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Muddlepud
« on: January 28, 2010 06:59:15 PM »

I remember seeing an Urban Threads pattern on Craftster some time ago of a vegetarian dinosaur. I thought of someone I know who's a vegetarian, and decided to design my own pattern in similar style. This person's favorite animal is the giraffe, so there you have it:



The pillow is made of an old bedsheet, and I used back stitch, split stitch, satin stitch, outline stitch, and a sort of long-and-short stitch in the round. The fill took forever! (Sorry for the crappy photos. I just couldn't get a good one of this.)

There's some puckering in some areas, which seems to happen every time I use this bedsheet as foundation fabric. I just can't get good tension with it.



Then, months later, I did a simpler version of the same idea for the original recipient's roommate, who also happens to be a vegetarian. This one was made out of an old T-shirt, and I used a cotton fabric to reverse applique the bulk of the design. Then I just added a few embroidered touches to finish it off.



I think it makes a cute pair!

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010 07:06:56 PM »

these are super cute! Great embroidery!
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010 07:12:13 PM »

I love giraffes too!  Your work is so fantastic it makes me want to be a vegetarian!  Oh wait no I love bacon too much!  But I would give it up for a while anyway if I could get the skills you have.

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2010 03:25:30 AM »

These are amazing! Your stitching is so neat. I have a friend who would love the giraffe. Ironically she is also scared of dinosaurs.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2010 12:51:00 PM »

Your stitching is insane! So cute!
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2010 06:22:33 PM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2010 09:28:17 PM »

They are adorable !!
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2010 08:04:44 AM »

stitching is amazing.
good job

now only vegetarians can stay over at your house. every one else will have bad dreams of guilty conscience

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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2010 09:30:36 AM »

you have an *insane* amount of patience to stitch the fill! i am amazed Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2010 09:17:00 AM »

Cute and really well done!
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