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jennsa75
« on: July 30, 2010 05:03:52 PM »

This is the first stuffed toy I ever made. I had a few "issues" with it. Looks fine if you run by it at 60 mph. But, I keep seeing my flaws. The nose is too big. The forepaws are not level. The head looks like it is staring off in one direction - as opposed to being on straight. The eyes are a little too high on the head. Everyone I show this to says it is adorable and says that my 3 year old niece is not going to see any flaws at all. She'll just be happy to have a handmade kangaroo.
I plan on making a super small version of this kangaroo and putting it in the pouch as a joey. Then, I'll give it to my niece. I hope to learn from my mistakes and make a better looking joey.
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010 05:30:46 PM »

Are you kidding? I didn't see any of the flaws! It's amazing! Your niece is going to love it, especially once there is a joey in the pouch.
Did you make up the pattern, or did you use one from a book or the internet?
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010 05:47:51 PM »

Are you kidding? I didn't see any of the flaws! It's amazing! Your niece is going to love it, especially once there is a joey in the pouch.
Did you make up the pattern, or did you use one from a book or the internet?
It is a pattern that I found on Ravelry (my other internet addiction). It is by Yo-el. It was a fun pattern and I didn't find any errata in it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010 05:58:04 PM »

I agree with pancakes67.  The head is good, the paws are good, the nose is cute.  After all, it is going to a 3 year old, who will love it so much that after 30 seconds you can blame whatever perceived flaws on her incessant loving!  Heck, I chewed the ears off little black teddy bear when I was 2, and I still have it!
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010 06:10:33 PM »

Even after many dozens of stuffed mosters, monkeys, and crochet creatures of various sorts I have yet to sew a head, mouth, or pair of eyes on "right."  It just gives them personality in MHO.  I love your kangaroo and I'm sure your recipient will too!
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010 07:52:21 PM »

it's cute! and your title made me burst out in giggles!
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010 08:17:43 PM »

Each of the "flaws" you pointed out are simply wonderful elements that make it a true OOAK gift.  I especially love the way your kangaroo is looking to one side and thought that was intentional until I read your post.  When your niece opens her wonderful gift, please please please don't start cataloging the flaws.  After all, you made it so only you know what it's "supposed" to look like.  She's going to love it.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2010 11:36:01 AM »

I think you did a fabulous job!
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