|Project by souichiro||posted 09-20-2011 03:29 AM||1088 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
I have to say that I am completely in love with this little toy. Here is my remake of those 80’s toys My Little Pony. I thought that the kids would like to play with some ponies, and I have been wanting to try this yarn “hair plug” idea for a long time now. This is the first of hopefully several.
The proportions andthe feel of the yarn are absolutely wonderful, I have to say. And the walnut was so great that I just couldn’t get myself to paint it. Maybe I’ll just add some color with the yarn on future versions. We’ll just have to see.
The walnut is 1-1/4” thick, and the finished pony is probably around 4” tall. Although I could measure it if anyone is interested. (I’ll have to hunt down my daughter to get it!) The yarn on the mane is put into holes that are 9/64” with 2 yarns, that are glued and pushed into the hole at the center of the yarns with a 1/8” dowel. Then the dowel is punched in just below the surface to “hide” it. The tail is a 13/64” hole, with 4 yarns, pinned in the center into the hole, glue and the same 1/8” dowel. It’s a very cool setup, and we’ll see how well it holds up. Although it does feel pretty solid, so I’m hopeful.
-- Dale, Oregon