Something different! A banana! I thought I’d start making a few baby friendly fruits and vegetables for my daughter to play with eventually.
I got this banana pattern FREE on ravelry – you can find it here. I LOVED how it turned out and I finished it so quickly. The pattern had a really useful diagram to make the banana peels just right.
I used a chunkier yarn and really like how textured it turned out. It will be great for teething/chewing and it’s washable! I used “Boston Sun Classic Yarn.”
I used black yarn to sew the baby friendly eyes and mouth (no plastic pieces.) You can find a great video on how to embroider faces from Planet June here.
I tried something new with the blush on the cheeks! I used a “Stabilo 3 in 1 crayon.” I drew directly onto the yarn which was a little intense – luckily, it rubbed off fairly well. Next time I will colour on a piece of cloth first then gently blot it onto the project. I’m learning new tricks all the time. Still, I like the added colour to the face!
Overall, I’m thrilled with how it turned out and am looking forward to start a small collection of fruits and veggies for my little one.