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Topic: Turtle. A little small for swimming through the vasts of space.  (Read 1678 times)
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« on: February 07, 2012 03:27:29 AM »

I made him for a swap

He's made from little pieces from an upholstery fabric swatch book, so I got a wonderful faux leather for his top shell. But I cheated with the hexagon patterns and embroidered the pattern on to the faux silk, rather than pieced it, and besides, the silk was lovely. I didn't want to dilute it with other materials. I do wish I'd gone with felt for his head, flippers and tail, but I didn't have any, so that was that. It was a real nuisance turning such tiny bits. I filled him with polyfil. He has little beads for eyes so if I were to give one to a wee babe I'd need to change it to french knots, but as is, he went to someone just a little bit older than that! Wink.
He was the tiny one from this pattern http://www.craftpassion.com/2010/04/sewing-tutorial-turtle-pincushion-with-pattern.html?pid=262#picgallery

And being me, and my partner having the appropriate quote on her signature, I sent him off with 4 paper elephants and a wee discworld map.
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012 07:00:01 AM »

I saw the thumbnail and came on to say he'd be even cuter with some elephants on top...to find you were already on the same wavelength  Smiley Very sweet by the way!

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012 08:40:06 AM »

Oh, he's so sweet! Just adorable. I think the embroidered shell is a great touch!

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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012 09:15:11 AM »

I have had the pattern for this linked for some time!  I, too, think it is just so cute!  I love that you made it your own by just embroidering the hexies!

Thanks for sharing...bet you wanted to keep the little one for yourself!

also, nice to make it special for your partner with the elephants and map!

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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012 10:58:21 AM »

The Great A'Tuin is beautiful! Nice work on the shell.
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012 10:14:25 AM »

He's wonderful! His shell turned out perfectly. So great you sent him with his elephants!

« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012 02:50:43 PM »

Love him! Love discworld too  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2012 02:10:51 PM »

He is sweet. I guess everything is relative. Maybe he's carrying very small elephants, or maybe he's from the discworld inside a bubble that the wizards created at one point?

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