Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe


It was a very Nursery Rhyme Fairy Tale themed Christmas gifting season for one set of presents this year. As I've written many times I love toys that link to books. I sent along My First Mother Goose with Humpty and this gift. I thought they'd make the rhymes more fun.

This is an old out of print Michele Wilcox pattern found in an 1988 Annie's Attic pattern booklet called Toy Chest. Annie's has been recently releasing some of their out of print patterns so if I do discover this one I will post a link. After writing up the Humpty blog post I stumbled across the pattern looking for another out of print pattern on their e-pattern site and updated my post to include the link for anyone who might want to make that pattern. You never know when they will reissue an old pattern in digital format.

The challenge of this pattern wasn't the shoe it was completing all the little people. I alternated making little people with finishing other projects. It was the only way to finish everything that needed to get done. It almost became assembly line crochet. Finish a little person, crochet an arm of something else, start .... and return to little person. I did get a remarkable amount of stuff done.

4 comments:

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

cute present

judee said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely old craft idea! How cute

Linda at Apron Strings & other things said...

Adorable! I would like to include more homemade gifts in my gift-giving this coming year so this pattern/idea is just the thing!

handmade by amalia said...

Simply adorable and so beautifully done.
Amalia
xo

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