I get a lot of special requests. This time it was a meerkat doll. I seriously couldn't picture one in my head. I did some research (i.e., a Google image search) and familiarized myself with them. I couldn't find many artisan-made plush meerkats. After some sketches and input from my customer, I came up with this 16-inch plush cutie!
I am so happy with how the two different chenille fabrics look together! It's hard to find chenille these days, and it's very expensive when you do.
I can't even remember where I got the brown chenille, but I've used it on many projects. It's almost gone now. :(
The ivory chenille is repurposed from vintage drapes. I bought it specifically for plush animals and I *love* it on the meerkat!
The buttons were also a vintage find from my stash. I love being able to use things I've collected!
This little gal is ready for her trip to Australia!
Here are all the pics from Laila the Meerkat's photo shoot: