I haven't had a chance to share the horses I made this summer. J, my littlest, loves horses - almost as much as the big one loves dogs. I love to see them love something - it reminds you how different we all are. Anyway, I wanted to make J a horse for her birthday.
I made the brown one for J, but it was made of old stretched out fleece that didn't hold its shape well, so I also made her a white one. It is made from new flannel and held up super nice. And the hair - whew, that was also a bit of learning experience. Let me just say, after having a hot sweaty toddler nap on it the first day, the wool yarn hair looked a bit more like dread locks. Okay, let's do more than say, let's show - crazy haired horse below. Funny, that same yarn is what made the squirrel tails so awesome. The white horse has cotton yarn hair, which hangs nicely.
I had a bit of fun making them, too. At some point, I decided my kids really needed to learn about unicorns, so I added a horn to a few horses. And then of course, I couldn't resist playing and nuzzling them - ouch! #NightSewing is the best. It's like grown up play time (occasionally with tweeting). You can find the pattern in the shop.