Because I'm not working on any toys today, I thought I'd post a pic of something I made a while back... it's an "oldie but goodie" as the Carpenters would say. Or sing.
I wanted to make a credit card/business card holder for Jeff, and since he's a nut for tikis, and who isn't, I decided to embroider a tiki on the outiside and feature a nice piece of barkcloth on the inside. There's even a coconut button to keep it closed. The barkcloth is from Reprodepot, of course, and the button is from Britex fabrics in SF, aka The Mother Ship. It's pricey but I love that place... four floors of fabric and notions...
Anyway, here's the tiki card holder in all its glory.
Some other fun stuff:
For those, like me, who like knitting non-clothing items, here's an awesome Fiestaware-inspired knitted tea set from Interweave Knits, designed by Annie Modesitt.
There's a bunny knit-along happening over yonder... it's so interesting to see how our favorite woodland creature, the rabbit, has been interpreted by other designers and knitters.
And here is a lovely gallery of knitted toys. The site is in Swedish, so it's difficult for me to figure out who made these and why. Could Fredriksbergsskolan be a school, perhaps? But go look and love. I think this one's my favorite.