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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Monkeys and owls and giraffes....oh my!

I have to admit that I am one of those annoying guests at baby showers that does not bring what is on the registry. I now know it is annoying cause it happened to me when my daughter was born. :o) However, this time I may have stumbled on to something wonderful!
While trying to figure out what custom item I could make for my yet-to-arrive-nephew, I struggled with feeling creative enough to make something that would be cute enough for his nursery. My sister-in-law has created the most adorable nursery in different shades of blues and greens and browns. It is modern, streamlined but oh so cozy. I love it! Now could I produce something that would fit that decor? I did not think so.
However, when my family and I were helping with some of the renovations in their house, my sister-in-law wanted me to make a bed skirt for the crib. That I could do! But I loved the fabric so much and the accents of jungle animals that I became inspired to make handmade stuffed animals. I wanted my new little nephew to have something made special just for him!
I went online to sort through ideas and and to grab some extra inspiration and I fell in love with a few animals and then was able to create my own style from the bigillion that I saw. After a day of drawing, cutting, sewing and stitching I had one monkey, one giraffe and two owls for my nephew's room! Tell me what you think!

Homemade Stuffed Animals

 I did not do a step-by-step instruction for this but they are pretty simple. I drew pictures of what I wanted then built off of that idea! I added details from different ideas that I researched and this is how my homemade stuffed animals turned out!
Can you imagine the hours of imagination and play going on in that little boy's room? Oh to be a fly on the wall!
Go squeeze a favorite stuffed animal and have an awesome day!


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