I had planned to make presents for Girl and Boy Lacer last Christmas and in Girl Lacer’s case, never got round to finishing it and in Boy Lacer’s case never started. However I had brought the material for both projects, so better late than never!
Boy Lacer’s present was a set of softie dinosaurs and I have made a start on them, finishing the T-Rex from Claire Garland’s Toys to Sew whilst on holiday. Girl Lacer’s present was a hobby horse from the same book and I’ve spent the afternoon finishing it off. It’s more of an ‘heavily inspired by’ than an exact copy of the hobby horse in the book as I guesstimated the pattern (grrhhh at books where you have to photocopy and enlarge patterns – in this case I couldn’t be bothered). I also used thinner wool for the hair, so a consequence of both actions my hobby horse looks a bit like it’s a lanky teenager and Girl Lacer thinks it looks ‘funny’, hmmmmm.