Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Frankenstuffies

Meet Larry, one of the newest members of our family.

Today the Peanut and I were inspired by an etsy artist known as Monstermaud.  You should definitely check her out.  She sells the coolest stuffies around :)

Inspired, feeling creative and a little Frankensteinish (reminiscent of our creepy skeletons from last year) and in the Halloween mood, we decided to give some old stuffies some new life....  (And I am ALL about re-purposing, re-using, and creating)


And thanks to a sister with a washing machine who loves to eat socks (or at least one of each pair)...


The death of a stuffie...



An old, lonely sock, and the inards of a fallen friend, make the new head...


Use a ring cut off sock to tie head...


Another sock part makes for a perfect body...


Put stolen appendages in body (inside out)


Like so, just before sewing closed...


Once sewing is finished, turn right side out...


Stuff body...


Cut random pieces for arms, fold and sew along top and sides.  Flip inside out and stuff.  Note that the thinner you make them, the more challenging it is :)


Cut holes in side of body to stick arms thru - sew in.  Put head in body and use another spare piece of material to tie it in place.  Then embellish new friend as desired.  I utilized Pony's mane as a mohawk, and the tail was used by the Peanut as hair.   I even added a buttoned down collar to Larry.  The Peanut told me James said he needs glasses.



Here is the Peanut borrowing Froggy's legs...



My little imp wanted to write "BOO" on his bum :)


The Peanut named her creation, James, while mine is named Larry.  They are our very fun new housemates.



I definitely think we will be making more of these :) Alot of the stuff we just hot glue-gunned on such as the eyes, ears, some arms etc....  Frrankenstein has nothing on us!!!

5 comments:

  1. Thanks :) We had so much fun, and the Peanut has now a new stuffie favourite.  And how cool is that, that she made it herself?

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  2. Those are hilarious and very creative!  Very cool project to do with your lil' peanut!

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  3. Thanks Brent, we sure had fun collecting body parts for our new creations, MWAHAHAHAAAAA!!!

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