I have felt a little like Gru from Despicable Me these past few days.
You see... I've been creating a minion of my very own. Or rather a minion for Logan.
It all started when I noticed that the kids were obsessed with the minions. And frankly, they are the best part of those movies... sorta... actually... I really like the entire movies. But anyway...
I looked on the toy store site and saw that they were selling 10" plush minions for $26.99! ACK! Too expensive for my blood. Especially since both kids would want one.
So I grabbed my yellow fleece, an old black t-shirt of Terry's, some blue knit and my trusty bag of poly-fill and came up with this:
Everyone meet Dave - he's Logan's new minion.
Not bad eh?
Here is a photo of the store brand one for comparison:
Since my version of Dave is Logan's minion, he doesn't have a G fro Gru on the pocket. Instead it's an L.
The making of this minion was fussy work. The eyes are sewn on by hand and the goggles are stuffed a bit extra to look like actual goggles. I struggled with the mouth. I tried open mouth with some teeth and tongue which didn't work. Then I tried a small smile. I finally tipped one end of the mouth up into an impish little smile and it looked the best. It's amazing what a tiny little off placement will do for facial expression.
Wish me luck while I attempt to make Stuart the one-eyed minion for Lane.I'll definitely show you the results in an upcoming post! :D