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Topic: In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion ( and the panda ) sleep tonight...  (Read 2361 times)
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« on: March 15, 2011 08:49:58 PM »


I know, I know, lions sleep in the savannah but the song says "jungle". I previewed these guys in my Miss Mousies post, here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=375437.0
A lion and a panda for the "twins." They match the pillow pets they got for Eid.



But my favorite part is the decorated cases, a jungle for the lion and a bamboo forest for the panda. I didn't make the cases; they came with some little squirt toys. I fended off the kids' demands to have them, because I knew I could do something fun with them.



I forgot to take pictures of the lion's foliage before I hot glued it in (it was 2am of course). I free hand cut felt to look like trees and vines and ended up doing a second piece of "grass" for the other side.




He was a little more complicated to make because I experimented with the face, making it in 3 pieces instead of two.

The eyes are brown fabric paint with gold dabbed on top.

The mane is two pieces of some velvety cloth sewn together with a sort of strap around the front. Its tacked to the head and chin.


The panda was a basic head shape with biggish ears, sort of to the sides.

I should have brought the stripes around a little further to the front but I still like how it came out.

Here's shot of the "bamboo forest," before installation.


Here's the little paw prints on the bottom of the lions feet, probably not taxonomically correct.

And if you aren't tired of these guys yet, a size reference. That blurry thing is a quarter.


I hope you enjoy seeing them. I loved making them.
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011 08:35:55 AM »

So Darling, I love these & the cases of the jungle & bamboo forest are very clever to make them over & all the work in making each case unque.  Such lucky kids. Great job!!!   Cool
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011 10:38:47 AM »

So Darling, I love these & the cases of the jungle & bamboo forest are very clever to make them over & all the work in making each case unque.  Such lucky kids. Great job!!!   Cool

Thank you for the lovely compliment.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2011 10:43:08 AM »

so adorable !!!!!!!!!!!
great jiob Wink Wink Wink
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2011 11:49:37 AM »

so adorable !!!!!!!!!!!
great jiob Wink Wink Wink

Thank you! I am a little in love with them, too.
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2011 04:24:58 PM »

So cute!
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2011 05:07:55 PM »

So cute!
Thank you!
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2011 11:28:44 AM »

They are adorable, no idea if I like the lion or panda the most. Great way to organize them Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2011 11:16:36 AM »

They are adorable, no idea if I like the lion or panda the most. Great way to organize them Smiley
Thanks! The recipients are 2-year-olds so they don't actually stay put away much.  Grin
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