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« on: April 07, 2008 03:19:42 AM »

I made this dog (modeled on my pooch) for my soon to be born nephew.
I also made the rainbow horse and a fox (which is a bit weird looking). The beautiful handmade and dyed felt is from Winterwood (http://www.winterwoodtoys.com.au/shop/scdcategories.asp?CatID=4).



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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008 03:24:33 AM »

Those are your first plushies??? Shocked. They are so cute! Nice too, not wonky at all! I love the nice shape of the puppy. Very good, I never would've guessed they were your first, nice and soft for baby!  (real pup is a cutie too)
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008 03:31:54 AM »

Aww! Your felt pup is almost as cute as the real thing! Can't believe they're your first ones. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008 04:09:16 AM »

wow, so cute! A very impressive first try!
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2008 06:07:42 AM »

They are so sweet (so is the real pup).  I'd love to see another picture of the horse and fox.  Are they all your own patterns?
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2008 06:14:37 AM »

These are so cute! And your dog is so cute! Did you make your own patterns?
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2008 07:51:56 AM »

Very sweet!
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2008 08:37:08 AM »

I love that dog! What a perfect baby gift!
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2008 01:59:02 PM »

That is so cute! Cheesy Where did you get the pattern? Or did you make the pattern yourself? Anyways, you did and awsome job! Wink
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2008 07:00:24 PM »

Thanks for the great comments everyone.  Smiley
No, they're not my patterns, but I think I will redesign them to have a chest gusset. I think the front legs are a bit dorky so close together!
I added the brown patches to the dog pattern, and in hindsight I would have made the mask more central (I didn't allow for the head gusset!).
But its all a learning experience.
I stuffed the horse and fox with carded wool, but used synthetic fill for the dog, and I think I prefer how that feels. The wool can be a bit lumpy if you stuff them firmly.
Any thoughts on this?

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