Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Make This: Simple Skelly Men

Look: simple little skeleton plushies.  Inspired by their kinder, gentler, more edible cousin--the gingerbread man.  They are a family of skellies, really.  You can see that: papa skelly, mama skelly and baby skelly.  Because even skeletons need love.
It's just a nice little embroidered something you can make for someone who might have a thing for skeletons (ahem, Beeper).  They also function nicely as Halloween decor in between being played with.
Just know this: most of your time spent making these will be spent embroidering them.  I happen to love that because it means I can get in my jammies, sit on the sofa, feet up, Mad Men on, and embroider away (in between sips of wine and periodic bouts of cussing when I draw blood because I've pricked my finger again-- damn you, Don Draper, and how you distract me!).
You can download the tutorial here:
Happy Halloween.


Amie Plumley said...

super cute! I'm thinking maybe I could make these in my kids sewing club, but we could draw the bones on with paint or use a marker? Not as cute, but kid-friendly. what do you think?

Holly said...

AMie--fabric markers would definitely work. Why not? Would love to see your results...happy skelly making.

Vanessa said...

LOVE These! I have to make one for my little guy for Halloween.

Maize Hutton said...

Would be really cool to embroider these with the new glow in the dark thread by DMC. :)

Holly said...

Maize--what a FANTASTIC idea. I love the notion of glow in the dark thread and my boy would die for one...may have to do that yet.

Unknown said...

I made it for my daughter's class: The skeletons. She was so happy!

Cassi said...

I love these! I'm thinking it would be cute to make a bunch and then stitch their hands together like paper dolls :) I'll be featuring this on The Crafty Crow soon!