Walrus and Squirrel
Two projects I started a while ago:
Not difficult, I just got tired of them along the way I guess. But I really wanted to get them out of my “in progress” queue (I really hate having unfinished projects taking up valuable queue space). First, the pillow case came out of the desire to embroider something more useful than just cowtows. Only problem is the embroidery only took me a couple hours, cutting out and sewing (with a long intermission) took significantly longer. Of course I didn’t make it easy and decided I needed a border… Oh and the squirrel pattern came from the book Little Stitches.
The walrus came from a pattern in the book Wild and Wonderful Fleece Animals. Stuffed animals are so cute, but they take more work that I’m willing to put into them most of the time. I took some short cuts with the walrus too. First, he isn’t all fleece, his face is felt because that’s what I had on hand (tiny stash bust) and I colored his eyes with sharpy. His tusks are muslin and not stuffed. And finally most of his body is stuffed with fabric scraps, with some polyfill added in to make him not too lumpy. He’s goofy looking, but still cute.