Friday, July 13, 2012

giddy up!


Done! Just in time to be gifted to one lucky little girl for her birthday on Monday! I ended up using buttons for eyes--I actually stacked two buttons on top of each other to get this "eye" effect. The bottom layer is a pearly white flat, two hole button. The top layer is a shiny black button with a flat shank in the back. I am sooo happy with how this turned out! The ears are my favorite part--they look so realistic and add so much character! The pattern instructs you to attach them almost folded in half, making a triangle shape with your attachment (instead of a straight, flat seam). I think that definitely was the key to their great shape.

Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Wool (1.5 skeins of Thistle and 50 yards of Pastels)

Be sure to check out the other finished objects at TamisAmis!

15 comments:

  1. Those ears look so perfect! I love the button eyes too :)

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  2. What a lucky girl to get this as a gift...

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  3. ooooh, I love and I want!

    Now try to find one as awesome as this at the store. You cant!

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  4. That horse is adorable! I'll bet that little girl will squeal with delight.

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  5. aww he is awesome. she is going to love him, I am sure of it

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  6. Love it! That is one seriously lucky little girl. And his eyes and ears give him so much personality! Great job.

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  7. AHHH!! I so would have loved this when I was a little girl. Heck, I'd love it now! Congrats...he (she?) is adorable.

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  8. really cute! I am inviting to share this with my blog hop, Show your Stuff:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-32-molasses-white.html

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  9. Ahhhh! Want! It's gorgeous! Purple horsies are the best!

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  10. Wow, your purple horse is amazing! The buttons for eyes worked out perfectly, and I love the colors in the mane. Well done!

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  11. That is my favorite FO of the day, it is adorable.

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  12. Wow, you finished so quickly! It looks wonderful! Congrats.

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  13. Gah! Rub it in! (I meant to make one of these for my son's birthday and ... well, never got around to it.)
    Seriously, what a beautiful gift. I'm sure she will have so much fun with it! ♥

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  14. Where do I sign up to get one of these?! Amazing work, the face and mane and ribbon bridle are perfection.

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