Saturday, January 10, 2009

Meet Cabbage

I'm trying to give myself a break on the sewn softie making front. My mantra (perhaps too much prenatal yoga?) is just to keep trying and not to give up. So while I spend my evenings concentrating on knitting projects - I'm trying to improve my sewn creative skills during the day.

The minute I managed to pop out a decent bit of stippling I have been thinking about making a little softie tortoise with a quilted shell.

So meet Cabbage. Cabbage is a delicate girl who likes to watch her weight by nibbling on salad. Lettuce is her favorite!
Her shell is quilted with gold thread because every girl should be able to sparkle just a little.
I rather like her eye lashes (I'm not often happy with faces) ... ... and her little perky tail.With the pattern adapted a little - I think she would make a rather fine pajama case too! (That list of 'what I want to make' never gets shorter ... only longer!)

27 comments:

Claire said...

Awww...Cabbage is absolutely darling. I love her face! She has such a happy look to her. The shell detail is just beautiful. What a great idea about the pajama case! Very creative!

Kitty said...

She's a wonderful little tortoise! Well done you! x

periwinkle said...

so cute - a pyjama case is a great idea ---
lisa x

RachelJane said...

Oh she's adorable! I love her fancy gold stitching and the eyelashes.

April said...

Oh, she's gorgeous!

April xx

Rachel said...

That's too cute!
:)

Simone said...

Cabbage is delightful! I especially like her detailed shell.

Kyoko said...

AAAwww, I love cabbage! It is so amazing how you did the shell. I used to have a tortoise who had no name. He lived for such a long time, but my mum was scared to look after him when I left Japan so she gave him to her friend who loved tortoises. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations!

Dianne said...

Now that is one adorable little creation!!! I love her!

hetty said...

What an adorable little tortoise! Her face is so cute! I know what you mean by 'the list keeps getting longer'. Every day brings new ideas. There just doesn't seem to be enough time in a day!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Your turtle is fantastic. My daughter is so jealous!

Sue said...

I am in love with Cabbage. She is so feminine.

saraeden said...

Loving Cabbage very much x x

Sara x

Things Hand Made said...

Wonderful.

Suzie said...

Cabbage is so sweet! You really gave her lovely eyes! Gerald is also cute, but this tortoise is my favorite! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment!

LizzieJane said...

I think I'm in love, sigh!
x

quiltygal said...

ohhh so cute ...... are you going to sell the pattern??please??I think it will be a winner

Suzie said...

adorable

Bumpkin Bears said...

cabbage is such a pretty girl, so sweet and full of character Rachael :) Beary Hugs, Catherine x

mr_monkeysuit said...

I think I love her.

Dyan said...

little cutie! I love his pretty shell.
Dy

Di said...

She's lovely and does have a particularly cute face! Love the eyelashes!

Libby Buttons said...

So Sweet!

Chocolate Cat said...

Cabbage is SO cute!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Cabbage is delightful - love her sweet face!

Gina said...

Cute Cabbage!! My daughter would love her.

Mytutorlist.com said...

What a pretty fabric you used for her shell! It's perfect!

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