Sep 24, 2013

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Stuffed Book Snugglies

Another Christmas gift project, and then I think we’re moving on to more recent 2013 projects for the month of October. Yay!!!

fronts of snugglies

fronts of snugglies

These are simple stuffed snugglies I made to go along with books I bought my niece and nephew. If you don’t know me, I’m a HUGE lover of books and if the gift I’m giving isn’t I make myself, my other favorite choice is a book. In this case, I did a lot of looking around Amazon and checking with friends who have kids of similar ages before deciding on the books I bought Corbin and Carly and then setting out to make coordinating snugglies to go with them.

monster face detail

monster face detail

Corbin’s monster goes with the book “Leonardo, the Terrible Monster,” written by Mo Willems. I haven’t read it but I’m willing to bet he’s not too terrible. In fact, the whole point is that he’s terrible at being a monster – he can’t seem to frighten anyone! And this blue monster doesn’t look a whole lot like Leonardo, which is fine by me. I used a piece of black elastic for his mouth and two different sizes of black buttons to give him slightly wonky eyes. His body shape is based off the pattern found at dailyplush.com – and then I modified it a bit and friendlied up the face.

owl face detail

owl face detail

Carly’s owl was made to go with the book “Little Owl’s Night” by Divya Srinivasan. The Amazon page has an adorable little book trailer to go with it and once I saw that, I was sold. Plus, I’ve had this owl pattern from Button Bird Designs pinned forever and finally I had found an excuse to make one. Score! Modified, of course. Isn’t the little face adorable?

backs of snugglies

backs of snugglies

And finally, the back of the snugglies. Corbin’s monster is flannel on both sides but the wild pattern is on the back. Carly’s owl has the same flannel on the back as I used for the monster’s front but the the owl front is actually quilter’s cotton from a fat quarter I bought.

Overall, I like how they turned out. I’m not a big fan of giving stuffed animals as gifts because kids get so many and it seems like such a copout. But if you DO give them, handmade seems like a nice way to go. And you can never go wrong with a book!

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