It’s the Little Things

Pssst, lemme tell you a secret.  I think I love handmade toys.  I love the look of them and I think they’re great, portable items to practice details and finishing on.  One wonky seam or attachment and the look of the entire project is messy and unfinished.  Since my goal is to work on finishing this year, toys were a natural segue to this goal.   So I started with something small, a little thing.  Meet Ollie.

Ollie The Owl

He’s a small crochet owl I made to replace my raggedy key-chain purse.  I made sure I paid attention to the seaming and the face placement and I’m pleased as punch with the way he turned out.

My Ravelry project notes are here.

You know the feeling you get when you’ve done well and you just can’t stop grinning then want to make all the things?  Well I’ve got it!!!  Onward to the next toy!!!

This post is brought to you by the Scavenger Hunt 2015 alphabet.  By the letters:

  • E — for excavation: the use of deep stash yarn (Ollie was made using some Shine Worsted I bought from KnitPicks in 2011!)
  • I — for inauguration: the something new to you (Ollie’s my first finished toy) &
  • Z — for zoology: something related to animals.  (He’s part of the animal kingdom being an owl and all) 😀

I told y’all that this scavenger hunt will be fun!  😀


12 thoughts on “It’s the Little Things

  1. Regula March 10, 2015 / 12:34 am

    Lovely little owl. 🙂

    • Nicky March 10, 2015 / 3:36 pm

      Thank you Regula! 😀

  2. Preeti March 8, 2015 / 11:46 pm

    Gosh, he’s a cutie 🙂 You knocked three prompts with this adorable toy, way to go!!

    • Nicky March 10, 2015 / 3:35 pm

      Thanks lady! It’s been wonderful having him on my key chain! 😀

  3. QuaintrelleNoire March 4, 2015 / 4:46 pm

    Hey Ollie! *waves* He kinda reminds me of Pablo the penguin. That looks really cute, I thought it was a flower pot cover at first because of the plant behind it, lol How do you seal the purse? Did you put in a zipper or a button?

    • Nicky March 5, 2015 / 8:44 pm

      I didn’t even see the resemblance but now you said that, I have to find a little penguin crochet pattern and make a Pablo yarny version. He’s not a purse, he’s a toy that I added the key ring chain too.

  4. Tracey Tims March 4, 2015 / 10:44 am

    I love handmade toys too. I still have each and every one of the toys my Nanny made me and I even have the doll my great grandmother made for my mom!
    I adore your owl!

    • Nicky March 5, 2015 / 9:00 pm

      Wow! That level of family history is inspiring! Here’s to hand-makers (my grandmother was a seamstress) from generations before us. ❤

  5. Andi March 4, 2015 / 10:05 am

    I too love the wee things. Ollie is adorable!

    • Nicky March 5, 2015 / 9:01 pm

      Thanks Andi! He’s a baby magnet too. 4 little children on the train this week … they were all over him. 😀

  6. savethestationery March 4, 2015 / 4:34 am

    So super cute!! You did a great job! And way to go on the scavenger hunt 🙂

    • Nicky March 5, 2015 / 9:02 pm

      The scavenger hunt is an extra boost for me. It’s been a great way to get out of the rut. 🙂

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