A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from someone who had come across my Avocado Earrings and Avocado Necklace. She had been looking for something avocado related and was in quite a rush because she was leaving the country soon and wanted to give something to her boyfriend. (Awwwwwwww!) She was looking for avocados because it was something they shared between them and something they both loved (Double awwwwwwww!). Although the originals had already been given out as gifts, I had some extras (and that is why you never waste craft material!). So, the earrings turned into keychains and the necklace turned into a rear view mirror decoration.
Anyway, when I met with her to exchange the goods, we had a conversation about avocados and her search for crafty ones. She’d mentioned that she tried to find a plush avocado and wasn’t having any luck. I ended up poaching the idea and did some experiments.
Now, the stuffed avocado was cute and all, but what was I going to do with it?
Since I’ve been working with leather, I had a few pieces of scrap from my projects. It was a very simple process of attaching the avocado to the leather band and now it’s a useful pincushion!