Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Leprechaun Lovey



I received a lovely thank you note from the family these packages have been going to and discovered that the lovey's and the books have been the big hits of the package. With that I bring you the next holiday lovey for St. Patrick's day. DH picked up this pattern for me for Christmas. You can purchase the pattern here.



For those of you interested this pattern does come with arms. I just didn't make them. After attaching the head, I thought it would be awkward the way I'd sewn it on to add arms. I think the arms are adorable, just not right for this time around.

The two big challenges I had in making this is my hands still weren't recovered from the baby doll carrier when I started it and they were sore working on the ami head. The second was the beard. I've always had trouble with hair. I got through this but it is a reason I prefer animal ami's to human or human like characters. The hair is a challenge. Another more minor challenge was one of the ami eye backings decided to be difficult and I had more hand trouble which I really didn't need.

All and all I think he's an adorable addition to the St. Patrick's Day package. I think if I were to do this again I'd make the blanket, keep the hat, and create a St. Patrick's themed animal blankie for the occasion. Some day I will find my solution to hair, but right now it eludes me.

Still working on my Crochetville wishlist items. I also have to get the rest of this project done as well in order to get it out before the deadline. My yarn arrived for the baby bib so I'm thinking of taking that to the Library fiber day today. I've also got to think about the graduation afghan and returning to the doll and food donation projects. They all get done some how.

3 comments:

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I'm in love with your little leprechaun. So cute!

Louisa said...

This is such a clever pattern! I love the ami head but can see why the beard and hair might have been a little tricky. Great job!

thepaintedapron.com said...

This is so cute! How creative and adorable!!!
Jenna

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