Hi! This is my first post, and thus first project to be posted!
I got involved in a swap a few months back and paniced quite a lot as I didn't know a thing about the girl or what she would like. Plus there was no theme or anything, so I was really lost! Instead of something sensible, I decided to make her a bat.http://www.theblackbird.net/3.jpg
This is the little bat. He was made from a pattern my mother had - where she found it I have no idea, but it was very cute and we happened to have some fur and felt around to use.http://www.theblackbird.net/2.jpg
His ears and wings are made of brown felt and the body is fur. I used little black buttons for the eyes and sewed the lines on the wings by hand (hence the wobbliness). His head is stuffed with batting, as are his wings, but the rest of his body is poly-pellets so he's weighted.http://www.theblackbird.net/1.jpg
I have no idea what she thought of it. She never said. At any rate, I thought he was cute, so I may make myself one some day!
Since I was already making things, I also made this :http://www.theblackbird.net/4.jpg
He's made of felt, too. I drew up a pattern for him and cut him out of two sheets of blue felt. I swapped the knobbly bits so that each side had contrasting bits, and then handsewed around all the edges. I like how the black thread seams looked, so I just kept using it when I sewed on the eyes and mouth.
He's full of most of the spare poly-pellets from the bat project. I don't know quite what he is, but he reminds me a little of the plush microbes I've seen.
Anyhow, that's my story! The End.