My most recently completed projects have primarily been gifts so I have kept them under wraps. The first of the gifts has been given so I can finally post about it! I spent months searching for the perfect gift for my friend's little boy and when I stumbled on this tutorial only a day before our swap deadline, well, I had to make it. He loves both Toy Story and horses so a Bullseye softie was perfect!
First, I used pipe cleaners (aka fuzzy sticks) twisted together because that's what I had on hand.
Second, I added more hand sewing. As a generalization I prefer not to rely on hot glue to hold together anything exposed to toddler abuse (see Toy Story 3 for reference). So I glued and then also sewed. I used a blanket stitch on the hooves, a straight stitch on the ears and french knots for the eye balls. I did use a fabric marker for the nose.
I also learned a few things for the next time I make one - first, I placed the tail too high (my mistake, she shows you on the pattern where to put it, duh); second, don't forget to clip the curves before flipping it right side out (again, I just needed to read the tutorial, duh); third, pay more attention to the front curve, mine came out much flatter in the front than hers. Oh and I would really like to make a leather saddle next time, I didn't have any scraps on hand so I would like to get some.