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Giant Stan the Cat Plush by the-carolyn-michelle Giant Stan the Cat Plush by the-carolyn-michelle
November/December 2012

Ten pounds of stuffing and made by hand,
Open this up and meet giant STAN!!


My darling little sister is obsessed. I don't really know how or why it happened, but she is obsessed with her boyfriend's cat Stan. In her words, "Stan is the softest, greatest, sneakiest, cutest, best cat." In her boyfriend's words, "Stan is a fancy cat." The three of them make quite a trio, Sister Dear (aka Beaky), BF, and Stan. The funny thing is that BF is quite a manly man. One would not normally associate a personality like his with cats, but it's there. He loves cats. In fact, he rescues cats off the street. (Literally, he will see a stray and pull over for it) In fact, that's how he got Stan.

So, why a ten+ pound, four foot long, three foot tall Stan plush? BECAUSE CHRISTMAS.

It's Beaky's fault. She talks about Stan all the time. She sends me pictures of Stan. She forwards pictures to my other friends who haven't even met Stan. I haven't even met Stan. While she was ranting about Stan one particular day, I came up with the goofball idea that she should make BF a Stan plushie for Christmas. This was all in jest at first. Then we started scheming.

Why not make a Stan Loaf like the Pony Loaf I made using *Voodoo-Tiki's Pony Loaf Pattern?

Why not make him out of the softest minky fleece we can buy?

Why not make him so cuddly and chubby?

Why not make him giant?

That's when it all ended my friends. Giant Stan had to become a reality. I couldn't let it NOT happen. Beaky and I got right to work enlarging the pattern and making great plans. Then sewing. Sewing. Sewing. Then stuffing. More than ten pounds of fiberfill. Sew up the hole...and....

IT. WAS. FINISHED.

We were nervous that BF would dislike it. That he would think it weird. Or just....sad. Paranoia set in. Much to our joy, he loved it. He is obsessed with it. He uses it to lean on while he plays video games. And I believe Beaky told me that he wants to build a special Giant Stan shelf in his room.

Epic gifting. WOOT.

We used a slightly modified, greatly enlarged version of *Voodoo-Tiki's Pony Loaf Pattern
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:iconchasmyn:
chasmyn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
This cat is brilliant, I love him! What a great gift!
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:iconkaariisoulhitsugaya:
KaariiSoulHitsugaya Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
would you make another and how much would it cost?
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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello! If I ever did make another, it would end up costing somewhere in the realm of $500 +shipping due to size and cost of materials. :D
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:iconkaariisoulhitsugaya:
KaariiSoulHitsugaya Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, i cant pay anything near that or a plush
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:iconsamantha314:
Samantha314 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Awwwwwwww!!!! It's SOOOOO cute!!! And... CUBISH...
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:icontransforpuppy:
transforpuppy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
That must've taken FOREVER
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:iconcherryrainbowscratch:
CherryRainbowScratch Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want
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:iconmeinich:
MeinIch Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
wow

i love big cat plush <3
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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconmasag:
masag Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
this is just... wow :o awesome :)
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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:XD: Thanks!!
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:iconcyndergirl211:
Cyndergirl211 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013

Wow!

That's one big loaf cat!

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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:love: I know right?? Love him.
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:iconcyndergirl211:
Cyndergirl211 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
I bet he's your BED!
I mean he's big enough to be!
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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, he was a gift for my sister's bf. :) But he still loves him. He uses him as a cushion to lean on when he plays xbox. XD
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:iconcyndergirl211:
Cyndergirl211 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013

:D

that's a good way to use a giant cat pillow :P

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:iconadmx:
admx Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
:iconluvluvplz:
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:iconlunarrs:
Lunarrs Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i
HAVE A MIGHTY NEED FOR THIS :noes:
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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:la:
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:iconhelgrind1110:
helgrind1110 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
THIS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE AND WANT, WANT, WANT IT!:OMGDESUKAWAII:
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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^w^ Thanks!!
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:icondemondgust:
DemondGust Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Dear santa...
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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^o^
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:iconmadewithlove8:
MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the story.  I forgive you for random obsessive giant loaf cat filled with 10 lbs of fiberfill plushie. 

It is amazing by the way.  SO BIG!  and cute!  :D
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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!! :la:
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:iconmadewithlove8:
MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome~! :heart:
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:iconsyca:
Syca Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Love the name for the giant cat :D that is so awesome!
Great job :)
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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!!
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:iconsyca:
Syca Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Np :)
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:iconselena112:
Selena112 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So making one of these. You've inspired me. Although... maybe not as giant.

If this wouldn't work well as one, you should make a beanbag version.
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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would have made it a bean bag, but the plastic pellets are so expensive and heavy. :( I'm glad I have inspired you!!!
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:iconselena112:
Selena112 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, that's true... I'm glad you did, too!
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:iconinvader-zil:
Invader-Zil Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is so Cute :3
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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!!
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ShinyCrochet Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Ahhahahahhaah! I love this.

I love the cat.
I love the story.
I love the build up from goofy idea to gorgeous gift.
I love that you never met Stan.

Absolutely fantastic.
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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha. Thanks! It was such an intense and fun project to work on.
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:iconshinycrochet:
ShinyCrochet Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
You're very welcome. ^_^ Certainly shows through, though in a good way. :)
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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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:icontheskaldofnvrwinter:
TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought this was a pillow. It's not? Just a big fat cat? :)
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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nope, a giant huge kitty!!
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:icontheskaldofnvrwinter:
TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how cute, really
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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :la:
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:icontheskaldofnvrwinter:
TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MY pleasure
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:iconlittlemrsadams:
LittleMrsAdams Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is the most awesome plushie of all time. kudos to you and your sis!
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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It was an epic endeavor.
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:iconaphid777:
aphid777 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahaha this is awesome :D
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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconkayla-san:
Kayla-san Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SCREEEEEECH! :heart:
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:iconthe-carolyn-michelle:
the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
YUP
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ha-nata Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Aww, I wish that I had the materials/time/patience (or all three) to make something like that :iconomgsocuteplz:
TOO CUTE (><)
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