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!