A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 302,801
Currently Running With Scissors:
638 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 [3]  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Mr. Pretty - felted stuffy monster  (Read 7035 times)
Tags for this thread: monster  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
NYCeGirlKnits
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2006 09:11:29 AM »

Very cool and original! I'm sure your brother will love him. I agree that you could try felting him first and then stuffing him. I've used rice before to weigh down stuffed guys (lack of lentils - which I wanted - and too impatient to go get some). I put the rice in a cone coffee filter and tied it closed with string so it wouldn't leak out. Then stuffed it up in there and voila! A guy who didn't fall over.

You should definately make more, you could make them all different Mr. Prettys. Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Red Alibi
Offline Offline

Posts: 411
Joined: 12-May-2004

Change IS a Sound


View Profile WWW
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2006 09:56:25 AM »

 Grin so cute!!


im curious about your piercing, i dont think ive ever seen one like that before, is it across like your eyebrow, or can you not see the end in the picture and theyre 2 different piercings?
sorry to get off topic

i want to know too, very interesting piercing ive been trying to figure it out and havent yet Undecided
THIS ROCKS   Logged

batgirl
Global Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Part Librarian, Part Superhero
Offline Offline

Posts: 19789
Joined: 23-Sep-2005

Stop Pinning, Start Making.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2006 10:27:46 AM »

Mr pretty is fantastic!!! What a great project!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Just added lots of new items! Use coupon code "craftster" for 10% off! http://www.LilyLovesBernie.etsy.com
 50 Things
aijay
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2006 12:46:12 PM »

could you have felted him unstuffed, and left an opening in his bottom for stuffing (!sorry, i mean that innocently!) to stitch up later?  i've never tried to stitch something i've felted after-the-fact...
THIS ROCKS   Logged

nevergirl
Offline Offline

Posts: 120
Joined: 05-Nov-2005

lalalalalaLAlalalalala


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2006 01:15:10 PM »

WOW! Shocked Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments and feedback! I'm just overwhelmed with the good feelings.   Cheesy

My only suggestions on the redo would be to felt him prior to stuffing him.  When he's done felting put any kind of dried beans in the bottom and then fill the rest of the way with the fiberfill.
...
Oh, and how DID you end up getting the dreads to work?  They are perfect!

Thanks LeSophie! I did a lot of pondering as to whether I should stuff him before or after felting. I opted for before only because I had to do a lot of sewing around his head to close him up.. It seemed with my sewing skills (which are not so awesome) it would be better to sew him up first so all my sloppy stitches could be felted away in the wash. I was also worried the fabric might be too stiff after felting, but we'll have to just see. I'm thinking with pretty no.2 I will go with the felt first, stuff later option and mebbie give him some more hair if he needs a cover-up.

I loved the dreads too, Cheesy To make them I took two strands of Lambs Pride worsted and made super big iCords on 10.5 DPN's in varying lengths. I tried to give them a bit of a "natural" dread look by adding lumps here and there with some slight increasing and decreasing. Next time I'm going to make the lumps bigger though, I don't think they really showed up well in Mr. Pretty's hair..

You should definately make more, you could make them all different Mr. Prettys. Smiley

I plan on it! My LYS just got in new stock of the Lambs Pride Bulky and I went a little crazy. *blush* I now have enough skeins to make myself a little army of Mr. Pretty's.


im curious about your piercing, i dont think ive ever seen one like that before, is it across like your eyebrow, or can you not see the end in the picture and theyre 2 different piercings?
sorry to get off topic

Hey Zelda! Cheesy Hey no worries, it's a fun piercing and I love it. It's just a surface piercing.. though a rather long one at that. It's done with a two and a half inch piece of tygon (plastic surgical tubing) that's strung under the skin and connects the two balls which are screwed right into the tubing. I'd never seen this kind of piercing done as a horizontal eyebrow before, and I was really intrigued! I know this is off topic, so if you'd like more info send me a PM and I'd be happy to share more.. if you're ever here in Portland OR, the shop I had it done at is called Straight to the Point and their owner, Alex, is an expert with the tygon. I highly reccomend.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

nevergirl
Offline Offline

Posts: 120
Joined: 05-Nov-2005

lalalalalaLAlalalalala


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2006 01:58:10 PM »

could you have felted him unstuffed, and left an opening in his bottom for stuffing (!sorry, i mean that innocently!) to stitch up later?  i've never tried to stitch something i've felted after-the-fact...

That's a great idea! I don't know why, but I keep thinking there has to be this huge hole in the top of his head to make it work.. but you're right, it could just be a small opening left in an inconspicuous area.. hmm.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Chrislea
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2006 03:31:57 PM »

What a harrowing adventure, and such a cute little guy!  Felted stuffies certainly have exciting "how I was born" stories.  ^^ 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Kristen81
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2006 10:12:58 PM »

Damn!  Why DON'T I know how to knit!  Tongue
THIS ROCKS   Logged

WISTS!!!!      http://wists.com/KraftyKris

CHECK OUT MY SWAP BLOG:  http://kristen81.blog.ca/

WHAT'S FOR DINNER? - Recipe Blog!!!  http://kristenskitchen.blog.ca
myloveasdeep
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 1316
Joined: 15-Nov-2004


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2006 04:45:50 PM »

I love him! I loved him so much I made three! But I didn't have that much wool yarn, so I used wool felt from shrunken sweaters and sewed him together, and made dreads out of wool roving!. Trust me, they are extremely cute..I wish I could show you pics..but anyway it's a thought for those of you who can't knit!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://pinterest.com/myloveasdeep/

Her dirty paws and furry coat,
She ran down the forest slope.
The forest of talking trees,
They used to sing about the birds and the bees.
The bees had declared a war,
The sky wasn't big enough for them all.
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 [3]  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Joseph Maroon Explains the Term Xenohormesis
The Five Greatest Warriors Book Trailer
Adrienne Kane Talks About Cooking and Screaming
Meet Author Jill Connor Browne
Henry Coleman Talks About The Man from Oakdale
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Fabric and Felt Bird Ornament
Cardboard Tube? Craft Supply!
Spotlight on: Art Dolls

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 ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.