As well as being a secondary school we now accommodate primary school children so I immediately thought of a toy and looking into amigurumi. I searched on Ravelry and came up with this little guy....
I thought I could 'develop' him to become our little bee, he had a nice big head so there would be plenty of 'learning' going on. So I purchased the pattern and if you would like to do so this is the link. It's a good pattern very clear and easy to follow.
I started working on this during my half term holiday in Scotland, I had taken a yarn stash from home but on visiting my hometown in Fife I came upon this yarn stash from the wonderful shop Tiger , I came across this shop when we holidayed in Denmark and was thrilled when they came in the UK and I found one in Dunfermline. ( Although nothing in Yorkshire yet) Tiger is inexpensive and just joyful, as a teacher and crafter I can always find something here and on this occasion I got this yarn pack - above - for £2. Just the colours I needed, 15gms of each so I set to work on it. Notebook and pen are also from Tiger notebook has graph paper inside: excellent!
So the result was this little guy and they were thrilled when they saw him at school, I found the face quite hard to do as it can really make or break the toy and I did a lot of unpicking but I think I got the happy chap that he is meant to be with a twinkle in his eye.
I hope you have a lovely Easter, I am off to Bath with a group of ladies for a few days and hoping to see some textiley stuff down there and I also really want to get round to working on my Liberty Quilt: but that's another story. Happy Easter.