Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Oh...THAT army..




Meet my Army of Evil Minions.

I had seen Moonstitch's adorable "tutowlrial" a few years ago, and have had it sitting in my bookmark folder ever since. Til I got a request for beanbags in a swap, and knew this was PERFECT for them! :D I filled the top half with fiberfil, and the bottom half with rice...worked perfectly, with a great heft for tossing. All was going well, til I needed to do the eyes..the best material I had was this dark brown sweater I had felted ages ago, and I thought it would be just the thing.

So, made a couple up, sat back a little, and realized I was staring back at an army of evil little owls. Whoops. I hope she is feeling the need for some minions around the house! :D

PS: Her favorite color is orange, and also tiedye, of which I had neither. But I had a yellow based red fabric, so I made reverse tiedye with it, using bleach (you can't see it in the pic, but it looks really cool, and way more orange)...look for the coming tut!!

PPS: I didn't have the printer going, so I just drew my own pattern looking at her pics...result, my owls came out a little more high-and-mighty, versus chubby and cute. Prob contributed in no small part to the evil results.




















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8 comments:

Wendy said...

I love these owls! I've also been meaning to make some for ages... must get on to it!

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

I think they look great. You did a good job for freehand, getting the bottoms to match up and all.

Condo Blues said...

I had to look at your craft because you called them minions! I've always wanted an army of evil minions to do my bidding (and clean my house.)

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

the owls are adorable

Jennifer said...

hahaha, these guys are too funny! I love these little minions. I featured you today on my favorite things :)

http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-favorite-things_19.html

Holly said...

too stinkin' cute! Love your minions!

Linnea said...

Aww! Those turned out so so cute, and I love that they have rice in the bottoms to give them a solid floppy feel!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

PPSS...these owls RAWK! I loovvvveee them. Plus, everyone needs minions. :-)

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