Gorgeous Dummy Lanyards

With every sewing project comes offcuts and scrap fabric. So what do we do with this scrap fabric?
The scotswoman in me says “NO” when I think about throwing the scraps out, even if they are so small there seems to be no possible use for them.
Alright then, lets make some dummy leashes, binky leashes, dummy lanyards or whatever you would like to call them!

Dummy or Pacifier clips or lanyards

Dummy or Pacifier clips or lanyards

I love how they match our Daisy Bottz sets!
An added bonus is that I get to decorate them however I want…as long as they comply with the ACCC regulations of course.
The lovely owl fabric of our summer shoulder strap dress is combined with a delicate crotchet flower in variegated cotton to make a lanyard that any young fashion diva would be proud to wear!

Crotchet Flower Dummy Clip

Crotchet Flower Dummy Clip

The lead-free nickel clip has strong nylon teeth that will hold the strap securely to baby’s clothing without snagging delicate fabrics.
On the other end, a colour coordinated plastic snap allows this lanyard to be attached to baby’s dummy and stops it falling on the ground after a spectacular dummy spit!
You can even get a second lanyard, attach it to the inside of your nappy bag and clip the end to your keys…they will never get lost again in the cavernous expanses of your bag.

Plastic snap on Dummy Clip

Plastic snap on Dummy Clip

Due for release on the website next week, check back to see the cute decorations.
Many designs for both boys and girls with more on the way, being released along with our new Daisy Bottz releases.

Crotchet Amigurumi Bunny

I was so enchanted by how this little bunny turned out, I just had to share it!!

Beatrix Bunny Amigurumi

Completed Amigurumi “Beatrix Bunny”

For all those who are interested, the pattern I created is included below. You also need to note that I have used the U.S. terminology. So here goes, hope this is clear enough for everyone to followūüôā

Yarn: 8ply (DK weight), I used a pure wool yarn in a soft cream.
Hook: 4.00mm (G/6)
NB: All components of the bunny are worked in continuous rows to avoid a seam, please mark the end of each row with a marker (I use a small safety pin).
Abbreviations:
st – stitch
sc – single crotchet
scdec – single crotchet decrease

HEAD
Row 1: 10 sc into a magic ring
Row 2: 2 sc into each st
Row 3: * sc into next st, 2 sc into next st ** repeat from * to ** until end of row
Row 4: * sc into next 2 st, 2 sc into next st ** repeat from * to ** until end of row
Row 5: * sc into next 3 st, 2 sc into next st ** repeat from * to ** until end of row
Row 6 – 14: sc in each st around
Row 15: * sc into next 3 st, scdec over next 2 st ** repeat from * to ** until end of row
Row 16: * sc into next 2 st, scdec over next 2 st ** repeat from * to ** until end of row
Row 17: * sc into next st, scdec over next 2 st ** repeat from * to ** until end of row
**TURN BALL INSIDE OUT AND STUFF FAIRLY TIGHTLY.  WORK LAST 2 ROWS OVER STUFFING TO CLOSE THE BALL.
Row 18: scdec over 2 st until end of tow
Row 19: scdec over 2 st 3 times, finish off and use yarn to close the last 4 st.

Beatrix Bunny Head

The completed head, stuffed and closed off

BODY
Row 1: 10 sc into a magic ring
Row 2: 2 sc into each st
Row 3: * sc into next st, 2 sc into next st ** repeat from * to ** until end of row
Row 4: * sc into next 2 st, 2 sc into next st ** repeat from * to ** until end of row
Row 5 – 11: sc in each st around
Row 12: * sc into next 2 st, scdec over next 2 st ** repeat from * to ** until end of row
Row 13: * sc into next st, scdec over next 2 st ** repeat from * to ** until end of row
Row 14: scdec over 2 st until end of row, finish off leaving hole open and leave a 10″ tail to attach to head.
**TURN INSIDE OUT AND STUFF FIRMLY.  SIT HEAD IN OPENING OF BODY AND STITCH THE TWO BALLS TOGETHER FIRMLY.

Head and Body for Beatrix Crotchet Bunny

Head and Body together

FEET –¬†(make 2)
Row 1: 8 sc into magic ring
Row 2: 2 sc into each st
Row 3: * sc into next st, 2 sc into next st ** repeat from * to ** until end of row
Row 4: sc in each st, finish off leaving hole open and leave a 6″ tail to attach to the body
**TURN INSIDE OUT AND STUFF FIRMLY.  ATTACH FEET TO FRONT OF BODY FIRMLY (see first picture for placement)

EARS –¬†(make 2)
Row 1: 10 sc into a magic ring
Row 2: 2 sc into each st
Row 3: * sc into next st, 2 sc into next st ** repeat from * to ** until end of row
Row 4 – 7: sc in each st
Row 8: * sc into next 4 st, scdec over next 2 st ** repeat from * to ** until end of row
Row 9: sc in each st
Row 10: * sc into next 3 st, scdec over next 2 st ** repeat from * to ** until end of row
Row 11: sc in each st
Row 12: * sc into next 2 st, scdec over next 2 st ** repeat from * to ** until end of row
Row 13 – 19: sc in each st
Row 20: scdec over 2 st until 4 st remain, finish off leaving a 4″ tail for attaching to the head
**TURN INSIDE OUT BUT DO NOT STUFF.  ATTACH TO HEAD USING PICTURE AS A GUIDE.

Beatrix Bunny crotchet ears

Attaching the ears for the bunny

You can basically decorate the bunny any way you wish.  I have blanket stitched around two circles of pink felt and attached them to the feet. My eyes are simply black buttons, but you can use safety eyes if you like (just remember to attach them BEFORE you stuff the head), or you can use glue dot eyes (check on youtube for tutorials on how to do these, they are quite cool).
The nose and mouth are simply stitched on with embroidery cotton and then you can decorate with bows, flowers or whatever takes your fancy.

Completed Beatrix Bunny

Completed amigurumi Beatrix Bunny

I hope you enjoy her as much as I did!!!
Please feel free to leave comments or if you would like clarification on any steps.
If you would like to purchase Beatrix Bunny completed, please visit my store at http://www.daisybugz.com.au
THANKS HEAPS!

Hello world!

Just a quick post to say hello and let everyone know that Daisy Bugz blog is now up and running! ¬†And running we are…lol! Everything seems to be going so fast now the business has started and we have definitely made plans to move to the East Coast. ¬†Wow, I have to run just to keep up with myself.

I am so excited to have finished my latest Amigurumi that I want to post it on here. ¬†Standby for pics and possibly instructions if I decide to post the patternūüôā

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