Determined not to let Arthritis stop her from making Hobby Horses for her Grandchildren Maker Therese has kindly given permission for her method to be shared on my Just Bananas Over Soft Toys Blog! Having experienced the inconvenience of stiff fingers and Arthritis in my own hands I appreciate the effort Therese has put into creating the following photo series. Those with less nibble fingers may find it helpful to use the tutorial in conjunction with the “Wish for a Pony” Sewing Pattern PDF available on Etsy.
It should be noted that Maker Therese has chosen not to add Faux Fur eyelashes to the eyes of her Hobby Horse.
The eye and nostril shapes are stitched following the previously drawn lines.
That concludes this series of Arthritis friendly Hobby Horse photos….. But wait there is more…….. a Bunch more in fact….
You want to see the completed Hobby Horse(s) right? Well here they are!
FYI: Maker Therese has added a Nose Band and Bells to her Horses Bridles!!
Wanting to have eyelashes Maker Therese came up with a clever idea which she explained in an email….
“My last idea is to buy fake eyelashes and glue them onto the eyelids that I get with the eyes…I think they will look great! That’s a bit easier for me than using the eyelash and eyelash locator”
A Huge Thanks a Bunch goes to Therese for these very helpful photos! Yay!
Hope all the not so nimble fingers out there find this helpful…. 🙂
Maker Therese has even more Arthritis friendly Hobby Horse advice… click here to see more useful Photos and Tips to help you avoid those Slip on a Banana Peel moments!