I’m sure that if you’ve got kids the same age as ours, you will understand me when I talk about their commitment to their interests! Our boys adore anything to do with Mario, Luigi and their friends and enemies, to the extent that quite often I feel like we are living in some kind of Nintendo-created household. So, to encourage their creative skills (other than drawing, they’re not so keen), we’ve been making some Nintendo-related felt toys and badges together. I invested in a lovely colourful pile of Eco-fi felt from The Felted Rainbow which provided all we needed in the way of inspiration, and we were all set.
We talked Danny out of making a Lakitu (can you see why we were glad he changed his mind!) and settled on a Kikwi – a rather cute creature who features in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (are you keeping up?). Sandy and Danny created this together, with a few design hints from me:
Cute isn’t he! For the last few days we’ve also been having to call each other Kikwi names, which can be a little bit hard to remember… of course we get into huge trouble if we get the wrong name. No wonder I am so tired today, my brain can’t cope…
We also made some dinky little badges – another Kikwi:
And this little Mushroom:
For the badges, and the smaller bits and bobs on the toy, we used Fast Tack glue from Abakahn – which can be heat set with an iron when you use on fabric – a really fab product for this kind of thing.
Now, the question is, what the heck are we going to have to make next….? I am worried we haven’t heard the last of Lakitu!