I have been writing for Let’s Get Crafting magazine for sometime now.
The first time when I was commissioned to make multi-coloured pandas, I was not so sure if I was doing the right thing going along with the editor. It was not at all the kind of toy making I used to do, and I was feeling a little anxious using such vivid coloured synthetic yarn. However, I enjoy the monthly challenges now. I am glad that I went out of my comfort zone.
The latest issue is this one; it has my ostriches.
I was asked to make sitting ostriches. I tried to express ostrich’s character with meaty legs, thin neck and long eyelashes. I could not rely on the colours since the set does not contain black. I also had to be careful not to make the neck too thin so that it can support the weight of the head. I hope they look like ostriches.
They have heart shaped feet which may go well for the Valentine’s Day.
Back in December, this patchwork teddy came out.
This design is one of my favorites and it seems quite popular among the readers, too.
I originally added a ribbon as in the photo above, and I was pleased with how it looked with it, but I guess it had to go because the kit did not contain the ribbon. You can make flowers into brooches as well.
I brought these issues to my local spinners’ group when I ran a workshop last Wednesday. My fellow spinners are such lovely people and they have been very supportive. I know them over fifteen years now.
I offered three projects to try: Rabbit 1 with arms and legs, Rabbit 2 with simple round shape and penguin from Safari book.
My spinners all wanted to try the penguin! There seems to be something about that penguin.
It was a perfect project to do in two hours and everyone went home with their own little creation. We had so much fun together!
Love these quirky penguins!
I came home with a pot of Flamingo flower, homemade apple jelly and marmalade. How thoughtful my spinners are!
I have to do this more often.