Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hey, Mr. Dinosaur!

OK, so this post is mostly for my mom so that she can see the sweet stegosaurus I made for my soon-to-be-a-big-brother nephew. I actually missed his birthday back in April, but I'm sure he'll forgive me (as if he cares!) when he receives his stegosaurus.

I started off with this image and enlarged it with a handy-dandy enlarger/projector thing that my mother-in-law found at a garage sale. I wasn't sure what I would do with the thing, but I think it's pretty awesome now that I've played with it a bit. I traced the enlarged image and cut out all the different pieces to make my pattern. The most challenging part was the gusset for the legs and belly so that he wasn't just flat. I'm quite proud of my first stuffed animal!

I haven't taken the stegosaurus's exact measurements, but I think he's around 30 inches long and 18 inches tall (without measuring his spikes).

That's all for now, but I am working on another stuffed toy for my almost 1 year old boy. I'll post pictures of that once it's done! :)