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161  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Purple Rainbow Unicorn on: April 12, 2011 10:31:30 AM
Thanks for the comments, you guys. Always appreciated. Smiley
162  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: cacti! on: April 12, 2011 09:38:46 AM
Oh those are super cute! I really like the fabrics you chose - funky but they still look like cacti.
163  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Pink Alicorn on: April 11, 2011 10:11:21 PM
This is awesome. The proportions remind me a lot of something out of Adventure Time.
164  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Purple Rainbow Unicorn on: April 11, 2011 08:01:51 PM
I finished the companion to the polka dot unicorn for my niece. It's a rainbow unicorn for her best friend's birthday. I wish I had any decent purple fabric, but I've had a little trouble finding prints that I liked that were also reasonable in price. I think this works, though. It's actually my favorite of all my fabrics and I need to go buy more.

Anyway, I used a pattern again - Simplicity 2921, but I think I want to modify it some, maybe make the head a little different. I don't know. It's made from flannel (my favorite stuffed animal fabric) and stuffed with polyfil and some poly pellets in the legs. The hair has shiny strands in it that I find particularly enchanting. Oh, and sorry for the photo quality. It was an overcast day and I haven't made a light box yet.

165  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making stretchy fabric not stretchy? on: April 10, 2011 09:39:18 AM
Awesome, thanks for the suggestions. I don't know why it never even crossed my mind to simply line it. Well, it's lack of experience, but that still seems like an easier solution than what I was thinking. Thanks again!
166  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Making stretchy fabric not stretchy? on: April 08, 2011 04:21:42 PM
Let me start off by saying that I'm really pretty new to sewing so I'm not entirely sure what I need to be asking. Searching didn't help so here I am.

My problem is that I need some flannel in neon colors for some stuffed animals I want to make. Having failed at finding any, I thought that something shiny like vinyl might be cool and I've found some costume weight stuff in the right colors, but it's 2 way stretch. Is there any way to make it not stretch? I thought maybe ironing on some interfacing or something might work, but knowing almost nothing about it, figured there was more to it than I think.

Failing that, I could maybe use fleece, but again, I don't want it to stretch and I don't think I'd like the look of regular quilting cotton or whatever when paired with the flannel. Also, assuming the vinyl idea is plausible, any tips for working with that stuff? I sort of foresee problems with puckering seams and what not since it will be sewn into small curved pieces. Maybe I should just try it with the stretch and see if it works...

Any help is totally appreciated. Thanks!
167  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Disgaea Prinny Plush on: April 07, 2011 10:54:32 AM
I'm always so impressed with your plushes. I don't even care about the subject matter this time - it's just a damn fine plush. Awesome.
168  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Polka Dot Unicorn on: April 02, 2011 06:58:33 PM
Cute! I have that pattern set too, but haven't ventured past the elephant yet. He's just so adorable I didn't think any of the others would measure up, but the unicorn is really nice!

Heh, that's sort of how I've been about the unicorn, but I at least plan to make the elephant. Also, my niece did end up loving it and now I've been asked to make another for her best friend's birthday in a couple of weeks. Oh, and its name is apparently Horn.
169  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Polka Dot Unicorn on: April 01, 2011 08:53:58 PM
I haven't used flannel, yet. Is it stretchy at all?

No, and it's even a sort of large weave so you have to watch out for pulling the threads apart if you're not careful when hand stitching. It can be kind of a pain, but I really like the clarity of the printing since it's not fuzzy like fleece. I also just like the way it feels.

Thank so much for all the comments, guys. I really appreciate it.
170  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Nearly finished dolls on: April 01, 2011 07:09:37 PM
Oh that's really cool! I'm a big fan of paper dolls anyway, but I'm most intrigued by the doll you sculpted. I really like her head. Either way, it's really impressive. I'm really jealous of people who can sculpt stuff like this - I've tried my hand at it and just don't have the patience or skill. Nice job.
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