Monday, July 13, 2009
Bitsy the Deer!
A few years ago I acquired a Japanese craft book. In it was a beyond-cute toy pattern--a deer! I had some spare time and decided to make one.
I made it with a scrap bandanna and some felt. It was not fun to sew, and took much longer than expected. Turning the legs and neck inside out was a real pain since they were so skinny... But I am quite pleased with it!
I added bows to each ear and eventually added a big one to the neck. Sadly, I've misplaced my button jar so for now, she shall remain eyeless.
The book advises you to put metal wire in the feet--being the rebel i am, I didn't... and now her legs are too weak to support her body, thanks to the massive un-proportionate head. I had to use a metal ring to hold the legs together, allowing her to stand up straight on her own. Another day I'll have to do some 'surgery' and add wire to the legs.
I named her Bitsy!
Has anyone taken a stab at these japanese felt/vinyl toys? Any suggestions?
Posted by Boojiboo at 11:12 PM