Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Twin Turtles


My husband's cousin is expecting twin boys any day now. What a great excuse to try out the soft turtle buddy pattern from the Bend the Rules Sewing book! Aren't they the cutest?

Now that I've got 2 under my belt, they are pretty easy. I have plans to make a girl version for Sydney who insisted she needed one too. I'm going to make her's a bit larger than these 2. Those tiny pieces are just annoying to turn and stuff. To give you a sense of the size, the body of the turtle fits in the palm of my hand.

The patterns calls for eyes made from felt, but I really liked them without.

I think it's hard to think up good handmade gifts for boys, so I'm definitely happy to have found this pattern. I'm sure you will be seeing more of these, at least until Sydney is satisfied!

7 comments:

Amy Jo said...

Oh my.... I know there is one of these in my future for a sweet little turtle lover in AZ! Thanks for sharing....I'm off to Amazon to order this book!

Jada2929 said...

Corduroy looks adorable! Really cute.

Melissa H said...

these are so cute--I love the corduroy bodies

I AM VERY MARY said...

These make me giggle with cuteness!

Rebecca said...

I love the turtle buddies! I actually have the book and can't remember this pattern LOL. They are perfect stuffies for boys! Can't wait to see Sydney's turtle!

Rebecca said...

I love the turtle buddies! I actually have the book and can't remember this pattern LOL. They are perfect stuffies for boys! Can't wait to see Sydney's turtle!

Katherine said...

These little guys are so very sweet, Roxanne. I love the mixing of textures in your version - I love corduroy and stripes!

You're right, it is more challenging to find cool things to sew for boys. I know firsthand with two sons and no daughters in this household.