Friday, August 14, 2009

Just a Little Monster

My husband is a fabulous cartoonist and he is always drawing little characters. He drew this guy really quickly and asked me to make a stuffed animal for him. So I did!

Here he is, brought to life! He gave me a heck of a time turning those skinny arms and legs out, and trying to get stuffing to go into them, but I won that battle! I even used a fat quarter of monster fabric from a lot that my husband bought me at the quilt shop for a surprise. If you click on the photo you can see the scary monster faces in the fabric.

By nightfall, the monster had been taken over by my six year old and installed in his rightful place, next to all the other monsters and toys I've made. My sister makes these minky pillows for kids to tuck dolls into, aren't they great?

My son said the monster looked lonely, but he sure doesn't anymore, does he? He's got his arm around Ninja Bat and Ninja Bunny and he's smiling to beat the band.

So what do you say, have you ever made a stuffed toy? Want to try?


Leah said...

Awesome job on the conversion from paper to fabric. Love it!!

Becky said...

Now that is talent! and patience! What a neat thing to do with the hubby!

Rashida Khanbhai said...

yes, I agree. You have done a lovely job converting the design into a toy!

Faith said...

I love your little monster and Im totally with you on the enjoyment of doing a lot of things by hand.

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

oh my... that is funny!
now what 6 year old boy wouldn't LOVE that little monster!!!?


ha! he's really cute! yep. made a bunch of those from my daughters drawings and sold for charity. fun mom & daughter project! nice job!! he has friends too!