Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Strike!

Remember Kiki's sweet little baby ? She's going to be a year old this coming Wednesday! Time really flies.

I wanted to make little Andreanna something that she could use and have fun with (ie: not clothes). I saw this bowling pattern at NutsAboutCrochet's Etsy store and fell in love. I actually bought the pattern back in April but didn't get started until late July. Even so, that gave me plenty of time to do a few projects in between, so I didn't get sick of making the bowling pins.



Bowling pins are normally white and red, but Andreanna has a really pretty purple room, so I decided to make the pins purple to match. Not to mention, it won't show as quickly when they get dirty.

I also made the ball bigger than the pattern called for. Its just the right size for a one year old to grab and when she throws it, she's guaranteed to get almost all the pins with a ball that size! The finger holes are supposed to be black, but I made those in purple to, so it would be easy for her to find them.

The best part is that it's quiet! She can knock these over all day and they won't make a sound. Not to mention she can fling the ball at someone and it won't hurt (speaking of, I'd like to apologize to my little sister, Inky Binky, for accidentally hitting you with that hard plastic bowling ball when you were 3. Glad you recovered!).

P.S. - the sewing class went well. I have homework because I'm behind everyone else. I need some serious practice!

9 comments:

Andrea Moberly said...

As always, those look great! I think I saw that pattern on the Ville when the woman first was looking for testers and I fell in love!

Bezzie said...

Those pins and ball are awesome!!! Chunky has always loved those little cheapy bowling toys...what a great idea!

T. Joi said...

As a mother of a two year old, I must say...I LOVE IT!!! Any toy that doesn't have sound is wonderful. Great job.

Lesalicious said...

Omg I want to make Nesa and Nellie some. They are way to cute. Great job on those so cute. Yeah I will have to make those. I can just guess how to do it without a pattern. Great job. Christina.:) COOL

Laura said...

Oh my gosh, that is so awesome! I think lots of adult bowlers would love those too!

Don't feel bad about hitting your sister with the plastic bowling ball - my mom says I dropped a huge rock on my youngest sister's toe (and broke it!) when she was about 3 and I was 4. I don't remember it though. : )

Cami said...

These are so cute! I love the purple. It must have been alot of work and I'm sure she will love them.

Mimi said...

That looks like so much fun for a baby, and totally cute too!

Riohnna said...

Tat is an awesome set!

Zuleika said...

OMG that is so cute! I wish I had seen that pattern when my boys were younger. They had plastic bowling pins and they were so annoying with all that noise.

Andreanna is going to love this! :-)