Sunday, July 19, 2009

little miss sunshine

A very precious little girl turned one recently, and we were invited to celebrate her birthday. The invitation featured Little Miss Sunshine, and I knew that there would be a Little Miss Sunshine birthday cake... but I had no idea what I was going to make for her.

It got to the day before the party, and I still hadn't made a decision. I'm such a shocker for leaving things to the last minute, and then putting myself under unnecessary pressure - I seem to do it all the time - and never learn from the experience! Sad but true...

Anyway, as I mentioned... it was the day before the party, and I was surfing Ravelry for pattern ideas. Little Miss Five (yes! she's five now) was watching me, and of course she had to know what I was doing. When I told her I was looking for a gift to make, but I didn't know what... she said... MAKE HER A LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

What a fabulous idea!

So I did...



Of course, I didn't have a pattern... so I had to just make it up as I went along!

I've used a 4.0mm hook, and two strands of yarn worked together. Her hair is made from lengths of chain stitches, which I then braided together. The hands are flexible, so that they can sit in front of her mouth (as you would usually see her illustrated) or out to the side. I didn't measure her, but her diameter would be about that of a bread and butter plate.

Isn't she cute?

(but not as cute as the birthday girl, of course!)


Anonymous said...

Did you by any chance write down how you did it? :)

Unknown said...

You're amazing!

Sam said...

I *love* Little Miss Sunshine - too cute. But I fall over in awe that you just rustled it up, last minute, off the top of your head.

laughing purple goldfish said...

thanks... I did make pattern notes, VERY brief pattern notes... but I've left them in one of those wonderful SAFE PLACES which you can never find again... aarghhhh!

Anonymous said...

I've been a fan of Little Miss Sunshine for years. In grade school I used to have a t-shirt with her on it and was so sad when I outgrew it.

This is amazing! And you just whipped it up? Crazy!