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« on: January 15, 2011 08:44:18 AM »

Not sure of the actual critters full name (I know theres many types of cicada...) but google green cicada, and you get these adorable lime green little critters.

So... since I love cicadas (Animal crossing got me hooked!) I wanted to make one. So last night, I put this little guy together.



My hands are throbbing from the legs... took me HOURS to get them all out. If anybody has any suggestions on a better way to do this, feel free to tell me. My wooden stick snapped so I used a screwdriver. HAH. And also the wings... I stitched them on underneath, so the stitching doesn't really show... but still... always open to ideas. Cheesy

Thanks so much for looking!


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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2011 11:04:10 AM »

Awesome. Love it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2011 11:25:58 AM »

who woulda though a little green bug could be so cute!
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2011 01:54:46 PM »

I like him!  I have some extra stuffing sticks if you're interested.  Let me know. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2011 03:29:50 PM »

Stuffing sticks- the wooden ones, right? They come with the stuffing? I have 2, one just broke... >_< So I use a tweezer and screw driver sometimes to push it out. Just the legs on the bugs are a PAIN. Unless there are other sticks out there, I have no idea. Hah.
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2011 04:10:10 PM »

Stuffing sticks- the wooden ones, right? They come with the stuffing? I have 2, one just broke... >_< So I use a tweezer and screw driver sometimes to push it out. Just the legs on the bugs are a PAIN. Unless there are other sticks out there, I have no idea. Hah.

Yeah, just the wooden stuffing sticks that come w/stuffing.  I've got a ton of them lately.  Been buying stuffing like crazy!
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2011 04:26:39 PM »

I use turning tubes when I have to turn skinny things like those legs...it's a tube and a stick together, and you use the stick to push the fabric through the tube, and it makes turning SO much faster and easier!!!  I used to lose my mind turning things before I got my turning tubes.  I'm sure you can get them at any craft store.

Very cute by the way!  I normally don't like any kind of bugs, but yours is adorable Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2011 05:02:30 PM »

Turning tubes? Where can I purchase those? I don't really have craft stores near me, theres walmart... I have been ordering all online. Cheesy Thanks so much for the info, I will have to look into one!

I spent like a couple hours sewing this (with breaks) and like... seriously 4-6 hours trying to turn the legs, my hands were in so much pain. So I have been trying to avoid it hahaha.

and thank you so much for all the wonderful compliments! Hah I think it's the eyes that make them a bit more cute. I'm a huge bug fan, and I always feel like they arn't ever appreciated so... I try to appreciate them hah.
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2011 08:09:55 PM »

Turning tubes? Where can I purchase those? I don't really have craft stores near me, theres walmart... I have been ordering all online. Cheesy Thanks so much for the info, I will have to look into one!

I spent like a couple hours sewing this (with breaks) and like... seriously 4-6 hours trying to turn the legs, my hands were in so much pain. So I have been trying to avoid it hahaha.

and thank you so much for all the wonderful compliments! Hah I think it's the eyes that make them a bit more cute. I'm a huge bug fan, and I always feel like they arn't ever appreciated so... I try to appreciate them hah.

Try JoAnn Fabrics website, I'm sure they have them!  I'll try to explain in a little more detail how they work:  You push the plastic tube inside of the fabric tube you're trying to turn, all the way to the end.  Then, you take the stick, and start pushing the end of the fabric tube inside of the plastic tube.  Keep pushing, and it will turn your fabric tube inside-out for you with minimal pain and frustration.  They come in several different diameters too.  I totally know what you're talking about, I remember trying to turn stuffed animal tails before I got my turning tools.  I think I probably threw them across the room more than once!
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2011 09:59:15 PM »

I was looking and I couldn't find it on the website. I know my friend sent me a website in japanese (have no idea what it says/ how to order hah). I have everyone in my family on a lookout. I also need to somehow find a place around here that sells stuffing, since I just found out that our walmart did away with everything fabric, thread, sewing stuff and stuffing. :/ and I just bought some as of 2 weeks ago!
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