Some time ago, one of the members of one of the many Facebook groups that I’m in was doing a “WIP-dive” project. I thought it was a great idea so I went into the box of WIP that I have and found a half-finished giraffe. I decided to finish her off…and today I have! 🙂
Last night, in front of the telly, I did the last of the knitting, finally finishing off her last leg. So today was time to sew her together!
I started off by checking I had all the bits!! My other half wandered over…..
“why are you dismembering a giraffe on the table?!?” he said.
“I’m not”, I said, “I’m stuffing and sewing it of course”.
How much more normal could an exchange like that be? Needless to say, he rolled his eyes and wandered off to do something more interesting!!
So here she is “dismembered”….
First job is to sew all the parts together. I started with the body…
I used mattress stitch, because it is magic, when you pull it tight, the join disappears!
I like to “stuff as I go” because I find it easier to get the right amount of stuffing in, too much and the stitches pull apart, but not enough and its all wrinkly…and I can’t honestly think of anything that is better wrinkly…?
Once I’d got the body stuffed, I sewed the ears onto the head and attached the eyes. I decided to use these bobbly eyes!
Next, I attached the head to the body and sewed and stuffed the legs…ready to attach…
Before finally sewing her all together!
She went off for a munch of some flowers in the garden….
And I introduced her to her new friend, “Yarnagon”
I hope she’s happy living with us!
Oh – by the way, the pattern is by Amanda Berry. You can find it on Ravelry here
Have you ever made any stuffed animals, knitted or crochet? I’d love to see pictures if you have, I know you can’t share pictures in comments but feel free to post link to your blog if you’ve blogged about it or you could post on my Facebook page…. Jo Creates Facebook Page
I’d love yo see them!!