christmas 2012 – sir bacon

8 Jan

Untitled

This was the request that sparked the stuffed animals for the older kids. I’d been asking them since October if they wanted stuffed animals for Christmas and wasn’t really getting the impression that they did. Then, two weeks before Christmas, my ten year old niece walks up to me and says, “I want bacon for Christmas.”

Being the perceptive aunt that I am, I proceed to tell her that Grandma always makes bacon for breakfast Christmas morning, so she’ll be able to have some when everyone goes over to her house. This is met with a furrowed brow and some slow blinking before she explains that she wants me to make her a stuffed animal that is bacon. And this means that I have to whip up three stuffed animals in two weeks since I can hardly give two of the four kids stuffed animals without making the other two something.

Untitled

Hence, this guy. He’s made of fleece with felt features.

Untitled

Thankfully, I have been building up a bit of a stash of leftover fleece from other presents so I could avoid being anywhere near a mall within two weeks of Christmas. I won’t even go into that part of town after Thanksgiving.

Untitled

He’s not super thick. Partly because he’s a slice of bacon, and partly because my sister technically said “no more stuffed animals” because my niece and nephew sleep in a mound of previous presents I’ve made them, which apparently renders making their beds very difficult.

Untitled

I think he turned out fairly well. I can honestly say I have no idea why I went for the monocle and bowler hat, but I think they’re nice details.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: