These two froggies are just glorified beanbags made from the legs of old jeans and scraps of odd fabric...great for balancing on heads , throwing and catching. The girls love to take turns aiming for the washing basket or a bucket or sometimes each other ! These ones went off to Melissa over at tiny happy for her little ones - they smell kind of healthy as they are filled with brown rice- next time I might add some lavender in as well to make them smell a bit prettier. I probably should have sent them unfilled as they were quite heavy but somehow they didn't look quite as appealing flat!...here you go kiddos, a bit of floppy fabric, knock yourselves out! Definitely stuffed is the way to go!
Here they are flat so you can see the shape if you want to make a few - I sewed twice around them just in case....never hurts when they are filled with small bits of stuff!
Mine measured about 24cm in length - a good size for balancing on little one's heads. I'm quite keen to make a batch of little ones (about 12cm finished) for the girls to throw about ....add that to the "to do" list, I think .
As cute as they are I thought I'd best send something else for Melissa....she is the queen of the barkcloth bag so it took me a while to work out what I wanted to send.
This is the scarf that I sent , although I think it will be a little while yet before Melissa gets to try it out!
I went to my workshop at Primrose Park Art centre and spent the day making a Coptic stitched book and memento box. Great fun and very satisfying. It was a gloomy and dull old day here so no photo today but perhaps tomorrow. I am planning to go back to do the workshop on dowel spine books.....see you there?