Sunday, June 3, 2012

a little grumpy bear

 I started crocheting this little panda bear rattle a few weeks back, but when I started photographing him, I realized he's almost too smug and saucy looking to give to a baby. He might frighten a baby with his grumpy visage. But, then again, maybe that's okay since babies are often grumpy their own tiny selves.

 I used a tiny bell stuffed inside the filling to give the rattle a very soft sound. I know babies like interesting noises but parents prefer quieter toys. In the future, I might make the handle ring a little bit smaller. Sometimes I forget just how teeny-tiny, itty-bitty a baby's hands are. 

Wow! that's a grumpy little face! kinda cute though =)


Lunette Gleason Fleming said...

What a great project. Did you design this yourself?

Lynnea said...

Hi Mom, this is based on a design in one of Ana Paula Rimoli's other books that Matthew bought me for Valentine's day. I actually made the ring in a completely different way but did follow her pattern for the head. except, I made a grumpy bear where as she had a cute cheerful bear in the photo =)