Friday, March 4, 2011
baby gifts are better fuzzy :)
Just as soon as I found out my sister Sara was pregnant with her first baby I knew I wanted to make a special gift. And what better way to show someone you absolutely love them than giving a handmade gift ? :) Although I had seen several patterns on etsy with cute stuffed toys... I wondered if i was ready to attempt making one myself. I sat bewildered thinking amigurumi looked so hard. i had stalked anapaulaoli etsy a few months before. favorited this bear & bird duo pattern. And i hit purchase. I was gonna do this! Albeit wonky looking and very handmade, he is bursting with lots of love :)
everyone meet little Roo Bear and his little bird friend Bloo.
He barely measures over 3 inches in height but i love him so. mr.handsome and i loved watching him come to life. One little head, two cutie pie ears, one little body, two little sweet hands, the button eyes and silly little embroidered smile. he was made to be loved :)
I also had made this popcorn stitch blanket earlier. I think the stitch lends itself with the teddy bear theme I was going for. As soon as we knew that we were going to welcome a sweet baby nephew I knew I wanted to go with a teddy theme :)
In my search for all cute a cuddly teddy bears i also saw many teddy beanie hats for babies. I purchased the pattern from InnerHooker etsy and decided to modify the ears a bit to include a dual color ear. Its the first time I've ever modified a pattern and I feel like such a rebel. But after looking at the ears, they look cuter with the 2 different colors. So much teddy bearish i think.... mr.handsome kept putting the beanie on his head and it looked more like he had a mini donut on hahaaa! thats what we do for fun. i make him wear everything i make.... flower motifs get put on mr.handsome's shoulder, he holds my ball of yarn for me... gently unwinding the ball of yarn as I go. aww.... no wonder he calls me his hot grandma wife. :)
Here they are all wrapped up and ready to go to the baby shower! I think this was such a learning adventure for me. I practiced a little patience. A little bit of brain power changing the pattern a bit. And i even liked the end result. I am a very proud mama bear, at least to this little guy *smiles*. Now I'm a little more than excited to make some extra cuties for my little one someday.
my list of projects keeps growing and growning
but honestly, if i get something cuddly and cute out of it every time i think its exciting!
Ps: I also wanted to let you know blues & greens are now stocked in the shop for some fun