Monday, December 15, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 7. Make a toy!


Once more this year, we are bringing you twelve days of Christmas ideas - both handmade gifts and gifts for makers.

If you have any little people on your Christmas list this year, why not make them a toy? Handmade toys make relatively quick projects, and are such a special, lasting gift.

We've got lots of great toy making resources at The Drapery - from wool flannels and wool felt, to natural linens, wool and recycled PET stuffing, plus loads of fun books & patterns.

Our Christmas Penguin above, is Arnold. The pattern for Arnold, along with 19 other toys, is in the book Hop Skip Jump, which we have in store. (If you were following our Twelve Days of Christmas last year, you might remember our tutorial for a penguin ornament too.)



We've also got a few single paper patterns, including this one: Poppy Doll. As well as the actual doll, this pattern has instructions to make Poppy a veritable smorgasbord of clothes including trousers and a couple of dresses.


There are still 9 making days before Christmas, so still plenty of time to get stitching!

- Fiona & Jane xx

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