Since seeing the commercial for MLB 2K11 with Roy Halladay talking to a Carlos Ruiz pillow I have wanted a Chooch pillow of my own to guide me in my daily decisions. I did some brainstorming to try and figure out how to make one.
Finally, this week, I had some time to gather supplies and actually attempt this project. I thought it would be fitting for an Opening Day arts and crafts project.
I gathered all the supplies I would need - a white twin sheet from IKEA, Iron On transfer inkjet printing paper, pollyfill, and a few photos of players I had taken in the last year or so.
The paper only comes commercially in regular letter size, so I decided to start small and see how it would turn out.
I used Photoshop Elements to extract individual players from photos to use as the graphic for the mini pillows. I then flipped the image and printed it onto the transfer paper.
I cut out each player shape, ironed it onto the sheet, cut it out with a matching back and sewed around the edges.
Not much left to do but stuff with pollyfill and hand stitch the opening where I stuffed the mini pillow.
And here are the finished products:
Our cat, Rhett, became very curious about these new mini people...
It was pretty easy to do. Now I am going to keep a better eye on my camera subjects to make sure I get some good "pillow worthy" shots and make a few more. I think it would be fun to have a mini plush 25 man roster. Or take mini Chooch around and take photos of him visiting places, like the Travelocity gnome (ha ha).
Anyway - time to get a move on and get to the game. See all you crazy kids in Lot K around 10 am!!