|Pretty sure this isn't giving away any major plot points. [picture source]|
I have all these red fleece scraps in my stash leftover from Squidney, and as you know, fleece takes up a lot of room, so following in my own footsteps from last year, I made another fleece thing:
|Curled up sleeping cat!|
|Quick snap proving I can carry the Nimona cat around my shoulders and a hood, like in the comic. This was actually taken before I ripped out some of the stitches in the face to make it cuter.|
And then I made this other cat, based on this panel (not including it here since there are vague spoilers):
|This guy was made with an elongated version of my all-purpose plushie pattern, and with a different face, of course. I think I prefer the look of general concern to the original snooty expression.|
I'm glad that January stashbusting always starts out small and easy; somehow it's easier to think about using up scraps than those giant 3+ yard pieces I've got hiding under the guest bed. Each of these cats took about an hour from conception to finish -- much better than the 30+ hours that a full on costume would require. Of course, I only used up one of the seventy pledged yards of stash...
|So cat! Much red! Wow! (Is it wrong to use doge-speak to describe felines?)|
And of course, no post about cat plushies would be complete without some obligatory Walnut photos!
|I couldn't resist; they were both in such similar positions!|
|Okay, seriously, Mom? You interrupted my nap for this?! Dude doesn't even have a proper mouth.|
If you're wondering about what possible practical purpose all of these plushies could have...well, my sister and I are going to be cosplaying two of the characters from Nimona at the Animation on Display convention in a couple of weeks. Anyone else in the Bay Area going? It's family-friendly anime, video game, and comic-centric; if you're interested in a meetup, let me know!