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« on: June 15, 2010 10:41:13 AM »

After making the deer pincushion for Always Inspired, I wanted to make one for myself.  I love combining my love of embroidery with hand sewing felt.
This lil gal was made in one day (now that I know what I am doing!). I made up the pattern as I went along.



The trunk has split stitch rings and bark lines, and French knot moss.  Everything is sewn together with a blanket stitch in most places. Body fur is accented with a few open chain stitch Vs. The tail is a fake fur scrap I had, with a trash bag twistie tie inserted for structure.


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I will be sculpting a polymer clay acorn for a pin topper, but in the meantime he has red pearl head pins as "berries"

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010 10:51:05 AM »

This rocks! I love it in so many ways!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010 11:03:31 AM »

That is really cute!
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2010 11:09:36 AM »

The is so cool! I want to make one now. Maybe a Gnome themed one. Cheesy <3
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2010 11:27:34 AM »

This is so adorable! I love woodland creatures, and this one is especially cool.  Cheesy The photos are so cute too!
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2010 12:43:24 PM »

This is utterly irresistibly cute.

I like that it is a pin cushion but you don't have to put the pins into the squirrel itself.
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2010 03:17:28 PM »

Thanks everyone Smiley
She was a lot of fun to make.  I am already making plans for my 3rd pincushion, but I need to order a few more colors of felt.
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2010 06:12:12 PM »

It is so adorable! The squirrel came out perfect! I adore that french knot moss. I can't wait to see the next one!
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2010 08:14:17 AM »

EEEEP! I LOVE it!
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2010 01:09:32 PM »

So cute! This is so going straight on my wist!  Smiley
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