Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Proto-Sock-Duck

I am working on a simple pattern that will enable a small child to make a huggable duck from a sock within one hour.
Here's where I've got to so far:

simple duck

simple duck

I think I will try using a dolly peg for the beak instead.



Anyone any bright ideas how to make the feet - cardboard is no good. Is there some easily acquired possibly wooden object with a hole in that would do the trick? Think... think...


Second Boring Event Of The Day:
I ran out of coffee.

8 comments:

Eric Orchard said...

Love the colours! He/she looks fantastic so far.

Viviane Schwarz said...

Thanks! :) The pattern definitely works, it's only three simple cuts, two seams and then stitching on the wings. I'm not 100% happy about painting on the eyes but not sure buttons are easy enough.
It's fun trying to work out something super-easy, based on what I observed when making monkeys with children...

John Peacock said...

things - lolly sticks? Or those wooden paddles you get with tubs of ice-cream? Or did they phase those out between the late 1970s and now?

Viviane Schwarz said...

Oh the paddles aren't bad... but no holes, and though I could drill some I don't want to drill 400 of them. Something like ice cream paddles but with a good way of fixing a piece of string...

Viviane Schwarz said...

This This This! But whence? Whence?

Russet said...

How huggy and delicious...
feet...hmmmmm.....icecream lids stamped out in your pattern of feet....thinking ducks and flat and spread and blue.........hmmm...will keep thinking

Sarah said...

It's so lovely! :-)

Hmm, thinking... but having no thoughts as of yet. Drilling holes shouldn't take too long, though, if you have a power drill and set them up like an assembly line.

Anonymous said...

cheap packs of playing cards and hole punch and nice patterned backs ( you know the red or green or black patterns the cards have) you could cut each card across and fold a little duck foot concertina ???

or bubble wrap, cut into feet shapes for extra poppin' duck fun????

xxxx