Anyway, what with all the excitement of the wool-gathering (oh, terrible pun!), I forgot that I have made some more stuff...
For my Nephew D & his lovely spouse T, parents-to-be of Great-Baby E, another giraffe, this time slightly scaled up, and may I say, sooooooooooo much simpler to make than the small fiddly one:
This is a great pattern, with the horns cleverly incorporated into the head. Stuffing him was a pain, because I didn't want the somewhat large head to wobble, but I also didn't want the neck to be too thick... anyway, I used some of my precious Michael Moore Giraffe Garden on this guy - did I mention the last of the Citron version went on the little Bro? If anybody has a stashload of that fabric and they're willing to unload at a reasonable price, send me a note!!!!
And then... A penguin for Miss Grace, who has been a really stalwart buddy over the last six months - and this guy stood up - thank you Sewing Goddess for helping me make the pattern modifications!
I made him in the leftover Japanese fabrics that the fabulously huge quilt is made of - speaking of which, I must take that to be quilted tomorrow. So exciting!!
And then Miss Alix & Mister Claude in London had Baby Girl number two - and I wanted to make them something that was pretty but not too cutesy vomity pink, you know - so I did a rabbit, shown here in the beautiful wrapping from Little Paper Lane (although the purple tissue did enter the Golightly household courtesy of Miss Blue Lambb). The eagle-eyed amongst you may recognise the fabrics as being the same as another, slightly tubbier rabbit. Well. Who says fat girls can't wear stripes?
And I made Apple the Rabbit, for Mr Golightly's great-nephew, Isaac. I hope some of you get the joke, because I'm not explaining it.
And then there's the Classical rabbit, for Great-Baby E, in an interesting colour choice, which both parents-to-be loved - Mrs T because dark red is her favourite colour, and Mr D because he loves the neo-classical elements you find in damask... Nice to have such an educated bunch in the family, isn't it?
That's it. Tomorrow I'm going to have another go at making this in fabric, not felt, having already upsized (is that even a word???) them by 50%. I'll keep you posted (another dreadful pun!!!).