You know I love my YouTube viewing. One of my favorites YouTube personalities are Rob and Corrine from ThreadBangers. But what I love even more is Man vs Pin and Corrine vs Pin. They or Viewers find projects that are on Pinterest.com and try to replicate on their show.
I nearly died laughing on some of their episodes. Even though I don’t have charisma like those two, I did want to attempt some of the things I have seen on Pinterest. So I checked out to see what I could do. I thought to myself “I can make a super cute plushy for my little girl”……. Or could I? Let see what I came up with.
This is the Pin I tired to do below. This was provided by Pretty Toys.
Well first off the site is in Russian. I had to translate it with Chrome, then I read the rough translation that went with it. (Thanks Google Chrome, if you can’t hear the sarcasm just know its there!) I printed and fussy cut the pattern. Which was not bad, it fit right on a 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. I have felt and a needle and thread I had gotten at the dollar store.
As much as I would love to say that my project turn out awesome. the answer to that is “No”. My switching need a LOT of work. it wasn’t after I really looked at the example that I need to leave 5 centimeters or so and fold it in so you can’t see the stitching. But since it really didn’t state that anywhere on the pin or site I just went with what I knew.
However the pattern was simple and I was done an hour later. It would have been 20 minutes or less if I didn’t have my kids crawling all over me trying to see what I as making. However when I was done, my one year loved it as well as my four year old. I couldn’t put eyes on the fish/whale thing since my little girl is in the bite stage right now. And honestly I didn’t trust my sewing skills to put on a button knowing she would just rip it right off.
But not bad, needs some work but not bad. I give it a C+.