Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Very Veggie Christmas


My son is 23 months and is in love with a couple of vegetable movie stars. I have known that I wanted to make him some plush toys for a few months now and have been thinking and researching how to do it. I finally came across this fabric beach ball tutorial from The Purl Bee and it was perfect!

I used the Med size for the Tomato.

I "free handed" both their faces and the leaf top. I machine sewed their eyes and mouths but hand sewed the black part of the eye and the leaf top.

I used the Large size for the Cucumber plus added 3 inches into the middle. If I was going to do it over again I would add a total of 5 inches to the middle because his face should take up half of his body. With just the 3 inches, he seems a little short to me.

I'm sure my son will LOVE them!! Check out The Purl Bee for some great tutorials for all things crafty.


Brandy@YDK said...

they look awesome.

Vicki said...


Did Eli ever tell you about Puff, the orange (upcycled, though we didn't use that word then) dragon I made him for his third birthday?

Do you have Christmas gift suggestions for me? I need some!!