currently: keeping warm with my laptop heat :) He stands at 10cms tall. Just cause of his hair. Without it, he'd be about 6cm. And yeah...I was running out of yellow felt. If I had more, I would have made his hair much bigger.
So I've finished all my uni assignments for this semester! :D
And so this is the short period of time where I don't have to worry about assignment deadlines, and I don't have to start studying for exams.
So because I was free to go for a birthday this week, I had some time to sew my friend a present.
So my friend I've known for a long time, and I know she's into the character Cloud from Final Fantasy. Like 4 years ago or something....I drew her a cartoon version of Cloud like the one from this video.
This year for her 18th, I decided I'd sew her a mini plushie like the one I drew. One that I hoped wouldn't look as freaky as Jacob Twilight plushie... (mind you, this didn't get a 6 pack.)
Anyway, sewed this thing in 4 hours using the felt I had. The hair went slightly funny...and the eyes kinda had a bit of felt fall off - reason why one eye looks thicker than the other...haha.
And no, he doesn't have a sword...Instead I put my birthday note inside his vest (I didn't really get enough time to make a sword to be honest. It was hard enough to do his hair.)
I also had to sew his shoes onto his feet cause they were so tiny. In the cartoon, he also has gloves but there was no way I was gonna put gloves on this tiny little arms.
Anyway, she loved the gift. Instantly recognised it was Cloud, which I'm glad she did. Otherwise if she didn't, it would be a sign that I did a crappy job.
To be honest, I still haven't figured how to make adorable eyes and stuff for dolls yet....I find eyes and mouths so hard because I just have no idea how to make them cute.... I'll work on it XD
Anyway, my other sewing project was a more personal one, and one I've been meaning to complete for a while because I need more clothes for university - specially since the weather has gotten much colder. (Apparently there's suppose to be a storm tonight...Haven't heard it at all...)
V neck striped jumper. I got this fabric from Spotlight back in January I think. $4 a metre - it was for clearance. The material has a bit of stretch cause it's knitted.
It comes to about hip length - I like long clothing. Quite warm to wear too. Had a bit of trouble with the way the fabric unravels since its knitted. Specially with that neckline - trying to make it sit right and not unravel further.
I think that when I do wear it, I'll wear it with a belt, just to break up the stripes a bit with a square buckle.
And I tried SUPER hard to get the stripes to match. Because of that, I didn't have enough material for the sleeves. So I made cuffs. It was all good :P
Can't wait to wear it at uni now. Also can't wait for exams to finish, just so I can sew more stuff. I don't finish till Mid June so I got a bit of time to go...might just start making patterns on the side or something so I'm prepared as soon as uni break starts :P
He stands at 10cms tall. Just cause of his hair. Without it, he'd be about 6cm.
And yeah...I was running out of yellow felt. If I had more, I would have made his hair much bigger.