Friday, May 29, 2009

Introducing Eftim and Eamon

Step One: Buy a car wash mitt at the Dollar Tree. I think they're a Father's Day item, so hurry!

















Step Two: Cut off the cuff and the thumb. Leave a little fabric at the base of the thumb.












Step Three: Add some eyes. They can be beads, felt, embroidery, buttons, etc.












Step Four: Turn inside out and sew the cuff portion into a point. Leave the thumb opening!












Step Five: Turn it right side out again and stuff it!













Step Six: Sew up the thumb opening.













Step Seven: Pick out a nose. I went with a classic black.













Step Eight: Apply nose.













Step Nine: Hedgies!













That's Eftim on the left and Eamon on the right.

Hmm, that thumb would make a heck of a nose on a hairy monster, wouldn't it?

43 comments:

Carrie Me! said...

omg I saw these mits at Dollar Tree and thought what great colors! I will definitely give these a try, thanks for the tutorial.

Columbia Lily said...

those are SO CUTE!!!!

michellejohnnie said...

these are too cute, fun and easy! i linked to this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Angela said...

Very cool! I know some kids that would love to have these made for them. Thanks for sharing the idea!

Laine said...

Love it! I picked up the only mitt my Dollar Tree had!

Becca said...

Brilliant! And it's funny that someone mentioned giving them to kids...cause I kind of want to make one for myself.

Elizabeth said...

What a great idea.

casserole said...

When every Dollar Tree across the United States sells out of car wash mitts, we'll know why! Those are so stinkin' cute!!!

I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-hedgehog-softies-from-car-wash-mitt/2009/06/01/
--Anne

Kathryn said...

How adorable! This is going on my stuff to make list. Thanks for sharing this with us!

sewmarm said...

These are just too cute and made me smile!

Lynn S. said...

Tee hee! Time to run to the Dollar Store here!! What a GREAT idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

historicstitcher said...

As a lurker, I have to tell you it's posts like these - things I NEVER would have thought of! - that keep me coming back.

Your creativity and ability to spot the creation in the raw amazes me. Thank you for sharing with us!

Darling Petunia said...

Okay, if anyone makes these...

I WANNA SEE!

Eftim and Eamon want to see their distant relations.

Darling Petunia said...

Thanks for all the nice comments. I could not wait to get home from the dollar store to try this!

Leslie said...

I'm thinking a "squeak" inside for the perfect dog toy. My pug, Nora, is going to love this! Thanks for sharing this free pattern!

LLang43 said...

I'm thinking like Leslie! Maybe my kitties would like to play with one stuffed with a little catnip, eh??? Cute, cute idea! I give it a "10".

koala brains said...

You are so creative!!! Love them!

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

These are soooo adorable. I'm posting about them tomorrow at Dollar Store Crafts. BEST use for those mitts. Ever.

Two Pretty Little Skirts said...

found you on dollar store crafts, love the hedgehog. I think we're going to try it out!
Following your beautiful blog!
Dawn

Lori said...

Oh my! That is just THE cutest thing I've ever seen!! I love the little hedgehogs! :)
I'm going to post a link to this on my blog today!! Thank you so much for sharing!

skippedydoodah said...

Hiya - I love these little guys! So much so I blogged about them here: http://skippedydoodah.wordpress.com/2009/06/09/hedgehogs-and-hayfever/

Hope you don't mind!

Skip
x

Care said...

so so cute that i had to go to three dollar stores to find the mitts! unfortunately the first one escaped as a gift before i took his picture -- but no worries, i have four more to make!

Kathryn said...

Thanks again for sharing this idea and tutorial.

I ended up adapting mine into an Echidna (Spiny Ant Eater) with felt "claws" and painted on eyes and nose.

http://craftsandcreationswithkathy.blogspot.com/2009/06/echidna-spiny-anteater.html

squareby said...

I know you posted this a long, long time ago, but I've just now gotten around to making one! And he really is sooooo cute. I named him Hedgie. Thanks for the post (I linked to yours)!

http://squareby.blogspot.com/2009/08/stuffed-hedgie.html

Right Brain Thinker said...

My Dollar Tree finally got more mitts in. I have been looking for months! I'm so excited to make this!!

Care said...

I finally got around to making more hedgehogs! Here's my post, if you'd like to take a look..... http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/2009/10/hedgehogs.html

Thanks again for the fun tutorial!!

Wings and Fences said...

sooo adorable. :)

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

AbcHobby.it said...

great ideas!! thanks for sharing!!

eli

claudia said...

thank you! lovely blog! bellissimo!! grazie! saluti dalli'italia!!

HRH Gigi said...

I know I'm a little late to the party but I finally made my Hedgies. And I love them. Thank you so much for this EASY tutorial for the GREATEST little critters.

rocknrolla said...

SO CUTE! i totally love this! i linked to it on she's crafty-
http://crafty.littlerockmamas.com/index.php/2010/12/07/25-crafts-of-christmas-nos-11-and-12/

Finding me said...

Just wanted to comment that not only are these adorable, but I went and bought mitts er...like a year ago at dollar tree for future gifts.
Today (jan 2011) I was at target and they had a bunch in the dollar section including hot pink ones...incase anyone comes across this late and wants to buy mitts...or wants pink girly ones :)

Tracy said...

Sooo cute. My boys will love these! Will HAVE to give this a try.

Angela said...

so cute. We don't have Dollar Tree in the UK - but will check out our Poundland discount stores

Hopeful1 said...

I am totally going to be doing this! One for each of my boys. So cute!!!!

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