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« on: November 25, 2004 09:23:20 AM »

I made this for my niece who is 4. I hope she'll like it.
It's really easy to make and hopefully fun to get.





A cool detail is that the fabric I used  for lining in the ears is old clothes from the 70s that I found in the attic of my inlaws.  I think this used to be a dress that my sister in law wore as a child.
I'm so looking forward to see what my motherin law will say...she doesn't know I took it Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2004 05:10:39 AM »

That is so incredibly cool! If I were 4 i'd love it.
Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2004 06:13:53 AM »

That's absolutely beautiful!  I love your choice of fabrics.  Great job!

How does the head stay on?  Is it held on by the fabric wrapped around the dowel?
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2004 08:05:30 AM »

That's absolutely beautiful! I love your choice of fabrics. Great job!

How does the head stay on? Is it held on by the fabric wrapped around the dowel?

You simply handstitch it really firm around the shaft. Make sure the shaft goes into the head rather long so it's steady and then sew. I've also stapled for "play-endurance" Then you hide the whole thing with the cottonfabric you use for details.

If you want a tute I can handle it Smiley

(more like this at http://www.kalika.se/KA/mjukadjur.html  I think I've made at least 80% of the different stuffed animals there *s*)
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2004 08:09:13 AM »

Forgot to tell the fun part about the fabrics...

The flowery fabric is "stolen" from my mother in laws addict and used to be a dress that my sister in law had (in the 70's) when she was about the same age her daughter is now .

I'm so looking forward to see their faces when they realize that the useless fabric has become a horse Smiley (and som dollclothes)

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2004 06:46:21 PM »

Tutorial?  Sure!  If you have time to make one, that would be great! 
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2004 05:37:35 AM »

me fix!
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2004 08:16:20 AM »

That is really gorgeous, and the fact that it is made out of recycled fabric with a family significance makes it even better.  I'm sure your neice will love it!  Thanks so much for sharing!
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2005 12:30:49 PM »

It's lovely! The old fashioned toys are so great, toys that encourage imagination.
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2005 04:50:30 PM »

I love it! I'm sure your niece will love it too.
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