The August pattern for the plush of the month was a borb, a combination of bird+orb. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on fabric, but wanted to use up some of my stash and found grey and orange, so I decided to go for a cockatiel, which meant I only needed to order a bit of yellow plush. Also, cockatiels are cute and we used to have them when I was a kid.
I terms of sewing, this was much easier than the dearest deer. The only downside is that I looked like I’d blown up a chinchilla.
The eyes are actually made from epoxy resin. When the resin was nicely sticky I put two old buttons into it so I could sew them on. By the way, fluffy is filled with what used to be three 40×40 cm Ikea cushions (Cheaper than buying filling, because everything marked as “craft supplies” gets at least a 200% price hike)
In these pics, Fluffy is sitting where Fluffy is supposed to be: on my couch so I can lay my head against her. But you are only allowed to guess once: She got borbnapped by a smart kid who knows exactly how to make eyes at her mum.
At least she found a friend…
Anne, Cranky Cat Lady says
What a wonderful cockatiel borb! The colors are perfect.
What a cute Borb!
Pretty. I’d say even more cuddle-worthy than the deer.
Ice Swimmer says
Aww, she’s cute. I especially love the crest and the the tail.