Meet Archimedes, or Archie for short! I made him one evening this week from my scrap basket. Archimedes is designed by Susan from Super Mom No Cape, he’s a dinky little pin cushion.
Susan kindly made the pattern available for free for her subscribers, I immediately downloaded it, I just thought he was so cute! When the schedule for the handicraft section of the local show arrived and I noticed it included ‘soft toy’ I immediately thought of Archimedes.
He was very simple to make, the instructions were nice and straight forward with lots of photos! I’ve not made yo-yo’s before, so that was new – there’s a big one for the feet and then two with turned under edges for the eyes. The little tail at the back helps him to stand upright, I’ve included the decorative pins for his eyes and on his tail, though clearly they will have to come out if I decide to enter him in the show. The fabric pattern has worked out really well on his back, it almost looks like wings!
I must confess I somehow in my imagination I did think he would be slightly bigger, despite his stature being clearly given. I was hoping he would pass as a soft toy for the show before being used as a pin cushion. I think he might be just a little too small!
I think he’s really sweet, he makes a cute little pincushion.