"You know, he was always like a fish out of water around her...poor Lumpers, never mind, I says, plenty more fish in the sea, plenty more."

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Po's panda doll

Luckily, Kung Fu Panda 2 was still playing in the cinema, so while the world went to watch the premiere of the Harry Potter finale, Dani and I sat in a nearly empty theatre and, we were not disappointed. I found it to be even better than the first one - funnier, with more thrilling action and a more villainous villain. I also liked the sub-plot of Po's search for his true identity and inner peace and the movie's little moral. But most of all, I liked the little panda teddy that got found after so many years, all dusty and worn. And I came home with the idea to make myself a panda teddy, just like Po's. I searched online for an image and found one. I didn't have burlap, but used whatever I had, which was undyed cotton and crafter's felt.

Wish I could say that I whipped up the little guy, but he was more work than I expected, only because I wanted to get him as close as possible to the original. I made the body twice and the face three times, and even now, he's not exactly like the panda teddy in the movie, but he's certainly good enough for me.

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