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« on: May 25, 2010 03:06:51 PM »

A made this little dolly (dollies?) from fabric I had printed at Spoonflower.com. I love that place!





I feel like she's a bit lumpy, particularly in the heads, although I think that will cure itself with time. Is there anything I can do in the future to make the heads a bit more cooperative? I don't usually make stuffies this large (tiny amigurumi is more my thing, but I'm trying to expand my horizons), so any comments or critiques are totally appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2010 03:16:37 PM »

Wow. I LOVE this.

It's creepy, yet wonderful!
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2010 04:00:57 PM »

Adorable! I knew it had to be yours as soon as I saw the thumbnail.  I want to learn to design fabrics on spoonflower.
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2010 04:38:32 PM »

Thank you!

Amydice: I could say the same thing about your avatar. Love the Lego head!

Digital: There's a bit of a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, it's really fun. I just picked up a great resource from my library called Principles of Pattern Design by Richard Proctor. It goes over some of the basic pattern networks (squares, scales, etc.) and gives examples of each one, which helps a lot with the technical side of getting patterns to line up on yardage. Spoonflower also has some great resources listed in their blog. I say go for it!
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2010 05:48:16 PM »

This is beyond fabulous. I love the innocent creepiness of it.

The only suggestion I have for stuffing would be to use single chunks of polyfill to fill sections - rather than stuffing it with a bunch of smaller pieces. That said, her faces don't look lumpy to me at all.
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2010 07:20:44 AM »

I wish I had the design talent you do!

If I really want something to be smooth I use Cluster-Stuff.  It's slipperier than normal Poly-Fil and everything comes out super squishy and huggable.  I used to be able to get it at Wal-Mart but ours just cut its entire craft section (BOO!).  I've also seen it at AC Moore and Joanne's.
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2010 09:08:21 PM »

Love her so much that I bought her! Fantastic job on her.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2010 09:02:34 AM »

I love this so much it hurts!
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2010 11:54:44 AM »

I love this! But, then again, I love weird, oddball things  Grin

Did you buy a 1/4 yard? How does that website work when you want to print a panel?
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2010 12:52:29 PM »

Thanks for the comments and suggestions! I actually have two big bags of Cluster Stuff leftover from when a friend made a giant Katamari, so I'll try that next. The stuff is just so wiggly, I have a hard time getting it to go into the plushie. Is there any way to make that easier, or do I just have to get good with the stuff?

tracethekat: Spoonflower.com does let you get 1/4 yards (or "fat quarters"), which is nice. If you have any questions about them, their customer service team is great or you're welcome to PM me.
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