Unicorns! I've just finished up two unique little rainbow unicorn buddies, using the Fatty Lumpkin the Brave African Flower Pony pattern by the incredible HeidiBears, and adding a horn (because, unicorns are really just ponies with horns :P )
I had a lot of fun on Sunday night, live-instagramming making the manes for these babies -
Neatly lined up bundles of coloured threads (right before the cat jumped up on my knee and made a mess of everything):
Threads all knotted onto the base chain for the tail:
And, of course I needed to keep the mane out of the way whilst stitching on the ears and horn so... check out the hipster unicorn with his manbun!
All the Heidi Bears toys are different because they're handmade - I don't have a machine to just stamp them out identically. But, these two unicorns are a bit more different - I've used slightly different colours and layouts for the body of the beast :)
This one is pink, blue, yellow and green:
And this one has purple added in too!
I could not convince the Heidi Bears horn pattern to work for me, so I made up my own, and added some silver thread embroidery.
Hairdressing is not one of my best skills (as you can probably see from the uneven ends of the manes and tails), but I can only assume that their new owners will be as enthusiastic about scissors as I was when I was little so it won't really matter. So many bald Barbie dolls...
I can't wait to send these boys off to their little girls!