Wednesday, June 23, 2010

i even baffle myself - the pet pillow

I'm not ignoring you.  I promise.  I usually try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, e-mails me or becomes a new follower of twelve crafts, but the last few days I haven't.  Bad blogger!  Bad blogger!  There, I've slapped my own wrist.  

I do feel horrible, but I promise I'm not ignoring you.  Every minute of my free time the last few days has been filled with . . .

This stuffed animal/pillow hybrid.

Attach the Velcro - it's a stuffed animal.

Unattach the Velcro - it's a super soft and comfy pillow.

I did it!  I put it off all month doing everything else I could possibly do, but I finally did it!  I had an impromptu trip to the far-away fabric store, and I've spent every free waking minute - as well as minutes I should have been sleeping and I made my very first pet pillow.  I honestly can't believe I figured this out all by myself.  I still don't know how I did it.  Well, I do know how I did it because I took pictures of almost every step and I do plan on posting a tutorial in the days to come.  But still . . . I'm baffled how I figured this out.

I showed it to my husband, and he asked me to make him one.  What a cutie!

So this is the reason I've seemed absent from here and from replying to you.

I have one more to do for daughter number two (and maybe one for the mister, so I . . .

craft on!
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54 comments:

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

He's too cute...or she! :)

Polly said...

Wow! That' turned out really awesome! Great job, especially for figuring it all out on your own.

A Marine's Wife! said...

I love it!

The Harris Family said...

So Adorable! I can't wait for the tutorial. I'll be featuring this on Friday-hope thats okay.
-Crystal
crystalscraftspot.blogspot.com

Sonia said...

omgosh that is soooooooooo cute!!!! Great job!

Jane said...

That is adorable!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I too am BAFFLED! That thing looks soo dog-gone cute! EXCELLENT CRAFTING...are you sure you are new at this???

Leanne said...

aDORable!!!!! SOOO cute!!! Hey, I want one, too!!! ;)

Tere said...

Awwww....how cute! I love it! Link up tomorrow!

terelauritsen.blogspot.com

Kelley said...

Wow! Adorable. And here all this time I thought it was a pillow, uh, for a pet!

Lu said...

You are amazing! Completely baffled and sooo impressed that you came up with this from scratch. Can't wait for the tutorial! And I love the pink polka dot fabric.

mother★lode said...

my daughter has seen the commercial for pillow pals, a few times - she can rattle off the list of all the reasons/places/pleas why a pillow pet is the perfect gift... for birthdays, for christmas, make any day a holiday.. perfect for sleepopvers, for grandma's house.. just call 1-800... or log on to www.bla bla bla.com. yeah, I think she watched too much tv during my pregnancy. and it gets even better - she's convinced i should be able to sew her one right up, no problem. i insist it's way over my head. but you, oh brilliant iron crafter, may just be my ticket to preserving my mommy magic powers. will definitely size up this tutorial once it's posted. and you did it all on your own? you're one of those shy types that does it all and have been holding out on us eh? i bet you can walk into macy's, see the super pricey dress of your dreams, and go home and and whip it up from your mind's eye, from your scrap bins, before dinner. =)

Melissa said...

I am mega-impressed. I am sure I couldn't figure this out on my own.

DeAnna said...

Love your blog title! We have an annual craft competition at Christmas, very appropriate for my life! And great pillow animal! Too cute.

Eve said...

Wow, that looks so soft and huggable. What other animals do you have up your sleevies?

Jackie at 3littleones said...

OMG - I LOVE it!!!! I really hope you end up posting a tutorial b/c I would love to make some for my kids for xmas this year :) You put my dinosaur stuffed animals to shame - lol!
http://3little1.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-made-it-dinosaur-stuffed-animals-for.html

baby gifts said...

Yay! That's really cute! Kinda wish I have the talent to create that kind of craft. I would also love to know how you do that animal pillow.

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

I love this! Nice job!

Just found your blog on 10thousand hugs, and I'm so impressed with all of your craftiness! Go you :]

Sofia L said...

That is so cool! I can't wait to see the tutorial. I saw this article on how to turn unusable scraps of fabric into stuffing so I have an huge bag sitting in my closet. I can't wait to make one!

Misty said...

Adorable!! I'm looking forward to the tutorial!!

Jill said...

Beautiful pillow!! What colour will your husband's one be?? Ha Ha!!

Jessica Hills said...

What a cute and comfy puppy! Thanks for posting on Favorite Things Friday!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

That is so cute!

Kenzie said...

My girls squeal over these every time the commercial comes on, I love yours!

Miri said...

Adorable! Very clever design!

Holly said...

I think it is the time of year...I have not been able to maintain my usually blogger status. I am about 3 posts behind!

My daughter wants a pet pillow so bad...this is way cuter!

Amy said...

This is too cute! My nieces want a pillow pet...this would be a great christmas present for them! Thanks for sharing!

Kristin said...

I just saw these on tv not too long ago. I think that they are adorable.

Meghan said...

This is the sweetest!

Erin said...

I am totally impressed! I wish I knew how to sew. My kids would LOVE these!!!

www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

Tere said...

Adorable!!! My kids have the pillow buddies but would love your colors I'm sure! Thanks for linking up @PonyTails&FishScales!

Megan said...

So cute! I especially love the polka dots! I look forward to the tutorial.

Diane said...

Great idea... thanks.

MessyMissy said...

That's adorable. My munchkin has one, but could always have two, right?? Plus, one made by mommy?? Awesomeness.

Tanyia said...

I am visiting from Making the world cuter ...

this is such an incredibly precious idea! My daughters would LOVE it!

Kaysi said...

What a fun idea!!! I love it!

Kim said...

How cute!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Love this! Super duper cute! I love the pink and polka dots! This is a fantastic gift! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. I greatly apprecite it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Papgena Made It said...

Sooooooooooo cute!!
I want one for myself too!
My daughter doesn't need one, she has too many toys already, she even have mine and poor me I have none!! ;)
Congratulations!!!!

Tania Grim said...

That is SUPER cute!

Amy Bowman said...

what a cute project! love.
thanks for linking up to "AP Tuesdays!"
don't be too hard on yourself about blogger response. us bloggers for sure understand, and i am sure the rest of your readers do, too! i have found it next to impossible to respond like i want to during the summer months:(

jen said...

This is the kind of stuffed animal I could get into--one that is just as fun to sleep on as it is to play with.
Thanks for sharing.
Visiting from New Nostalgia

Lyndsey said...

This is very cute! I've been planning on making one when my lo is older. I can't wait to see your tutorial. I'm a new follower from Trendy Treehouse's creative Share.

Tara said...

Beautiful. Your daughters will love these. I received a pillow pet for review and it was a big hit. I think making them is even better. I can't wait to see your tutorial on this. I want to make some for Christmas this year. Any ideas for a boy. 10 year old boy to be exact? Thanks for linking up at TT

Anna Dawn said...

That is the cutest thing I have EVER seen! Will you teach us how to make one?? Please!! Great Job! Thanks for sharing with us! I found you from The Girl Creative Blog and I can't wait to see more of your projects!

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

I am beyond exciting that you are going to post a tutorial!!!
i will definitely make these as christmas gifts!!!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Oh my! It's adorable!
Thanks for joining us @ Anything Related!!

Adam Winter Family said...

So adorable. my daughter wants one of these. maybe I could make one for her. I could try.

Jerri said...

That is too cute! I love it!

Thanks for joining me for Friday Favorites!

mother★lode said...

you rock!

Denise @ I Am Cre8ting said...

I was wondering when someone would replicate one of those cute pillows! Cutie Patootie adorable!

Kristi @ Creative Kristi said...

So cute! I will not be making one though because stuffed animals multiply overnight at my house and I'm trying to slim them down...but it is really cute!
I came from the CSI Project!

Nicole@Whimsy-Lane said...

My daughter has been begging for one of these. I was just wondering the other day if I could make one. Your looks so much cuter than the ones you buy! Can't wait for the tutorial.

john said...

So luck to come across your excellent blog. Your blog brings me a great deal of fun.. Good luck with the site. pillow buddy

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