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Topic: My Hobbes plush doll (Calvin & Hobbes comic strip)  (Read 61983 times)
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yakkomia
« on: August 10, 2006 04:51:53 PM »

For my Hubby's birthday I made him a plush doll of Hobbes the tiger from the 'Calvin & Hobbes' comic strip. Bill Patterson, creator of the 'Calvin & Hobbes' comic, will not release any merchandise of his characters. So the only way to get my hands on one for my Husband's Birthday, was to MAKE one. Then he needed a Calvin doll because Hobbes was so lonely, sitting on our bedroom bookcase..


I used Polar Fleece fabric (from Joann's Fabrics) for both dolls (flesh colored for Calvin), for Hobbes' cheeks I used trimmed white faux fur, their eyes, mouths, fingers and toes are hand stitched on. both dolls are hand sewn inside out, to hide stitches, then turned right-side out and stuffed with poly-fiber fill (stuffed animal stuffing). Each stripe on Hobbes is sewn into the orange fabric, so that both colors lay flat and become one piece of fabric on his body. All his stripes match up exactly to that of his original comic strip version. For a more realistic feel, I didn't sew Calvin's outfit to his body. His clothes are removable, complete with a button snapped shirt and elastic waistband fitted pants. His shoes are however sewn onto his legs.

I used my own patterns to go by.



Hobbes was my very first stuffed animal ever! I have no prior experience with making plushies, so I'm kind of proud of myself!


Click Here -> http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=113453.00 to see my BLOO plush doll.

-Mia Elliott

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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2006 05:05:39 PM »

ADORABLE!!!!

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2006 05:19:10 PM »

Holy crap. That's dedication. That's amazing. That's fab. Eep, comic love overload! You're fab and your hubby will adore it if they don't already :DDD
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2006 09:47:08 PM »

that's freakin amazinge  Shocked.  i want one.   :Plol
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2006 01:17:29 AM »

Aww thanks everyone! Yeah while making Hobbes i ran into some problems. The first head i made, i some how sewed his ear to his forhead and i had to make a whole new head. So 2 heads and 4 sets of ears later.. he was finished! Hehe!  Wink  -Mia Elliott
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2006 01:20:16 AM »

OMG. OMG. OMG. We want. That is freaking *AMAZING*. What a fantastic job in the construction, too!!! Even my hubby, who is very unimpress-able, is majorly impressed!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2006 09:33:34 AM »

OH. MY. GOD!!!!

You have no idea how happy that makes me!  I looove Calvin & Hobbes (I actually used them as the basis for one of my projects during my Art exams when I was 15!!)  I can't believe how amazing that is. 

Actually, it makes me sad because it will never be mine... Cry
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2006 01:48:28 PM »

that looks awesome...I just made something like that for a swap, although it was a different cartoon (I need to be discreet because she hasn't received it yet!)
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2006 01:57:55 PM »

Oh my ... SQUEEEEE!  Hobbes's face is PERFECT!

Your hubby is very, very lucky.  He just better watch out when he comes home in the evening.  I hear tigers are ferocious ambush attackers, if you come in the front door.
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2006 03:45:09 PM »

That is THE coolest thing I have ever seen. I want one so bad!!!
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