I am totally chuffed this evening! My unicorn has been chosen as one of the #clevercrafters projects for the week! Not only that, but the other two Christmas projects for my charges, the horse and the triceratops, have also been added to their January Clever crafters album (click “more” for the posts!)
This cutie was for my middle charge, C, for Christmas. I’ve made a triceratops before, it was pink and had a lopsided top piece which I couldn’t correct for the life of me! This one almost ended up with a slight lean to it despite my knowing it would happen, but I managed to shift stuffing around to make it work thankfully! His nose horn points downward though, but by the point it was put on I really could not gather the energy to fix it, it would have delayed our leaving by
at least 30 more minutes!
I don’t know if I’ve said this but I tend to do these dinos in the round as much as possible. I hate stitching up. To the extent that I even knit/crochet straight over something or struggle to put cozies over tight parts to avoid doing it.
FWIW, with the child who requested this dino in the first place, he first changed colours on me a couple of times, then we agreed on green/blue, then he asked to change again once I’d started and then I got asked a week before Christmas if it was too late to ask for a Y-wing fighter instead (Star Wars related I believe?!), yes C, yes it really is too late to ask for something entirely different I’m afraid! But it means I can get started on his birthday gift 7 months early… 😉
… and I’m organising my photos of the past week. Here are a few of my favourites:
I’ll get back on over Thursday or Friday to post about what I’ve been up to and try to get some more pictures of my new toys up! The unicorn especially given that it’s probably one of my favourites out of all of the toys I’ve made!
I haven’t really finished any projects recently, apart from a DIY project which is almost finished. So, I have no projects to post about apart from old projects.
So, today I’m sharing the pterodactyls. All five of them.
I am going on a short break as I’ll be in Spain on my belated honeymoon! See you in a couple of weeks!(The last dino I did, one for my husband! He’s not too scary though, as you can see…)
As I mentioned in the last post, I seem to find myself knitting dinosaurs quite often! To date I have made 14 dinosaurs. 5 Pterodactyls, 2 T-rexes, 2 Quetzalcoatlus’, an Ankylosaurus, a Mesosaurus, a Velociraptor, a Triceratops and a Stegosaurus.