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« on: July 28, 2012 04:59:08 PM »

I see pillow-pets everywhere; I even own a couple myself. I thought it would be a cute idea if there was an axolotl pillow pet, seeing I am obsessed with axolotls myself. So today I threw together my idea- 100% completely hand sewn, took a couple hours to do. I also added instead of the velcro the usual ones have; a type of ribbon (or material) that simply ties- the material one holds together quite well.

I have an axolotl obsession. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012 05:04:09 PM »

Oh my goodness. This is so soft, fuzzy, and adorable. I want to hug it RIGHT NOW.
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2012 05:07:41 PM »

THIS TOTALLY ROCK!  I had to look up what an axolotl was, so I learned something new today.  Your pillow pal is darling.  You did an amazing job and I'm totally impressed with your design and sewing skills! 
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012 07:03:49 PM »

This is completely adorable!!! Looks so soft and fluffy. I'd love to take him to bed with me. Is it made entirely of fleece? I'm beyond impressed that you hand stitched that in 2 hours. Incredible!
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2012 09:33:25 AM »

Isn't he adorable and completely precious!
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2012 01:43:14 PM »

Thanks everyone!

It is made out of Minky (top - the purple) and regular anti-pill fleece (the pink).
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012 09:14:55 AM »

I've been meaning to had sew a toy for a while now. What stitch and thred did you use for it?
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2012 03:26:38 PM »

I believe it is called the overcast stitch? I find it really holds everything together- when doing it by hand. I sometimes go over certain areas twice- like the ones that fold just in case. As for thread- I got mine from Jo-ans; a basic cotton thread, seeing I also use it on my machine, and my machine is rather picky with the threads it can use.

You can also order some really nice minky fabrics online- I'm not sure the kind of materials you are looking for, but for children's toys and plush, it makes everything super soft and cuddly. It also works great with regular fleece accents I found personally. I can link you some of the sites I purchase from, if you like. I go by quality as well- so I know that materials won't fray or pull apart.

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