Wednesday, July 20, 2011

#177 Little Stuffed Turtle

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?
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  1. You follow instructions the way I follow recipes.
    He looks like a Bob to me

  2. Thanks!

    My daughter would like the name Felton. She likes and actor who's last name is Felton.

  3. great name for the cute little fellow!