Minions Part 2 – New additions to my army!

From time to time the most handsomestIMG_20150314_132548 man (a.k.a. my boyfriend)  will drop some yarn in my lap, and say something like “can you use this to make me…”. This time he brought me a yellow yarn ball, a pure Norwegian wool yarn called Troll (such a good name for a Norwegian yarn =D ), and a purple yarn ball called Lang Yarns Odeon,  and said “IIMG_20150316_141444 want you to make us some minions”. My boyfriend is a cute one, especially when he believes in my magical skills =P

I had to roam through my stash of leftover yarn to find the colors for the rest of the minions: jeans,IMG_20150316_141533 goggles, eyes, mouth, teeth, feet, hands and accessories. After some time looking at minion pictures and writing rough drafts, I started on my quest (the pink ball was initially for a tongue for the yellow one, but I changed my mind).

 

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My boyfriend wanted theIMG_20150321_122342 minions to be the same size, and his youngest son challenge me to make a banana for the yellow one. His IMG_20150321_122531youngest troll always have a fun challenge for me when I’m knitting something he finds interesting =). I asked my significant other if he want the option to remove the banana for other objects, and he said yes. I had to tease him a little for that, and ask if he was going to play with the minions (this turned out to backfire on me, I was the one who ended up playing with them!).

 

IMG_20150321_122722That gave me the idea to makeIMG_20150321_122927 a maid costume for him. I sewed on push-on buttons in his hands, so he can IMG_20150321_122745change  whatever it is he’s holding. For now it’s only a banana and a feather duster. In the future I might make him the golf costume, or maybe the red wig and green dress outfit.

 

IMG_20150318_155758Since these minions are for personal use, I figured that the stuffing didn’t have to be top choice. So here is what I did, I stuffed them with scraps I’d saved up. When you’re done with a project, or you’ve unraveled a old project, save all your cut off ends. I keep mine in glass jars, and it can actually be used for different things. It took quite a lot of stuffing, they are about 33cm long and 36cm around.

 

I’ll eventually get around to writing down a pattern, if anyone is interested. For now I hope you’ve enjoyed the pictures =).

 

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Dusting time! My snow globes won’t clean themselves. By the way, we named this one Frank.

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This one is named Igor! And yes, it’s because this is a horror fan household =P He’s trying to make friends with my plant, I have no idea how it’s going.

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Igor and Frank playing chess. Frank isn’t the sharpest knife at the moment, he’s too focused on his banana (banana, Banana, BANANA!).

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And finally, Frank and Igor are visiting Ms. Lenore for a crystal ball reading (Roman Dirge’s Lenore is by far the cutest dead girl I know). They brought some friends to the party =D.

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