Fat Quarterly Issue 7 is out now! All about colour palettes and where to find help in choosing colours for your projects.

I will not be beaten

It might not look as cute as the horses in the book, but I think Hanna will be pretty pleased with it! I decided in the end to ignore all the lines on the pattern pieces and just sew where I thought it needed to be sewn. It worked, but the horse definitely has a few problems. Still now I actually have a completed horse I feel much better and will probably go back over the "instructions" or lack of them to see if I understand what the heck it was that they wanted me to do!

My little Amelie also caught onto what I was doing and recognised the monkeys as I was cutting the pieces out. She immediately started to draw monkey faces, which were much better than mine. So I cut out a piece of fabric for her monkey's face and armed her with a fabric marker and this is what she came up with. Very cute, I think but then I am somewhat biased!

This is Hanna's.

I think I will get Amelie to do all the faces from now on.

Comments (9)


December 12, 2008 at 4:57 PM

The horse is so cute! Love the monkey's face!

..... Carmen

December 12, 2008 at 9:17 PM

Love that horse! Great job :) And I love the Monkey's face :)


December 12, 2008 at 11:13 PM

Love the monkey face. Kids drawings are so much better, aren't they!


December 13, 2008 at 2:26 AM

Oh, I think the horse it so cute! i love how your daughters monkey face turned out as well, it makes each one unique then!

A Spoonful Of Sugar

December 13, 2008 at 10:19 AM

Your horse is so cute - glad you were able to figure it out - your daughter will love it! Sweet idea to make soft toys with your kids drawing in the faces. I bet they were so proud of them.


December 13, 2008 at 10:24 AM

adorable horse!very very cute.


December 13, 2008 at 10:03 PM

I'm so glad you won! It looks adorable. And the monkey face takes the cake!


December 15, 2008 at 6:22 AM

Love the horse!


December 15, 2008 at 6:28 AM

Just to let you know I have just drawn the winner for my giveaway for an Itti Pouch and while you weren’t drawn first I’ve decided that I’d love to make all the lovely 8 runner-ups a pouch. It would probably be after Christmas now before I get to make them, but if you would like one please send me your address to lcbella at hotmail dot com. Thank you for visiting and commenting.