When I was making my toast Eli was, in the least, amused. I don't know if he thought I was strange for making them or if he just liked them, but when I was finished he would always look at them and laugh and say "How cute....". When I finished my second piece of toast for the night he told me I should make one for our friend Cody, who he works with. He told me that I should make a plushie of Cody's head, and he is a white boy with an afro......so here are the end results.
Cody thought it was funny. lol.
I went to Michael's to get some felt and I was hoping that they had a peach color, but they had every other color besides peach! :) I ended up buying Ivory and Pink. I figured I could use one or the other or both of them together, but the pink was too much and layering the two would be too thick. I decided to go with the Ivory, which you could see through slightly, and it turned out pretty well I say. This plushie, when looking at it from the side, is about a half inch thick. - I'm trying JoAnne's for felt next time thanks to the advice of Elizabeth from Sew Amore! -
I need to look up how to create a better looking stitch on my plushies, this just doesn't seem right. It seems like it could be straight up and down seams rather than slanted. I saw a link to a site called Sublime Stitching on A Beautiful Mess and this place has it all for needlepoint stitching! I have never really done it, and as of right now I don't intend on picking it up (although I did see a cool design for a zippered pouch with a pen and pencil stitching) it does offer a How-To section. Awesome!
I'm trying to draw out some good pictures of the coffee breakfast buddy so I can make one that somewhat compares to Aiwa's. I have some friends that said they would like some so I will try my hardest to get that done ASAP. Until then, happy wandering.