Sunday, February 27, 2011


A new found respect for folks who make softies


And especially for those who write softie patterns (like you, you, you and you)


People who can imagine turning flat shapes into rounded ones


With a head, a body, a hump and four legs (albeit slightly splayed ones)


Who can help to create this kind of happiness


(Except she doesn't actually get to keep it. The toy is a gift for a camel-mad sixty year old man.)

Not sure I'll be making another one in a hurry. It was rather labour intensive.

But I do know it will be well loved.

Happy Sunday to you.
Andi xx

PS Camel pattern purchased here


Kate said...

It is brilliant - Pauline is a master at designing toys - she is fantastic with shapes.

Louise said...

Wow he's fabulous!!! I am sure he will be truly loved!

Maria said...

Your spotted camel is just gorgeous. Well worth the work. I agree toys are fiddley.

trash said...

Oh! Andi he is stunning. I think there is someone in that last picture who thinks you should give it another go,

Bree said...

I totally agree, I DETEST making softies.

CurlyPops said...

The funny thing is that I feel that exact same way about quilters!

Annie said...

I'm not good at softies, but did you know my sister has 5 camels as pets.

Pauline said...

Hi Andi, I am verrrrrry impressed you finished Chrissy as your first real softie - 'cos she is one of the hardest patterns I've made - but your camel looks amazing! : )
(Thanks to Kate for the nice things you said!)

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

as a softie maker it is always nice to get "our art" acknowledged for its complexity! Thanks Andi for getting it and I reckon your camel is brilliant!!

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

I'm humming "Alice the Camel" now.

Wonderful camel Andi. Looks like a fab pattern.

Leonie @ Cuppa and Cake said...


jodie said...

Andi, you have nothing to be worried about - he is a rock solid excellent camel - and i love the spots.
Take a bow (and cut out another one)

Pinky said...

ah.. I too have done the "splayed legs" to stand upright :) I was just happy that I managed to finish 3 reindeer in time for Christmas :)

Jenny said...

Adorable! Do you mind me asking how the legs are attached that allows them to still be able to rotate on the body?

Juddie said...

I LOVE camel softies, and this one came out beautifully!