#1 – Fluffy Unicorn

When I first started my list I knew that if I found the perfect person for it this rainbow unicorn would be the first one I would make.  It was just too damn precious not to add to my list. I had to make it!  Before I had even read through the post I said to myself, “It’s so fluffy! I just want to squeeze it forever and ever.”  Then when I started reading it and saw that it was inspired by the plushie Agnes wanted in Despicable Me, it just sealed the deal.  Ahhhhh, so fluffy!!!!

So one day I was talking to my Myra about my stuffies and started explaining about my idea for this project I had. I told her that I had her daughter Jilly in mind for one but when I asked about her favorite colors I changed my mind. The minute Myra replied with, “All colors. She’s a living rainbow,” I knew I had to make Fluffy the Unicorn for her.

After this conversation with Myra, I decided to go ahead with my project and figured out what to do next.  So I owe her a thanks for jump starting my project :D! Thanks babe :-* I wrote up the email, set up a google spreadsheet to keep track of everything, decided I would surprise the kid(s) and the mother by not telling them what I was making, researched researched researched (and still find myself having to), made a list of supplies and went shopping.  My fiancé, bless his heart, never complained once during the 3-4 trips each to Joann’s or Michael’s. Thanks babe :-* :-*:-*

Throughout the crocheting project I decided I’d send along a few pictures of it as it comes along.  Just a little poke to say I’m starting theirs and to tease a bit.  And I also tried to take picture throughout as it came together.  So here are a few pictures I’d like to share…

Teasing Myra….

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Progress pic for Instagram… (LOL)

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Here’s the process of attaching everything…

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Once everything is all attached….

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The whole making of the unicorn while time consuming was very helpful and fun.  The tail and the mane scared me a bit because this was only the 7th stuffie I’d made, and I hadn’t tried either of these techniques before. The mane I picked up easily enough. The curlicues on the other hand I ended up looking at a few different ones before finally settling on this FIber Flux curlicue. They’re so adorable and easy to make that I know I’m going to try to use them again. All in all, I loved making this and I’m pretty damn proud of how close to the pattern it came out.  I’m definitely going to be making this one again but I think at a much smaller scale lol.

Jilly. All colors. She is a living rainbow. Is a crazy person. She’s every dichotomy in one. Would be ruthless vegetarian vampire. 😀

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