Dapper Ghosties!

Meet Boo and Eek, the dapper ghosts!

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The inspiration for these little guys came from the current issue of Stuffed Magazine. It's pretty much a big book of softies eye candy, so if you're into making stuffed toys or decorations, you should definitely check it out. They publish twice a year and while not every one of the projects was my cup of tea, a lot of them are to cute enough make it worth the sticker price. One of the artists featured was Candice Wirth; I wasn't able to find a picture of her original ghosts, but they are cuter than mine, I assure you!

They are crazy simple to make, if you're so inclined. I traced a ghost shape onto some white felt that I had laying around - I wasn't precise about it, just freehanded it and then cut out four pieces (since I was making two).

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On the side that would be the front, I free motioned the faces and the "Boo" and "Eek" with black thread. And, of course, the bow ties! The original ghosties had arms and no bow ties, but I couldn't find a good place on mine to put arms. The eyes are just tiny circles of black felt that I hot glued on.

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I left the ends raw and continued to use my free motion foot to sew an outline. It gives it a little bit of a "my five year old drew this" vibe, but I think it works :P. The bottom is a circle of more white felt, so that each ghost will stand up on his own.

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I tried to give them different faces, at least a little bit. None of it was drawn on or planned ahead, which is sort of scary and fun at the same time.

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I'm really happy with how cute they turned out, so I kind of wanted to keep them, but they found a new home with my mother-in-law, Leslie. She loves Autumn and Halloween, so they were a nice addition to her collection of decorations :). Guess I'll just have to make more!