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« on: July 26, 2013 01:40:07 PM »

Well, technically, they are called opposums, and are North America's only marsupial.  I don't know why, but, I like possums.  And, I like making them from this pattern.  I think because it's not a difficult pattern, and comes together quickly.  The end result always comes out cute!  The body was made from a women's business long skirt and jacket that I bought from my neighbor's garage sale for .50 cents.  The tail and face are made from a bag of scraps the same neighbor gave me, and the feet are made from a felted sweater.  The felted sweaters came from a lady on freecycle.  I was only supposed to get 3 trash bags full, she showed up w/11 trash bags!   They filled the entire bed of her husband's truck!  Gulp!  Then, she dropped off 5 copy paper boxes of unused yarn!  Back to the possum.  I think I will make him a Secret Toy Society drop. I hope you all like him as much as I do.   
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013 01:52:29 PM »

FANTASTIC!  So realistic looking (the white face!)...love that you are also recycling perfectly good fabrics and sweaters!
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013 02:09:08 PM »

I think he is really cute.
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013 03:10:00 PM »

I like opossums, too. Got a soft spot for the nasty little buggers. This one is so sweet! Very good use of recycling fabrics. And I'm jealous of your haul from FreeCycle. 11 bags of sweaters and 5 boxes of yarn  Shocked Oh, I couldn't take that now in my tiny house but soon I could find space for all of that and more. You are a lucky lady.
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2013 04:45:24 PM »

I've got a real soft spot for opossums, he's so cute!
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2013 11:48:07 AM »

He's really cute! I love possums because I think they look like giant rats (taxonomy aside) and I'm a rat fanatic. Great job on the plushie.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2013 12:10:51 PM »

Oh  he's  darling  so cool you got those neat things. I'm Jealous too!  Lol  So  neat that you recycle things. Great job!
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that opossum is sooo cool! great job!!!!!
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