We've got just a few days until Valentine's day, and if you're planning to whip up a handmade gift for your sweetie, now's the time to get started!
Handmade gifts have so much more heart than something from a big box store, and when you make a gift yourself, you know it wasn't produced in a sweatshop, and you have total control over the materials that you're using.
Your handmade gift is a one-of-a-kind creation, made with love. What could be more Valentine's day appropriate than that!
Sizing / Finished Measurements:
Finished size approx. 12 cm (4.72 inches) high. Tail is approx. 40 cm (16 inches) long.
Any red yarn you like for main parts. I used approx. 200 yards of mercerized cotton yarn. You'll also need some pink and white yarn for tongue and eyes.
For option 2 (white wings) - Any mohair yarn the same thickness as your main yarn (I used of MOHAIR DELICATE (NAKO) (mohair 40%, acrylic 60%) 100 g/500 m)
Matching size hook. I used hook 1 mm. You shall use hook much thinner than recommended for yarn you choose.
Copper wire with plastic covering for the frame (you shall be able to bend it with your hands and it shall keep fit). Expenditure depends on your yarn.
2 glass eyes with loops for pupils, 0.9-10 mm diameter.
Some blue felt 1 mm thick for irises.
Some black fishing line for eyelashes.
Sewing thread of matching colors to sew small parts.
Tapestry needle for tightening.
Paint for tinting (you can use acrylic paint for fabric or brown eye shadows).
Adhesive plaster with fabric base (the one you use to cover wounds) 1-1.5 cm wide to work up the wire cuts