As I said, I like doing small handcrafts. I love Salley Mavor's Wee Folk and started making them a while back. I love making them, but what do you do with them once they are made?
I proudly showed them off to some women I used to hang out with and they kind of looked at me like I'd grown three heads. About the same look I get when I talk about Lord of the Rings.
I'm happy for the Gramerly's to play with them during inside calm play, but they won't hold up to being shoved in little pockets, or left in the rain. Then I discovered felting and loved those wee animals too.
Cute, but not durable either.
Then I found pocket lovies on a blog, a mixture of wool felting and embroidery, and tried my hand at those. I love making them, but they won't really hold to to rough play either.
My gramerlings have this need to take something home from here every time they visit. I wanted some little something that would hold up to imaginative play, but not cost so much of my time that I would grieve it's loss.
Enter The Cuter Book. Oh my, I can't stand it. I want to make ten of everyone of these little cuties. After some careful consideration though, I decided to make several of a few of my favorites that I will name and tell stories about. They are perfect for pocket stuffing and will survive a fall in the creek and a good wash.
This littlest blue bird is only about an inch and a half long. I need to rework Itsy Bugg a little. I followed the pattern, but her head is too big for my liking.
Any name ideas?