I wasn't sure if I should put this here or in housewares since it's a pillow, but the bulk of the work was the embroidery, so I decided this would be its home.
I've officially finished my first Christmas present for this year! This will be going to my boyfriend. He's a big video game fan and Dr. Mario is one of his favorite video game characters. I made the pillow itself to look like a pill. I'm really happy with how good it looks.
I used crayon tinting for the clipboard, shoes, the round part of his head...thingy, and his skin.
A little closer up:
I'm super pleased with how the hair turned out. (And the threads in the back aren't as noticeable in person).
The back is just plain, but shows off how it looks like a pill.
I can't wait until Christmas so I can give it to him. I think he's really going to love it, and I think it'll be a surprise getting something video game themed from me, since I'm not really into that world. Since I can't get his reaction for a few more months, I'd love to hear what other people think!