Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Rainbow Babies

It so long since I made any toys I had forgotten just how much work was involved in the making of them.





These cute little dolls took me ages to make because there are so many parts to them.  Luckily the legs, head and body are just one piece. Then two arms, a hat and a scarf, simple! nothing to it you may say and yes knitting the little pieces is simple enough but then..... you have to assemble, sew, stuff, and sew again, not mention the embroidering of the features, not something I am very good at, it usually involves me pulling out and trying again and again.




So why put myself through this you might ask? well it's for a very good cause, one of the members of Loving Hands has had an appeal from her contact in Gambia who has stressed how much the children would love knitted toys. 

Please don't let my ramblings put you off if you would like to make some too, the pattern is incredibly easy and almost fool proof, it tells you exactly where and how to sew on on all the little bits and pieces.

You must admit they are incredibly sweet but I have to say I do think that four is my limit.


   
 Wouldn't it be lovely for each child to have a toy :)

If you would like to make some too please email me and I will give you a UK address  where you can send them.

You can find the pattern here

These cute little babies took 20 grams of yarn each (before stuffing) 

made from my... what's left in the bag stash
                                                                                     the bag is almost empty!

20 comments:

  1. They're gorgeous!
    I have to admit I've always been put off by the amount of sewing in a toy... but looking at these it's obviously worth the effort to make something so lovely. And especially when it's for such a good purpose. Well done for persevering :)

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  2. Aw some cute little friends. Oh the knitting and all that seems daunting, but they turned out so well, Linda. They will certainly make many someones happy!

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  3. How cute Linda - a worthy cause for all your perseverence!
    Ali x

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  4. Linda they are beautiful. Well done you . I particularly like the shade you have used for their faces

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  5. They are lovely babies! :) The effort is well worth for the good cause. I like amigurumi/toy projects but I still haven't completed my first one which I started 4 months back. I cannot manage those small parts.

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  6. Hola, son unos muñecos encantadores¡¡¡¡
    besos

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  7. Awww - they're very cute. :)

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  8. They are very beautiful. So nice! I love all of them. Tina

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  9. These are lovely. I don't have the patience for toy making. A few boobs and a couple of hedgehogs have been my limit.

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  10. Those are adorable, Linda :) Lovely work. And made for such a good cause, that's so nice!!

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  11. They are lovely Linda. And they will be much loved.
    Your patience was worth it! X

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  12. Beautiful dolls!! I like them so much!!

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  13. Ahhh lovely dolls! and such a good cause :) Well done Linda!

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  14. Your rainbow babies are so very colorful and very cute. Hugs Judy

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  15. How lovely! The dolls turned out so cute and will be much loved. I know what you mean about all the bits and parts though. I felt the same way about the Easter bunnies I made. It's wonderful to create for a good cause though. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

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  16. Hello Linda
    I know just how you feel about making toys. At present I've decided toys are not for me that is unless I come across something easy to make and not too fiddly. Yes I know what you mean about the features too I just don't seem to get it right. You've done well though with these little'uns the features are fine and I like the little bit of blush on their cheeks.
    In all they are adorable and even more so to think they'll be loved by some little girls.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  17. They are really gorgeous. I´m sure the children will love them!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  18. These are beautiful! Such good craftsmanship. I can see why four is your limit - I'm sure they are time consuming to make! Thank you for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

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  19. Какие хорошенькие игрушечки!

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