Crochet has had to take a back seat for a little while. July was and always is a crazy, busy month with end of school stuff! This year though was particularly busy as my littlest robin left primary school and began getting ready for new adventures in high school. I won’t regale you with the number of tears I cried…they will always be my babies I know…but I no longer have any babies in the nest. I now have three secondary schoolers; that are at times like teenage toddlers and at other times, shaping up to be lovely young men. What has this got to do with sewing on ears I hear you ask…it hasn’t a thing to do with it, so I will stop waffling and get to the point of this post.
Sewing on Ears has proved for me to be incredibly time consuming in the past. Whether I am sewing ears onto a lovely squashy amigurumi or sewing bear ears onto baby hats, my ears…well not my actual ears, but the crochet ears, have ended up being wonky, not in the right position or have ended up looking unequal. I have found this to be incredibly frustrating; as what I thought would take me 5 minutes has taken me much longer and has caused a number of expletives to fall from my mouth! That was until I developed a method which has proved to be both accurate and speedy every time and since I don’t have much crochet to show you, I thought now would be a good time to write this post.
My method is very simple…you just need a balloon, a glass and pins. With these three items sewing ears onto hats and garments and amigurumi becomes much easier…every time! Yes, I sew ears onto amigurumi before stuffing and sewing up, using this method and it seems to work really well. The beauty of using a balloon is that you can blow it up to the exact size required. You do need to be careful that you don’t prick the balloon with the pin though!
I told you it was simple.
So there you have it, I hope you find this post useful…do let me know.