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hollyrh
« on: March 22, 2010 07:32:35 PM »




I made this robot for my 5-year-old son, who had his tonsils and adenoids removed last week. He has been building lots of robots out of cardboard boxes and odds and ends, and my father-in-law (electrical engineer) has promised to help him build a "real" one. In the meantime, I thought this cuddly version was more suitable for post-surgery snuggling.

The pattern is from Gulf Coast Cottage (http://www.etsy.com/shop/GulfCoastCottagePDF), modified a bit because I didn't have enough felt so I used fleece for the front. I also sewed it so the seams were on the inside, and made the arms and legs striped. (Just to make a very straight-forward pattern more complicated!)
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010 07:43:52 PM »

too cute! love it! totally getting wisted!
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010 07:46:10 PM »

awwwwww! omg I love him! he looks so squishy and nice for a robot! No sharp edges here! Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010 07:52:42 PM »

I love this little robot!  I may have to make one for my 5 year old since both of us are on a total robot kick right now!  I adore his little arms!  SOOOO creative. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2010 07:57:36 PM »

That is one of the cutest things that I've ever seen. Nice! I think it s absolutely adorable!
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2010 08:12:25 PM »

This is great! soooo cute, does he have a name yet?
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2010 08:43:11 PM »

SUPER cute! I'm going to check out the pattern, thanks for the link. What are the limbs made out of though? I keep looking at them but I can't figure it out!
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2010 11:08:47 PM »

GREAT JOB!!!  He's so cute, you did a wonderful job.  Your son is lucky to have you!  Smiley  I too have issues with making easy things so much harder than they need to be, but if we didn't, than what would we learn?  Cheesy

Anyway, this is too awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2010 03:57:41 AM »

SUPER cute! I'm going to check out the pattern, thanks for the link. What are the limbs made out of though? I keep looking at them but I can't figure it out!

Thanks! The limbs are made out of felt. The original pattern calls for basically tubes of felt, stuffed, and then you wrap embroidery floss around them every 1.5" or so to make the indentations. I sewed strips of felt together before making the tube, so I ended up with a striped tube, and then wrapped floss around it where each stripe started.
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2010 06:39:36 AM »

He's so cute! Well done Smiley
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