A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News:  Vote now for your favorite craft challenge entry!  THREE amazing Ticketmaster prizes up for grabs this month.  Who will get one?
Total Members: 301,646
Currently Running With Scissors:
422 Guests and 2 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Stuffed bat! with side of alien creature  (Read 1519 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
spookykitten
« 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.



http://www.theblackbird.net/3.jpg

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.

http://www.theblackbird.net/2.jpg

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.

http://www.theblackbird.net/1.jpg

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 :

http://www.theblackbird.net/4.jpg

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.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2014 08:39:31 AM by meleriffic - Reason: Inserted thumbnail image » THIS ROCKS   Logged
goatgoddess
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Mantis
« 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 ^^
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Handmade Art & Oddities - SLINKYRA.COM
Art Prints - SOCIETY6.COM/SLINKYRA
jellibat
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2006 09:19:03 PM »

such a cute bat :]
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Altair
Offline Offline

Posts: 256
Joined: 14-Apr-2005

Tree-hugging Dirt-Worshipper


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2006 09:07:02 AM »

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

"Hello, little light in the sky.  Please don't probe me."
My Wists


Open to personal swaps...PM me!
spookykitten
« 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. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
goatgoddess
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

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

Yay!  I'm glad I could help!

THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Building LEGO Flatiron Building
One Love Music Video
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Shows How Indie Bookstores Can Thrive
Ziggy Marley Exclusive Interview
READY MADE TAKE: Rubio + Pitbull
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Banana-Pineberry Bread
@Home This Weekend: Souvenir Tea Towel Pillow
Spotlight on: Making Toys

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.