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« on: March 08, 2006 10:51:41 AM »

Hi!  This is my first post, and thus first project to be posted!

I got involved in a swap a few months back and paniced quite a lot as I didn't know a thing about the girl or what she would like.  Plus there was no theme or anything, so I was really lost!  Instead of something sensible, I decided to make her a bat.

This is the little bat.  He was made from a pattern my mother had - where she found it I have no idea, but it was very cute and we happened to have some fur and felt around to use.

His ears and wings are made of brown felt and the body is fur.  I used little black buttons for the eyes and sewed the lines on the wings by hand (hence the wobbliness).  His head is stuffed with batting, as are his wings, but the rest of his body is poly-pellets so he's weighted.

I have no idea what she thought of it.  She never said.  At any rate, I thought he was cute, so I may make myself one some day!

Since I was already making things, I also made this :

He's made of felt, too.  I drew up a pattern for him and cut him out of two sheets of blue felt.  I swapped the knobbly bits so that each side had contrasting bits, and then handsewed around all the edges.  I like how the black thread seams looked, so I just kept using it when I sewed on the eyes and mouth.

He's full of most of the spare poly-pellets from the bat project.  I don't know quite what he is, but he reminds me a little of the plush microbes I've seen. 

Anyhow, that's my story!  The End.
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2006 11:01:01 AM »

Love that bat - very cute!  And your little blue microb is beyond cute - good job!

« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2006 11:12:12 AM »

aw the bat is sweet :D i've seen that pattern too. it'd be cool to hang him from the ceiling ^^

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2006 09:19:03 PM »

such a cute bat :]

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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2006 09:07:02 AM »

I'm in love with that bat!  Was it easy to make? 

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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2006 11:32:15 AM »

Yes!  I did some searching online and found the pattern - http://www.wyrm.org.uk/cuddly/batty.html.  He's very cute in person, too!  The contruction is very straightforward.  The only part that baffled me was where it tells you to sew up and finish the entire body and wings before attaching the wings to the body.  I did it their way, but I am thinking that maybe next time I'll contruct the wings and attach them while making the body itself, if that makes sense. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2006 11:50:31 AM »

oh thank you so much for that link!!!!!

That bat is so cute and there are dragons there too!
must go buy more mat'l and get out my sewing machine - thanks you made my day  Grin

« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2006 07:24:38 PM »

Yay!  I'm glad I could help!

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