Sunday, 6 April 2014

Effey the Heffalump and Jeff the Giraffe


I am getting quite addicted to the african flower motif animals by Heidi Bears.

For Effey I used Stylecraft DK: cream, jaffa, aspen and yellow.  I used a size 3mm hook.

I made her with her trunk curled upwards as I think they look nicer like that.  She is for my youngest daughter's birthday in May.
















For Jeff the Giraffe, again another Heidi Bears pattern, I used Stylecraft DK: cream, turquoise, shrimp and spring green.  I used a size 2.5 hook.  I really enjoyed making Jeff as it was a little more than just making the motifs and assembling.  You had the ears, horns and mane to do. I think he looked rather handsome!  He was made for my eldest daughter's birthday in May (also). She will be 19 - never too old for a soft toy.  Here are a selection of photos of Jeff:






Ellie and Jeff

Ellie and Jeff

3 comments:

  1. Hi Karen, Just found your blog. Enjoyed seeing your Creations. My Grandson would Love your Crocheted Black and White Cat. Did you go by a pattern? Really Cute! I am now a follower of yours. If you ever get the chance stop by my blog sometime. Happy Day to you. :0)

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    1. Hi. For the basic pattern I followed the one I posted on the Minstrel blog. The cat was all black so I had to follow a photo for where I had to add white. I'm so glad you like it. I will pop over over to your blog and have a look. Thank you for leaving me a message. :-)

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  2. Having lived in South Africa for a long time, I immediately recognised the Swazi candles patterns. Awesome and inspiring, thank you.

    Nicola

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