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« on: April 08, 2009 02:08:55 PM »

Hi! So I made this squirrel today and thought I'd share him with you. I made him out of a wool sweater that I felted and faux fur for the tail. I think he's pretty darn cute!! And I have a question for any of you who work with faux fur - is there an easy way to turn a faux fur piece?! It took me 30 minutes to turn his tail right side out! Ugh! The fur I used has a fairly stiff backing and is a 1 inch pile. Any suggestions?
Comments are always welcome too!
Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009 02:21:37 PM »

this is really, Really, REALLY cool! i absolutely love it! it looks so well put together and like it took you a fair chunk of time (which makes it something i would consider buying even though i could make it myself! Smiley). wonderful job.

as for the tail, it's the kind of fur that would easily hide an external seam. you could do a hidden ladder stitch if you didn't want it to show on close examination, it would only take a few minutes. either that or use a turning tool like the tube and rod used for turning doll fingers.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009 02:59:26 PM »

That's so cute!  It looks like my dog's favorite toy, Squirrely, only cuter.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009 03:22:30 PM »

Aw, I love his little face and his arms. He looks like he's asking for a squirrely hug! What a good use of an old sweater!
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009 04:10:52 PM »

This is great! He looks so huggable with his arms outstretched like that.
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2009 04:11:41 PM »

Aww, he's adorable!
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2009 04:27:44 PM »

Awesome! 
All I can think of is the scene from Christmas Vacation, "SQUIRREL!!!"
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2009 05:45:42 PM »

aww, he's so cute! I just want to give him a hug!
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2009 05:49:29 PM »

I love his little tummy.
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2009 03:47:06 AM »

 I love this little guy especially his expression when he's looking dead at you Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2009 08:31:20 AM »

I want him! He is such a perfect wee squirrel!
Did you design the pattern?
I would LOVE LOVE LOVE the pattern, if you are willing to share.
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2009 09:06:47 AM »

So cute! You did an amazing job. I love squirrels, except for the red ones that have the squirrel Olympics in my bedroom walls at late at night and early in the morning!  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2009 04:26:31 PM »

what an adorable creature!!! wonderful job, i absolutely love squirrels!
eep, i can't get over how cute he is...
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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2009 01:58:04 AM »

He looks so cute and lifelike.  Smiley  You've done a good job matching the fur of the tail to the body fabric. *hug*
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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2009 08:34:17 AM »

Adorable!  He looks just like the little buggers in my back yard . . . except he'd stay off the bird feeder!  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2009 12:54:39 PM »

He is beautiful! your attention to deatail really shows.
nice up-cycling!
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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2009 09:38:34 PM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2009 03:28:02 PM »

I love him! My cousin is really into squirels right now.
I agree with the previous poster about leaving a opening ins a side seam to turn. I did this with my tribble and it worked fine. When I finished sewing the seam shut I used a hair brush to brush the fur out of the seam and I can't even find it now!
You can also clip your curves to help too. But It looks to me like you probably do that all ready. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2009 07:07:48 AM »

Ilove it it's sooo cute! Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2009 09:42:36 PM »

*Squee!* I want one!  I used to joke with my friends that one of my goals was to pet a real squirrel (what can I say?  I have weird priorities) but I think I would be happy enough with yours.
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« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2009 07:59:25 AM »

That's one awesome stuffie!
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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2009 07:29:25 PM »

Were the shapes around the eyes made of the same material?
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