My stuffies are done! Rather than got through the frustration of embroidering on their features, as the pattern called for, I decided to go a different route. Either way, say hello to my stuffies WITH faces above!
Looking at the photo, you can tell what I did. I got some pom poms, and grabbed my fabric glue. Boom! My stuffies came alive with their facial features.
As a side note, I’m was holding my dog back as I was taking the photo for this post. He loves stuffed toys, and enjoys eviscerating them with glee. Sorry, boy, these aren’t for you!
So, that’s the end of my stuffie saga. If you’d like, catch up on the rest of the story here and here.
And, to conclude, the pattern for these critters comes from Annie’s Knit Animal Friends, and you can get it for Kindle over on Amazon.
Yup! My stuffies from Annie’ Knit Animal Friends are coming along, though they are currently stuffies without faces. I’m still deciding on how to go about that. I’ll tell you why I don’t want to do what the patterns recommend in a sec.
First of all, the doggie looks much better than the anemic-ly stuff rabbit. As I said in my previous post, I didn’t have enough stuffing for him. He doesn’t look bad, just, well, sad.
I did get more poly fiber fill, as the very full doggie shows.
Now, as to why there are no eyes on both and a nose of the dog. The pattern calls for simple embroidery, like the satin stitch and the straight stitch. As you can sort of tell on the rabbit, I attempted to do the satin stitch for his eye. It looked horrible, so I sort of tore it out.
I tried buttons. With what button I had, it didn’t look right. What should I do? I open to suggestions. I’m learning towards gluing googly eyes on them, too, but I don’t have them right now. I think little pom poms might work, as well. Ideas?
So, that’s where my stuffies are are the moment. If you are interested in checking out the Kindle edition, click on the affiliate link photo below.