My Dearest Deer (plush of the month)

I made another plush from NazFX Studios, just in time before the next project is looming around the corner (yay for holidays).

This one is a cute little fawn, with true Bambi vibes.

©Giliell, all rights reserved

©Giliell, all rights reserved

©Giliell, all rights reserved

I changed my deer a bit from the original version. I used tan instead of white, left off the antlers, and moved the ears to a more natural position. Isn’t she cute? And I’m never going to make another one. Really. You’d have to pay me serious money, but this won’t become a “you remember it’s my birthday” pattern. It’s a good pattern, and it’s a lovely plush, but it’s also a hell lot of work. But I’m glad I finished her and she’s already been adopted by the other plushies.



  1. kestrel says

    Very cute! But yes that looks like a lot of work. You seem to have carried it off flawlessly!

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    Cute and a bit mischievous-looking in the last one.

    What makes it a lot of work, many details, complex/curved shapes, the size or all of them together?

  3. says

    Ice Swimmer
    It’s got many pieces, it’s got small pieces. Each ear alone has 8 separate pieces. Each hoof needs to be added on both sides (and I even skipped the original cloven hooves, because that way madness lies) with the embroidery machine and some of the fabric strips are only about 5 mm wide (plus seam allowance) . And all of that in minky. All fabrics with a nape are trickery to work with, since they “run” when you sew them. This means there are a lot of opportunities to mess up, but you need to be precise or it will look like you accidentally tried to Picasso a plush. You can see that on one side the tan mouth doesn’t line up perfectly. That’s still ok to me, but if you don’t pay attention, those little things add up.
    So, no step is too difficult in and on itself, but there’s a lot of them.

  4. says

    That is an acutely cute plushie. I loved plush animals as a kid, but they are a no-no for an allergic which we found out after a few years too late.

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