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Topic: My first project- Hedgehog pincushion  (Read 16051 times)
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« on: November 10, 2010 05:30:55 PM »

I know it's not as impressive as all the cool stuff everyone else on this forum is making but I thought at least it might inspire a fellow beginner!
I copied the idea from this person, I found it through google:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=261262.0
The pattern is also linked within.

And here is the thread I made in the wrong forum (lol) in which I got help from a kind member (thought it might be useful to a beginner Smiley)  
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=362900.0

And here is my hedgehog, I'm proud! Haha





If you wanted to make it I would perhaps put a 2nd layer of felt or a slightly smaller bit of cardboard (to accomodate stitching) in the base.  Just because I found it had a little bit of a bulgy bottom!  Also I could get the template for the 2nd (brown) layer out there if anyone needed it.  I just made it about 2mm bigger than the white layer.

Also big thanks to peihan17 for helping me along the way  Smiley

Edit: Added some small tips for anyone wanting to make it Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2010 05:37:06 PM »

She's so cute!  Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2010 05:51:42 PM »

She's very cute! I love how helpful everyone is here on craftster, its so much easier to put you little creations out there, or ask for help when you can know that no one is going to ridicule something you spent so much time on.
congrats on your first project! Hope there's lots more coming Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2010 06:00:34 PM »

Very cute and a great gift idea for my crafty sister.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2010 06:11:45 PM »

adorable!
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2010 06:16:27 PM »

really cute!  great for a first try!
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2010 06:28:28 PM »

This is so cute!!!  Don't dimish it as compared to other projects you may see - everyone has a first project and this one is wonderful!

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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2010 07:30:47 PM »

What an adorable little guy!
Nice work Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2010 07:38:58 PM »

Well thanks for your nice compliments! Smiley
Does anyone have suggestions on what to make next?  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2010 07:44:46 PM »

I love it! I can't believe I haven't seen more of this idea out there.
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2010 11:10:21 PM »

Aww I love her! (Im guessing its a her bc of the adorable little eyelashes) I sooo may have two make one of these babies...or two or three...I think I should just make a whole hedgehoggy family Wink hehe
 Love the stitching detail on her little ears too!
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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2010 12:21:40 AM »

Well done!! Very cute Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2010 05:01:18 AM »

'she' is adorable! I like your version best!

I had to look because my friend is an animal lover and has a cat, dog, bunny already at home and her BF told her that she is not allowed to bring home a hedgehog!
Guess what, she is going to get one now! lol

Thanks for the link and the idea!
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2010 05:01:33 AM »

One question: Isn't it kind of hard to stick pins in such a cute little hedgehog?  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2010 05:13:39 AM »

So adorable! Well done  Smiley

I don't have any suggestions for what to make next though ... I usually just choose my favourite animals, or troll this forum for ideas!  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2010 08:15:24 AM »

Ahh! Adorable! I must make one too. I could take it to sewing circle and it would be adorable. It could make friends with the dinosaur stuffies. :-)
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« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2010 10:40:41 AM »

Oh my gosh this is so cute!!! I must have one! I have a strange obsesion with hedgehogs, I even have 2 tattooed on my leg. So wisting this!
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« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2010 12:31:36 PM »

So cuuuuuute! Love it Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2010 12:41:13 PM »

So sweet!
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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2010 09:46:40 PM »

so adorable, and totally worthy of being inspirational.
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« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2010 04:31:18 AM »

So incredibly adorable!!
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« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2010 05:07:32 AM »

So I went out and got all the stuff I need to make one of these myself for a friend who is a new sewer and not allowed any more pets at home! It is kind of a joke gift but one she can use!

I found gold ball tipped pins and thought they would look great as the pricklies, $5 for 20- can you see where it says sucker on my forehead? lol

I think I am going to make a boy one and a girl one adding a bow on the girly one!

I have so fallen in love with this little guy!
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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2010 12:00:54 PM »

I love this! I love pincushions where the pins actually add something to the overall effect (e.g., Voodoo doll), and yours is just fantastic...he looks so philosophical about the whole thing.
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« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2010 02:04:43 PM »

Cute!
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« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2010 06:56:17 PM »

Thanks for all the positive feedback!  It's awesome to hear!  I think I will put some tips I found when making him.  I can even sort out a template for the 2nd layer of its coat if anyone wanted it Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2010 07:06:36 PM »

I know it's not as impressive as all the cool stuff everyone else on this forum is making but I thought at least it might inspire a fellow beginner!

Oh hush.  The first project I posted was a cigar jewelry box with an unintentionally cockeyed mirror.  LOL.  Your pincushion is just darling.
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« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2010 03:49:59 PM »

So cute! I really need to make a pincushion, always find my pins in random boxes.
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« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2010 03:03:02 PM »

Awwww so cute!!
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« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2010 12:45:51 PM »

Thank you so much the inspiration! I just made a couple for Christmas presents... SO CUTE!
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« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2010 12:10:50 PM »

Very cute!
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« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2010 09:07:13 AM »

I love making pincushions, and this is just TOO cute!
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« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2010 01:46:51 PM »

so very cute!  i love pincushions as projects...they are the perfect size for a quick project and so very useful!
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« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2010 04:50:43 PM »

So cute Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2010 06:31:18 AM »

Ha! That is just so cute! I'm going to have to try making that the next time I need a new pincushion. Or maybe the next time my cats need a mouse... With a string tail... Hmm...

*wanders off, lost in thought*
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« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2010 04:29:02 PM »

Very cute!  I can see all sorts of different animals being made from that basic shape too.  It is unquestionably a hedgehog, which is great.  Sometimes I make things and people can't figure out what it's supposed to be... but this is identifiable and simple.  Wonderful job!
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« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2010 09:20:15 PM »

AWE!!!  Totally adorable!!! 

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« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2010 06:53:04 PM »

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!  HOW FREAKING CUTE!!!
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