You might recognize them from the Adventure Time TV show, they are inspired by the little guys that crawl by under the credits. WATCH IT HERE>>> http://youtu.be/UnWDXrnquPI
The first is the bee. I used a pattern for a mouse I created and modified it to make the bee body, added in his details, and stuffed. I think my favorite part about him is his stinger, but don't worry, it's soft fleece! Also, here's a tip I learned while making this, when doing small details, like the legs for example, felt is not going to work, it doesn't have enough strength and will tear if any amount of stretch is placed on it, NOT GOOD. The best thing to use is fleece, but make sure you cut it in the OPPOSITE direction of the stretch, otherwise, when it is stretched it will curl and look bad too!
The next critter is the lady bug, he was pretty straight forward. I used half of the mouse pattern I was talking about earlier and then added a circle to the bottom so he ended up more like a dome than a sphere, and then added his details. For whatever reason, I think that his legs turned out extra soft!
Lastly is the worm, again, I used that same spherical mouse pattern but made it much smaller and added a "shank" to make the piece more lightbulb shaped. I then added a striped cylinder of fabric, closed it at the end, and added a face. I wish I would have had some wire to make him poseable, oh well, you can still make him inch by using your hands!
If you want to see more I'm doing an Adventure Time themed week of post on my blog
, I would love it if you stopped by and shared some of your AT love there too! Otherwise, stay tuned, I'm sure they'll appear on Craftster soon!