For Valentine’s Day I created these two lovelies for Jackson and Sydney. Accidentally fell in love with them along the way too.
I pretty much followed this tutorial for Valentina and this one for Valentino. The mouse tutorial isn’t that great though – his neck was tricky and not easy to close. I added rice to both of them to give them some weight (Valentino had no problem flying, but continued to face plant when trying to stand up).
Valentina’s hair was kind of tricky. I didn’t feel like crocheting it, so I ended up following these directions:
I also didn’t have the right kind of paint for her face, so I embroidered it all, which was kind of a pain, but I’m pretty happy with the way it came out. I was inspired by this doll to the left, who is absolutely gorgeous.
And, of course, after I finished Super Toppino, I found this felted mouse who is also incredibly adorable, with his little saddlebag and scarf. And I love the lined, hooded cape on this other guy too.