Sunday, February 27, 2011

Respect

A new found respect for folks who make softies

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

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People who can imagine turning flat shapes into rounded ones

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

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Who can help to create this kind of happiness

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(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

15 comments:

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 said...

brilliant!!!

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!