Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Duncan & Jamie

I first saw Duncan at our local wool shop…  he immediately appealed to me and I kept thinking I wanted to make him.  A Christmas present for my niece was the perfect opportunity.



Duncan is only 4½" tall.
He wears a lovely hooded jacket.


His arm and legs are articulated...

So he can wave hello!
And he can stand up or sit down.


He's not perfect as I couldn't completely figure out parts of the pattern and the tiny pieces are quite fiddly to sew up and I've not done that perfectly.  I also need more practice on making his nose and mouth.  Anyway, room for improvement as always but I LIKE HIM!

So then I decided to also make his friend, Jamie.  Jamie doesn't have a coat but wears a scarf wrapped around his neck.  He is even smaller than Duncan and stands at only 3½" tall.  My daughters really like him and I think I'll have to make these tiny bears again to go in their stockings…




I bought some cream wool and am making a polar bear version next.  I think that one will wear a red coat.

Hope your Christmas preparations are going well.  I still have many handmade gifts on my list left to complete.

Best wishes,
Frivole

20 comments:

  1. Very cute and cuddly ! Amazing how you knit & sewed these miniatures !

    Just wondering what these are called - amigurumi refers to crochet only, right ? I can see you are already addicted ;-)

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    1. Hi Muskaan, no you're right I've not heard of a word for tiny knitted figures like amirugumi...

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    2. Oh, I forgot to update ....I later recalled a question asked on Yahoo! Answers about knit amigurumi patterns. So Googled amigurumi & it is the Japanese art of both crochet or knitting small stuffed animals. It's just that crochet is more prevalent , probably coz it is easier to handle such tiny projects with a hook than with fine knitting needles ?
      So yes, you Have mastered amigurumi (as so many other crafts) :-)

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    3. Thank you Muskaan, that's good to know. So here are my amigurumi bears. :-)

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  2. They are so cute! Maybe you can do a girly girl one with tatted flowers too!

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  3. They are so cute, they are hard to sew up, but you did a good job.
    Margaret

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  4. Cute and I love the butterscotch tartan!

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  5. These lovely little bears are sitting on a luxurious and very pretty mat.

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  6. Adorable bears! Love the shuttle and am enthralled with the tatting the bears are on! What pattern did you use? Is it one of yours?

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    1. Hi Sandy, thank you - here is a link to the finished doily (the post also contains links to other posts regarding this same item). I'm a fan of tatted squares so when I saw that one, it became top of my list straight away.
      http://leblogdefrivole.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/i-think-ill-stop-here.html

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    2. Thank you so much! I don't have the book but have a friend who does. I have many workbaskets and was gifted a huge box of them for our group so think I can find it! It's so beautiful as is your work!

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  7. So cute! Very nicely done! You must have used very thin needles. It would almost seem to be easier to crochet them! I think you did just fine on the embroidery!

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  8. Adorable! you are so talented! I love them both and I'm sure the polar bear with be even cuter!

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  9. And yes yes!..... You must tell us about the tatting!

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    1. Thanks Marla, I've added a link to the previous question about the tatting. :-)

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