This is Pete, the first plushie I ever made. Isn't he funny looking?
He was supposed to be an alpaca. I just made him on a whim one day, with no previous 3D sewing experience and truly terrible drawing skills. But even though he was a funny little thing, I was instantly hooked on making plushies. I started experimenting with other critters, often with equally hilarious results. I wasted a lot of fabric and a lot of stuffing. Many prototypes and half-finished misfit plushies ended up in the trash bin. But I didn't give up. I kept sewing and researching and trying new things. And eventually, I got better. Much better. Here's what my alpacas look like today:
Here are some more early critters paired with current ones. You can see a clear improvement in skills, and a more cohesive style emerging.