Deneem the Dolpheen

I’ve turned into somewhat of an (eco) hoarder. My neighbor came to me asking for a vet recommendation. I have so many animals that he thought I worked for a vet. I told him that I don’t work at a vet office, but I’m one divorce away from being a cat lady. I just find it hard to say no to a stray or to throw away perfectly “good pieces” of fabric. Even if the perfectly good piece is part of a pair of ripped jeans. Don’t even ask me about the glass jar situation in my garage.

While skimming through pintrest one day, I came across a whale made out of denim and I knew I was on to something with my pile of ripped jeans. My stepdaughter LOVES dolphins and her birthday was coming up. I did a search for dolphin softie patterns and came upon this little cutie. I put it all together this is what I gave my stepdaughter. I have to say, when I see her carry it all over our house or schlep it back and forth between here and San Diego, I get a little smile on my face.

My favorite part of the whole project is the way the eyes came out. I used glass faceted beads backed with felt circles.

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  1. [...] The only additions that I’ve made have been in the form of accidentally shrunken sweaters and ripped jeans. This bunny was made out of one of these shrunken wool sweaters, some flannel from my stash, and [...]

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