Thursday, 30 August 2012

Grandma softie

The first softie I made based on a photo. Christa was very happy to become a grandmother and she wanted to give the newborn baby a softie of herself. So it is a baby-proof softie, and as autumn is coming, I felt like knitting: I knitted a pretty sleeveless cardigan and a big scarf for softie-Christa.

Nagyi-softie egy lelkes nagymamáról-nagymamától a nemrég született unokájának.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

The Blue Man

Joost asked me to choose one of the figures from the drawing and turn it into a piece of interior decor. And yes, that little something between his legs is not a mistake of printing but  part of the figure. As Joost put it very nicely: the artist tried to make clear he drew a Blue Man not a Blue Woman.

p.s. Joost wasn't very long-winded in his emails, so this sentence of his - which he sent after their first night spent together - made me extremely happy: "the softie slept well in its new home". Many thanx for it!




A kék lény Belgiumban fog egy otthont díszíteni. Bizonytalan voltam, hogy a lába között az a valami tényleg az-e, amire gondolok vagy csak festékhiba, de Joost megnyugtatott, hogy az ott a férfiasságának bizonyítéka.

Monday, 27 August 2012

The Ugly Queen



Her Royal Highness's full name is Queen Ugly-Mug I of Uglyland and she was drawn by Michelle, who is writing the story of her. When I saw the drawing, my first reaction was no. And the second one was also no. So I told Michelle that I was afraid this softie was beyond my ken. But she didn't give up :-) She gave me time to think it over and all of a sudden I started to feel like trying. Then a series of miracles started to happen: I could find a special way to form her body, I found the perfect orangey-pinky AND shiny fabric for her dress (pure silk of course!), all by accident I found some nice light blue pearls for her necklace, and I could make her wire-like hair - well, it is not only wire-like, it is actually soft wire.
She spent a lot of time sitting on my sofa - I miss her...



A csúnya királynőt először el sem akartam vállalni, aztán nagyon megszerettem. Amilyen nehéznek látszott eleinte, olyan szerencsém volt mindennel, ami kellett hozzá. Csak a dróthajával küzdöttem, de végül a hajbeültetés lett a megoldás. Itt ücsörgött nálam sokat, és mikor az egyik barátnőm meglátta, önkéntelenül fölkiáltott: "Úristen, de csúnya!" Soha nagyobb bókot :-)

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Mrs Rabbit


Mrs Rabbit is a VIT (Very Important Toy). She belonged to Mary when she was a little girl, and now she belongs to her two-year-old little daughter, who can't sleep without her bunny. But Mrs Rabbit is very old, and although she has been renewed a few times, she is beginning to fall apart - the time has come to replace her with a much younger 'cousin'.



Mrs Rabbit egy veterán nyuszi. Kiszolgálta Mary-t, most pedig a kislányáé. Megviselték a hosszú évek, semmiféle toldozás-foldozás nem javít már az állapotán, így Mary megkért, varrjak egy hasonmást, egy "unokatesó" Mrs Rabbitet.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Space creatures on Earth

What a surprise! Faiz, who asked me to sew these two space creatures, sent me photos of his family together with the softies. I chose one pic for you:
And I already have my copy of  his book, too! :-))  And you?
From the book I learnt that these two are particularly fond of the berries that are found under ticknee trees!
Faiztól, akinek ezt a két lényt varrtam, két meglepetést is kaptam! Egy fotóalbumot a családjáról a softiek társaságában - ebből választottam a floobot kóstolgató kisfiát -, és egy példányt a könyvéből :-)

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The Owl

Or I could say: the ultimate owl. It was love at first sight. So I am extremely grateful to Lilly for the drawing and to her mom for ... well, for everything. She knows what I mean :-)



Gyönyörű bagly - így hívtam őt, mert az egyik barátnőm kisfia szerint a baglyok egyes számban bagly. Miért ne? Lilly megrajzolta, anyukája megkért, hogy varrjam meg, én pedig meghímeztem.


Monday, 20 August 2012

Olly

Olly, the friendly cyclops was designed by Katie, who is 6 and 3/4 years old.


Moments from a softie's life:

Olly counting in hide-and-seek...













...still counting...

...standing on his hands...













...trying to sleep while my neighbours are having a party...

...waiting for getting some of my chocolate cookies...



 










...and doing a very complicated yoga exercise...
...watching wild horses in the distance...



...and this is Olly quarelling with me because I want to have my coffee instead of shooting a hundred more pics of him........












Reindeers

I don't know much about Éléonore, but one thing is for sure: she is a fan of reindeers. And another thing: she was very happy to get her softies, she couldn't believe her eyes first (it was a surprise from her cousin), and her cousin thinks these softies may have been the best gifts she ever had :-)



























Thursday, 9 August 2012

Mr Hooter

Mr Hooter the owl was an order I wanted to get badly... He looked so cute and innocent, and I had very good feelings about him at the very first moment I saw the drawing.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Ladybug

This special ladybug was drawn by William's 4 year old nephew. To tell you the truth I had no idea how to give back the beauty of this bug when I said yes to this order. But I loved its grace so much that I had to give it a try. A friend of mine said it looked like a piece of delicate jewellery - I hope William thinks the same.

Friday, 3 August 2012