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« on: August 19, 2006 05:41:06 PM »

I made this for Devaint Art's GReat plushie Contest. I didn't place but there were so many really impressive entrys that it didn't surprise me. However I am very pleased becasue It had been awhile since I'd made a plushie and I hand sewed the whole thing. I used a bunch of scrap Faux fur for most of it. And some brown curdoroy that matched for anything non fur. I also used white cotton for the wings and purple felt for the paws. The tail was purple knit that I cut into strips and braided when the original felt tail was not big enough.
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Front veiw:

Angle:


Details:
Wings

ears and eyes

Feet


Please ignore my microwave. The kitchen is the best lit room in the house. So I took the pictures in there.
The pattern was completely made by me. Which ment I miss made several peices and had to re-do them as I went. The head was origianlly too small so it got re-made, the tail was to wierd so I remade it with the version you see here. And I should have weighed his feet and legs down with rice or beans and didn't so he doesn't always stand up properly.
I will probably be remaking it at some point becasue it came out nothing like I had wanted. Smiley

TUTORIAL LINK : http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=115571.msg1135506#msg1135506
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2006 12:17:25 AM »

That is so cute! And such a great concept Smiley He looks like he's about to take wing!

( I know what you mean about the kitchen - about half my photos are taken in my kitchen too!)
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2006 05:42:37 PM »

Aww, so sweet! I really like it. Looks like it's about to fly right up into heaven!
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2006 10:28:35 AM »

Thanks you you two. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2006 01:42:03 AM »

cool rat.
I have a freind who's racing team name is ZAP"S RAT.
I told him I'd make some stuffies and a pair of rat knickes for his wife as a joke.

that rat rocks.

any chance of a tute or a copy of the pattern?
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2006 03:34:09 PM »

Yeah you can have the pattern if you'd like. Smiley I didn't like it that much but you're more than welcome to play with it and totally change it.
I'll have to scan it for ya. So I'll try to get that up today.
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2006 12:52:24 AM »

coolies thanks a bundle
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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2006 09:33:25 AM »

Okies I can't find the pattern right this second I'll draw you up a new one. It wasn't really complex or anything. Smiley I just wanted to give you a heads up. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2006 11:44:47 AM »

Yeah you can have the pattern if you'd like. Smiley I didn't like it that much but you're more than welcome to play with it and totally change it.
I'll have to scan it for ya. So I'll try to get that up today.
I like your rat that much! He looks so real(even with wings), the position are soo rat-a-like and lovely...  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2006 06:52:59 PM »

AW Thanks! He was made to be realistic. I'm glad he looks that way. Smiley You've made my day.
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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2006 08:44:30 PM »

Okies heres a tut. I had taken some inprogress pictures but some I didn't so I'll have to use finished photo's so that you'll know what I mean. The pattern needs to be regular page sized.
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n61/MrsHallsCrafts/pattern.jpg
Linked out becasue it's a big file.
Now you'll want to cut those out with some space around the pattern for your seam alouance. I didn't factor that into my pattern I jsut cut them out of the fabric with it.
Once you have done that you should have something like this:

(I forgot my ears and paws don't follow my example)
Flip your fabric so that it's laying with both fuzzy sides facing each other and wrong sides out.
Sew together leaving a small hole to stuff. turn inside out:

Then stuff.
I pinned the edges slightly turned under so it would be easier for sewing:

then whip stich sides together.
and you should have something like this:

Once you've done this with all your peices you can start assembling the rat. I pinned the parts in place first to make sure I put them in the right places.

Then sew them on very carefully. Make sure your stiches are tight. I had to hand sew this. I think I used a whipstich but a blanket stich works fine too.


For the tail I cut three pices of the same fabric and braided them together:

I kntted the wide part and bradied then tied a piece of stray thread around the end when I was done.
here's the finished project:
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n61/MrsHallsCrafts/ratanime2.jpg

For the paws I used contrasting fabric but you could do them the same color py laying and pinning the pattern pieces together on the fabric and cut it out as one peice.
I know it's not the most detailed tut but hopefully it helps. if you have any questions on how I did anything let me know.
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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2006 09:22:05 PM »

great thanks will post photos when I am done
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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2006 01:14:31 PM »

Aww, that reminds me of a pic I took of one of my rats years ago.  

http://www.ultimatenightmares.com/steenky/SteenkyPics/Resized/TuxBoys/angel.jpg

(nevermind the site on the pic, I haven't done anything with that in years, either, haha)
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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2006 08:23:32 AM »

Aw that's adorable! Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2006 04:16:20 PM »

No problem.  I love rats more than almost anything. <3
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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2006 04:17:17 PM »

Smiley I miss mine. They both passed away this year. I want more at some point but I really want a guinea pig next.
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« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2006 12:12:59 AM »

I miss most of mine, too.  We had 23 at one point [the result of one (huge) accidental litter, and too much compassionate rescuing].  Now we're down to one lonely little old lady (she's 3!), with no plans to get any more until we have more room for them.    Embarrassed
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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2006 08:16:26 AM »

I only had 2. One had cancer and the other we're not sure what happened to. She just never got very big or fattend up. And one day she just curled up and died. She'd been eating good and drinking so I'm not sure what happened. but I miss them both very much. My boy was the older and he was 2 and the little girl was not even a year. (they lived seperatly since I didn't want babies. Smiley But I intend to have another rat at some point. they  are jsut the neatest pets. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2006 07:59:17 PM »

I'm so glad that other people love ratties like I do! My user name is wobble rat because I had the funniest little ratty girl that used to wobble back and forth when she stood still.  So of course her name had to be wobble.  They are such sweet little creatures.

I just found this post, thank you so much for the great tutorial.  you really did a great job capturing the ratty stance!  I can't wait to make it.  Maybe then I won't miss my little ratty girls so much... Cry

thanks again, wobbles  Kiss

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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2006 02:07:00 AM »

Aww, was your little wobbler an albino?  I think those are the ones that usually wave back and forth like that.  Something to do with focusing their eyes. 
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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2006 02:14:23 PM »

No, she wasn't an albino.  But she was a little blondie girl.  I've had 6 ratties in all, most of whom died of cancer, but Wobble just sort of withered away.  It was heartbreaking.  She was the sweetest thing, she would pry open her cage door and sneak into our bed.   Our other ratties would hole away somewhere, but she would always come find my DH and me, even when we moved our bedroom.  She was the only rattie that would let herself back into the cage. 

I'm sure that we (Snaughty, Eliea, and I) could trade stories all day about our ratties.  Thanks again, Eliea, for the great pattern.  Since I don't plan on having ratties again (too heartbreaking for me, really), I will make myself a plushie one to love!
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« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2006 03:34:12 PM »

Wonderful Idea Wobble rat! I don't like faux fur for this if you're hand sewing becasue it is a pain to sew! I had blisters! Something like flannel is really nice becasue it's soft and still simple to sew by machine or hand. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2007 06:59:34 PM »

amasing!! sorprice!! i can't bealive!!
it's realy woww!!
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« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2007 06:31:36 PM »

He looks fab. Like someone else said, very realistic. I think he could just fly right to my house!?! Haha. Great job!

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« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2007 03:08:38 AM »

Hah, well it's been a while since anyones posted in this thread Tongue  But I used you tut to make a rattie for my newbie swap partner Smiley  and here he is, non-angel rat plushie Wink  Made from felt with a braided wool tail Wink


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« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2007 08:50:20 AM »

Agh!!!   So great!   I think I'd want to snuggle him at night.   Smiley   Quite a lot of personality there.
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« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2007 01:51:07 PM »

AHHH! Wow! You did a great job!
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