Oh my goodness! I hardly know where to begin with today's incredible indy designer! But with 1,119 page likes to her name on Facebook, clearly others feel the same way about Pradeepa's designs ! I was looking for a designer who agrees with me that children deserve fun, colorful, designs that make them happy and stimulate their brains. In a world of "the terribly muted needleworker" (TTMN from now on) it took a LONG time to find some colorful designs to write about. Thankfully there's The Lazy Hobbyhopper and The Whimsical Little Fox to the rescue!
Maybe it's my age. Maybe it's my predisposition to fight against the "crowd" mentality. Maybe it's the teacher in me but the TTMN just doesn't settle well with me. I like babies and young children to have COLOR . Here's a little primer about color . I think teachers or daycare providers who dress in bright colors have the right idea. Every time I see the TTMN I remember my childhood. Granted it was the 60's so color was more or less the thing but parents were concerned with making a playful environment for their kids. When I found Pradeepa's designs on Ravelry I cheered right out loud. (which is embarrassing when you are in a room alone). A feast for the eyes and happiness to my soul! Lets first take a look at the designs for clothing, home decor and accessories at The Lazy Hobbyhopper and then we'll look at The Whimsical Little Fox
Many of the Indy designers have great websites that cover a myriad of crafts and hobbies. This also applies to The Lazy Hobbyhopper . However for the sake of time we'll stick with the fiber art designs. It was difficult to choose a few favorites to share but I think these will represent Pradeepa's designs. Many come in multiple sizes.
Adults can expect to find patterns ranging from fun to classy evening wear.
There are several accessories for the home that really would add a touch of pleasant color to any room.
Next we look at The Whimsical Little Fox. Play-full offerings from Pradeepa. The Whimsical Little Fox is aptly named. My daughter is the true toy expert but the Amigurumi patterns created by Pradeepa are pretty irresistible if you have a child who loves make believe. My daughter informs me that most of these patterns are not for beginners, however, Pradeepa includes photos to help you along. My favorites are probably beyond MY skill level but Laterose Doll Clothes and Doll Repair on Facebook is able to negotiate these patterns with very little problem.
Thanks for reading along today! My thanks to Pradeepa for these amazing designs and please check her out on Facebook . I'm glad I found The Whimsical Little Fox and The Lazy Hobbyhopper. Writing about these creations has been a great way to pass a rainy afternoon. If you do check out Pradeepa's work be sure to thank her for all her hard work!
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