Some kids want normal plush toys, like teddy bears, puppies or kitties. My kids, and Bubs in particular, delights in unusual plushies. Bubs’ favourite plushie is a stuffed tarantula we bought in the Science North museum gift shop. He also has a “dead duckie” (a bathtub style duck, but decorated to look like a zombie — yes, homemade by me).
And now he has asked for a “Soul Jelly” for Christmas: it’s some sort of character, probably a bad guy, from a video game called Spiral Knights. I had to google it to find a picture of what it should look like.
Then I had to try to make it out of fleece.
I looked for a pre-existing free pattern that would make a pyramid-shaped plushie, and found this pattern for a plush rabbit.
I simply deleted the ears, and made the pattern from a blue fleece. I cut out a skull shape from a slightly different coloured fleece (just about a shade or two lighter blue) and used some lime green for the eyes. I appliqued on the skull, sewed up the sides of the plushie, and stuffed it. I hope this is close enough to what he’s looking for.
[picture of completed plushie]