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Sunday, May 14, 2023

I'd Be Lion...

I'd be lion if I didn't tell you I love this guy!

I needed a diversion from my normal stitching and "Larry the Lion" from 
"Funky Friend Factory" was a great way to play.
Maybe it was when I went looking for something and a ton of old furs and fleeces in my stash fell out of the cabinet. I bet this stuff is over 20 years old. 
It was definitely time to use it up.

I enlarged the pattern to 150% so this big guy is 18" tall and 17" wide. There is no way I could have used these fabrics in the original pattern size
My machine didn't love all those thick layers and my hands kept cramping while working on it, but it was so worth all the effort. 
I also used velvet from a dress I found at a thrift store years ago, for his nose and feet. 
While his nose is a little wonky, it just give him more personality!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it. After all perfection is highly over-rated!
Larry was for "little man" but when you have a big sister who thinks everything is hers...
Well, she get a pink elephant!
I also enlarged this one by 150%...it's my mission to use up stuff that I have here, so the biggest I can make, is best!  Oh, but all that stuffing and housing for all these big guys! Will that stop me... heck no, I have more friends waiting in line to be stitched!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'


  1. Oh those are super cute! I love making stuffed animals for my gandkids.

  2. Oh my, so cute! Adorable grandkids and stuffed animals make a great combo!

  3. Adorable critters! And also adorable kids you made them for!

  4. You did a fabulous job on them. I thought it was a store bought one when I first saw it....we are way too critical!

  5. I can see loads of fun in these gorgeous toys. What an adorable lion and elephant. Smart move to make them bigger, too. And well done using up that furry stuff from way back. You just knew it would come in handy, didn't you!!! I think you have made two little ones very happy.

  6. I remember working with fake fur, and keeping reminding myself. Cut from the back, only through the backing. Be careful not to get fur stuck in your seams, and when all sewn up, carefully work the fur out of those seams so it all looks sort of fluid and seamless, just like your live pets fur.

  7. These guys are awesome! I remember the patterns being tricky! I made the hippo with a skirt!


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