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« on: October 02, 2011 08:16:00 AM »

The Mystery Critter swap is now in the "mystery revealed" stage (that means the gallery has been started!), so I can show my "critters"!  If you want to make your own, you can find the pattern for free on my blog:
http://lesliesartandsew.blogspot.com/2011/09/mystery-critters.html



First I made this beautiful mermaid, (I call her Merry) for my partner. I went crazy with the hair, sewing in shells and beads to simulate water droplets


She has a removable tail, because I wanted to stay true to the pattern, so she needed to have legs.


After I finished, and was busy admiring Merry, I remembered that my partner said she doesn't like "cutesy", and I was afraid Merry might fall into that category!  So it was back to the sewing table.  I decided to make this uber-awesome turtle for my partner, who has a turtle in her avatar.  Here's Ollie's front:


And here's Ollie's back.  I was really "in the zone" when I was crafting this, and the shell magically came together without a hitch!  Again, I wanted to stay true to the pattern, so I made Ollie with ears, but I didn't stuff them, and sewed them down flat against the back of his head:


Ollie has a little (polymer clay) snail friend on top of his head!


I wanted to make some basic critters that would be suitable for children (no buttons, strings, or anything hard or sharp and nothing that could pull off), and this is how they look.  The face and eyes are all wool felt, and the flower is cotton fabric.


I made this one to match the baby quilt my friend asked me to make for her granddaughter.  The heart is wool felt, as are the face and eyes:


I would love to see anything you make from my pattern!
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011 08:25:15 AM »

they are all wonderful! But i especially like "Ollie"  Wink Now he is seems a perfect gentleman.... Grin

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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011 08:32:35 AM »

Leslie - you are AMAZING - such talent and skill!  I like them all - that mermaid is very, very cute, and all are so well-done.  You rock, and I'm hitting THIS ROCKS for these mystery critters.   Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2011 08:42:39 AM »

Leslie - you are AMAZING - such talent and skill!  I like them all - that mermaid is very, very cute, and all are so well-done.  You rock, and I'm hitting THIS ROCKS for these mystery critters.   Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2011 09:33:16 AM »

they are cute! the turtle shell and mermaid tail are brilliant!
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2011 01:42:36 PM »

Leslieshappyheart, your cute mysterey critters are to cute to say the least. Roll Eyes The mermaid is a darling, Ollie is very nice & I love his back. The other basic critters are so cute. I just might use one for my Great Grandbaby. Cheesy  They are darling! Thanks for showing!!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2011 04:18:16 PM »

wow!!!! leslie theyre soooo cute!!!! i love them all=)
yep, this absolutely rocks!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2011 04:36:24 PM »

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! that turtle mystery critter is AMAZING!!! I love that shell!
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2011 10:15:12 AM »

I love love that turtle.
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2011 11:44:49 AM »

All of your critters are adorable!  The turtle and mermaid are my favs though!
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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2011 08:41:58 AM »

NEAT!  I love how the mermaid's tail comes off...GENIUS!
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