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« on: July 09, 2009 04:57:24 PM »

This is a gift for my cousin's five-year-old daughter. My 4-year-old son named him Spindley, and according to him, he is from Africa and likes to eat chips (not fish), ants and chocolate bars.
The pattern is from "Toys to Sew" by Claire Garland, though I did not follow her directions to cut out 19 2-inch octagons and sew them together to make the top of the shell! Instead, I strip pieced a bunch of fabrics, cut them apart and sewed them into a little (square) patchwork. MUCH EASIER. I also used the cutting line as my sewing line for the feet, head and tail to make them a bit wider because I thought they all seemed a little too skinny.

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009 05:07:49 PM »


Okay so once again I am completely redoing my pictures. Got tired of photobucket, the only reason I used it was for here so I decided I will just use Craftster's photo uploader. So while I am switching over my photo links will be broken. Message me if there is a post you would like the pics for.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009 05:32:50 PM »

nice turtle.  i love turtles and this one really has personality.  turtlenality?  whatever...

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009 05:37:49 PM »

That is so cute!!!  I'm sure that The little person about the receive him is going to love him.  I know my ds would be all about him.  I may have to hack a patter to make him a cousin turtle.  That is so cute! 

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009 10:58:15 PM »

This is so extremely adorable!
I want one!
And I love that he picked out all of his favorite snack foods  Wink
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