and this jellyfish for my dad (their beach house!)
So Tate's birthday was on the horizon, and right now, there is nothing she likes more than horses. I ravelry-ed and etsy-ed amigurumi horses and found just about the cutest horse ever, Alfalfa, by Little Abbee. I couldn't stand it, I figured if I can do an octopus and a jellyfish, this isn't rocket science, I could figure this out, too. And I had about 3 weeks to do it.
Here are some horse parts:
And here, in all his glory, is Magical Wonder, so named by the birthday girl herself. I never know with the kids what they will or will not "get." I make things (hats, scarves, octopi) that I like to make, and if they get excited, that thrills me. If they don't, I (hopefully) don't show it, because they didn't ask for whatever I made. Well, Tate keeps saying she can't believe I made this, and she just loves it.
Hopefully this took the sting out of not getting a real horse...which was her true birthday wish!