When Custom Goes Right

I love the challenge of making a new item and developing a new pattern; sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. I recently got a custom request on Etsy for an opossum and I was blown away. I had never thought to make an opossum. I did what I always do: I Googled tons of opossum photos, grabbed my yarn, and went for it. And here’s the result:

I made it with floral wire in the tail so that the tail can be bent like a real opossum. As you can see from the photo at the top, this allows for the opossum to hang upside down from a branch just like real opossums sleep.

The lovely lady who requested the item asked for baby opossums on the mother’s back, so I stitched up a few (in much the same manner as I make my sperm) and sewed them to the back.

I’m quite proud of it and the customer seems pleased. Yay for custom going right!


About clln

I'm a crafty lady living in Rhode Island.
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