Ronnie Rhino, Elliot Elephant

Ronnie Rhino, Elliot Elephant

Give a huge welcome to these two chaps.

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As you can see they are the best of friends.

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And love nothing more than sharing a story or two.

They were perfectly simple (to me anyway!) to make up. I think the trick is to get just the right amount of stuffing in, packing the body quite firmly and the head, less so.img_2837

I always sew these potential children’s toys together firmly so getting the limbs and ears in the right place first time is important. They are not so easy to unpick when your stitches have disappeared.

Love it when these

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Turn into this

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And then all he needs are a couple of eyes to wake him up.

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They are quite little fellows.

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I shall make a few bigger brothers from some chunky yarn as well.

I used Scheepjes Cotton 8. They have a lovely rust orange which is close to being made into a monkey.

The original Edward’s Menagerie uses a more neutral rustic pallet which I love but I was keen to go bright and eye catching for a baby’s vision.

The clean Scheepjes cotton shows up every stitch which gives a lovely crisp finish so an even tension is paramount. I love how they have turned out.img_2834

Don’t you think a whole bunch of these would provide amazing story telling opportunities?

Love Lucie xx

 

 

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. I love these! My mum got me this book the Christmas before last, just as my friends started to have babies and now I’ve made a number. They’re so cute!

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  2. Aw, they’re adorable! Your post is almost getting me broody!! A very close almost – it’s a good job I’m too old!! 😃

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  3. I so nearly bought this book at Yarndale but decided that making toys was pointless as I had few kids to gift them to. Since then, I’ve accepted that it’s the process I love and have given in to anything that catches my eye. No doubt this book will be on my shelves shortly. I much prefer the bright colours by the way:)

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  4. They are fabulous. Little Mudlet gave them a big thumbs up as well. I agree that brighter colours for a baby are far better than neutrals in terms of sensory stimulation 🙂 x

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  5. Gorgeous and you are right, a lively stitch definition.

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  6. So gorgeous! They are really beautiful and I am sure anyone (children OR adults!) would be thrilled to receive them as a gift. I am looking forward to seeing how that monkey turns out! What a lovely book 🙂

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  7. Images made me smile, very cute!

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  8. These are gorgeous. Ive just bought eds menagerie and am currently in process of making up the alpaca. I agree about the coloiring being bright for tiny eyes i cant wait to make a super bright pink hippo 🙂 they both look super great 🙂 im a bit more in love with the elephant though lol

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  9. Gorgeous! They coordinate so well with your Ripple blanket too. Are they going to the same baby?

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  10. Oh wow, these are so cute 🙂 I’ve only ever made a knitted bear before but seeing these makes me want to crochet a zoo, they are adorable!

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  11. Absolutely adorable! I love them. Can’t wait to see what other ones you make.

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  12. These are so cute! Love the colours, your crochet looks really perfect. My only attempt at making animals was to try and knit Grommet, which was a miserable failure!

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  13. Oh wow! They are just adorable! I made the elephant and the bunny last year but mine look more at home on a horror film set -😃. Am inspired to try again.

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  14. These are so cute. Edward’s menagerie is such genius. Thanks for letting us know what you made them in. I used yarn from my stash for Emma Bunny and it’s not great for crochet.

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