Created by: patz in suffolk
Project

Bedtime clown

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. 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!

You Can Make This

patz in suffolk made Bedtime clown with:

  • Acrylic yarn
  • washable polyester stuffing

Project Description

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. 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!

Q&A with patz in suffolk

Helen Cook asked:
Lucky grandchildren to have such a talented granny when they come to visit, and lets them play with her handmade toys.
patz in suffolk answered:
The grandchildren are a bit old for that now, but there are now two GREAT-grandchildren, so we're into the next generation already!

Skill Level

Beginner

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