Saturday, 17 November 2012

Half done donkeys

I don't know if you heard about Donktober which happened over at Missy Mac Creations. It was a ri-donk-ulous month of donkey inspired projects. Very cool to watch. I bookmarked some things and thought, maybe one day. But because I'm less crafty and more quilty, and i'm not a huge fan of gimick fabrics, chances were slim i'd ever get my ass in gear to make any of them. I mean what am I going to do with a giant donkey quilt... Don't answer that. Who wouldn't want a donkey quilt.

The thing I like'd the most was a cute pattern for a donkey toy. Well when Erin put out a challenge to make a toy to donate to Project Mirabel, I thought I might attempt the donkey.

I had bought some lovely hot pink fabric for another project, and so I just stole some of that, because what could be cuter than a hot pink donkey!! And then I noticed some scraps of pink minkee form another project I'm three quarters through, and was inspired. What kid doesn't love the softness of toys? It's that snuggly-ness that we fall in love with. So my donkey got given fluffy ears and soft bottoms. 

I spent last night chopping and sewing, and while they're not finished (I figured, why not just make two!) I think I really like my little donkeys.

I tried really hard to get them all finished before midnight so I could get in on the Donktober links party, but my tummy was so tired after working this week that I had to keep lying down. Oh well. I'm sure Erin knows I tried and will just be happy to see more donkey love in the world.



  1. He's looking so cute, hope you're wide awake to finish them today :)

  2. I am pretty sure tons of kids (and lets be honest - adults too) would love a pink donkey with a soft bottom! Can't wait to see them so fluffed and stuffed.

  3. Thank you, ladies. I will try and get these done super fast. And Kim, I love a fluffy bottom too.

  4. Bonjour from France Erin,

    I'm so glad you stopped by...I love the donkeys.

    Please post a finished photograph.


  5. Hi, visiting from Chrissie's - such a fun looking donkey! Look forward to seeing it finished!

    I'm your newest follower! Look forward to seeing more of your creative work!

  6. Hi Farrah and Fleur, and welcome. I will make it my mission to get these donkeys done so I can show you what they look like.

  7. That is such a cute little donkey! I can't wait to see it finished. :O)


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