Wednesday, July 7, 2010

stay tuned . . . pillow buddy update

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My mom used to sing this little ditty while I was waiting for her to make my mac 'n' cheese which seemed like it took way longer than the 10 minutes the box claims it takes:

Be patient.  Be patient. 
Don't be in such a hurry. 
When you get impatient, you only start to worry.  Remember, remember that God is patient too. 
Just think of all the times when others have to wait for you.

A few of you have been asking me when I will be posting the pillow buddy tutorial.  Maybe there are others out there who are wondering but don't want to ask. So here's the update . . .

I am working on the tutorial.  I promise.  My problem is that I'm impatient . . . maybe even more impatient than when I was at the age of five waiting for my mac 'n' cheese.  I don't want to sit down and type out a tutorial when my brain is swimming with ideas for my recent t-shirt refashion fixation.  I'm working on the tutorial a little bit each night, and I hope to have it up and ready for your viewing pleasure as early as next Monday and as late as next Friday.

Here's the preview of what's to come:

Hmmm . . . what's missing here? 

Obviously, I still have an issue with the kitty pillow buddy.  I have tried six or seven different eye options, and none of them are exactly what I want.  Any ideas?

Craft on!

32 comments:

Kim said...

How cute!

Kenzie said...

Love them! My girls would be squealing with delight if they saw them! Did you try buttons for eyes? Not very creative but it's late and it's all I can come up with!

Tere said...

I agree with maybe some button like green cat eyes with the cat like pupils...you know what I mean? They are soooo cute! My girls would go googoo over them!

Melissa said...

Do you know what my problem is in terms of patience and tutorials...taking the stinking pictures. Writing is easy but I detest the picture taking part.

Jenn said...

Oh wow. I know that song! When we were kids we had an old record called Music Machine. There was a snail that sang that song!

The pillow buddies are adorable! If the buttons don't work, maybe some felt would. Black felt half ovals for the outer part, white circles and small green circles?

Can't wait to see the tutorial!

Lu said...

My mom made all of us kids animal blankets--shaped blankets with stuffed animal heads--and she used marble-type eyes like these on Amazon. They look great and they won't come off easily -- both of my cat's eyes are still firmly attached 10+ years later.

I really like the texture of the kitty fur--so cuddly! I must have been laughing too hard at the upside down head before to appreciate the material. :) Good luck with your tutorial!

Michelle said...

I've been waiting, waiting...but I am patient so now worries- So cute, my two reeeeaaallllyyy want a pillow pet. I'm thinking about it....

Anonymous said...

I love the pets!
That song is from the Musicland Christian video series I used to watch when I was little and I sing this to my kids ALL the time!

Sandi said...

Big brown felt eyes with a small circle of white and a black dot in each corner. If they wear off no child should choke on them like they might on a button. The kitty is looking really cute. :-)

Jami said...

Those are so cute...if you can show me how to do it, I might give it a try with a boy version!
Smiles!

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Chara Lynn said...

Round 3d type buttons, maybe green. My daughter would die if she saw these!
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Staci J said...

Those are sooo cute and cuddly! What if you covered some large ball-like buttons with a coordinating fabric... I don't know...
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browneyes_24b said...

Hi! I'm visiting from New Friend Friday w/ The Girl Creative & Trendy Treehouse! I can relate to you very much in that a couple of months ago I began cooking in the hopes to become a better cook even though I have no idea what I'm doing. I can't wait to take a look around your blog. These pillows are adorable! I admire that you are becoming so talented. I don't own a sewing machine, but maybe someday! :)

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Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

These are sooo cute! Even without eyes.;) I think they'd make great gifts for my nieces this summer. And I love that swirly minky fabric. Looking forward to the tutorial!

eduardoelric said...

Well, if you can't figure out the eyes, what about just eyelashes and closed eyes? Just sew a stretched out u somewhere. You can test it with some thread first. Put in a few lashes with embroidery floss, either stitched in or made into a fringe.

Becky said...

We sing that song here too! My kids are crazy for pillow pets. they would freak out if I made them one. I can wait for the tutorial, only five months until christmas and I do everything last minute anyway :)

Steph S. said...

Stopping in from New Friend Friday @ Trendy Treehouse... I love this blog! Very awesome Idea! Good luck with your projects.. I can't wait to see how the remainder of your creations turn out, so i'm definitely following! Awesome :)

Misty said...

I can't wait for this tutorial!! I'm hoping to make each of my kids one of these for Christmas!! We'll see how far I get!

FeltLikeStitchin said...

Awwww they're looking gorgeous:)
I think buttons or felt would work well for the eyes.

Karie said...

They are adorable! I must make some for my grandchildren. Even for myself! Very cute! Thank you for sharing.

Casey said...

those are cute!!

Stephanie said...

These are so stinkin cute!!!

Michelle said...

Adorable, just adorable!

Jill said...

I want one!!! So cute and it looks comfy too!!

Craft Envy said...

No way!!! I love these! You're awesome. Thanks for linking up!

Kara @ Craftastical! said...

These are darling! My daughter would die. :) Of course, that would mean I would actually have to get around to making her one someday. Chances low. :D But, they are too cute to look at.

Kaysi said...

Love them!!!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Very cute!
Thanks for visiting us at our Anything Related party!
{Rebekah}

Denise said...

Hi, I hopped over from the Girl Creative and the linky party. Tooooo CUTE!! I hope to attempt something similiar for my lil' Goose. Thanks for the inspiration:)

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

SO ADORABLE and CUTE !!!

Jerri said...

I just love these! Can't wait to see the finished product with eyes! lol.

Thanks for stopping by for Friday Favorites!

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

I see our brains work in the same fashion =) These are adorable and I can't wait for the tutorial! {that is when you brain decides to give you a break..lol} Super cute! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase - I greatly apprecite it! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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