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« on: February 06, 2013 07:04:12 PM »


(I took the lint roller to him when I saw this photo, but you can see the collar on his shirt in this shot so I'm sharing anyway)

I've been wanting to make old fashioned yarn dolls since I came upon this bunny several years ago that my great grandmother made at least 3 decades ago.  I remembered making something similar with my grandmother (her daughter) when I was little.  I even bought yarn and tried one about 5 years ago to unsatisfactory result.  Then I started up again with one right before we decided to move to another state and I got busy with that whole process. 



Now that we're semi-settled I decided to press forward and made this Valentine for a friend back home!



She has a black Bombay cat named Jasper and this is based on him.  He's super snugly with her so I assume he's also romantic.   You know, in a neutered way.  Maybe "gentlemanly" is a better word.

The rest of the photos were taken before I decided he needed a cummerbund.  Here you can see his tail which is yarn-covered floral wire.



A closer look at his cuffs with fancy "gold" cufflinks and heart-shaped box of chocolate-covered mice.  You can't tell in the photos, but the felt of his "shirt" and cuffs has glitter on it.  Because he's fancy.



And one more shot of the details: a dozen roses was beyond his budget (he's kind of a layabout and hasn't ever had a job to speak of).



I'm midway through making versions of my Beastie Grrrlz and I'm pretty excited about those!  The challenge is getting brown/bronze locally (for they eyes).







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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013 07:47:54 PM »

That is just too adorbs!
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013 08:11:14 PM »

Thanks!  Wait'll you see the Betty version.  All she needs is eyes.
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