This is what we came up with together. I like to call it "Hawaiian Hamster".
I really like this design! Its a lot easier to make than my rice dolls. Its just a rectangle... with stuff on it. The face is still handsewn. I've also added a flower for the first time. I think it came out pretty cute! I think I might make a few more of these for my shop to see if anyone else would like one. Since these are easier to make, I can price them a lot lower than my dolls too. Yay!
Yvi was totally cute with her suggestions! She gave me a list of her favorite colors and favorite things. And based on the fabrics I had, I sketched out some possibilities:
She immediately picked out the hamster! Which I was super excited about because hamsters are like... my #1 animal! haha! I've owned hamsters since I was a kid and I know them pretty well :)
Speaking of... this was one of my hamsters, Bambi-doll. She passed on a long time ago, but I still remember her. Bambi-doll was one of my favorites! I used to treat her with a biscuit and she would walk all around her cage with the big treat in her mouth... trying to find the perfect spot to put it down. It was almost like watching a dog play fetch! It was so cute!
Things have been super busy so far! I have tons of stuff that I'd like to share still! I have a Twitter if you'd like to keep up with my daily adventures. And also a Tumblr. I haven't exactly figured out what Tumblr is supposed to be used for yet. However, I like to use it as a collection of pictures and colors for ideas and inspiration... oh yeah, and also share lots of pictures of funny French Bulldogs! What can I say? I think they are AMAZING!
**please note: my Etsy shop is on vacation mode for the time being. I'm working on some amazing things and will re-open it sometime in August.