Thursday, July 29, 2010

Did you think I would give up on the deer head?

Back on the inspiration board I posted for the nursery I had a deer head that zgalleries carries, unfortunately when I saw it in person the fantastic price showed in the quality of the item.... total let down (I love zgalleries though so no hard feelings)
I went through a bunch of ideas on how to make one and couldn't find a solution that I was sure I would be happy with -then I saw this nursery post and knew that was it. She actually got hers from here (there are none currently for sale). I of course decided to just make mine...
I finally sat down and got started today. I was amazed it didn't take me long I started working on it this morning and finished up this evening. That included a bunch of breaks and a trip out to Michael's to get the things I didn't have on hand.... I wish all projects went this quickly...and smoothly! So the pictures aren't the best but I just had to share tonight so you'll have to deal until later. It isn't even hanging in the nursery so the walls are totally the wrong color- I think she will look a lot better on a light blue wall!
It is in fact a doe... Uber says he doesn't mind so I am not going to worry about it! I probably could have added antlers but I really liked it without them!
She's a little bit snotty in expression but that just makes me laugh...

Her body is linen (big surprise) and the inside of her ears are a duponi silk. Almost everything on her is stuff I already had on hand I only spent $15 to make her. The most expensive thing was her nose... I went ahead and used a leather scrap... I probably should have just used felt but oh well!
Her eyelashes crack me up...
The plaque is Gun Metal Gray.
I LOVE ribbon... I hope it doesn't make it look too girly I just could not pass up the beautiful peacock blue ribbon when I saw it. All of the ribbon reminds me of a military uniform
I am really excited about the way it turned out. I hadn't made a stuffed animal before and was a little nervous about totally making up the pattern but I have to say it was super simple.
Hopefully I will be able to show you more of the nursery in the next month... no promises though... it's kind of boring at this point I have a lot of things done but not enough to be interesting. I will continue to show you the projects I do complete which will start giving you sneak peaks at different parts of the room...


  1. I cannot even tell you how many different ways you kill me.... this is one,
    "I hadn't made a stuffed animal before and was a little nervous about totally making up the pattern but I have to say it was super simple."
    From now on until forever you will be translating every idea I have onto paper for me.

    She's very very pretty and snotty and perfect.

  2. Uh... ok, that may be the weirdest thing I've ever seen you make. Ok, weird in a totally good way though! Wow... who would have thought... Great job with the design!

  3. Soooo cute. I can't believe you did that without a pattern! Can't wait to see what the finished nursery will look like!

  4. Kelly you totally have me laughing! I know it's wierd... and definatley alot of people will be like WHAT on earth... it makes me laugh though. As far as wierdest goes though this definately doesn't win... you should see some pictures of stuff I did before I blogged... maybe I will go find pictures and show some of it! I'm not sure how long I will keep it around I have to see it in the finished nursery to make a final decision but so far I still like it! Im reserving all rights to change my mind though!

  5. Holy Cow! How did I miss this post? It is just super awesome! I would NEVER have thought of a stuffed doe head for the wall. How fabulously strange that is. But, I LOVE the attitude she has! Just LOVE IT! ;-)


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