July 14, 2011

Missy Kissy Slinky Stair Walking Toy

Missy Kissy: I've no real reason for naming this creation Missy Kissy. It's just that the lips are in the shape of a heart which make me think of puckering up for a kiss and with the wiggle eyes and ring on her feet...well, it just has to me a miss and not a Mr doesn't it?

Anyway, as you can see I took a jumbo plastic Slinky and crochet around it with fun fur eyelash yarn. It's not as hard as it sounds. Once you get started it goes fairly fast.

I only used one skein of yarn and then stretched it out to cover as much of the Slinky as possible and removed the remaining Slinky spring. I was able to cut it with scissors, but don't use your best pair!

Next I added felt feet, eyes and mouth and even a ring for one of her toes!

Wiggle eyes made the look complete. There is a slit from the bottom of the eyes to about the wiggle eye. When split apart it is glued to either side of a spring.

And you are done.

Best of all, if you stretched your yarn out enough and only ended up clipping off a few of the springs it will still walk down the stairs much like a Slinky of old, but funnier!

I made two, this jumbo one and a smaller one. You can find the pattern on my site along with the patterns for the felt.

Oh yea, about what I did with the left over springs.

Now you know I couldn't leave them alone, right?

I made this belt. It reminds me of a 1960's brass ring belt. I cut the rings apart so that I had continuous circles and then crochet the connectors.

Each connector was then sewn around a ring until I had enough for a belt.

I haven't had the nerve to wear it though!


July 13, 2011

I Love Slinkies!

I Love Slinkies!

I love the way they feel in your hands.

I love the way they make noise when you let them slink (slink?) from hand to hand.

I especially love how when I was a kid they would drive my brother nuts from the noise they made.

Sure, I didn't HAVE to slink my Slinky constantly, but what else could I do? It's addicting!

At least to me anyway.

Anyone else feel that way?