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geekygamergirl
« on: September 20, 2012 05:15:39 PM »

So, I really hate hate having scraps of fabric I throw away and waste, and I also have come into a very large amount of vintage buttons that I'm in love with.  I also have been experimenting with making my own 3d plush animal patterns with instruction from whileshenaps.typepad.com/.  EXCELLENT site and has expanded my knowledge of pattern making SO much!  Any way, I decided to start off my animal collection with a lion using those scraps and vintage buttons!











It was important to me that since he had movable legs, he should stand, too.  So I stuffed him really well, made sure his joints were good and tight and it worked!  I'm really pleased with how he turned out.  Thinking about a giraffe to match.
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012 06:23:49 PM »

Oh, for cute! I would love to see a matching giraffe! Did you sew tubes to make the mane?
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012 06:35:45 PM »

Absolutely adorable.  Love the colors in his mane.
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012 06:41:59 PM »

I love him!!! So cute. The buttons and his mane are just great. And thanks for pointing out a great site for future reference!
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012 07:01:57 PM »

Super cute!  I love how you did his mane Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012 07:11:25 PM »

SO CUTE!!! I love that you put a button on each leg joint. And that mane is just adorable. This is precious.
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012 07:14:03 PM »

He's wonderful! I think you should make a giraffe and a zebra and a hippo and an elephant and tons of animals. The style is terrific!
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2012 08:41:52 PM »

Oh, for cute! I would love to see a matching giraffe! Did you sew tubes to make the mane?

Yep! For the mane I got out my scrap box and cut about 1" x 1/3" strips and just made tubes out of them and hand sewed them on.  Took about an hour but it was well worth it in the end, I think!
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2012 09:38:24 PM »

How cute! It's like a lion version of Eeyore.  Love the style, and that mane is absolutely genius!
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He's gorgeous! I love the expression on his face.
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