This is me giving Milton some love.
I can't remember the names of these guys....I believe we had "Benford" at the end, and I know that Milton is the one with the pink face.
Sooo, this last weekend was a GREAT adventure! We did our first weekend at the NorCal Pirate Festival, and it was a blast and a half! I was feeling really stressed before we left, and instead of sewing corsets, like I should have been, I made up a large batch of these guys. Sometimes corsets get so monotonous and I'm so emotional about them that I HAVE to take some kind of break. Luckily, my sister and I spent our entire childhoods making our own stuffed animals and cartoons, and so these guys came naturally. I didn't even make a pattern. I just started cutting out squares and furiously sewing.
We hung these guys up on the edge of our booth and gave them really dorky names, and people LOVED them! I know, I know, everyone in Oklahoma is going to yell at me, because I told at least 20 people that I would never make these to sell. Well......I did. If I do them in large batches and listen to angry girl rock, I can sort of pump them out....though they still take longer than the corsets. ;)
Anyway, thanks to everyone who adopted a pirate OR a corset this last weekend. You guys really make this job fun, which makes up for the times that it destroys my will to live.