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Topic: My friend Serendipity, The Pink Dinosaur! Or is it Dragon? (Picture hefty)  (Read 8306 times)
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« on: March 09, 2009 05:08:37 PM »

There's a story here, so if you're really just here for the pictures, feel free to scroll down; no hard feelings! But I warn you, you'll have no idea what it really is...

My best friend and I realized a few years ago that we had both seen the same obscure children's movie when we were little: Serendipity the Pink Dragon. It's a Japanese anime that was squashed into movie form and dubbed about a pink dragon (although the theme song calls her a dinosaur). She loved it, while I preferred Star Fairies, but that's a story for another day. About a year and a half ago, I started sewing and decided that for Christmas, I would make my friend a Serendipity plushie for Christmas. I didn't even get started. But no worries! Her birthday was in March, so I would make it for that. No deal. But wait! Graduation was coming up...! And now it's already past. Guess it's for Christmas again... Or not.

Finally, two weeks before her birthday this year, I decided to get my rear in gear and make it. Seeing as I had never even attempted to make a plushie before, I figured I would just dive right in. It actually worked pretty well. I make a mock up of the body and then cut it out again in the fleece I used. I just sort of winged the spikes, flippers, and tail. So now, I'm sitting in my room ready to sew it all together when it hits me that I don't have any filling to stuff it with and no access to a car. Luckily, the next weekend was spring break, so I would be going home.

Fast forward a week, and at home, my gramma tells me she has a big ol' bag of stuffing I can have (as well as a massive box of fabric). It's now the day before my friend is coming over to celebrate with me (here's to overlapping breaks!) and all I have done is a couple of pieces cut out. I spent the better part of the day sewing her all together, with frequent breaks. She's all machine sewed except the eyes, where I stuffed her and where I attached the tail.

I finished her in time for the party, and my friend loved her. She claimed she was going to keep her in her dorm and make any friend that questioned her presence watch the movie.

If you stuck with me for that, I congratulate you! I'm super proud of Serendipity as I have never made a plushie before and had to make my own pattern. Because of this, you'll be seeing shots from all angles.

For size (really, I'm not just showing her off! Wink)

For those of you not lucky enough to have ever seen the movie, here's what Serendipity looks like:

Thanks for looking! Comments are loved!
« Last Edit: March 09, 2009 08:37:38 PM by twiterpert » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009 05:24:34 PM »

I actually knew what it was XD
I had at least one book about her (more i think) it was like my favorite book when i was little Cheesy i didn't know there was a movie though, i with have to look for that...
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009 05:39:20 PM »

SO CUTE! Serendipidy  was one of my favourite books when I was really little, along with Leo the lop from the same series.  I think we had a dozen or more of these books, and you did a really good job.  She's even the right shade of pink!

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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009 05:55:30 PM »

I loved the Serendipity books when I was little too. Are the books the same as this movie? Because the creature looks similar, but isn't the same. I'm not sure the book series is Japanese. I bought all of the books before my daughter was born and now they're her favorite things to play with.


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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009 06:15:07 PM »

Wow! I'm already surprised how many knew about Serendipity

SewMamaLady: Yup, they're the same thing. From what I remember, the books were written first by an American author and then the anime was based off of them.

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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009 06:30:40 PM »

she looks great,but maybe add some lashes?

i also knew what it was,so then i read your post.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2009 06:40:34 PM »

I loved those books as a kid! I never knew there was a movie though. Your Serendipity is cute. I love her tail and her little green spiniedies. Nicely done!

« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2009 06:50:54 PM »

I never knew there was an anime but I did read the books when I was little.

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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2009 06:53:06 PM »

Oh my goodness... my sister and I watched that movie till the tape broke. Mom was so glad to see it go LOL. Great job!!!

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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2009 07:35:29 PM »

Beautiful! I saw this in the thumbnail and couldn't believe it, I used to watch the movie and read the books non-stop! And still have a rather heavy obsession with sea monsters because of it!  Cheesy Great job!

« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2009 08:03:42 PM »

The author of the Serendipty series was Stephen Cosgrove, and the illustrator was Robin James.  The books rocked! I read them to my daughters now.  You did a great job on her!  I could tell from the thumbnail who she was.

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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2009 08:40:11 PM »

Yea!  Still have most of the books from when I was younger, and have read them all to my kids.  The illustrations in them are amazing.  Kiyomi and Shimmeree.  I love your plushie.

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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2009 08:59:30 PM »

I remember serendipity! You did a lovely job, he looks so soft and cuddly.

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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2009 09:40:12 PM »

Awww... I loved Serendipity as a kid!  It looks perfect. You did an amazing job recreating her.

« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2009 11:38:04 PM »

This is remarkable. Awesome work.

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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2009 06:23:27 AM »

I actually knew what it was XD
I had at least one book about her (more i think) it was like my favorite book when i was little Cheesy i didn't know there was a movie though, i with have to look for that...


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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2009 08:13:21 AM »

I love your Serendipity!  I read the books as a kid.  I loved Morgan the Unicorn and Flutterby. 

I always thought that Serendipity was a sea monster/serpent... Cheesy

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« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2009 11:39:16 AM »

wow this was my absolute FAVORITE movie when i was little...awesome job!
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2009 10:06:09 AM »

I never knew there was a movie! I loved the books though. She looks so awesome! I always thought she was some sort of sea monster too..never even thought of a dinosaur.
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2009 11:18:56 AM »

I saw the thumbnail and gasped, "serendipity!?!?!". I still have my entire serendipity book collection, and it is actually only missing 5 books to be complete. I LOVE THIS so much! great Job!

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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2009 11:20:31 AM »

I actually knew who this was from the thumbnail! But I knew her from a book I would read at my grandma's and not from the movie. I didn't know there was a movie! Well Done!Thanks for taking me back to simpler times. I miss my Grandma.

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