stuffed animals

stuffed animals Possibly the hardest secret to keep about our wedding was these little stuffed animals. These guys were our gifts to our guests, so I couldn’t share without ruining the surprise.

I started making them nearly as soon as we had set our date, spending any spare time I had sewing, embroidering and stuffing them. Not one is alike or from a pattern. While the task was daunting, and took several months, it was never unpleasant. Not to mention, I had a great deal of help from friends. I made them out of eco-felt and a good deal of scrap fabric we had at home. The faux fur is from a film Shawn made years ago. I think they were my favorite.

This is Bebop and Green Bean. We became a little too attached them, so they had to stay with us.

stuffed animals I really wanted to do something exceptional for our favors. I know it’s something that is last on the list for many weddings, but it is one of the few very memorable things for people. It’s the piece of the wedding guests get to take home with them. Ultimately we pinned little name tags on each and they became our escort cards.

IMG_3257 With them living and multiplying in our apartment for so long, it was a bit sad to see them all off to the wedding. On the other hand, they were pretty excited to go on a ride in the car.

stuffed animals In the end, we ended up with a few more than we needed so a handful still live with us. The rest found new loving homes with our guests.

17 Responses to “stuffed animals”
  1. Sara says:

    Oh my goodness Alix, what a thoughtful gift for your guests! They must have been absolutely delighted. I’m torn between the hairy guy at the end or the green appley one up top. Great job, Alix.

  2. anna says:

    ooh they are so cute!

  3. Monica says:

    Haha I looove them!! <3

  4. Veronica says:

    YAY! They look so cute peering out the back window of the car. I’m so glad you finished them, and even had extras!! Adorable. 🙂

    • miss alix says:

      Thanks very much in part to your help and company during stuffed animal craft nights! 🙂

  5. Cali says:

    Awh, love them. A huge investment of time to make such unique and personal gifts – fabulous

  6. bows & sparrows says:

    These are adorable! What a wonderful gift for your guests.

  7. Sharon says:

    If you ever feel too much separation anxiety, you can visit my little stuffed guy… I’m pretty sure I ended up with the cutest one 😉

  8. Sharon i want to take a photo of yours it’s so cool.

    • Sharon says:

      I will make sure my little guy is ready for his photo shoot! He’s currently living in a small terrarium garden 🙂

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  10. Kenzie says:

    I have to say, you are my inspiration. I’ve been silently following your blog since shortly after I went vegan, and I’m addicted. You are so unique and traditional, yet trendy… and all of your recipes sound divine 🙂 I’ve been vegan for only a short while, about 2 months, but I already feel so much more energetic and alive. I’m still pretty young, about to turn sixteen, but I just wanted to tell you that you really inspire me. And also! Everything for your wedding was so beautiful and eclectic. I adore every bit of your blog, frankly :P!

    ~From a small place in Alaska, and a big place in my vegan heart 😀

    • miss alix says:

      Wow Kenzie, this comment is so sweet! I’m so glad to hear about young vegans out there, and from Alaska no less. Thanks for making my night 🙂

  11. Nick says:

    Waaaa! Those are so cool. I like how Bebop is looking off to the side. How many did you make?

  12. Samantha says:

    These are just adorable! What an amazing and wonderful gift for your family and friends!

  13. lindsay says:

    this is such an awesome idea. you are seriously such a lovely person, just reading all of your posts about your wedding and how much you wanted your guests to have a good time really shows how important your friends and family are to you! i really admire that, and i love your blog =]

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