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becs88
« on: June 14, 2008 04:38:12 AM »

I made him from a t-shirt which i dyed orange! so he's really soft and squishy! He now lives across the pond in the USA! I made him for the sea swap & hope he is enjoying life with Al!!







I had trouble getting the detail on the fins right - my sewing machine was hating it and kept stopping! any suggestions? I know i could do by hand but i'm so impatient. that would be a last resort! haha


I hope you like him!!  Grin
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bluegirllaughs
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2008 04:53:36 AM »

he's awesome! My daughter would love him.
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jenneferdawn
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2008 05:17:09 AM »

Yah, having to break out the handsewing can be a downer sometimes.  That's the only way I could think of to make that go smoother.  But it looks totally awesome, so it works the way it is in my book!  Now I wanna go get some goldfish....
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DrachenFloete
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2008 06:30:53 AM »

I think maybe using batting (sp?) instead of stuffing it would've kept the fins an even thickness and the sewing machine wouldn't have had too much of a problem, since that's what that stuff is for.
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2008 06:32:34 PM »

Uhm, are you kidding? This is your first stuffed animal? That's really amazing for a first. All the stuffies you make in the future are going to be so fabulous!
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2008 04:59:51 PM »

fishy!! that is great for your first one!
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2008 08:10:04 PM »

cute!  As for the whole sewing machine issue - when you sew on knits like tshirt material make sure you use a ball point needle.  Harder to find, but worth it!  And I second batting instead of stuffing.
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becs88
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2008 02:28:27 PM »

thanks everyone, i'll def give batting a try! WIll probably go for a thicker fabric than this next time too.....hmmm. I need the pressure of a swap to make me do another one anytime soon! haha i'm too into playing with clay at the moment  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2008 07:39:40 PM »

That looks so cuddly!!!!!!!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2008 07:43:53 PM »

Aw, your fish is incredibly cute! I like his big eyes. Smiley
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