Bob's quite narcissistic as you can see
And those of you who have read this blog before will be able to guess that Bob was not made by me!!!!
Top Telltale give-aways that I did not make Bob
1. He is beautifully made
2. He does not frighten small children with his general air of creepiness and sinister eyes
3. He has no wonky stitches
4. He has no wonky buttons sewn on
I could go on, and on and on........................ but I won't.
One would think that given my previous forays into toy making, which have resulted in absolute disaster (but I am happy to say have nevertheless been loved by my smallest daughter- bless her heart), that I would never, ever again venture into attempting to crochet "something cute".
But no, I am nothing if not tenacious. (Or stupid!)
I decided I would try and make a rabbit, to be a friend for Stinky Toby, Daughter#2's favourite toy. I used him as a guide, size wise etc. (I cant read patterns)
To start with I really thought I'd cracked it, and that I had made a cute toy!!!
I was really really happy and excited. But then, slowly, as it came time to sew on the head, I realised that he was not in fact cute............................... but that he would be joining the ranks of the freasky misshapen "others". Yes, here they are in all their glory. And yes, new rabbit belongs amongst them.
No matter how much I thought he would not belong, that he would be a stand alone "good" toy, he's not!!
He's one of "them".
Here they are...Petula, Mermaid, and the weird snake with all the stuffing falling out of him.
The good news is that the small one loves them.
She has named the new rabbit Patty, Pat for short. I asked why she named him that, and she said "You know, Like pat-a-cake"
Here he is with his best bud Stinky Toby.
They could be twins.
So, going back to the beginning of my post, where I introduced you to beautifully made Bob, Bob whose stories and TV show is loved by my youngest.
We bought Bob in Scotland last year.
You would imagine that she would love Bob. But no, with the beauty and sweetness of youth, she loves the ones that "Mummy made".
And that makes me happy, and to decide not to give up.
Have a lovely weekend