I made this for .. well, we’re not technically related, but I would consider her my niece. :) She’s the two-year-old daughter of a close family friend. It’s her birthday tomorrow, and earlier in the week my mom joking said to make her a plush toy, and today decided to try it. I’m happy I was able to finish an entire plush in one day xD I’m getting faster. ^^ It still took me several hours though orz I hope she likes it :)
Larger version of the first picture
This was actually supposed to be a giraffe, but it turned out much, much fatter than I intended. xD I’m kind of amazed at how round it turned out, it’s just .. so .. fat xD So now it is a dinosaur (because a fat dinosaur is way more believable than a fat giraffe). I’d like to do a skinny giraffe version sometime, with skinny legs and ears and the little horns, and tail ^^
I really love the acrylic safety eyes! I learned from another plush maker where to buy those eyes, and I just really love how they look, much more than sewing fleece or felt eyes on. :) Since they’re safety eyes, they’re safe for children, which is a relief (at first I was going to sew fleece eyes on because I wasn’t sure the eyes would be safe for a two-year-old).
Why is plush making so much fun! :)
It’s made entirely from fuzzy soft fleece, acrylic safety eyes, and stuffed with poly-fil. ^^
Looking at the computer has been giving me headaches/making me feel sick for the past week, so while I’ve been off it I’ve been trying my hand at some plushies. Tessa has been making really cute keychain-sized plushies, and it made me really curious to try, even though I haven’t sewn since middle school (and I sucked at it even then) and never thought I’d ever try making plushies.
I found out that I still suck at sewing haha and was also quickly reminded of how I can’t do cute things. But the actual sewing itself was surprisingly fun and very addicting. And seemed to help my headaches. This drumstick one is the 4th or 5th plushie I’ve done since last week (the others are much smaller, about the size of a closed fist, and most aren’t finished yet). I read online somewhere that larger plushies are easier than small ones, but haha no, they’re harder. At least being hand sewn. Maybe if I did this more I’d get faster, but right now it feels sooo slow to me.
For this drumstick I didn’t use a pattern since it’s really simple – I just did pencil sketches then cut the fleece and sewed them up. Oh yeah, it’s made of anti-pill fleece! Joann’s was having a 50% off sale so it was superrr cheap. Like $4.50 for a yard. So nice. And super soft and huggable. Though admittedly hugging a drumstick is a bit weird hahaha.