So, I found two grocery-sized (ish) bags of random felt remnants and such... some of it was a yard or two of it! Of quite a few colors. I also happened to have some (cheapish) embroidery thread.
Now, when I get a bit tipsy at our local favorite bar (in between badly sung karaoke songs) I tend to draw characters I refer to as Happy (or Sad, or whatever) Penises. Penises that have the anime/Japanese style emoticons for faces (Such as ^.^ an whatnot)
So, without further ado... My stuffy Stiffies... also with my first trial run/fail at a stuffy vagoo. to change your image viewing settings please click here
This is my first lil guy, named Victor. Victor works in tech support, is a Scorpio, and likes dogs. (Victor wears a happy face ^,^) to change your image viewing settings please click here
A slightly off attempt, I for some reason thought that instead of whipstitching (which I think gives them character) I sewed it (all by hand) rightsides facing in. He ended up looking... a lil lopsided, and with his expression (A rather dismayed look X_X) he was henceforth named Igor. Unfortunately this photo (of him stealin the spotlight from a friend's facebook) is the only decent photo I have... Igor is a recluse, who works in a lab, and is an Aries. to change your image viewing settings please click here to change your image viewing settings please click here
This was a gift for a good girl friend of mine, who's husband is on deployment with the Navy. She has named him E2 AS-Seamen Recruit Willy. He has a (rather weird looking) navy hat (standard stiffy issue, of course!) which is removable, and a lovey kissey face (^3^) which I am trying to demonstrate rather poorly in the photo adjoining.
I don't have a photo of my fourth attempt, because he was promptly sold to a family friend. As I had to quit my parttime job, I'm seriously considering selling these rather popular lil boys since they are SO fun to make and soon my purse will be filled... they travel EVERYWHERE with me. And hey, if that weird lady at the bar can sell old half dead roses, why can't I try to sell some stuffy stiffies?
My fifth attempt was a littler guy... Dinky... to change your image viewing settings please click here
Dinky shows off how bad my embroidery skills are (His face is supposed to be embarrassed... ;._.) but he's such a cutey anyway! He's a computer geek who isn't afraid to show his sensitive side, and is a Virgo.
My (REALLY failed) attempt at a more feminine stuffy... to change your image viewing settings please click here
Now, one of the reasons I do these is cuz I have horrible insomnia lately... insomnia does not bode well for designing and implementing new ideas. For instance, I first made the labia (yes, only one set... I got so frustrated!) sewed it and stuffed it, sewed the backing/inside, THEN attached the clitoris, which should have gone on first in retrospect... she has no face, as it was just a trial.
If anyone is interested, I can try to scan my various templates, although it's pretty straightforward and easy.