Eco Australian Patchwork and Stitching Magazine features Mr Moe Tash
This month's Australian Patchwork and Stitching Magazine Vol 13 No 10 features my softie pattern Mr Moe Tash. He was a fun to make character that I set myself the challenge of not buying any new materials and further to use recycled materials if I could.
The inspiration for Mr Moe Tash was Hercule Poirot who is described by Agatha Christie in her novels as egg shaped. He needed a winning grin and marvelous moustache, and had to look dapper.
I made his arms, legs and body out of two recycled men,s business shirts. I also used some of the buttons for decoration. I used leftover homespun and brown print fabric from another project and I found some red check fabric in my mother's stash.
It was so fulfilling to reduce my stash (just a little) and in return come up with a cute soft toy friend (he is destined to sit by my computer as company - who can resist such a gentleman with a glorious moustache).