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« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2005 04:53:28 AM »

brilliant job! so cute, i loooove the zipper teeth and tongue <3
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« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2005 07:33:43 AM »

Thank you for all the enthousiastic reactions!

To answer those who asked whether or not Ill be selling them: I am still thinking that over.
Making this honey has taken me the best part of two weekends! I had to draft the pattern, make a testversion, and si still had to unpick seams several times and do some serious handsewing because parts of the bag got out of reach for the sewingmachine long before they were finished

Making more amoebes and selling them is not really an option for now: It would either lead to a highly overpriced huggy amoebe, or a very underpaid creator. Id have to finetune the process to make them faster than that.

My mate has told me that his amoebe is feeling a wee bit loooooneley and Im afraid a new one will be in the making very soon to solve this particular problem. I might find a better way to make one in the process.

Anyway: a few pointers for those whod like to make something similar (Doesnt have to be an amoebe, could be any animal, or whatever you fancy to hug and drag along) :
- Making a 3 dimensional paper version in advance has helped me a lot. Just draw your animal and cut it out twice in sturdy paper, then stick em with their bottoms onto a table. That way, you can fold paper over the construction to determine what shape the sizes should be having. With a lot of cutting and sellotaping youll end up haveing a 3D animal, and when you cut it apart agan youl have some sort of pattern.
- Ive padded mine with the foamy stuff used in furniture, approx. a centimeter thick. It is sturdy enough to let your animal bag keep its shape, yet flexible enough to bend it.
- The paws are not lined but stuffed with wool: Ive adjusted the lining accordingly so the paws were excluded from the original outer-pattern. Ive used felt for the red lining, its easier to use because it doesnt fray, so no need to turn the seams inside out and do complex things like pulling your bag through a tiny hole.

I hope this all makes sense??

The tongue is an inner pocket, it has an opening on the bottom part of the tongue, its big enough to put a passport or drivers licence into.
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« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2005 07:43:49 AM »

okay, you win.
that's incredible.
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« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2005 08:19:54 AM »

that is absolutely awesome Skhog, i bow to your creativity.  and thank you for your generous tips.  i hope that someday (if you want to) you'll be able to make these for the $$$$ you deserve for your brilliance.  Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2005 09:08:47 PM »

this is the coolest thing EVVAAAAARRRRRRR

what happened to the "this rocks" button? Tongue
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« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2005 04:23:35 PM »

WOWOWOWOOW <33333333  Shocked  I LOVE IT.
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« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2005 09:59:08 PM »

Incredible.  Cheesy
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« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2005 10:12:23 PM »

I love it! Inspiration ensues...And thanks for the tips Wink

and maybe if u make another one, mayyybe we can see some in progress photos or something? Maybe a scan of ur pattern?

I may be asking too much, but I really like it a lot, plus I am a pattern HOarde.
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« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2005 10:23:33 PM »

That is beyond amazing. I cannot even being to see how you constructed it! I love the tongue.
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« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2008 01:26:12 PM »



I do not often visit craftster anymore, but I just noticed on my website stats that this page still gets visits, and the links to the images on the first page were broken! They have been fixed now.

A lot has happened with the amoebe bag (called 'Toedels') meanwhile.
It has travelled, it has a fanbase (myspace.com/iamtoedels) and it has been to many-a-gig, proudly carrying it's owners headphones.
I've succesfully wooed Toedels owner, my then DJ-mate, now boyfriend, with it!
We'll get married in spring and Toedels will be brides, ehrm, amoeba.

It'll please him that he still gets some attention from Craftster visitors every now and then.

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