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Topic: yes, I am completely bonkers :) now with tute  (Read 5054 times)
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« on: July 24, 2010 12:03:23 PM »

ok well my friend is obsessed with giraffes, she loves them to pieces. and it was about 5 days away from her birthday and i suddenly thought, oh god i havent got her a present. well im always pretty broke so i decided to make something giraffey. first i started design a bag as im quite confident with bags. then i suddenly thort , why dont i just make a giant giraffe. well it ended up a bit big than intended but i think she ll love it
and 2 and a half days later............



close up of head



head and neck



this is the best position i could get it to sit in, but it does look a bit uncomfortable haha



close up of tail



bad photo of me but it shows how big it is Smiley

this is the tutorial at the request of gotgrey, but i dont no hu on earth wud be mad enough to take on this challenge:D

ok well its not the best but here are the pieces you ll need , the measurements are only approx



hopefully u can zoom or some thing to see it better

anyway heres what to do briefly-

start with body- attach back, belly and bit under neck together on one edge so it forms a long piece. then attach the long piece to the sides, making sure to leave a hole to turn through. make sure it big so you can stuff it, and you hav a body

then i did the head and neck- you want to start doing the wool mane first, heres how to do one piece, you can decide how long you want the pieces



do that all the way down the neck and then repeat in layers so you get it nice and thick. then attach one head piece to one neck piece and repeat with other pieces, now attach the 2 sides together all the way down the back of the neck and just stop about half way down the inside neck . MAKE SURE U DONT SEW THE MANE INTO SEAM!!!! its a nightmarre to unpick .

now pin neck to body starting with the back , once that is done, sew front of neck

now for legs- just sew these togther , turn through, stuff nd seal top.

now for the boring bit, stuff your giraffe body and neck so its pretty firm.

its not very complicated but incase you hav any doubts, heres how to attach the legs



now for tail, attach wool to end of tail like you did the mane and just sew the 2 pieces together, turn through, stuff and seal top

attach to giraffe's bum .

for the ears-



i forgot to put the stuff u need for the horns in the first picture and forgot to measure them before i gave it away so ill do my best to do accurate instructions but you may need to improvise a bit , sorry -



now hand sew button on tail, ears, nose, horns and buttons for eyes and have a big sigh of relief

YOU NOW HAV A 6 FOOT GIRAFFE!!!!!! woooo
 
enjoy Cheesy

update!!!-

ok just to make this thread even longer.....

here is me on my way to give it to her, and its a bit windy! Smiley



this is her receiving it



she loves the giraffe Cheesy



thanks for looking, comments appreciated
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010 12:10:33 PM »

No way!  Shocked


I LOVE this.

I've never wanted a pink giraffe more than I do right now.

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2010 01:44:53 PM »

 Shocked Oh my. Yes, you are bonkers, but in the best possible way!

You've got to tell us how it was received by the birthday girl. Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010 02:17:35 PM »

No not bonkers, just completely AWESOME!!!  E. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2010 02:30:15 PM »

im wisting this and hitting it rocks! so freaking awesome!!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2010 05:04:33 PM »

*ROCKS* *ROCKS* *ROCKS* !!!!

Best body pillow I've ever seen, that's what I'd use it for anyhow.

Did I mention that I also adore giraffes? Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2010 06:40:53 PM »

I think it's amazing!  Wish I had friends like you..BTW do you know about the guy collecting 1 million hand made giraffes? He just needs the photo
http://www.onemilliongiraffes.com/
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2010 07:50:02 AM »

thanks so much for your comments
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You've got to tell us how it was received by the birthday girl.

yes ill do an update and take some pictures, im giving it to her tomorrow so will keep you posted

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im wisting this and hitting it rocks!

thanks, i dont no wat wisting is but thanks for hitting this rocks as id love to be on the featured projects page!! Smiley

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do you know about the guy collecting 1 million hand made giraffes? He just needs the photo

omg that guy is awesome, i added my picture and i hope he gets his giraffes Smiley

thanks again everyone  Cheesy x
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2010 08:00:17 AM »

Check your PM's.  E.
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2010 08:16:56 AM »

I would't cry about it if these were for sale somewhere... Well, maybe I'd cry for Joy! Cheesy. Just too fantastic. I keep coming back to look!

A wist is an online wish list or list of things you like. It's helpful for swap partners to see what sort of things to make for you. If you click on the link in my post it will show you mine and you can sign up for your own if you want too. Very nifty thing that wist!
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