New woven toys

I have a passion for weaving toys that are not just for children, but also to light up the heart of adults, too.

Over the last year, I have been designing and weaving all manner ofย  woven wonderfuls for my booth in all the heaps of artisan’s markets and maker’s faires that I have been doing.

Which is why I have been rather remiss in blogging – it’s all about the weaving, these days ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s been a pleasure to let my imagination run wild and create one of a kind pieces without worrying about having to make sure that I can repeat the process to make patterns.

Not to imply that I don’t like designing and making patterns- I really do!

BUT…. it’s delicious to simply let my hands fly and listen to what emerges….ย  and to respond to what WANTS to emerge!ย  In which case, I have had to build a series of new little looms to keep up with those ‘wanting weavies’. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are a few of my latest pieces:

I never get tired of weaving homages to Albert Einstein ๐Ÿ™‚

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Everyone in our family really likes gargoyles, so I had to weave one (and I feel the need to weave more! LOL)

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And, we all quite like frogs- in fact, the joyous uproar of frog song in springtime is one of our favorite things!

This fellow seems very affable to me….

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This Debonaire Ginger Cat is actually based on one of my patterns that is available on my website LINK or on my etsy shop.

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And, for that matter, the pattern for dragons woven on the potholder loom is also available on my website:

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And now, back to ‘one of a kinds’ – This is Dumpling Darling:

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Ahhhhhhhh, babies….. I love to weave babies of all descriptions, like baby piglets:


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and baby hippos:

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Oh, yes, a monster or two….

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And, sometimes, a fairy toadstool wants me to weave it….

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At Christmas, I wove a capybara for my son in law:

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and a fox:

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So, now you see why my blogging hasn’t been up to scratch in 2013…. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Too busy weaving….

But…. I do plan on being more active with my blog in 2014….

I have a lot of photos of pieces for my Woven Women show that I haven’t posted, so I need to get back to posting those.ย  All in good time ๐Ÿ™‚

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14 responses to “New woven toys

  1. Wendy Penner

    I love them all…especially the R.O.U.S.


  2. That is definitely the first woven capybara I’ve ever seen!


  3. Caroline

    Ahhh! Moomintroll! Thank you for sharing they are all GORGEOUS!


    • Moomintroll!!!!! How interesting, Caroline! I remember muttering the word, ‘Moomintroll’ before falling asleep a week or so ago, and then forgot about it….. and now I see why! Some of these little fellows do look very Moomintroll-ish, don’t they? I can’t remember exactly what Moomintrolls look like, so I am going to have to google to refresh my memory, but obviously, they are influencing me, aren’t they? Thank you for spotting this and reminding me! Alright…. off to google ‘Moomintroll’. Moomintroll are protectors of the Earth, aren’t they? Off I go to find out more! xoxoxoxox


      • Caroline

        I have a longing to weave a dugong…….have you ever wevd one?!


        • Oh my goodness…. I am weaving a lot of mermaids right now and reading and dreaming about them, too- once again, Caroline, you and I, even though we are separated by oceans and continents, are on the same track! I haven’t woven any dugong, but please, please DO! If you are feeling a longing to weave them, then it’s a message to do that, and to send healing love and energy to the dugong while you do. Of course, you don’t need me to tell you that as you already do, but you know what I mean!!!!! I am sitting here in a tingling, ‘wow’ state! Shimmer, shimmer!!!!!


  4. minilooms11

    I LOVE all these little creatures! You are having way too much fun with these.


  5. Every single one of these critters is utterly charming, and they each clearly have their own very distinct personality. Wowzer!


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