Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmasgifts for my kids - part 2: Meet Marzipan


My name is Marzipan. 

I am a cute little big stickhorse.

And I have a VERY long nosy nose!!!

It is kinda scary when this nose comes right at YA! 

Watch out!!!!

It is perfect for kissing though ....

I have pink ears and hair!


And big EYES!

And I am CUTE!!!!

Oh, just in case you wonder ... I am named Marzipan because my favourite food are marzipan potatoes. :-)

BTW, did I mention that I am CUTE?


Okay, I think I better take over from here ... otherwise this silly horse is going to keep talking about his cuteness until our ears fall off! 

You guys have no idea how thrilled and relieved I was to see that little bear LOVES Marzipan!
Because on her wishlist to Santa there was one of those expensive and horrible pinky plasticy and ... mommy just does not like it ... horses that you can sit on. 
I really did not want to buy one of those!

And I really should remember to throw out those stupid toy catalogues that put such stupid ideas in her head!!!

Anyway, as I had already planned to make her a stickhorse for her birthday but did not get to do it back then - I figured I could do it now.

I was inspired by the awesome horses and unicorns Lier from Ikat bag made.

And after Lier shared some true wisdom with me - you have to cut open the pant leg you are using in order to sew on the ears and the hair - it really was not that hard to make.
Yes, I could have figured the cutting open part myself ... if I had been THINKING instead of just SEWING. ;-)

Sewing on the ears was actually the worst bit. I broke 3 needles while doing that! Argh!
But even with 3 broken needles still cheaper - and ALOT more fun - than that ugly pink plastic thingy ...

Mission accomplished! 


Papgena Made It said...

oh he has reason to brag, he IS cute!! ;)
Good Job!!

Sue said...

Very impressive! Love that Marzipan is made from a pair of jeans! I love his heart nostrils too:) He would be cute as a Valentine's Day gift.

AllieMakes! said...

Genius to use a pair of jeans!
And the hearts for the nose is adorable!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Mary Friederichsen said...

He is so ADORABLE!!
Thank you so much for sharing him and your creative talents with us!
I just found your blog from Craft Gossip, and so glad I did. :)

Have a great week!


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