How do you stuff a Giraffe- with extreme difficulty! Boom Boom- the old ones are the best. Equally testing is how to add horns and a mane!
First who am I talking about- meet Maisie (NB I thought her name was going to be Geraldine but she turned out to be Maisie, or do you think differently?)
Here she is again, wanting to Go Out to Play (Eat!!)
So how do you stuff a Giraffe? Well start with a bigger opening than I left. Then use small pieces of toy stuffing- you can’t rush this. Twice as much stuffing material as you think- I have learned that the hard way. Children do tend to carry toys under their arms by the neck which does stretch them somewhat. Make sure you get every nook and cranny Full. I find a knitting needle really helps.
Having my hand up the backside of the giraffe made me most grateful I am not a zoo vet!
Here is Maisie where she asked to be in the garden..
chowing the greenery and
enjoying the fragrance!
I decided to make a giraffe because every craft book I seemed to open had a toy spotted giraffe as part of the props, but never a pattern. So I was really pleased when I found this one.
The only problem was I could not access the right materials for the horns and mane. So I used some cord for the horns, and some fluffy trim for the mane. I couldn’t stitch it in as shown on the pattern- instead I sewed in the two ends of the mane then after it was stuffed I stitched it down.