If you missed Phil's prediction, you can check it out here:
Are you familiar with Wild Olive blog? If not, pop on over and check it out. I'll wait.
Oh hi, you're back - what did you think? I know, right? :) Mollie's blog is one of my favorite reads :)
When I saw her tutorial for a baby groundhog & shadow, I knew I had to make one!
in my usual last minute style, I didn't even get to start on my little Punxutawney Phil until Ground Hog Day Eve.
all over blogland, people are using minkie to back their quilts. Never having sewn with the stuff myself, I was curious, and when Joann's had some of their version in the remnants bin it just had to come home with me. It makes great Phil fur :)
Oh my, I'm over due for a manicure, I'll just tuck those fingernails out of sight, ok? but Phil's tail is cute, right? :)
I found it easier to turn the minkie-ish fabric under the needle to follow all of Phil's curves than other fabrics I have tried to make stuffed animals from.
Is that a minkie thing, or does my machine have PMS?
My machine has never skipped stitches before :(
Here he is, my finished ground hog! :)
and here is a closer look at his butt and shadow :)
I hope your Groundhog Day was fantastic, and enjoy your 6 more weeks of winter!
I'm partying at Show & Tell Tuesday, You Flew, Crazy Mom,