Ribbit ribbit

I’ve never made plushie frogs before, but when I had the opportunity to make something from Velboa, it seemed a natural choice!

I’ve sewn with various styles of faux fur before, but Velboa is totally new to me. It does have a nap (so the fur can be brushed in one direction), but this particular velboa has an abstract pattern where the nap changes direction multiple times. This meant it was a bit more challenging to lay the pieces out, but I tried to just get the background nap in the same direction at least.

I wanted to try out the glow in the dark fabric paint I bought in the sale from Minerva a couple of years ago, so I used that on the white felt eyes for two frogs. It does give them a bit of a strange look in daylight, but the glow works perfectly once the lights are out at night.

As you can tell from my stack of frogs, there’s also a Manta Ray lurking with them. I had enough fabric left over after making those four frogs, and thought a Ray would be a good companion for them.

Head over to Minerva to check out my Ribbiting make!


Patterns: Frogs by Choly Knight & Manta Ray by Choly Knight
Fabric: Velboa Faux Fur Garden Mint from Minerva

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