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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 »

ROCKS!
These are so amazing!!! They are so gosh darn cute!
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2009 08:12:27 AM »

*Rocks*

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

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

Your puppets are fantastic.  They have so much character.
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2009 11:23:07 AM »

love it! i would be thrilled to have one of those lol n not even for my 2 y/o lol for me lol  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2009 12:34:31 PM »

The puppets are sooo cute!!!  What a fantastic gift.
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2009 01:54:39 PM »

Awesome! The animals are just too cute!
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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2009 03:55:11 PM »

That's absolutely amazing. So much skill! Your nephew is one lucky little boy. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2009 05:07:39 PM »

they're great. i love the little beaver.

i love that you designed them yourself. and the idea for this is one of the best homemade-plusie/toy ideas for children i've seen in a long time.
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« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2009 05:25:07 PM »

Absolutely adorable!  Your hand sewing is perfection and the animals have great expressions!    I love this, competely and totally love this!
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« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2009 06:02:35 PM »

Totally ROCKS!!!

I Love This!!! I can't decide which animal is my favorite- I live them all.

What an incredible gift for your nephew. Talent, skill, patience- you have it all. I want a finger puppet pillow of my very own! Next year can I be your little niece? I love piggies and ferrets. Hint Hint!!!!

 Smiley  Smiley  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2009 07:48:14 PM »

These are so cute! You did an amazing job on the puppets!
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« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2009 08:44:26 PM »

These are adorable!
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« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2009 10:46:56 PM »

LOVE LOVE LOVE!  I want one for each of my littles.
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« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2009 06:41:58 AM »

All your little animals have so much personality! This is the cutest!
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« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2009 07:56:57 AM »

Freakin' awesome! This gift is amazing!
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« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2009 10:36:57 AM »

I absolutely love this, good job! And *super hi-5*! That kid's extremely lucky to have your talent in the family =)
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« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2009 12:54:03 PM »

Wow guys! Thanks for all the positive feedback. You're really motivating me to make more felt stuff. Kiss
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« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2009 02:43:01 PM »

Now this is definitely inventive!!! Great job!!!!
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« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2009 05:45:59 PM »

thats an adorable and creative idea, I love it!
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« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2009 06:13:54 PM »

frigging adorable!
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« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2009 08:31:20 PM »

So cute. Makes me want to rush out and buy lots of felt!
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« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2009 05:21:19 AM »

Super cute and the designs are adorable. Fantastic, creative, and cute as hell.
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« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2009 11:24:07 AM »

That is so very cute!
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« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2009 05:46:47 AM »

Wow!! Lucky nephew!!!!
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« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2010 10:39:23 AM »

i have to agree with you. that moose is the cutest. but they're aaaallll adorable! and i'm wicked impressed that you designed them yourself in autocad! (autocad hates me, so i'm twice as impressed.) well done!
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« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2010 12:00:39 PM »

I was thinking, "where was I when CC posted this?" The answer was on vacation working my booty off, with very little access to a computer. Anyway, CC, they're adorable! It looks like you spent a lot of time hand sewing. And your patterns are great. Kudos to your DH for giving you the idea to turn them into puppets. Now, you just need to write and illustrate a book to go with it, so that your in laws will have some thing they can act out with the puppets at bedtime! Bravo!
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« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2010 12:34:54 PM »

Those are awesome puppets.
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« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2010 07:12:11 AM »

I think I may have just combusted from cuteness.
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« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2010 10:58:22 AM »

Kudos to your DH for giving you the idea to turn them into puppets. Now, you just need to write and illustrate a book to go with it, so that your in laws will have some thing they can act out with the puppets at bedtime! Bravo!

I'll pass on the "kudos" to my husband.  He was very happy when he saw I'd given him credit for the idea. He'll be thrilled that you mentioned him.

The book is an incredible idea!  Oh you've got me thinking now!
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« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2010 04:18:42 PM »

I want to play with these! THey're darling! ...and they rock too!
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« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2010 01:24:47 AM »

Wow! I absolutely love the cute little animals. They make me want to run out and buy lots of craft felt Cheesy You did an amazing job, what a lucky little boy your nephew is.
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« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2010 07:19:37 AM »

Love it!  Those animals are so cute and even cuter since they're finger puppets!
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As a big fan of finger puppets, I find I must say, This is Awesome!!  I love it so much!! 
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« Reply #41 on: January 17, 2010 09:01:00 AM »

What would be awesome ... a book with the patterns and a story book to go with it!  I have seen books for toys not nearly as cute, creative and usable as yours!!!  I would be more than willing to pay a small fortune for stuff like that.  I already have for ones not nearly as cute!

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What would be awesome ... a book with the patterns and a story book to go with it!  I have seen books for toys not nearly as cute, creative and usable as yours!!!  I would be more than willing to pay a small fortune for stuff like that.  I already have for ones not nearly as cute!

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« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2010 06:55:59 AM »

A very Unique pillow I Love it! those cute animals plus  21 pillow. It's totally amazed me. How did you do that?
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I'm not sure I have ever seen anything cuter - you are extremely talented.  Money is extremely tight for me this Christmas and I was searching for inspiration to make something for my 2-and-a-half year old granddaughter and you have made my day.  I hope you don't mind if I use your animals as a starting point for my own finger puppets.

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