Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Old MacDonald had a...

... well... a son, I guess! Since I didn't have any gray felt, I had to use something different for his hair and whiskers. So he looks a little younger than "Old" MacDonald. Maybe we'll call him "Mac, Jr." Ha!

I gave him overalls instead of the pants that the pattern had. It was just a matter of extending the pattern a little. I also used denim (off of one of Grandpa's old shirts) instead of felt, so I zigzagged the edges so they wouldn't fray. His shirt is flannel.

His beard looks a little weird, doesn't it? Kinda more like a scarf? I found the pattern pieces didn't quite fit on the body like they should have, so I guess I maybe adjusted them in the wrong places or something. Oh, well.

But hey, don't you like the kernels on the corn cob? They were my own addition.

I think this was the putziest of the characters. He took quite a bit longer to make than the kitty. Hopefully the rest will go faster.

9 comments:

Jess said...

I think he's awesome. I loooooove the corn and I don't think there's anything wrong with his beard at all. So cute!

Grandma G said...

Aw, thanks!

Anonymous said...

I think you have a mighty fine Mac Jr! I'm VERY impressed with the corn!
Gwen

Larissa said...

Love the overalls!!! I think the beard looks good, but you are right he was the one that took the most patience and improvising, probably because most of his pieces follow the shape of the actual puppet.

Great job.

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Gwen (#2 now!?) and Larissa! Thanks especially, Larissa, for the cute and fun patterns!

JHRME said...

Oh he is too cute! Great job!

Grandma G said...

Thanks!

The Luedtke Family said...

I would sing along with an "E-I-E-I-O"! Go Mac. Jr. Everything looks so great.

Grandma G said...

Ooooohh! A sing-along! FUN! Maybe we should wait till I get more animals done, though, or the song will be awfully short. ;)