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Hetty The Hippo

February 7th 2016

Hetty The Hippo A knitted toy hippo

This is “Hetty The Hippo” a knitted toy I made for a new baby based on the Amanda Berry pattern Higgins The Hippo. The only difference from the original pattern is that I added a bow and embroidered the eyes rather than using buttons as it was a gift for a baby girl. The bow was made from a long thin strip of knitting sewn into a loop with a smaller strip sewn around the middle.

Baby Shower Favours. Ready to Pop

March 28th 2015

Here’s a quick and easy idea for thank you favors to give to guests at a baby shower.  This was for a surprise shower that was also on mum to be’s birthday. The theme was red and blue.image

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New Baby Soft Toy Robot and Robot Card

March 7th 2015

I made this little soft toy robot for a friend’s first baby and I was inspired to make the card to match. I’ve added some images showing how to make the toy robot below.

Robot New Baby Card And Soft Toy Robot

The robot was simply made of 6 sewn cubes. For each cube stitch together 6 squares on the reverse leaving one side open for stuffing. Turn right side out and stuff. Close the open seam with a hidden stitch.

Make 4 small cubes for the arms and legs one large cube for the head and a medium cube (slightly smaller than the head) for the body. Attach the arms legs and head to the body. First securely sew the body to the head. For the arms attached them along one edge so they can move but for the legs attach along the 4 top edges so they remained in place.

Finally embroider on a cute face and some buttons.

Click on the images for a larger view.
Soft Toy Robot Making Step 1

Soft Toy Robot Making Step 2

Soft Toy Robot Making Step 3

Simple Knitted Toy Dog: Pupster Pattern

February 14th 2015

I knitted this little puppy from a pattern I found on Pinterest. It’s called Pupster, was created by FuzzyMitten.com and can be purchased on Ravelry.
It was a really quick and simple pattern to follow. I decided to embroider the eyes open as I made it as a gift for a new baby. The original pattern has instructions for a jumper but I decided instead to give him a green scarf to keep him warm which was simply a length knitted in sticking stitch. I also decided to make him all one colour apart from his snout. The original pattern has instructions to have different colour patches on his hands, feet and tail also. Due to the simplicity of the pattern it was easy to make this change so not only is it a good pattern to follow but also a versatile one.

Pupster Knitted Toy Dog

Bubble Bobble New Baby Card

January 31st 2015

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My friend and I spent many happy childhood hours adventuring through the cave of monsters in the game Bubble Bobble. She recently became a mummy and I couldn’t resist modifying the old intro screen of Bubble Bobble into this new parent card. :)

Knitted Elephant Toy for a New baby.

January 23rd 2015

There’s been lots of new arrivals in the last year so I’ve been having fun making toys and new baby cards.


This was my make of the Bloomsbury Elephant knitting pattern by Amanda Berry made for my super cute nephew.

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The pattern is available to buy on Ravelry
The pattern designer has lots of other wonderful looking patterns on her page: Amanda Berry


It was very simple to follow and I’m really happy with the result. I also decided to knit a little scarf to keep him warm.

Simple New Baby Card with Balloons

July 13th 2013

It seems there are a lot of new babies on the way. Here’s a simple new baby card I made.
New Baby Card with Balloons

I used some new gel stamps that I picked up from Paperchase for the spotty borders.
Paperchase Borders Create Stamps Set
I coloured the stamps with some stamping pens that I found in TKMaxx. You can get some good craft bargains from there. I also used the spotty border stamp to create the pattern on the box. For the balloons I just cut out the shapes and mounted them with adhesive squares for some relief. The strings are stamped on using the same set of gel stamps. The congratulations lettering this time is from a set of stickers from HobbyCraft.