Wednesday, January 7, 2009

More Softies

Obviously I have a little addiction to making soft toys ... I love it ... and my children's bedrooms will soon be overflowing with them ... as will my workroom.

Anyway, not much of a surprise that I bought the new 'More Sofites' book not that long ago. So many beautiful, clever and cute things to make and such a refreshing change to use someone else's (tried and tested) pattern instead of my own!

We had a lovely time looking through all the softies, deciding what to make, the kids putting their orders in (and their orders for cousins and next-door neighbours as well!)

These are the Christmas presents I made for some lovely little people in my life:
Rudi and Roddy the roosters - these guys are as thick as thieves, but so very polite and well-behaved (well, most of the time!) ... very much like the two little boys I made them for! They were made from MariekUniek's 'Mister Rooster' pattern.

This is Tabbie who was very fun to make ... but lots of work! I really love her. I'm afraid the hair won't stand up to a two-year old's affections, but we'll see! She was made from the pattern 'Topsy-turvy Tabitha' by Hatch - isn't she a sweetie?!

This Sweet Pea was so easy to make and with such lovely results - you can't really see, but she's on lots of matresses as she is the 'Princess and the Pea' pattern by Sarah Bowe. I loved choosing the fabrics and button (the little girl she belongs is a real 'red' girl) and I love snuggling her into bed too! I'm going to make more of these cuties!

And, as well as these cuties, I also finished off some more Little Loxies for my new LittleJellygnite shop! Phew! - holidays are hard work ;)


edward and lilly said...

Seeing these really makes me want to go out and buy that book!

Hot Fudge said...

Goodness Ali, you certainly have been a hive of industry! I love all your dolls and I am sure their new owners will too.

Hey Harriet said...

Wow Ali! You've been so busy! I do really like all those gift softies you made but I have to say that I prefer your own designs. Your new shop is looking fantastic!

Lisa B. said...

Oh so many cute softies! I love the roosters!!

Jetta's Nest said...

Hi Ali, thanks for visiting my blog! Your softies look great...I particularly love the ones you've made from your sons drawings :)

Little Mary Moo said...

Those dolls are beautiful Ali, I'm sure they will stand up to all their loving.

Bec said...

Wow Ali, these are brilliant. I bet they will be 'super-loved'!! Gotta love the holidays :D