Saturday, May 16, 2009

My Rat Plushie and His Mousie Buddy

Having created a sewing pattern for guinea pigs in 2 sizes and mouse plushies, not too long ago I set upon making a pattern for a rat plushie. To be honest, I'm not completely satisfied with the way he came out. He's really fat, and the hind legs are a bit too forward. The obesity of the plushie can be remedied easily enough but the limbs are another story. I'm going to work on a pattern for a rat that's sitting up on its hind legs, and see if that one feels more satisfactory to me. I tend to be a perfectionist, so if I don't feel that my work is as accurate as I want it to be, I won't make that type of plushie available for sale or commissions. But, he is kinda cute in his own chubby way, so he'll live with me and Gunther, a mouse plushie that came out too fat as well. They have a nice easy life, hanging out with the other plushies I make til they get sent to their homes, munching on snacks all day.

...Or is that the reason why they got so fat in the first place? By the looks of the following photos I'm starting to wonder.

Nomming on a donut

You can see the impatience on his face as his poses for this photo.

He couldn't resist the strawberry cake any longer

Chubby Buddies

Gunther amidst a plentiful bounty

Gunther claims the chocolate cake

...and now he's eating it.

Of course I can't just take photos of my plushies. I have to capture them in their natural environments, going about their daily lives. Sometimes I'm lucky to have a bit of their quirky personalities show through. In case you're wondering, I did spend way longer than I anticipated with all those plushie snacks. I'm not done yet either, I'm going to make all sorts of cookies in a bunch of varieties.


  1. OMG! I love the rat! I don't think he's too fat or the mouse. They're really cute! I love your guinea pigs and food also!

  2. Thanks! I had a lot of fun making all those snacks...

  3. I've been searching for a rat-plushie pattern for a long time now,
    i was wondering if you share your patterns or just show your creations?
    They're are really adorable!

    take care :)

  4. Thanks! I don't sell or give away my patterns, sorry. I've worked too long and hard on them! There are some resources online that can help you make some little plushies of your own though. :3

    1. Oh, well that's understandable :)
      Really? Would you mind sending me a link then? :D
      or give an example of what i should search after XD hahah

    2. This blog has a lot of cute patterns for plushies. One you've made a few it should give you a good feel for how to make patterns of your own. Hope that helps! :3