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Pillow Plushies

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:08 pm
by Hazel Moon
I enjoy sewing and embroidery, but my attempts at making three dimensional stuffed animals don't turn out very well. They tend to be a bit misshapen. So, as a solution to the problem, I started making what I call "pillow plushies".

They're called pillow plushies because they're basically flat little pillows, usually big enough to fit in the palm of your hand. I draw a picture on one side, embroider it, then I stuff it like a pillow.

This one here is a plush phoenix I made last year.

Also, if you're wondering, the bowl I placed behind it was to prop it up so it could be viewed properly. The lighting is bad and it didn't show up well when I laid it flat on the counter.

Re: Pillow Plushies

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:11 pm
by SpiritTalker
I think he’s kinda cute.

Re: Pillow Plushies

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:46 am
by firebirdflys
How Fun! I think he's adorable. I think you captured a three d sort of feel in the shading and what not, Good job!
We must see more!

Re: Pillow Plushies

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:35 am
by blue_moon
Very nice bird, wow! I love the red shades and the eyes. Good job

Re: Pillow Plushies

PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:55 pm
by RosieMoonflower
Pretty cool! I have a friend that does something similar to this but she has young children or children with disabilities design the animals. She asks then to draw their favorite animal and color it however they want. Then, she recreates it as a pillow and make its look as close to the drawings as possible. She doesn’t correct anything or make anything more even or straight. Then they get a pillow of their own design of their favorite animal!