A Graduation Llama

You read that correctly.  My baby sister is graduating (or “congraduating” as my daughter says) college after lots of freaking hard work.  She held a job and passed all classes while miles and miles from friends and family. I’m SUPER proud of her.  So I decided not to give her money, or a car, or jewelry.  No no. I bestowed upon her the gift of the Llama.

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This little guy is decked out in her school colors.  He is fuzzy and ready to move with my sis into the job market.  He’ll be a constant reminder that her sister loves her a Llama’s worth.  That should get her through tough days.

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I made him out of faux fur and felt.  He’s not for playing with,though.  He’s a TROPHY.  He’s basically priceless.

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This was a fun little project!  I used this pattern by RicRac.  It was really simple to sew up and so way cute.  The blanket and harness are included with the pattern, but I made the cap myself.  RicRac is an Aussie company with a totally adorbs online shop chalk full of fun patterns! She’s kind of a big deal and I had never heard of her.  Sometimes I think I live in a hole. Check her out and give her your money. I just happened upon her shop while doing what I do- window shopping on Etsy.

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I WANTED to machine embroider her school’s logo on the blanket, but I couldn’t find a file ANYWHERE.  I lack the software to make my own, so I just accepted the loss, cut out my pieces of felt for the blanket, and moved on like a big girl.  And then I remembered that I needed the year on there somewhere.  My only option was hand embroidery and well….

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I’ll just keep trying.  But maybe not on stuff I give to people… :::SIGH::: Anyway, congrats to my sister and all of you winter college grads!  The world is your Llama…ride it. (but not in a gross way, you perverts).

Llama on, Y’all

-Crystal-

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