You’re never going to believe this, but I made this little lady for the Cow. I know, I know, it’s craziness, but it had to be done…
The cool thing about this doll i
s that its head moves. The annoying part is that its arms and legs don’t.
So, meet Toadie!
I realized that I made mention of Toadie in my last Arigumi post but I had not yet posted anything on Toadie himself. Sorry about that!
This is the little guy that started off my use of this pattern. Frog has a character that is named Toadie and I have always imagined him as a little mushroom guy. I really have no idea how he looks in Frog’s head, but this is close to what I’ve always imagined him to be. I am really happy with how he came out. My favorite part was watching Frog open the package up and seeing her face the first time she met Toadie. Read the rest of this entry
This is one of the various Mushroom People that I made. There really wasn’t much intention to make each doll look like a mushroom, but I used a pattern that did create a little Mushroom Person that is named “Toadie.” After making him, I felt that I could do more with the pattern. I used the same pattern to make the Rabbit that I posted previously. I didn’t give this little guy a name. He stands about 8 inches tall which is much shorter then Toadie. But he was made from a much finer yarn. This pattern was a lot of fun to play with. I gave this one a jacket and used smaller ratio eyes. These eyes are kinda neat. The way that the light reflects from them makes it look like it has a white pupil, but they don’t. It can be a little creepy though because it makes it look like the doll is always looking at you… Read the rest of this entry
I made this guy for my nephew, Billie, for Xmas. I was glad to watch him unwrap it and see how his face lit up. I knew he liked it and that made all the crazy work that I put into it worth every minute of my time. That is always the moment of truth. Seeing how someone responds to the project the first time they lay eyes on it. That’s how I know if I’ve nailed it or not. This one was a project that I was more confident of this year. I knew how much Billie likes the game, so I figured a character from the game would work out just fine. It doesn’t look identical to the character, but enough so that he knew what it was right away. And then he talked about the other characters from the game that he wanted! All I could think was that I was hoping that the other characters would be easier to carry off. But there are other patterns available for some of the other characters. But we’ll see. He has been asking for a Mega Man helmet too. One thing at a time! (more…)