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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2010 01:02:23 PM »

he looks amazing! im envious of your stitching skills!
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« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2010 04:48:59 PM »

How lovely! Love the shades of green and the stitching, great job!!
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« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2010 11:12:58 AM »

Absolutely fabulous, I to made the bird from the tiny toys book, but no where near as well as you have. The embroidery was a great detail. I also like your feet more, then the feet on my version. Here is a link of the attempt I made.
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« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2010 11:18:33 AM »

I like it, Diesels_Mom!
I ended up leaving the felt feet off and just using the pipe cleaner. The instructions for that bit are awful! So I just played around with bending the pipe cleaner in different ways until he could stand up.
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« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2010 10:13:35 AM »

Nice work. Love the stitching. I never know how to hide the knots when I start and end embroidery on stuffed things. Do you have any tips? Grin
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« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2011 04:58:13 AM »

This is lovely... very inspiring.
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« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2011 06:12:41 PM »

Nice work. Love the stitching. I never know how to hide the knots when I start and end embroidery on stuffed things. Do you have any tips? Grin
Sure! These really just come from trial and error, so if anyone else has other ideas, please chime in!
So, when I start stitching I either start with looped thread so there's no knot (I know there's a name for this...) or I start by finding a tiny gap in the seam that my knot could slip through. I think this will only work for things made from felt, but I have not tried it on any thing else. In my parrot, there are a few places on the tail where I could slip the needle in between stitches, witch was perfect because I was using three threads together and had to have a starting knot. I use this knot- http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/photos/my_favorite_knot/index.html, wrapping no more than three times.

When I need to finish stitching I make a smallish backstitch in a place where it will blend in, then I make a tiny knot around the backstitch, and pull the thread through the body. If I'm really worried about it and there's a place to hide the backstitch, I make a second one on that side of the body then pull the thread through and snip it off really close.  There's a few places on the neck seam that look a little bumpy in the picture- that's where I made a few knots.
If I'm going to add something later, like wings or some other sort of applique, I wrak where I want them to go and then hide some knots under there as well.
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« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2011 12:47:17 PM »

I love the stitching on this! It looks great!
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« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2011 02:05:00 AM »

I LOVE IT..ITS JUST CUTE
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« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2011 10:54:50 AM »

this is amazing! he came out just darling
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