Monday, 5 July 2010

Whew!

Thank goodness Wimbledon is done and dusted, and I can turn my attention to a long neglected Blogland.





However, the time wasn't wasted, for while my eyes boggled, and I Oo-ed and Aah-ed with the centre court crowd, my fingers kept busy.






Small Great Nephew (L7) had long been wanting a tiny doggie-chum for his all-time favourite toy - a blue dog. OK, so making a toy for a toy is a little surreal, but nothing if not a challenge.

Eventually, after much contemplation, I managed to produce one small, blue dog complete with basket, bone and ball. Please note his name tag which you can just see hanging from his collar. As yet this is blank, waiting for an official naming ceremony in due course. L7 is a little boy who takes life seriously, and needs to think before making such an important decision. I can see I may eventually need to add an initial to the tag...


Obviously my next task was to create a little something for L7's younger sister, P4. I chose to make these two finger puppet butterflies, one for each hand, as I'm told she's a butterfly kind of girl.





Best of all about having made these tiny offerings, is the knowledge that both L7 and P4 will be able to collect them in person. Their family is coming all the way from New Zealand, at the end of this month, and I shall get to say hello to the kiddywinks in the flesh for the very first time. Aren't I the lucky one?!

32 comments:

  1. Heavens, you are clever Jinksy. Is there no end to your accomplishments?
    Those ar delightful little items, I am sure the little ones will adore them.

    They are lucky too.

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  2. Great job, Jinksy. The blue dog and toys in basket are so darn cute. The finger puppet butterflies are so pretty. You will have a great time turning over these gifts to the children in person.

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  3. Those butterflies are great, Jinksy.

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  4. Oh they will love these one of a kind, made for them toys. I see you are in anticipation mode!

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  5. Loved the dog and the butterflies... well done Jinksy! (keep those fingers busy ... out of trouble!!!!???!!!!!)

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  6. You clever thing - doing those AND watching that charmer, Nadal, beat the daylights out of his opponents. Isn't he a lovely, humble sort of chap - I was so glad he won - a thoroughly deserved result I thought.

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  7. Good ole Wimby: not as exciting as some years, but it still marks the beginning of summer for us. It's a holdover from the beginning of summer hols when I was teaching.

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  8. That's the first time I've heard of a toy for a toy. Love your handiwork.

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  9. That is so clever. The children will be thrilled.
    And..... you did that while watching tennis!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  10. Oh you ARE lucky! I just know they'll love their gifts! You are so talented...

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  11. I LOVE the doggie set! What made it that much sweeter is that it was a gift for a little boy! I hope he will treasure it forever...

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  12. I love the gifts and I bet the kiddos will be charmed and treasure them.

    Wimbleton was a tad dull, but so are soccer games, baseball gamaes, and football at times.

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  13. Delightful toys! The children will love them.

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  14. Well done, Jinksy! Hope you enjoyed all your Wimbers watching! Despite Weaver extoling Rafa's charms, I think Berdyck has a pleasant manner and a wonderful smile!

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  15. What a clever multi talented poet you are. Lovely gifts. I am sure L7 and P4 will be thrilled with their gifts. They are just darling.

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  16. Wonderful Wimbledon this year. Such gorgeous weather. I can't remember a better one. Missing it already!

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  17. Good heavens! I was just about to send a search party your way. But you've emerged. And how! That dog in basket with bone and ball is just absolutely gorgeous and sort of hilarious at the same time. The butterflies are beautiful. You are a very talented woman, dear Jinks.

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  18. those are beautiful and how clever to make them while watching Wimbledon. I get nothing done for two weeks as my crafting attention can't stray from what I'm working on so i just give up and watch the tennis!

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  19. You made a little blue Max or Angus!
    I boggle at your talent for creating these things...

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  20. Squeeeeeeeeeeeee! Aren't we the lucky ones? :) They look divine! Can't wait to thank you in person.

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  21. The finger puppets look so good, such wonderful creations. You are so talented!

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  22. How wonderful that you'll be getting a visit!

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  23. These are gorgeous - do you have share-able patterns? I found your blog via Ann's and it looks fun and quirky - drop by mine sometime (and even follow if you wish!) and I will add you to my list. I love knitting and crochet (though that's a bit rusty I plan to revive the dormant skills) and these would be just the ticket.
    All the best, Catherine.

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  24. Such patience and skill !They're great fun and the children will love them . Little toys that you can keep close are the best treasures when you're little yourself .
    And as for making toys for toys ..... I regularly make quilts for 6" dolls , so couldn't possibly comment .

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  25. Jinksy you are good. Looking at the games and doing such clever crochet figures with your fingers! That is an art. I am watching the Tour de France every morning, for 3 hours, and knitting a baby blanket for my daughter’s friend’s newborn – but that is not as difficult at those pretty things you made. Lovely.

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  26. I am speechless with admiration. I need patterns, and even then...

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  27. They are the sweetest things - you're so clever!

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  28. Jinksy, you crochet too??? What sweet gifts!!!

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  29. jinksy, your work is adorable!! who wouldn't love such exquisite and tiny gifts from your heart...they are precious and i'll bet that the little ones you'll see soon as just as special! so good to hear from you :)

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  30. You write beautifully, compose excellent poetry, and can also knit those amazing creatures! I love the blue dog and accessories. Well done, m'dear; the children will love them!

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  31. I'm late again catching up with your news, how very pretty these little toys are and for sure they will be loved. We enjoyed Wimbledon too, as we do every year, joining in with the strawberries and cream - given to us this year by our local farmer - how lucky we are! How clever you are with your writing, knitting and crochet.
    All very best wishes.

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