March 27, 2012

Wisp tutorial (Frenzy)

Hello my crafty friends!! I have a couple of things I would like to share with you today. Over March break Michael came to me wanting a Wisp! What's a wisp??? Glad you asked for I had to ask the very same question. It is a Sonic colors character, Michael plays Sonic Colors on his Wii. Thinking this would be a great motivator for Michael I said sure and started looking where to buy it, NOWHERE!!!! These characters are not made into plush toys and how was I suppose to explain that! ( For those of you who don't know Michael has autism and finds it hard to understand concepts) instead of disappointing him I said "Well , you and I should make one!" Considering he wouldn't have to wait for it to arrive in the mail he was delighted!!! So we got started right away.

First I found a picture on Google, this one! How hard could it be to make a plush toy right? lol

Next I got an old purple shirt and used a white sewing pencil to draw this crazy critter free hand.
 I added a few pins to keep in place because when I cut it , I cut through both layers ,

Then I outlined the whole image about a half an inch as shown on the left side in the picture...
(Please forgive the first few pictures, they are a little dark, then I opened the curtains..yeah! Amazing what light can do!)

I just drew a straight single line in tight areas such as this one , there is not enough room to do a line on each side.

Cut it!!!

 This is what it looks like when you cut it out, better color now right?

Next sew on the white line but remember to leave an opening so you can stuff it...

 Here I put Michael to work and there was no argument, he loved it!!!!

He is a natural!! Just look at the ball of cotton underneathe his arm, hahaha

He is really  into it here! The expression tells all.

Next I just cut out a mouth out of black felt and at last the result!!! Hey it may not be perfect but we were brave to try it and Michael is soooo attached to it!!! He even sleeps with him, I think he is so amazed we made a plush toy.

 Looking at this picture I realized Michael was really in need of a hair cut so why put the scissors away!

Michael's New Hair cut!

Have a fantastic day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How AWESOME!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee that you and Michael made that together!! It's FANTASTIC!!! And loving his haircut too!

Sherrie K. said...

Aaaw, how fun! I love to created with the little kiddo's....I have to do it with the neighbor kids since my kids are all gone:( I know once baby Arya (my Granddaughter who is 4 1/2 mo) is older..we will have a ball crafting!

Your son is a cutie-love the haircut:) Thanks for sharing all the pic's!
Sherrie K

Christina Griffiths said...

That is such a clever idea Michael had for a Wisp.... fancy not knowing what one is !!! (lol) and the finished project is to use your word Awesome !!! He must be very pleased with it and the look on his face says it all. Well done. xx

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