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Topic: Owl Squishy Stuffed Keychain - My first non-knitting craft in WAY too long!  (Read 1277 times)
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« on: August 24, 2007 02:13:30 PM »

I just had to celebrate finishing another craft besides knitting! I think I've been around way too much wool... baaa'd

I made an owl keychain based on my knit designs. It's made of stitched canvas, stuffed, painted and varnished. I started making this style of keychain about two years ago but didn't have a direction. The originals had a colored border around them (the keychain was an almost generic shape), but I didn't want that here - I just wanted critter.

Another difference from the last time is that I retro-antiqued the original (instead of antiquing with brown or black, I used an almost complementary color scheme of the background color and it gives a 50's/60's feel to canvas - making the canvas look like worn vinyl) and then wax coated them. I'm not sure about the wear and tear, so I switched to varnish.

But anyhoo, here's my squishy little owl keychain:

he's about 1-1/4" wide by 2-1/4" and 1/2 inch thick.
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007 02:30:20 PM »

Really cute!!
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It's all incredible.
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007 02:48:13 PM »

Love the key chain, but anything owls just gets me every time. Super cute. Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2007 03:13:19 PM »

SO SO CUTE! I love Owls!
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2007 05:01:49 PM »

adoorable!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2007 06:04:42 PM »

awww I find hit adorable!!

Really cute!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2007 08:37:47 PM »

Really cute!!
Did you make what is in your avatar?
It's all incredible.

yup - they're felted knit critters I designed myself.

Thanks! : )
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2007 09:44:18 PM »

Aww, that's cute! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2007 01:44:19 AM »

It's super cute, and I love it's shape too!
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