Owl Amigurumi Rattle
My friend Ruth bought me a book called Amigurumi World for my birthday, so I was really looking forward to finally getting some amigurumi patterns that were in English, rather than me having to try to decipher the Japanese patterns using my limited Japanese reading skills. So when I heard my friend Catriona was pregnant, I thought it would be the perfect chance for me to use one of the patterns from the book.
I chose the owl pattern, and made it with felt eyes instead of plastic ones, as it would be for a newborn baby. I also added a rattle inside, by putting some beads into a little plastic spherical container and nestling this in the stuffing. The container is from one of those vending machines that looks like a gumball machine, which you sometimes find in petrol station loos (usually containing a wet wipe or a fuzzy brush). I knew it would come in handy for something & I hate throwing away plastic, so why not recycle it!