When I saw the new Muppets movie (which was amazing) I realized that it's probably not very difficult to make your own Kermit. After some googling I discovered that in the '80s Vogue released a series of Muppet Babies patterns for just that purpose. I found the patterns on eBay, and made my own Baby Kermit, and his iconic sailor suit too.
WARNING: The rest of the blog post contains a dangerous amount of cuteness. Proceed with caution.
Project #1: Baby Kermit!
|View of the sailor collar|
There was even a pattern to make Kermit some pajamas. I seriously cannot handle how cute they are.
|Bed time for Baby Kermit|
|They even have a bum flap!|
Now it may be said that a plush Kermit doll isn't really the most practical of baby shower gifts. So I decided to also make a quilt. A well-loved baby quilt is something that people tend to hang on to — I know I've still got mine. So to accompany Baby Kermit is my first ever attempt at quilting, and I'm quite proud of it.
I found this adorable vintage Muppet Babies and baby Sesame Street fabric on eBay. I only had a very small amount of the Sesame Street fabric, so that dictated the final quilt pattern to a certain degree. I also love the gingham border — it's classic and brings out the Kermit green.
|Baby Kermit loves his quilt!|
It's definitely not easy putting this much time into something that I'm giving away, but my hope is that I'll get to see my friend's baby love this stuff as much as I do. Hopefully I can post some pictures when she arrives! She'll also get to enjoy these books I couldn't help but add to my gift: