Sunday, 24 June 2012

Twit Twoo and Zingy Too!

Owls are everywhere at the moment and rightly so - they are just so cute! I have so many friends with new babies arriving that I thought I would design some little owls for their cots and prams to keep them company.

I wanted to make soft sweet toys that were bright and different to anything anyone else would be giving as a gift and I think I've managed it...

My Cute Owl Family

 So far I have given them as little baby gifts, added them to a keyring, used them as a pin cushion, made a mobile and garland from them, the list goes on. Whatever you choose to use them for, they are great fun and easy to make and are perfect for using up oddments of yarn.

They can be made in any combination of colour and also look cute in block colours too. They have soft yarn eyes and so are safe for any age but you could dress them up with some vintage buttons if you want them for yourself. Just have fun with them!

The owls  finished sizes are:
1st owl – 15cm by 12cm, 2nd owl – 12cm by 10cm, 3rd owl – 10cm by 8cm, 4th owl – 8cm by 6cm


 Everyone who knows the basics of crochet can make these owls, they use really simple stitches so are quick to make and the best bit is that you can customise them to make them your own so be creative and see where it takes you!

I want to make these owls!











and Zingy too....

Everyone loves EDFs Zingy don't they?! I have been so busy making gifts for friends and their new babies that I thought I'd have some light relief and make myself a little Zingy toy....and here he is!

My Zingy Creation!

I hadn't realised quite how much people loved him - as soon as I mention to anyone that I've made him the reaction is amazing. I've already sold some patterns and have found out who they are making him for and which of the adverts is their favourite!

This version of Zingy is just 9cm high so a great size for a little toy or cute gift. I'm in the process of creating a really mini one so that it can become a keyring too.

If you would like the pattern for Zingy then pop along to my Etsy shop to find him:

Zingy Pattern

Or if you would like me to make a Zingy for you then just send me a message at hanjancrafts@gmail.com.

Zingy in a dingy!