Regular readers will know that every month I challenge myself to make the Mollie Makes magazine cover gift. I’ve subscribed since it first came out and
have had a drawer full of unopened kits – but no more! I’ve been making more time for grown up crafting and I love to make the kits and hopefully try something new.
Mollie Makes Toucan Keyring Kit
The Toucan Keyring Kit from Issue 94 was pretty cute and I knew I would make it. I love working with felt! Designed by Manuela Trani from nuvolinahandmade.etsy.com the kit contained a variety of felt, matching embroidery thread, gold faux leather fabric, a loop for the keyring, stuffing and a needle.
I like to think I’m pretty good at following a pattern but I found the instructions were poor for this craft. The template was printed back to front with a few labels missing, and a few of the steps were omitted. I couldn’t make the gorgeous gold faux leather stretch to all the pieces I needed so had to raid my stash to make the keyring loop. I shouldn’t moan as I’m sure there was a strict word count!
Despite the poor instructions I loved making my little toucan. I haven’t felt great this week so yesterday I stuck the fan on, watched Staircase on Netflix and stitched. I haven’t done mindful stitching for a while and it was bliss to see it come together in my hands. I added a brad for the eye but otherwise followed the pattern.
He’s bright and colourful and I’m going to hang him on my handbag when I start my new job on Monday. I love a handmade touch!
Here are some of my previous makes from Mollie Makes magazine but you can check out all of them here:
Mollie Makes Paper Ice Lollies
Mollie Makes Spring Bunny Plushie Kit
Mollie Makes cross stitch wooden banner kit
Mollie Makes pom pom love birds kit
Mollie Makes Floral Hoop Kit
Mollie Makes Reindeer Tree Decoration
Mollie Makes Advent Village
Mollie Makes Custard Cream Keyring Kit
Mollie Makes Papercut Book
Mollie Makes Felt Florals Wreath Kit