I found a tutorial (turtorial? haha) to make a little turtle pincushion and knew that I wanted to make one. Just as a little stuffed animal though since I don't use pincushions. If you check the link, she also has instructions for how to make a larger turtle to use as a sewing kit. Eventually I am going to make one of those too, but I'll use it for something other than a sewing kit. Don't ask what though because I haven't thought that far ahead.
I didn't follow the directions properly on purpose. They call for making ten little hexagons and making a teeny little quilt for the shell. I didn't have any interest in doing that so I just hand 'drew' hexagons on the shell with metallic thread. I also decided against stuffing the limbs. I felt that would make them too round for my liking. All in all, I think it turned out pretty cute. When I get around to making the larger version, I may try the quilting thing. I haven't decided yet.
It is pretty small. It fits in the palm of my hand. The eyes are teeny-weeny little beads.
I haven't been naming my turtles, but I feel that this one needs a name. Any ideas?