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Topic: Varmint Voodoo Doll UPDATE: Packaging Photo Added!  (Read 9087 times)
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« on: November 25, 2007 03:23:39 PM »

So, the ManFlesh has a problem with squirrels.  They have gotten into his house - and not just the attic, but the house-house AND chewed up part of the lovely built-in in the dining room of his lovely 1914 house!  They've made a mess of his attic insulation and have been known to get the pets all riled up with all their scritch-scratching around.  So he loathes them, while at the same time would never hurt an animal.   So to help him vent a little, for Christmas he's getting his own Varmint Voodoo Doll: Squirrel Edition.



This is not the type of squirrel that we have around here, but it is a copyright-free image and I think that the pointy ears and claws make it look appropriately evil.  The red eye is a sequin sewn on for the same reason.

I made shrink plastic pins to go with it.  He's put up hardware cloth over attic vents to prevent their entry represented by the red/grid patterned pin.  There was also an incident when a squirrel was in the house being chased by his cat, followed by his sister's Malamut, followed by his Lab/Rottweiler mix, followed by him with a broom represented by the other pins..  No harm came to the squirrel, but it was "swept away" outside.



The back where I labeled it with a super fine Sharpie.  I wish I'd thought to include the label info on the squirrel side.



I just happen to have this black box and large labels, so I made this package.  I'll wrap it in wrapping paper, too, when I give it to him.


Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2007 03:26:26 PM »

HEElarious. The pins push it over the top into total and complete awesomeness.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2007 03:35:19 PM »

Lol, this rocks!
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2007 04:20:29 PM »

I can't believe how amazing this is!  I've been lurking for a bit, but this business is worthy of an actual post.  The same thing happened to my brother and his family, and oh how I wish I'd been creative enough to think of this!  Kudos to you for possesing such crafty skills.   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2007 04:27:32 PM »

Thanks everyone for such high praise! I had fun getting it all planned and am quite pleased with the results.  It's practically killing me to wait until Christmas.  There have been several times already that I've almost accidentally mentioned something about it to him and I just made it yesterday.  Arg!  I'm pretty sure he's going to get a HUGE kick out of it.
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2007 04:31:49 PM »

Love it Love it.  Hitting This Rocks.

How did you transfer the image?
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2007 05:03:27 PM »

Love it Love it.  Hitting This Rocks.

How did you transfer the image?

Well, thanks!  I printed it directly on fabric sheets that you can buy to go into your ink jet printer (laser printers won't work).  I've had it for years (in fact, I didn't have to buy anything to make that - yey!).  It says on the package that it's washable.  It also says DO NOT USE DETERGENT.  To me, that's not really washable, so I'm kind of limited to what I can use it for.  However, all those nifty things that can go through printers have improved a lot over the last couple years, so maybe there's a truly washable kind out now.  FYI, pins will leave holes in that side now, so I didn't pin it when sewing it together and didn't stick any of the voodoo pins in it for quality control purposes (or for fun). 
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2007 05:29:37 PM »

I printed it directly on fabric sheets that you can buy to go into your ink jet printer (laser printers won't work). 
I haven't seen fabric sheets that go into a printer.  I will have to look for them as they seem convenient.  I did find this link: http://h71036.www7.hp.com/hho/cache/313-0-0-39-121.html to use your own fabric.
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2007 05:42:21 PM »

I printed it directly on fabric sheets that you can buy to go into your ink jet printer (laser printers won't work).
I haven't seen fabric sheets that go into a printer.  I will have to look for them as they seem convenient.  I did find this link: http://h71036.www7.hp.com/hho/cache/313-0-0-39-121.html to use your own fabric.

Ahhhhh, now that I see that, I think I've seen something like that on a craft show on HGTV sometime.  I bought mine at a craft store here in the Portland, Oregon area called Craft Warehouse and have seen a selection of them at Fabric Depot, which has an online store.  Please share what you make, when you get to it!
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2007 05:57:05 PM »

LOL That is too cute.
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