March 19th, 2013 1:00 PM
Made a Companion Cube!
Some back story:
I had never sewed before, but for my anniversary with my boyfriend, I figured I'd make him something awesome.
Usually, I bake customized cakes or cook fancy gourmet meals for loved ones during celebratory events, but my boyfriend lacks both a sweet tooth and a taste for fancy food.
The only other options I had were to buy something, sculpt something, or to venture into something I have never done before and sew together a plush. I chose to get out of my comfort zone and make something squishy!
I decided to make him a Companion Cube for two reasons:
1. The first game we played all the way through together was Portal 2. We loved it.
2. We were going to be apart for a month or so after I planned on giving it to him, so I figured he could use a companion. :)
It took me an exhaustive amount of time, during which I completed more than 30 episodes of Pokemon, courtesy of Pokemon.com. I literally ran out of episodes to watch on the website!
I did everything entirely by hand using:
- Felt (I read it was a good material to use for beginners)
- Gray and pink thread
- Fabric glue (to keep the smaller bits in place while sewing)
For my first venture into plush making, I'm happy with the results!