I couldn't resist moving quickly on to this additional tool to the Toy Chest Etui. The attraction was partly the shape and colour of the horse and partly the usefulness of a holder for a pointy tool.
The piece of linen supplied was fairly small, so I set it up in a 3 inch hoop and marked the centre. I really enjoyed the way the shape emerged so quickly. In no time at all I had a very recognisable horse.
The basic construction (interfacing, skirtex) was straightforward. The ears and under the jaw needed a little care.
Trickiest was glueing and stitching in the holder for the tool. I have an embroiderer's aversion to glue - but this needs to be really secure.
The ribbon was fiddly, but basic.
Another twisted cord for the reins and voila!
A very pleasing addition to the Toy Chest indeed.