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Topic: Calvin & Hobbes Plush Dolls UPDATED!!!! OH GOSH!  (Read 15783 times)
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yakkomia
« on: January 03, 2007 02:08:23 AM »


Hey there everyone!!

Long time no see...

Well.. I finally made a Calvin doll to match the Hobbes doll I made for my Hubby's Birthday last April. Our Hobbes doll has been allllllll alone; sitting on top of our dvd bookcase for a whole year, so I thought he might be happy with his lil' buddy Calvin at his side. So I went to my local Joann's Fabric/Craft Store and bought all the fabric I needed (luckily they had flesh colored Polar fleece) It took me about 2 weeks to make Calvin, and let me tell ya... he was a LOT easier to make than the Hobbes doll was. Hobbes took me a few months to make, mostly because he was the *first* ever stuffed animal creation I ever made.

Anyway, after I finished the Calvin doll, I gave him to my Hubby Ray-Ray as one of his Christmas gifts, so now he owns a complete set of Calvin & Hobbes dolls. Yes they are home-made looking, and maybe slightly crooked in some areas, but I think those little imperfections make them unique, and maybe even better than if they had been mass produced in a toy factory. The creator of Calvin & Hobbes will NOT allow ANY merchandise of his characters to be made, so this is the reason I had to hand make these dolls. The only good part about that is, my Hubby can say he has the ONLY set of Calvin & Hobbes dolls ever made.


Now for the photos.....Hope ya guys like 'em!!   Wink








*UPDATE*
(5/16/07)

I made another Hobbes doll (stuffed version) for my Hubby, but he didn't like the way it came out, so I put it up for sale online and guess who bought it? The creator of the 'Power Puff Girls' and 'Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends' (Craig McCracken) He payed me $99.25 for the Hobbes doll (that my Hubby had stuffed in a bag), as soon as he payed for it, I fixed it up a bit, and look at it now! My Hubby didn't really want to let it go after I fixed Hobbes up, but at the same time he was soooo excited that Craig McCracken OWNS his old Hobbes doll. My Hubby is a fan of Mr. McCrackens cartoons. I had no clue who he was when he bought it from me. Now I'm pretty excited myself! hehe!

I was sure to sew my tag into Hobbes butt before I gave it to him..  Here's a photo of all 3 dolls. The one on the left was sold to Mr. McCracken, and the other 2 Calvin & "alive Hobbes" are still part of me and Husbands *personal* collection. What do ya think??


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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2007 02:11:20 AM »

OMG, total LOVE!!!! I am in awe of your patience and skills in recreating the coolest characters EVER!!! Cheesy Cheesy
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echornor
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2007 06:17:28 AM »

coolest stuffies ever!!:D Grin Cheesy Smiley Cheesy Grin Cheesy Smiley Cheesy Grin Cheesy Smiley Shocked Shocked Smiley Cool Shocked Grin Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2007 06:25:47 AM »

I LOVE THEM. I want a pair. They are amazing Lucky hubby.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2007 05:10:39 PM »

  Shocked Grin :-*i love it!
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domjanlinda
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2007 05:02:19 AM »

Waaaay cool, especially for a first try in the world of plushies!

As far as one can see from such distance, it's also a very clean work, nice stitching, neat finish. Keep it up and let us see some more coming up!
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yakkomia
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2007 09:51:14 AM »

oh thank you everyone! Yes Hobbes was my first plushie, then Bloo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, then a few others and then I made Calvin. Now I'm thinking up new ideas for more plushies. I can't stop now! hehe! -Mia
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2007 05:43:44 PM »

awesome job!
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2007 06:40:06 PM »

eeep Tongue i'm reading homicidal psycho jungle cat right now! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2007 12:49:40 PM »

Oh man. Oh man.
That's soooo incredibly awesome!
I love Calvin & Hobbes and you did an awesome job.
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