As soon as I saw this
set of tutorials from Amber over at crazy little projects I
knew I had to make one for my godson for his birthday. Then I realised that
each of them only takes half of a towel, and my littlest nephew’s birthday is
in the same month. Score!
Originally I had wanted to make the frog towel – but I
couldn’t locate any green towels for love nor money, and as time was beginning
to run out, I changed my mind, and decided on the monkey towel (because I love
monkeys) but brown towels seemed to have the same problem. Eventually I decided
on a little monster towel, because it could be any colour, and what little boy
isn’t a little bit of a monster anyway, especially at bathtime?
They were really easy
to run up, although the towelling does fray – I ran them both through my
washing machine before gifting them to make sure they could stand up to being
washed by machine (an absolute MUST for anything for children). I made the eyes
and fangs out of towel too – in retrospect I wouldn’t do that, Amber had
advised felt, personally I hate working with felt, and the thought of wet felt
made me shudder, but the towel has frayed quite a bit around the fangs. I also
stuffed the horns, another mistake, as it made them REALLY TOUGH to insert. I
managed it though, and overlocked it on the inside – still not the prettiest.
All that being said, I have a very cute picture of my godson
in this, grinning up at the camera post-bath (which obviously, I am NOT posting
here, he’s not my child, and he doesn’t need his, admitted gorgeous, face all
over the internet) – so he clearly loves being a little bath time monster.
If I’d have only been a little bit quicker on the trigger
you’d have got a picture of Mr P modelling this, however it doesn’t fit him,
but I can tell he wants me to make an adult sized one.