Thursday, 2 February 2017

Mr. & Mrs. Reginald Rolly

These little guys are the first lesson in Kawaii Amigurumi in the Craftsy lessons that I enjoy.  Although one thing I have to say is that I tried and tried to make that Magical Ring to start instructions over and over again and again and could not master it.  Well, it could be done but it was more frustrating than worth the effort.  I took the method I learned from making hats and continued on with the stitches that are used to get this effect instead of the effect that I got on my Amigurumi Woodland Animals. 

Now what do you do with these little guys??  Well, Tigger and Bear says there is only one thing to do and that is chase them!

Tigger says - thanks for the new toy.  Mr. Reginald Roly was too big to carry but great for chasing.  Mrs. Reg being smaller can be carried to new places to chase and that is just what is happening.  Now onto Barnaby Bear.

Monday, 16 January 2017

My Little Monk

This is my little monk.  He isn't exactly what I set out to make, there was a saint involved but it didn't work out the way I wanted but as he sat on our dresser and I moved him to dust and put him back, well... he kind of grew on me. 

Nope, not a saint but a little monk and he is kinda cute wouldn't you say? 

Maybe I should see if I can do a nun to match the monk? 

He certainly isn't perfect and can be seen as kind of wonky, but then Robert says all of my crochet stuffed toys have a little wonky going for them and that I should just claim wonky as my style.  So, embracing wonky - here is My Little Monk.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Wood-burning and Cork Coasters

I picked up a couple of packs of these cork pot-holders and decided to take the colouring pages of the Happy Saints books. 

On a side note I do love the Saint books and have four of them now and plan on collecting all of them.  Although, as I support the artist and will abide by his request to only use privately and as gifts alone.  These pictures will not be used if and when I open an Etsy shop. 

I traced the pictures and used my wood-burning tools and burned the pictures in.  With some paint accents I think they turned out very pretty.  We use them under plates and as large coasters. 

These cork pieces burn really well and with colouring book pages (children's not adult's) anything can be made into these coasters and that is an idea that I will use on a future shop.