Thursday, April 23, 2015

DIY Plush Toy Wish List

Shark Monster from Karen's Monsters

This post from Wild Olive recently has me thinking about my favorite part of a project. My very favorite part is stuffing plush toys. It might in fact be why I make so many plush toys. I love the moment when it goes from a 2-D image to 3-D. When it all of a sudden becomes real. It's really between one pinch of fluff and the next. It's like I can't really see what the personality is going to be until then. That's usually the point it gets a name and story too.

Here are some of the projects I've been eying. Even though I make a lot of my own patterns for softies, I love to see and adapt from other people's ideas.

Snuggle Bunny and Kitty from GingermelonI love these sweet faces on the Snuggle Bunny and Kitty from Gingermlon. The stitching details and the blushed cheeks are all superb. But honestly, it's the ears that do it for me.

Secret Notes Monkey DIY from A Beautiful MessI must have a thing for embroidered eyelashes right now. These sleepy monkeys from A Beautiful Mess have little pockets for notes. I can totally imagine making two of them in not quite matching fabric to live on my bed with their tails crossed just like this.

Black Forest Felt Antlers from One More MushroomThese amazing felt antlers from One More Mushroom are not technically plush toys as they hang on the wall. But really how amazing are they! Is it just me that has a fascination with child-decor?

All the photos in this post belong to their respective and linked sites (except the first, which is mine).

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