Craft, stitchin' and sustainable living

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Makin' bacon

This dapper young fellow is what is known as a Peanut Pig. I called him this because his body shape is sort of peanut like. I started making peanut pigs aaaaagggggeeesss ago (I mean like, about a year ago) but never finished them. But lately I've been admiring this little guy's cuteness, and thought I should finish them off. There will be a pair when I'm done, complete with cute print bellies, hand knitted scarves and little embroidered curly tails on their cute piggy butts. Dig.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The end result

So if you were very clever, or at least a little imaginative, you might have guessed that the gift I was contructing was a mobile for my friend and colleague, Penny, who is due to have a baby in the upcoming weeks.

The mobile features four coloured crocheted monkeys hanging off knitted vines with felt and wool-stitched leaves.

Penny was very appreciative of my gift, and hopefully her bambino will spend many moments gazing calmly at the cheeky monkeys as they hover above.

(BTW, it's really hard to photograph a mobile and get the full effect)