Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Roo!

Yesterday I started on a puppy for my boyfriend's car enthusiast website, hoping to make a sample to pitch to them as a new merchandise item. He asked me if instead of a round face, I try to make a nose that sticks out a little bit. I did by cutting the circle pattern in half and creating a profile in the center. This would make the head three pieces. I also tried a different pattern for the ears, which still unfortunately need to be tacked down to get the right affect. In any case, after getting the head assembled, I realized that my puppy looked far more like a kangaroo than anything else...and what a cute kangaroo it would be! And thus, this 'Roo was born!

I kept the body mostly the same, but with a little pocket-pouch and a longer, thinner tail. I really love how she turned out, I almost don't want to sell her!

Isn't she darling? She is a bit larger than my other animals and I stuffed her very tightly so she's got a more defined shape. I made her eyes and nose out of felt, stitched on my hand, and I just LOVE how you can put little trinkets in her pouch! My boyfriend told me I should make a baby to go in her pocket, but in my mind, she is a baby, so she wouldn't have one. I like the idea of bringing this little girl on adventures outside and bringing home special treasures in her pouch. You know how children always have something to bring home, like a rock or a leaf. Although, then her poor pouch would get dirty...

In other news, I have an interview in August for a half-day kindergarten position! I checked my email yesterday and was totally prepared to see another rejection, but when I saw that it was good news, I was almost jumping up and down! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will go well. I have a month to prepare, so I think I will be on my game. ;)

I'm going to be doing a giveaway next week and was wondering what item you would most like to win! Please comment with your ideas! That's all for now. Happy Thursday!


  1. She is totally cute! Great job.

  2. Roo is too darling! I'd love to win anything from your shop, especially the Dotty Dalmatian Puppy :)

  3. I like the dalmatian and the new Roo! She is very cute! Congratulations on your interview. I hope you get the job.

  4. Thank you! I'm crossing my fingers!


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