Monday, January 25, 2010
i have recently become a fan of sewing
after i made my bison puppet costume i was bit by the sewing bug real hard. i made two hand puppets (pics in older post), modified a giant stuffed polar bear into a halloween costume/vest (still have to fix the hood) and now i'm making my own stuffed animals. this one here is the beginnings of a coyote. i really have no idea how to make patterns so i pretty much just plan out how i want it to look in my head, make a few sketches on paper and hope everything works out in the end. so far it's working out just great.
this is a black lab i made for my sister. the body is a little long so it can be used as a pillow. my sister helps raise service dogs and they mostly use labs for that sort of thing. the most recent lab she helped raised happened to be a black lab and we all got kinda attached to him so i thought she would appreciate a black lab stuffed animal/pillow. and she does :]
i made this one for myself. he looks like a terrier or something but he is actually a little polar bear. his head is super floppy so it can turn in all sorts of directions. i think a moveable head on a stuffed animal adds a lot to the livelyness and emotion of the toy.
i think googley eyes add a lot too!