About half a year ago, after I left Canada I started crocheting again. The reason was so that I could thank those people, that were supporting us financially with our wedding. Since they all were from dw-mud, we thought, turtles would be a good idea. So I made a few turtles (if you are reading this, supported us and haven’t yet got one, you might have one soon or I just haven’t gotten your address yet.).
Yes, in the background is a glass of honey. So these turtles are rather small. Especially the ones in the front. They are usually made from patterns with slight modifications to account for the size or sometimes just children safety. Here you can find the pattern for the big one in the middle, here the one for the striped ones and here the one for the tiny ones.
However, then I got interested and tried out more things. Also other people saw about my enthusiasm and Carsten Meyer for example uses little frog buttons now for his campaign.
That one even made my name being mentioned in the gossip section of the local newspaper, which is rather neat for free advertising.
At some point I also realised that I’m getting older, you know, one of these days, and that more and more of the people I know have kids or are pregnant. While I usually did baby socks for them, I thought, I could try my luck with toys. Since I already made so many turtles, why not start with a turtle toy?
Isn’t she a curious cutie? So off I went to make more different toys. I offered some friend on discworld, to make his son something, and we agreed upon a fish.
I adore the little frillies and had troubles packaging it, because I just wanted to keep it.
While offering the toy to this friend, I mistold ‘I could make a toy for you’ to another player. They said, they wanted a toy too and when I asked about their favourite animal, they responded with ‘a tiger!’. So I made a tiger – much to their surprise, they were expecting something coded.
Next time, I’ll do something different with the ears, but I’m quite satisfied on how it worked out.
I still have an elephant somewhere lying around and might take a photograph of my latest knittings too, so I can show you more of stuff I make. If you want stuffed toys for your kids too, contact me about the specifics. Making toys is fun, doesn’t take too much time, even in large sizes and I find it very rewarding, even if heartbreaking when I have to give them away.