Friday, 19 April 2013
I've been pattern testing!
If you've never heard of Jodie from Ric-Rac, then you should know that she is one of the most awesomest blogging toy pattern maker extraordinaires that there ever was. You should totally check out her blog - Go on! I'll still be here when you get back. If you ever remember to come back, that is.... Her patterns are easy to follow and the results are so loveable that you will be unable to resist, just as I was totally unable to resist this guy. He has evolved quite a bit since he first appeared on Jodie's blog, but the striped fabric really brought out his personality. Jodie has named him "Louie, Monkey of Wonder", but around these parts we call him Marvin, or sometimes just monkey.
When I first saw him, I just KNEW that Noah would love him. I mean, this monkey is not just cute, he's a bit naughty too! You can tell from his cheeky face that this guy is BIG trouble! A lot of Jodie's toys have button jointed legs, but not Louie/Marvin/Monkey. Whilst his arms are button jointed, his legs are put together in such a way that he has a spring in his step and he also has a definite sway in his tail. When he wears his super-hero cape and super monkey jocks, he is ready to save the world. Nobody will know who he is, as he wears a special mask to protect his identity. I also made a mask (not part of the pattern) to protect the identity of his favourite side-kick.
Louie/Marvin/Monkey runs on raspberry icy-poles and has boundless energy, just like my Noah. I can tell that they are going to be the best of friends for a long time, they've been hanging out together all the time over the past couple of days.
If you want a monkey like this of your very own (or know a small person who might), you should be able to get your hands on the pattern very soon. He's coming soon to a pattern dealer near you! If your local quilt shop doesn't stock Ric-Rac patterns, you should ask them to get them in, they are totally missing out.