|stuffed wood louse|
He also has collected quite a few unusual stuffed animals. But no pill bugs. A while ago (I won't admit just how long ago!), I told him I would try to sew a stuffed animal pill bug for him. The right fabric had been secured along with matching thread, just waiting for me to tackle it. Finally, for his birthday yesterday, I sat down and did it. Now I am no seamstress, I just sew from time to time out of necessity to create something. This was definitely the most challenging project I have ever tried! And I am now in awe of the people who make sewing patterns for the nicely detailed plushies that my boys have collected.
It took forever (okay, many hours), and it's not as perfect as I had hoped, but I think he likes it! He would love to have pet pill bugs, but I think this cuddly and low-maintenance version is a great alternative.
|my son with a pill bug friend, 2009|
|pill bug plushie design c. 2012 Jennifer Kistler|