Jess Hutch.

Monday, October 02, 2006

fall

fall toy full
It seems so dark and chilly in SF these days. OK - it's often chilly in SF. But really, although we don't have the spectacular seasonal changes that those of you in other parts of the world get to experience, you can just tell when summer's fading and the colder, darker months are coming. I love this time of year, so I'm not complaining - after all, I'm a fall baby.

So I made this gal to honor and celebrate the season - note the fall colors, and the mohair scarf. Also, note the extremely enlongated body! I'm really pleased with this. Ever since I decided to sit down and really design some toys - a few years ago - I've been doodling fellows with extremely long bodies, little round heads, and arms and legs stuck way down low on the body. And up till now I'ver never made one, for one reason or another - but here she is! Very strange but pleasing in some odd way, don't you think?

More photos on my flickr page (just click on the photo above to get to them).

18 Comments:

At 6:13 PM , Anonymous said...

Hi Jess love latest new toy design. Is there a pattern available for the toy, if so, how much etc need details. Don't want to miss out ever again on any of your knitted toy designs.
Regards

Faye

 
At 6:42 PM , abbyjane said...

She looks so African - like a lady who once had rows and rows of necklaces stretching her long lovely neck. She's great!

 
At 6:53 PM , Kaye said...

Oh she is adorable!! like something from a Dr. Suess book.
Great work!

 
At 7:21 PM , gleek said...

i totally love the proportions on this one :) very cute and strange at the same time.

 
At 7:38 PM , Stephen said...

Gorgeous and so evocative of this time of year. She's someone to keep you company once the rain starts.

 
At 9:59 PM , alyssa said...

She is very pleasing to look at. You can really hug her and probably feel like you are hugging something substantial and not something diminutive that sort of disappears in the crook of your arm. I love her droopy ears.

 
At 2:19 AM , Tania Ho said...

She's absolutely adorable :)

 
At 7:35 AM , pötikare said...

oh look at that expression on the face, she is lovely...i hope you will write down the pattern:)
By the way, I've just finished "Kate" and very proud of it, thanks a lot for the pattern! Best...

 
At 9:37 AM , amisha said...

exquisite! lovely colors and the shape is very intriguing. i must ask though... how do you get her to stand up?

 
At 9:44 AM , jen said...

Aww very cute - I love the ears and the scarf best!

 
At 10:56 AM , Kristina said...

Oooohh...very cute...love the looong body and scarf ;o)

 
At 6:12 AM , LLA said...

Oh - the cunning little ears! She looks absolutely and completely huggable (v. nice for cold fall nights!)

I do love to see your toy designs...

 
At 12:39 PM , hillary said...

dude. where'd my comment go. here it is again. cutie mc cute! love the fall colors and that looong and skinny is hitting the spot!

 
At 8:26 PM , Rose said...

She's lovely! She looks like a cross between a sheep and a giraffe.

 
At 5:29 PM , shoofly said...

i love her! i love the proportions and colors and everything!

 
At 3:08 PM , Jules Knoblock said...

This is beeeeautiful! I just love the ears and how calming your characters are ;) She looks like she needs a hug :)

 
At 9:11 PM , leslie said...

hi....just made my first toy and never realized how much fun they are to make.......they almost come to life....your little "gal" is sure to put a smile on anyones face!

 
At 10:57 AM , Anonymous said...

sweet!

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