Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pierre Says Hou-Hou

Meet my new friend Pierre!

Name:  Pierre
Date of Birth: 8/16/2010
Favorite Color:  Rouge (That's french for red)
Favorite Food:  Crepes
Favorite Hobby:  Finger Painting (or should I say wing painting?) ;-)
Favorite Song: 

This is the story of how Pierre came to be ...

My friend Velma and I were having a conversation about some of the things that are popular in the crafting community.  Owls and mustaches seem to be the "it" thing.  I can't lie.  I do think some of the owls are kind of cute.  :-)  We decided it would be funny to combine the two things together.  So, I was on a mission.  At first I was just going to make a tiny art card with a mustache owl but at the time I hadn't learned to embroider so I wasn't sure how to do the mustache.  I decided to just go for it and make an owl plushie and give him a mustache.  Of course, he had to be french since he had a he became Pierre.

I put a lot of work into this plushie.  I think he turned out pretty great!  He is nowhere near perfect (he came out a little un-even) but I have improved so much from my when I first made Seymour.  I think they'll just get better and better the more I make.

I used a blanket stitch to sew all of the pieces for the face and body.

I embroidered the mustache all by myself.  I didn't use a pattern or draw it on the felt or anything.  I just started sewing and kept going until I had a mustache.  The first side was pretty easy.  The other side...not so much.  I had to try to make it match the first side as much as I could.  I think I did pretty good...especially since I just learned embroidery a couple of weeks ago!

I only planned on making one owl but I really like Pierre so I may have to make some more.  I want to make a girl owl and maybe some little mini owls, too.

I can't wait to get to work on my next plushie.  I'm not totally sure what it will be.  I'm thinking it's going to be my second monster.  I've had an idea for that one in my head for a while so I need to get to work on it!  I can't wait!!!  :-)

All this talk of french things has made me think of Amelie.  This is one of my favorite movies.  Anytime I'm feeling sad I watch it.  It is impossible to watch it and stay sad.  It's just so happy!  :-)


Velma said...

Pierre is super cute! You have greatly improved in your cute skills!!
I bet Pierre likes expensive coffees too!!!!

Cheryl said...

Pierre is adorable. You did a great job. Can't wait to see the next addition. Gread post.