Tuesday, July 16, 2013

stuffed animal pets

Sometimes creativity comes from excitement and happiness, sometimes it comes from grief. That was the case when I made first stuffed animal after my dog passed away a few years ago.

My little cutie pie :)

I didn't really know anything about how to make stuffed animals but I learned a lot from my first attempt, I love the vintage bunny fabric, I think it's better to be whimsical than realistic sometimes.

My friend lost her sweet little dog this last week and I just felt compelled to do something for her kids, so in a late night mad dash I attempted to make a little fleece dog, I wanted to play with the face layout and put the entire face on the front side.

He kinda turned out like a cross between a hippo and a dog creature
I guess it's good he looks kinda cartoony since he's for a little boy.

He kinda reminds me of Spunky the dog from Rocko's Modern Life.....I miss old cartoons.

For the older child, I wanted to experiment with other soft fabric, fleece is soft but not always fun to sew, I bought some soft wool herringbone fabric and I set it aside for a special softie and this weekend it called to me.
I drew a better pattern and made a wider seam allowance--- always important to accent angles and shapes.

he's a happy little Yorkie

He kinda looks more like a scottish terrier but he's a happy little guy to snuggle with and that's all that really matters. I love to make animals because I love to make people smile that's really all their is to it.



Pony Chops said...

That is so sweet and kind of you to make this for your friend. I like the cartoony look you went for

Magical Daydream said...

I am always for going whimsical over realistic: you did an awesome job! :)

floating thru fields said...

thanks girls you're so sweet, I'm happy to report they were a hit with the kiddos

Anonymous said...

Kim, these are precious!! I love that herringbone fabric :)

simply bev said...

These are adorable!

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