January 3, 2010

Iginla gets plushed

What can be better than starting out 2010 with a hockey-themed post? For a Canadian hockey-lover like me, not much. ;)
Meet Jerome Iginla of the Calgary Flames hockey team. I made this plushcature for one of Ben's christmas presents. Iginla is probably Ben's favorite hockey player, and he joins his teammate Dion Phaneuf (who I made last year) as our good luck charms as we watch the Flames play hockey this season. So far so good- they've been playing quite well over the Christmas break. Knock on wood that they keep it up.

Sewing the plush went a bit faster for me this time around, since I had the pattern for the jersey. (YAY! :D) I realize now how much easier it is to modify an existing pattern than come up with a new one every time, which is my usual M.O. I just had to draw up my caricature of Iginla, and then add his name, number, and Captain's "C" to the jersey. Much more efficient, but I don't think that I will quit making one-of-a-kind designs, it's too much fun to make something totally new. Which, btw, I have tons of ideas for this year...
I hope that you all had a great holiday break and are ready to face 2010 with new energy and creative inspiration! Now I'm off to get to work!


John T. Quinn 3rd said...


Leeanna Butcher said...

aww.. thanks John! :D

Shanny said...

This is amazing. Would you be able to share how you made him? I have never made a plush before but I should love to give this one a try. I want to make some good luck!