My friends Ken and Heather asked if I could whip up a lizard for their son Simon’s birthday recently. He is waaaay into bugs and animals, and reptiles are his favorite. He told me that he liked olive green and iguanas, but it didn’t have to be exactly like an iguana.
The tricky part on this guy is that it needed a baffle between the head and body. That means there is a piece of material dividing the head from the rest of the body. This allowed me to stuff the head really well to give it support for the open mouth, and to make the body a little more squishy. The toes were tricky to turn, but once I found the right materials it was a little easier. The underside of the tummy is a double-knit material that makes it kinda slinky.
This guys has two different buttons for eyes, a felt tongue with topstitching, piping down his back, and vintage ric-rac trim on his nose. I had been saving a lot of these materials, and had just little scraps left, but I wanted to use them on Simon’s lizard. He really appreciates subtleties like that, and I love the colors his picked . . . my favorite green!