Monday, March 7, 2011

Baby Sloth Plush!

Awww... I started on this little baby sloth plush on Saturday, but wasn't able it finish it up til today, since I didn't realize I was out of poly fiberfill once he was ready for stuffin'. This was my only motivation for getting dressed and going to the store today. If it weren't for my need of stuffing, I would have probably spent the whole day in my PJs watching Netflix Instant and eating cough drop after cough drop!
This is my first plush with safety eyes! And I love them! Now that there's a hobby lobby here, I can actually buy them. The facial features are sewn on and made of felt, and his fluffy body is made from an old towel we were going to get rid of because it wasn't absorbant enough. I kept it, just in case. I'm glad I did, but sewing terrycloth/something as thick as a towel was a bit of a challenge. Luckily, it's forgiving because it hides the goofs, but it was a pain in the nerds.
I sewed velcro onto the paws, so he could hold on to various things. That velcro adhesive stuck to my sewing machine needle and gummed it up, dangit. Took me a while to clean off that goo, but I say this little sloth guy was worth it! Happy Monday!
Posted by Picasa

16 comments:

Kira =] said...

That is adorable!! umm, we need to talk prices on some stuff if you feel up to making them. re-doing the kids rooms and this is one of the things that would be perfect!!

Avery said...

OMGosh Kira! This little guy may be hands down my most favourite thing you have ever made before! Seriously, he rocks!

Jaclyn Trecartin said...

So sweet! I love his little face!

Alexz said...

I WANT THIS!! So, so, so cute!

Jeanine said...

Cute face! And his body looks so soft and squishy =)

CupcakeCatie said...

this is really too cute for words! :-D

AlwaysInspired said...

So adorable! Love it!
Also I've had those issues with the velcro and found that the sew on velcro doesn't have the sticky goop and works much better to be put on with a sewing machine. If you need to hold it in place a tiny bit of glue stick on the back in the center works great and you don't sew on it!

Nessa the Procrastinator said...

Love it! You're good!

Jamie said...

Holy Moly!! This is one of the most adorable things I've ever seen!! The velcro on his feet...genius!

KK said...

This is awesome! I have a friend who LOVES sloths. This is inspiring some birthday ideas.

Did you quilt the towel as well? Or did it come with that relief design?

Love it!

LimeRiot said...

I've already commented not once, but TWICE on your Craftster post but I have to tell you again... this is such an adorable project. It makes me smile everytime I like at it.

Nicki said...

Adorable. I just want to hug your blog. Is that weird? Don't answer that.

Citizen K said...

This is the cutest thing I've seen all week. Love, love, love it!

kiddo said...

This is the cutest sloth plushie I've ever seen!

Jenise Jackson said...

Kira your sloth is perfect. I've searched the web for hours looking for one as a gift to my niece. There are many but none captures the essence of a sloth. I would love to buy one of your creations. Please contact me in facebook Jenise Jackson or email jrachelle@yahoo.com. Thank you Kira.

Colton Paeper said...

Hi there! If you're interested selling this sloth or making more, I would like to buy one for my little brother! Email me and we can talk.
coltonpaeper.21@gmail.com