what a doll

March 25, 2008


When your morning starts at the crack of dawn, you’re cranky from sacrificing two hours a day to freeway commuting, twitching from impending deadlines, blurry-eyed from lack of sleep, in short, when you’re as busy as a moth in a mitten, what do you do?

Why, you add yet another project to your docket.

I’ve decided to design and stitch together a stuffed animal, fashioned after the little character, hovering above. Boris, Murgatroyd, Bob, whatever his name is.

I thought I’d share my progress so far: Pattern designed… check. Everything marked, cut and pinned… check, check, check. Even got some legs and ears stitched together and finished (see below.)

Look, you can see my Wacom tablet is finally getting some use… as a surface to set things on. (I really need draw with that thing one of these days.) I also have my trusty, monster cup of tea at the ready. Heck, I even got myself a tomato pin cushion. I’m official now.

My reason for putting this project out there is in hopes that it will keep me somewhat accountable to finish it. So, I’ll keep you posted on any further progress. However, at this moment, I seem to be at a bit of an impasse. I’m trying to figure out what to use for his big, baby green eyes.

Any suggestions?

(click to enlarge, if you wish)



15 Responses to “what a doll”

  1. tombarrett Says:

    I think we all do this, Linda. Keeps life interesting.

    Cute kitty. Can’t wait to see it finished!

  2. chickengirl Says:

    its going to look super cool. Cant wait to see it!

  3. Bobo Says:

    Wow! You really want to do this? Its seems like a big project to me. I’ll longing to see the finish one with Spooky sleep on it. 😀 A big big clap for you.

  4. Very, very cool Linda! Red tomato and all!
    You are not only an exceptional artist you now are one crafty chick!

    He’s going to be too cute! Lets see… eyes…. green felt, buttons, teddy bears eyes….
    Can’t wait to see him finished!

  5. This is great Linda! You are talented in many ways… :o)
    I can’t sew a thing! It is going to be so cute when you finish it, I can almost see it!
    As far as the eyes, well I recall seeing some acrylic drops at Michael’s some time ago. They are flat on one side and curved like a drop on the other, and completely transparent. I’m thinking maybe you can print the green eyes with the black pupils and everything and glue that to the flat part of the acrylic drop ant then glue them to the kitty. Not sure it if will work though. :o)

  6. valgalart Says:

    Neato! Can’t wait to see the parts stitched together!

  7. artseafartsea Says:

    Hey, it is about time you got off the dime and finished that thing eh??? Too cute.

  8. eli Says:

    Oh, cool, I love the drawing so I’m totally siked to see it 3D.

  9. Alexis Says:

    It’s going to be mahvelous Linda, I can’t wait!!!

  10. Vicki Says:

    I can’t wait to see him completed.

  11. snowee Says:

    I know you will finish this kitty and he will be perfect! My suggestion for his eyes…I have the card of the guy who does these gorgeous glass stones. He’s coming up here soon. The flecks in them look just like the flecks in eyes. Remember my necklace I got in Palm Springs?!

  12. Kate Says:

    Hee hee he….that single furry leg cracks me up. It looks so sad and, well…..dismembered! I cannot wait to see the finished kitty. Not sure what to say about the eyes….maybe try a bead shop and see what’s out there! Sometimes they have large, flat beads.

  13. David Sones Says:

    Thats super fun! These first pics are indicating serious cuteness ahead. Can’t wait to see the final kitty. Murgatroyd is my fav name choice btw.

  14. snowee Says:

    I’d have to go with Murgatroyd also!

  15. studio lolo Says:

    The problem I see regarding this is that WE ARE ALL GOING TO WANT ONE!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to see him in all his glory 😀

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