3- Tissue box holder - For my mother's birthday, to go with her green living room and accent plum cushion. And to have fun with buttons- really good fun to make, so much so that I even lined the thing. The fabric and buttons came from a phone call to The Eternal Maker, which is safer than going in and still being there in open-mouthed wonder until being asked to leave. And I took the opportunity to try a bound buttonhole for the opening, with no thought to the irony of buttons, buttons everywhere and not one to go through the buttonhole. Tutorial here
Now- the toys. These vary depending on sleep deprivation. However, they're done, so they're going on the list.
4- Timmy. Love this- I'd all but finished it on the bus while still at work, but seeing that baby liked high contrast things to stare at gave me motivation to finish it. Still needs a dummy, but I don't like the one on the pattern, so still hunting around. I also changed the eyes to look like Timmy's and stuffed the ears slightly. My greatest success over the last few weeks, I'd say.
I'm not even going to attempt to get these photos to line up- I'm typing on borrowed time as it is- very soon duty will call, loudly...
5- the ball that looks more like a brain. I don't care- she likes it and it's saved me trying to make another load of squares into a garish jacket for her.
My first attempt at weaving on the Martha Stewart Knit and Weave Loom
and here is what was going to be a ball, but I couldn't be bothered, so it looks more like a brain, but she can grab it and stare at it, so I feel my work here is done.
6- Shaun the sheep mobile- I've waited years for an excuse to knit this. Currently waiting for mother to put the faces on them, then I'll do the hats and scarves, but at least the sheep are done: