Knit for Nowt, the Yorkshire based charity that Loving Hands supports, has been asked for these worry monsters by people who work with children, so this week I had my first attempt at making them.
Meet Humpty. He's made of fleece offcuts in green and purple, with a red pocket for a mouth, which can be firmly closed with a black zip. His nose and eyes are buttons sourced from the Scrapstore (I especially like the nose button!), and his eyebrows make him look rather worried himself. I called him Humpty because he reminded me of a stuffed toy of that name who featured in a long-running BBC children's programme called Play School. I remember watching it as a child, and also watching it with my own children twenty-odd years later.
There was more fleece left, so he acquired a big brother, Dumpty. I gave Dumpty a bow-tie made from one of my husband's discarded ties. By placing his features a bit lower, he looks an altogether less stressed monster!
They will be going off to Knit for Nowt along with the dragon hand puppets.