Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Thar She Blows



On a whim I decided to make two stuffies as part of a shower gift for my childhood bestie, who is having a little boy. The giraffe is still sitting next to the sewing machine, unstuffed. But I think the whale turned out pretty stinkin' cute! I didn't use any sort of pattern. Just folded a piece of fabric in half and cut out a whale-ish shape. Added some ribbon for his blow hole spout thingy (clearly I am all over technical terms!), sewed, stuffed and then hand sewed his tummy. If I ever make this again, I will try to remember to make the tale fins a bit wider. Not going to lie, it was a pain in the patootie to turn the curvy tail right side out. But as usual, a pilfered chop stick saved the day. Pretty cute, right? I mean, I'm no FAO, but not bad for an on-the-fly project.





29 comments:

Katie Lake said...

Love it! I want to see the other one as well!

The Eubanks said...

Oh my gosh, that is SO cute!

Angie said...

That is soooooooo adorable!

MG said...

These are so cute! I have a friend who is going to have a baby soon, I think that I will have to give these a try!

Torch Lake Prep said...

That is the best. Your friend is going to love it !! A new esty listing for you??

Black Labs and Lilly said...

This is adorable!!! Please say you will sell them on etsy!

Bernadette said...

Stinkin' adorable! I'm such a sucker for whales, and I just love the polka dot fabric!

Gracie Beth said...

that is such a cute whale!

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

That is so adorable!

Coastal Belle said...

LOVE it!! you should sell those

Princess Freckles said...

One of the cutest things I've seen!

Kate said...

So so cute! Would you be willing to make an elephant (for me)? I am totally serious-I will paypal you and everything!

ilovepink said...

Love it! You are soo creative

Elliott said...

Ah-dorable!!

Buford Betty said...

Bestest, that is FAB! So proud of you! Please add a line of these to your collection... my stylish mommas will LOVE this.

Katiellirb said...

It's adorable! I would have no clue how to do that!

Chloe said...

I LOVE that whale!! great job!

Preppy Sue said...

So cute!

Preppy Mama said...

I love it!!! It is adorable!!

Hollie and Janie said...

That is the cutest whale ever!! You are so talented!
I am so gonna make one for my friend who is having a boy this month!!!
hollie

Jane said...

Toooo cute!!!!

Elle Woods said...

Cutest. Whale. Ever.

rebekah said...

I stumbled upon your blog during some finals procrastination and I just had to leave you a comment to tell you how adorable that whale is! :]

the Preppy Princess said...

Ab-so-lute-ly darling Miss Crocodile, totally fabulous!

And the etsy shop is looking great, good for you!
tp

adozeneggs said...

That is one of the cutest baby toys I've ever seen.
(and I worked at FAO for 5 years!)
I'm trying to think of anyone i know having a baby...

Stacey said...

That is so cute!

MLG said...

So, I just found your blog through Preppy Little Dress and am so thrilled. I love your adorable blog and can't wait to read more. I am going to become a follower as soon as I write this. You are too cute and I love, love, love the whale. My daughter will have to have it. Have a great evening!

www.mollylougifts.blogspot.com

Little Bow Prep said...

This is so adorable! I want one!

five tomatoes said...

I am way behind on commenting (obv) but can't get over how cute this is!

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