A good friend of ours is moving overseas which is sad because we will miss her and awesome because it’s a huge opportunity for her and we get to go visit her in San Francisco (I’ve already said I want to meet the Mythbusters, so told her she has to go make friends with them before we come over).
One of things she has to leave behind in Australia is her beloved bunny.
He will be well looked after while she is away but we didn’t want her to be sad without him, so a quick conversation with Torunn from Herbert and friends resulted in this little guy
How crazy cute is that little tail??
All of the Herbert and friends creatures come with amazing stories about their lives which are so funny. This time we made one up for the bunny.
Bunners likes to eat grass and secretly thinks he is more distinguished than Mr. Darcy. He is looking forward to heading overseas as he is on the hunt for the world’s best ice-cream. He also likes Earl Grey tea with milk and to ride in the basket of orange bicycles.
Am running behind with handmade presents for what seems to be an army of small people so yesterday I finished off this little G’Raff sock creature. It is yet another of the amazing Craft Schmaft sock patterns.
It will be posted off this week. It was a distinctively odd feeling to be taking portrait shots of a toy but they looked so cool I had to share.
At the beginning of the year I set myself the goal of hand making all presents this year. Am going ok with it all, though am now slightly behind so will be playing catch up for a few weeks and then it will be time to start prepping for Christmas.
And in a bid to help with heating/cooling of the studio without using electricity I made a door snake who was promptly named “Sid” and he’s been doing a mighty fine job of keeping the crazy wind out from under the door.
I also made a loaf of bread but we kind of ate that before I remembered to take photos of it and of course I made some cycling caps but those ones aren’t ready to be shown yet.
What did everyone else do this weekend?
Yesterday we showed you some of the super cute products you can make from CraftSchmaft
well today Claire shared the story of her yellow cruiser on her blog…no photographic evidence yet but am sure it is as super cool and cute as her collection of monsters and animals….oh and she mentioned
that ‘we brake for cake’ this Sunday…have you started working on your cutest outfit yet?
A few weeks I shared some non cycling related creativity and well this new batch I’ve been working on is just too darn cute not to share!
With a large influx of small people and birthdays into the extended Rocket Fuel family recently it’s been toy making central round here to make sure each little one gets their very own monster! Here is some of what’s been taking place.
Sock Monsters were made from a pattern from CraftSchmaft
so that’s the black and white stripe and the pink, purple red stripe.
Felt monsters were made from free patterns you download from Revoluzza
the orange and red ones.
Otis the Owl comes from this free pattern from Sew Simple
and the navy bat monster comes from the free pattern by Elizabeth Carroll
On most of the monsters I’ve made slight changes from the patterns only to suit what I had on hand and also to suit who they are being sent off to. Huge thanks to all the lovely people who created a pattern and either sold it or offered it for free you all Rock!