My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The Gruffalo

The Palace was taken over by Gruffalos last week. 
World Book Day was to be celebrated at the younger twins' daycare on Friday so this Ganma offered to make them their outfits.
After all, as I said to ED, it's what Ganmas live for, to make the grandies cute outfits! 
("I'll remember you said that!" said YD.)

The two are into the story of The Gruffalo bigtime at the moment so that was the logical place to start. I'd already decided what pattern I was going to use.
I have made Pathfinder vests before and knew there was an 'animal add-on' I could purchase with instructions and adaptations for varying animal ears, tails, etc.
I did need to buy some brown polar fleece for the outer, but was determined that the rest of the vests would come from my extensive 'clothes sewing' scrap cupboard. I found two brushed cottons that would be suitable to use - one a 'kilt' ED had for a Scottish study at Primary School and the other some offcuts from something I don't recognise so I think those may have come by way of Mum?
I only just managed to get all the pieces out of the 'kilt' fabric, having to join one small piece. This is all I had left so I think that was a pretty good win!
Making two at once put the pressure on but I was able to chain sew and they were (both) finished in time for Book Day 😀
Here you can see 'his terrible claws' —
'Purple prickles all over his back'. I decided just to knot lengths of yarn for the prickles —
I used Soft and Stable for the ears and the horns, which has kept them nice and light and of course means they stick up nicely —

So that was last week's efforts, hopefully I'll have more to share before the end of the month!
'til next time,
happy stitches,


28 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

those are so cute on the twins - I can never manage that kind of sewing

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh how adorable. The Gruffalo was huge in our house too xx

Terry said...

Oh my goodness...those are adorable! Well done! :0)

Darlene of Creative Latitude said...

What fun silliness. I had never heard of Gruffalo's below. Adorable outfits you made, for adorable gkids. Absolutely adorable. Lucky you.

Janet O. said...

WAY.TOO.CUTE!!!
Oh, you set the bar high for grandmas, Raewyn.
Personally, this "Ganma" would rather make them a quilt, but I have made a costume here and there. However, I am put to shame by all the clothing you produce for your grands. :)

Fiona said...

OH MY GOSH.... you are too clever and those kidlets are too adorable... the sweetest Gruffalo's ever...
Hugz

Karen S said...

It looks like they were a big success. Perfect.
Lovely work to make them so special!

marina said...

fantastic! so cute...
you are a super nanna

moosecraft said...

OMG! Just when I thought those kiddos could not be any more cuter.... you made them cuter!!! lol! Love those little outfits!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Oh my word, those outfits are so adorable! So happy to see them enjoying a wonderful "World Book Day". My grands are waiting patiently for our library to open up again.

Kathy S. said...

Oh my goodness, these are GORGEOUS! Beautifully done. :)

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh those are just too cute, as well as the grands. You did an awesome job.

Needled Mom said...

Those are super cute! Very clever Grandma!

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

these are the cutest Gruffalos ever :-)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh my how cute and how special--you are so creative--
luv, di

Lin said...

They look gorgeous in their outfits! Great work. xx

Linda said...

What fabulous Gruffalo outfits. No wonder the children were so thrilled. Definitely photos to keep forever.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Adorable! And such wonderful sewing from a very special grandma! I ended up making a 'gruffalo' birthday cake a couple of years ago, lots of fun.

Susan said...

I bet they loved them - will probably live in them for ages.

Maria said...

You’re am amazing Granma, the little twins are the cutest “Gruffalos I’ve seen ....

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Oh my goodness! So creative and so fun! Makes me almost want to sew more than just quilts again!

Marie said...

If your purpose was to make the grandies cute outfits I'd say you aced it! So fun!!

Mystic Quilter said...

Lucky, lucky grandies, they look so happy with their wonderful outfits sewn by yourself and I love the claws!

Angie said...

Oh my goodness, Raewyn - you are the best Ganma ever! The vests are adorable and oh so clever!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Oh my, sooo cute!!! You did a great job with their outfits!!! xx

Robin said...

What a wonderful grandmother you are. Such lucky grandchildren.

kiwikid said...

You are so clever Raewyn, the Gruffalos are so cute!! I bet they will be worn for more than just book day. You are the best Ganma!!

Janice said...

So cute. You will earn some brownie points there.......or make a rod for your back. LOL.