Thursday, June 26, 2008

Scottie Softie

I have been wanting to do a more difficult softie. This was it! haha. I used THIS pattern, which is free and you can download it. And her dog is ADORABLE so I gave it a go.

Why was it hard? Let me count the ways.
1. Gussets. I'm new to them. I'm not sure about them. They are totally necessary for 3D stuff but still...
2. I think I was supposed to enlarge this pattern. My dog is TINY. Like I can almost totally conceal him in my hand.
3. Decided on the most difficult softie yet to try a totally new to me fabric. It's fleece. It does feel NICE though.
4. get ready for this one. I had never done a french knot until today. Ever. But I know that now.
5. I was IN A CRAFT STORE today with a coupon and everything and didn't get a new needle. Mine is super dull its like sewing with a rock. :(

and here we go:
the butt:
he looks a little sad doesn't he?
And that's the end of that. No really I might make another one, only larger. Maybe with a print fabric too.

A Million thanks to Jenny B Harris who created and shared this pattern. If you think he's cute go make yourself one. You've got nothing to loose.

9 comments:

Kim H. said...

Super sweet puppy! It looks wonderful!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Awwww, he is really darling. I've just accidentally felted a sweater of mine that would make a real cute little dog for my nephew. Thanks for the idea!

Suzi said...

Cutest one yet!! OMG is he adorable. I might consider trying him but, you just told us how hard he is to do. Plus, i threw all my fiber-fill stuff away a few years ago. I hadn't touched it in YEARS!! Tres' cute!

Suzi said...

Where's his little butt star???

Tami Bayer said...

Erin, you make the most adorable softies ever. Your boys must be in heaven with all these custom critters. I love that you made some of your own patterns, too. They look like they are all hand-stitched, too. Amazing.

Sarah Moore said...

this is adorable! You have a wonderful blog!

savitri said...

Oh tooooo cute!! I love this little guy. I tried some stitching too and love it. I wish I have more time! Adorable!!!

Mel M. M. M. said...

ok ok I'll stop stalking you. But you had to have softies too didn't you! These are SO amazingly cute that I can't believe it. I am so inspired to try one. Thank you! :0)

TJ said...

That is too stinkin' cute! I love him ... can you put a smiley face on him somehow? He does look a little sad. Maybe he got sent to the same kennel from hell that Penny stayed at. I hope not ... that place isn't fit for even a stuffed dog.