I’m not entirely sure if I like the look of this one yet. I think I am going to make major changes to it so that it looks more “cat like” I need to find a way to be able to make the whiskers look less like a mustache, I attempted to use thin wire and crochet around it but I do not know if I want to have to have wire in t even though it’s really thin and used for floral arrangements.
I may just use thinner yarn for the whiskers, I used the same size yarn for the puppet and the whiskers, that may look better. I also attempted to spray the whiskers so that they wouldn’t fall down as much, but it left it a little sticky .
The duck is finished! I adjusted the top part so that the beak wasn’t so long causing the eyes to sit really far back.
I ran out of the pink yarn I was using to make this pig and I cannot find the same shade! I, fortunately, had just enough to finish it! This one was a ton of fun to make and I think I may make a set of 3 pigs and a wolf (oh a new puppet idea!) I still have a huge list of puppets I want to make, I have been making sure to write down the pattern so that I can make it again without worrying about how I managed to make it the first time.
This sheep was a ton of fun to make. I wanted to make it have a “fluffy” look to it, so I utilized the bobble stitch to make it look fluffy. Because of using this stitch I had to adjust it so that it would not be too big.
Got all of them in a row (the last one wanted to be difficult so it’s close enough)
I am having a great time making puppet animals! I made these and the crochet frog puppets for the community play that is being performed in March. Come see these puppets in action (my awesome family is in the play too)
I have been thinking for a long time about making crochet items and selling them, but I want to find something that is unique. The inspiration came when my mother-in-law was opening up her new business and I wanted to see about making some puppets for her. I then made a variety of them including a ladybug, a monster, and a clown fish. I had a ton of fun making them and then continued to make other crochet projects for family and friends.
One day in early November, I decided to post to my Facebook friends about whether I should start a business making crochet toys, the response was very supportive and amazing but was still a little hesitant about the commitment since I am already working a full-time job and I have a family to take care of as well.
I did not do much crocheting in January but the thought of selling crochet items has still been on my mind. I am an experienced crocheter, however, I am still a beginner at making my own patterns and I am not a very “visual” person so making my own patterns is a little bit of a challenge, but who doesn’t love a good challenge?
I have decided that I am going to start this business! I am still thinking of a creative name and have a lot of other things to prepare for, so watch for updates!