Furry Monster & Kitty Plush
I made this little dude out of a repurposed thrift store teddy bear! The fur on it was so much smoother and softer before I washed it, but the I kinda ended up loving the scragglyness of it, and it was still pretty soft. To make the monster shape, I cut the head off the the bear (which kind of felt a little bit wrong, kinda like how it feels to cut up your first book for papercrafting, but the bear was looking at me the whole time *shudder*). Then, I seam-ripped around the arms and lowered them. They used to be at the level where the monster's ears would be, and the eyes of the monster are where the bear's chest was, if you can imagine. Sew, sew, sew, re-stuff, sew, and voila!
And then, I bought the teeny orange kitty at the thrift store, too, and decided it would be the perfect little thingie for the monster to cuddle. I made it for the monster swap and sent off to Saint Angel, who makes some awesome plushies herself :)