Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Petzi, a little animal I made for my own collection from an Eileen Seifert pattern

I really admire the designs of Eileen Seifert.  Over time I have bought and hoarded quite a few of her patterns.  Oh, to find the time to make all the things that inspire me!
A few years ago I was practising making faces with a press mold.  Most of them turned out awful and were thrown away, but I kept a few that I felt had potential for an altered art project in future.  Recently I came across one of these and thought it looked rather like a cat.  It gave me the idea that I could adapt Eileen's Petzi pattern and make one.  This is the result.
I rescaled the pattern to make an 8cm (3 inch) animal, turned the teddy ears into pointy ears, and made a tail.  My cat-Petzi turned out like a rather well stuffed sausage.  I love the old fashioned look. 
Here is the original pattern.  Also have a look at Eileen's other patterns.  You will be inspired!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Care Packages for the Elderly - Handed Over!

Yesterday Frikkie and his Lifemed team handed over the care packages that we put together at Tin Soldiers to a group of elderly people in Pretoria.  Here's a picture of the happy conclusion to this year's project.  A big round of applause to everyone who participated!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Birthday Tiger

It's a birthday tiger, and it's mine!  This little cutie amigurumi tiger with his birthday cake was made by Tania.  Isn't he just gorgeous?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday again

This is me today.  Must be because it's Monday.  I have dates for workshops to share with you.  Will do it as soon as there's a calm moment.