This old chap is based on a character from the film Toy Story (I’m not sure which one). It was a present for a little one who was very fond of the character.
This colourful donkey, with green and pink felt strips to make it resemble a pinata, is from the kid’s cartoon Adventure Time, but it was made for a lady for her birthday, because she loves this character.
This little guy was made from a screen shot of a game. I’m not sure which one, but he looks a bit like an Animal Crossing type of character to me
Puck the Space Mutt
Puck is the creation of an extremely talented comic book artist and he was a lot of fun to make, although working with eyelash yarn is always challenging!
This happy chap is from a child’s cartoon called Hey Dugee. It was a gift for a little girl.
Another 2022 Santa present, this one was based on Pepe the King Prawn muppet and was made for a little girl who loves him.
This blue robot, well known from TV adverts I think, was another 2022 Santa gift for a little girl. He was really good fun to make, especially since I had to make him look mechanical.
This bear was created from an image that looked like a still from a film or TV show. I don’t know his name, but the poor thing looked a bit worse for wear. I used a tweedy yarn to give him a more threadbare effect.
This was a challenging make with a lot of pieces – each feather head and shaft was made individually for example – but I very much enjoyed making this toy.
Neon Green Guy
This was a quirky little make from a children’s cartoon and a lot of fun. The little boy for who it was made was chuffed with it too, which always makes me very happy 🙂
Susie is a lovely colourful spider who was made for author Sarah Eckersley to assist her when she does book readings. You can buy Sarah’s book on Amazon and other book outlets. Sarah asked me to make a couple of mini spiders for fans of hers about a year later. I do love their goofy faces!
Thoughtful Theo (x 2)
This toy was made from drawings that the kids’ talented dad had drawn and made into a lovely picture book for them. He was given the first Theo as a Father’s Day gift. The second Theo was made for his godson after who the blue Koala was named. I do not use patterns to make these toys so each make is unique.
This lovely bee was made for the author Jemima Knight, who was debuting her first picture book at the time. You can now find her book, Belle and the Giant at Curious Koala Books.
The Happy Little Humbug
I made this happy chap for the author Charli Dunkley who created the book with her daughter, Summer. You can buy her book on Amazon.
This is one of the stranger custom makes I have done. I had no idea such a thing as a Train Eater existed until I was asked to make one for a young man’s Christmas. Very Creepy Pasta!
This character was made from an animation that the young man who created it won an award for and was a celebratory gift from his parents. Arneut is the biggest toy I have made yet and is very cuddly as he was crocheted entirely from fluffy teddy yarn.