Tuesday, February 12, 2008
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!