This was the last gift for Luke’s cousin but naturally it was completed AFTER baby boy arrived. Speaking of, she had her second baby! Baby Girl arrived the other day and both mommy and baby are healthy 🙂 Yay! Anyways, I wanted to make a stuffed Pooh for her but I wasn’t happy with what I had made in the past. Mine didn’t look anything like the pattern pictures, he came out really fat so I had to adjust the shirt, and overall I just wasn’t happy. So I sought out a better pattern.
And I found one!! I used this Winnie the Pooh pattern by Novedades Jenpoali found HERE. But there was a problem. It was in Spanish 😦 I don’t speak Spanish. Yes I had one marking period of it way back in 6th grade but I didn’t learn crochet terms!! Since I couldn’t find anything else I really liked I took on the task of translating. I found translation charts and sat down. Took me forever but I had got it!! Well, for the most anyways. I couldn’t figure out the black nose bit so I just embroidered that.
I love him!!! I don’t remember how tall he turned out, definitely a lot taller than the previous! I added some beans in his butt for weight so he won’t tip as easily and so he’d stay sitting easier. The legs were a bit troublesome to attach. Just to make sure they laid flat as he sat. I absolutely love him!! He’s going on the never ending to do list for myself for sure!
I don’t do this often but I was able to deliver him in person!! Oh it was so awesome! Parents’ and baby’s reactions were priceless! It’s most definitely my favorite part of making these gifts 🙂 ❤
On the Hook:
- Baby G’s things
- Birthday Scarf
- Bacon and Eggs Scarf
Last Friday something very important happened to an old friend of mine. He turned 90!! I know you’re all probably thinking “But Jess, you’re only 28. How do you have a 90 year old friend?” That question is very simple to answer. Because my friend is the one and only Winnie the Pooh!
On October 14, 1926 Winnie the Pooh was published. He was already around for 60ish years and had several books, comics, movies, and a TV show before we were introduced.
I was given a stuffed Pooh on my baptism when I was a month and one day old. He was also my very first stuffed bear! Believe it or not my first stuffed anything was a bunny. Ever since that day he has never left my side. He was my favorite growing up. We had lots of play time (including tea parties) and he’s helped me through some scary nights and sick times. I also took him to college with me!! He’s never left my side in all these years. So I was very sad this morning when I found out he had a big birthday and I had no idea!!
As you all know I test patterns for Creative Threads by Leah. Back in June I tested her adult basic beanie pattern (not released yet – will add link when it is). I decided since I don’t make many things for myself I was going to make something awesome. I settled on a Pooh look. Surprising right?? I don’t like sharing photos of unreleased patterns but I really wanted to to celebrate my excitement and Leah said I could!! So here’s my hat!!
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! And now that it’s cool out I can finally wear it and I can’t wait!! I hope to eventually make a Piglet and Tigger themed ones as well. Look for those in the next couple years hahah
So now I’m going to go watch one of my favorite movies (and you should too) to celebrate my favorite silly ol bear’s birthday!!