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Anyuta
« on: December 28, 2011 08:26:32 AM »

This year for Christmas we decided to host a party and as there were several kids, I made little party favors.

These friendly little monsters will keep any bag or key-chain stylish and funky Wink


The purple one was given away before the group shot, and he's a little different since he was the first born.


And a couple of individual shots.



I made these out of simple cotton prints and some other fabric I had lying around. I found that the best fabric was a flannel-ish type (dark blue monster), and the best stuffing was scraps of fabric cut up into tiny pieces.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011 10:41:00 AM »

so adorable!
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2011 10:49:37 AM »

Very adorable!!   Love them all!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011 01:35:52 PM »

These are really cute! What a sweet favor.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2011 05:33:35 PM »

So cute! I have to make one (or many  Wink).
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2012 03:17:09 PM »

Thanks guys! I'm glad they're appreciated!  Tongue (Yay! New year smiley!)

So cute! I have to make one (or many  Wink).

Many Wink with a project like this, it's really fun to set up an assembly system (Cut, sew, turn out, stuff, add buttons) and watch them pop to life one right after the other!
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2012 10:06:37 PM »

Oh no, the start of a new collection/addiction. They are great. I'm sure they were a hit.
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2012 10:12:10 AM »

These are wicked cute. I do have a question though... How do you add the buttons/embellishments after stuffing them? I've made larger stuffies (using the ninni and mystery critter patterns) and always add the embellishments before sewing the sides together, turning out and stuffing.
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2012 07:38:44 AM »

Thanks for the lovely comments =)

These are wicked cute. I do have a question though... How do you add the buttons/embellishments after stuffing them? I've made larger stuffies (using the ninni and mystery critter patterns) and always add the embellishments before sewing the sides together, turning out and stuffing.

Whenever I sew something, I always end up with some odd bit of planing that seemed perfect in my head, but actually isn't...
For the buttons, I solved it in this way: make as small a knot in your thread as possible and sew on the buttons, making sure the knot is right under the button (hence, invisible). Then either take the same thread from there to make the mouth or take a different colour thread but also start right under the button, hiding the knot. The end knot, as you might guess, also ends up under the button but before cutting it, I pull the needle right through the stuffy and only cut it on the other side. Once the thread is cut, it just retreats into the fabric, completely out of sight; doing this allows me to leave a longer tail and feel safer about the knot not getting undone =) Hope this helps!
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2012 07:45:11 AM »

Those are adorable i might have to do something like this as favours for my sons birthday party thanks for the idea <3
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