Monday, 15 February 2010
Introducing Mr Nuts
A quick post to show off my latest piece of work. It's not for sale, and is in the possession of a private collector, who is my biggest patron. Yes, well, alright. I'm talking about Mr Kitsch, and this is what I made him as a valentine's present.
We have so much fun watching Mr Nuts, the squirrel, in the garden, and all his furry friends, that I knew Mr K would love it if I made one. I'd been meaning to have a go at an amigurumi (cute little crochet animals) for ages. Couldn't find a suitable pattern, so I just did my own thing. Making the basic shape wasn't too difficult, but getting him to look like a cute squirrel was a lot harder. So in certain lights, he looks more like a cross between a cat and a koala, and an un-cute one to boot!
I have this nagging doubt that giving my loved one a soft toy on Valentine's Day gives the impression that I would quite like a teddy bear holding a big red heart embroidered with "I WUV YOU" or some other sickening message. I am not that person. Honestly.