Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Giraffe Softie

Stephen has been requesting a giraffe softie for the entire week and a half I've been making them. Last night I gave it a go. For the basic shape I used the Baby Love stamp set by Kim Hughes for Cornish Heritage Farms as inspiration. I did make changes of course, one being the eyes. I bought cat's eyes to make a tiger and Stephen wanted them on his giraffe.

Here is a closeup of the face. I tried to do the cat's eyes on angles a bit to make them more silly. I didn't want an evil giraffe on my hands! I used ribbon for the tail and those horn thingies they have. I probably should have used them for the neck ruff thing too, but we learn all the time don't we. Oh and tounge out, for maximum cuteness.
So I told you I learn something new each one I make. This time I learned that the neck is not a good place to leave your opening to stuff on something with as tall a neck as this. The neck has to be stuffed REALLY tight to get it to be firm enough to let him stand up. But with the opening there it was really hard to pack stuffing in as much as I needed. I got the job done, but it would have been easier if I'd had my opening lower on the body or on his back even.

If everything goes as planned a happy tiger will be next up.

14 comments:

Bee said...

Very very cute!!
I bet your son is a happy camper ! :-D

Kim H. said...

WOW you are getting so good at these! Love it! So dang cute!

pescbrico said...

Your giraffe is really wonderful! :)

Suzi said...

This may be the cutest thing I have ever seen!! Are you just making them for you & the boys or is this a possible esty thing in the works??? So cute!!!

Jennifer said...

Too TOO cute! Erin, these are darling! I think the giraffe is now my favorite. Oh so cute!

Mary said...

LOVE IT Erin! Great job. I'll bet Stephen never puts it down.

Mary

Mara said...

I got to your blog from a comment on mine! I absolutely LOVE your stuffed creations. You are incredibly talented! I can barley sew a button on!

Jen said...

So adorable Erin!!! :)

The Toy Society said...

Oh so cute!!

Julia Stainton said...

This is sooooooooooooo cool!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh K...now this is sooooo cute!!!!!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

This little giraffe is so cute with those googly eyes! It makes you just want to hug him!

Kim Hughes said...

oh my flippin' cutemess!!! I lovvvvvee him :)

TJ said...

Ok - that's just ridiculously cute! I'll bet Stephen loves him ... I do! You're really getting good at this stuffed animal business!