mine are just a plain colour because this was the only colour I had in cotton.

Pattern –> Soap Cosy

T.A.R.D.I.S. Tea Cosy

We started watching Doctor Who this season (season 8) and really love it! I thought it would be so cool to make a T.A.R.D.I.S. tea cosy! I looked around for patterns, but couldn’t find anything that I liked the whole look of, so I decided to make my own.

My first attempt was a little baggy…

T.A.R.D.I.S. Tea Cosy Mk I

So, I made a few changes…

T.A.R.D.I.S. Tea Cosy Mk II

I’m really chuffed with how the second one turned out ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve written out a pattern if you’d like to make one too ๐Ÿ™‚

Pattern –> TARDIS Tea Cosy