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Mr Fortywinks

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Toy
Sizing Children
Style Funky, Whimsical, Cute
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What materials did you use? Acrylic yarn, washable polyester stuffing

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? The happy feeling he gives the children when they play with him, and the fact that he stands up on his own. I've made several of these now, and will post pictures of some of the others on Craftsy to give anyone who hasn't discovered Jean Greenhowe inspiration to have a go at making some.

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use bright colours and stuff, stuff and stuff again (apart from his arms), so that he is really solid and doesn't bend over. If you want him to stand up, put cardboard insoles in his shoes, but remember that he won't be as washable if you do! Don't be daunted at the number of "accessories" needed to finish the toy - they are a joy to make and are so, so simple! I've now made a number of these clowns and have found them very cheering and therapeutic to make. Jean Greenhowe's patterns should be easily available via the internet - just Google her name and see what comes up!

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

Lucky grandchildren to have such a talented granny when they come to visit, and lets them play with her handmade toys.

08/15/2012 Flag

The grandchildren are a bit old for that now, but there are now two GREAT-grandchildren, so we're into the next generation already!

08/15/2012 Flag

Me, two Hannah & Jackson

08/15/2012 Flag

Love the ooozing toothpaste! Fantastic!

08/15/2012 Flag