Making horses

My favourite handmade item is generally the last one I’ve made…
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And this holds true for my rainbow felt horse *smile*
I am so happily surprised at how well he turned out!
{I used the pattern from Creative Play for your toddler}
I’m actually itching to make another!
But then I look at the calendar and realise that over the next seven weeks…
{yes seven weeks!}
…I have a few items on my crafting list!
So I settled on knitting another up
{I still find knitting them up quicker at the moment!}
Mmmm… but that gorgeous rainbow felt is calling to me *smile*

Happy crafting,
Kelly

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28 Comments

  • Reply Ronnie November 8, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    They are both beautiful. For me there is no way I could knit nearly fast enough therefore blanket stitch is my friend 🙂

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts November 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      Thanks Ronnie, I am newer to hand sewing so at the moment I’m the opposite! I am enjoying blanket stitch now though 🙂

  • Reply The Handmaden November 9, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Hello from another Kelly! I love the look of the knitted one (probably because I can’t knit very well but wish I could!)

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts November 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      Hello Kelly 🙂 thanks for your lovely comment, luckily this pattern is super easy to follow and a great project for newer knitters 🙂

  • Reply Ashley November 10, 2012 at 7:50 am

    I love these horses! I will have to check out the pattern because I do knw how to knit (crocheting still evades me)!

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts November 16, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      Oh me too, I’ve tried a few times to pick up crocheting, but think I need an actual project to try it on!

  • Reply Rachel Garner November 10, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I love the rainbow felt! How could anyone resist? I have yet to knit up a horse but I’m planning on trying for Christmas gifts. I hope mine look as good as yours!

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts November 16, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      I know, isn’t it beautiful, when I came across it I simple couldn’t 😉 Good luck with your knitting, I’m sure it will turn out beautifully!

  • Reply MamaWestWind November 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    These are so lovely!

  • Reply Karen Traversy November 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Any child would love these!

  • Reply Joey November 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Ooh I love rainbow felt and wool! Really nice horses, wish I had your sewing and knitting talents! Thanks for linking them up to Sharing Creative Ideas.
    ~ joey ~

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts November 16, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      I’ve only picked them up in the last year, and I think if I could do it anyone can 🙂 (I was very un-crafty only a year ago!)

  • Reply Diana - FreeStyleMama November 13, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Oh my goodness my daughter would love these!

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts November 16, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      They are lots of fun to make, I think when my kids are older they’d probably enjoy making one themselves too 🙂

  • Reply Plain and Joyful Living November 13, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Oh that felt is beautful!!

  • Reply Natalie November 13, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Gorgeous! I am the opposite though. I just finished sewing a pair of slippers from felted wool because it was faster than knitting up a pair.
    I do love the rainbow felt you used. I have never seen that before. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply lakenormanprep November 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Wow! They aer both beautiful!

  • Reply kerri.warmus November 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Really pretty! I make horses out of up-cycled wool sweaters, so I’ll have to blog about that soon and share with you. I used to sell them at Waldorf fairs. You can’t go wrong with horses. Yours are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Carrie November 16, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I love it!

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