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« on: December 27, 2009 08:49:50 PM »

Hello Craftsters!
This is the pillow/ felt animals/ finger puppet set that I made for my nephew for Christmas.   I made a pillow case for a 21" square pillow form with 9 pockets.  Each pocket holds a different forest animal made of felt.  I designed all the patterns in AutoCAD myself, so I'm pretty proud of how they turned out.
Here's the pillow with all the animals.  If I did it again, I'd make the pockets lower on the pillow - the animals stick out too much on the top row of pockets.

Fawn and Bunny:

Skunk and Beaver:

Owl and Frog:

Bear and Butterfly:

Moose (this one might be my favourite):

It was my husband's idea to make them all into finger-puppets, so I sewed a little bit of coordinating felt on the back of each of them to make them all into finger puppets.

My nephew liked the pillow part, he might be a little young for the puppets yet, but my bro and sis in law seemed to really appreciate the gift and the fact that it was home-made, so that was pretty rewarding.  Grin  I feel really lucky to have two little nephews to make things for.


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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009 09:03:55 PM »

This is amazing! I am 23 years old and I want this! I rocked it! Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2009 09:26:48 PM »

Best thing I've seen all week!!  Rocking it right now!

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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2009 05:52:49 AM »

Amazing!  Those puppets are soooo cute. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2009 06:52:02 AM »

Wow, what an awesome gift!  Great work!!

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2009 07:48:44 AM »

These are so amazing!!! They are so gosh darn cute!

« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2009 08:12:27 AM »


The detail is just amazing and I love that its a pillow and a toy at the same time.

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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2009 09:15:36 AM »

This definitely rocks! The moose is awesome . . but I think maybe my personal fave is the beaver! He has the look of a guy who's up to michief lol  Tongue

« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2009 09:26:14 AM »

Making them puppets was a GREAT idea! It really multiplies their fun capacity!
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2009 10:39:47 AM »

Your puppets are fantastic.  They have so much character.

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