Monday, November 23, 2009

Sugar Skull Plush Bear

Brrrr... My house is freezing. Socks just aren't enough today. I need to make myself some slippers.
So now that he's been received by my swap partner, I can post my little sugar skull felt bear! (It's not of my own design, but is inspired by this, which was inspired by something else, so I have no idea where the original idea came from). He took quite a few hours to make, but the end result turned out pretty awesome!
The thing that took the longest was all the embroidery and handstitching the bones. The little scarf didn't take very long to crochet, though. That was nice.
Here he is w/o the scarf on. The tricky part with the bones was that I had to stitch them on before sewing the bear's body... So it was a little bit tough to get the placement just right. Luckily, my new sewing machine is loads more maneuverable than my old one, so it didn't give me a ton of trouble like that angora jellyfish I made a while back.
Here he is pre-bones and pre-assembly. Happy Monday, everyone :)
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12 comments:

Audio said...

Oh my gosh, you keep making awesomer and awesomer awesomness!

Aly B said...

I am experiencing official craft lust- his face is amazing! The appliqued flowers around the eyes really pop =)

Tara Ethington said...

So very awesome. I find myself wishing he were a jacket or something so I could wear the awesomeness. He's so cute.

Melissa said...

love the colors & although he's a "skeleton", he's probably the cutest skeleton ever.

Alexz said...

Hi Kira! I finally got on the ball and made myself a blog...now I just need to post some stuff. lol. Just wanted to say, this bear along with the yeti are probably two of my most favorite possessions EVER!! Thank you so much! Oh, and I cleaned out my studio this week and found the Link painting I meant to sent you! When I get my paycheck and have some extra cash, I will mail it to you. Sorry I forgot it! ^_^

Anonymous said...

want!

Jordana Hawen said...

Darlinnn

I totally love it! Do you mind if I use the picture to create a painting?

Kira said...

I'm totally down with you making a painting. I didn't come up with the original-original design (I wish I knew who did), and this was inspired by something that was inspired by something else. So by all means, keep the chain going :)

EL CLOSET DE MAMA said...

Hi!!!!! Love it!!!!! Those look like the "Dia de Muertos" skulls, or the ones from Posada (the creator of the Catrina). I also make some plushies.
I had always wondered how one of my plushies would look with one design that looks something like that.(Guess I never had the time).
Hope you visit my blog too.

Dezy said...

I just keep coming back to this. I love love LOVE this bear.

Good job.

Erixu Ouji said...

WOW!. Sugoi !!!. Is so cool !!.
I love it :3

wensuzette said...

Your bear and his scarf turned out WAY better than the one u were inspired by! Beautiful work!!