Pica Pau Family

My little family of Pica Pau characters has been growing. I have absolutely loved making some of the creations in the book. I’m not a very experienced crocheter so this book has taught me quite a bit about different construction techniques.
And the overall design of the toys is just adorable. Only another 14 toys to make!

New Prototypes

For a while now I’ve wanted to develop a fabric doll with a rounder head. I do like the rag dolls I currently make, but they can’t wear hats well because of their wide flat heads.  So today I finally got out the paper, fabric and sewing machine. I hadn’t done any sewing since Christmas - I think sewing 50-odd dolls in the run up to Christmas wore me out!

The first prototype had a square head. The second had a better shaped head but the neck was far too long and skinny to support the weight of the head. The third (on the right) is getting in the right direction. It has a flatter face with the back of the head being more rounded.

Now I just need to get more stuffing and keep sewing!

GAA Scarf

A recently completed commission of a scarf with the logo of a GAA club in Co. Wicklow. I’m really happy with how my colourwork turned out.

Toy Hospital Time

This poor little penguin lost the stitching on one of his feet. Luckily it was a quick fix!


Love these gorgeous girls ❤️

Day 13: People Watching Mad-Lib


Day 11-Photo Doodles

Today's task - doodle on a photo. I tried doing it on my phone but I found it hard to do on the small screen. So instead I stuck an old photo to a page and worked from there. I probably shouldn't have tried to turn the flowers into a person , seen as I can't draw people. But the idea is there.