I have hemmed and hawed about these eyeballs for longer than was strictly necessary. But, hey, that’s just how I roll. I do love to overanalyze.
I had gotten myself a brand new tube of black puffy paint, and tried it out on more scrap fabric, with similar results as the pearlescent blue paint. Both dried halfway between lumpy and smooth, but the black at least didn’t show every single little bump the way the blue did.
I went back and forth about the eyes for several days, afraid to pull the trigger on the puffy paint eyes, but not wanting to do anything else. Then, Saturday night in a fit of either confidence or frustration with my own commitment issues, I went ahead and just did it. I just did the eyeballs in a minute.
And… I like them! I mean, they’re obviously not as perfect as safety eyes would be, but they’re functional and cute, and I’m sure they’ll last for a long time. Plus they were so easy and fast.
I don’t think they’re the best eyes ever, but for stuffies for my kids, they’ll work great.
And I got them done before Christmas! Now, if only I could finish the last couple inches of that ding dang wedding blanket…
Are you finishing up any holiday knitting this week?
(Also, I just realized I forgot to add mouths… oh well. They’re mouthless butterflies, I guess…)