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Title: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: novastarlet on June 13, 2007 04:28:30 AM
Let's start the parade of cuties! :D

Original thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172066.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172066.0)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 13, 2007 04:47:38 AM
*waiting not-so-patiently to see the awesome cuties*


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: MnkyMama on June 13, 2007 06:19:25 AM
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*waiting not-so-patiently to see the awesome cuties*

I second that!  :)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: inle_rah on June 13, 2007 09:44:27 AM
Yay!  Can't wait to see the cuteness.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Petite_Tricoteuse on June 13, 2007 01:04:32 PM
eeee! excited!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: VitaminPink on June 13, 2007 10:02:02 PM
Hey! Make with the stuffies already. I'm dyin' over here!  ;D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: IamSusie on June 14, 2007 03:30:31 PM
I think my group has one stuffie received already!  I'm excited to see it!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Quail on June 15, 2007 09:13:26 AM
Here is the first post of pictures everyone!  Jealous?   Nighlight made the most AMAZING stuffies!  Quails (my fav bird!) 
Introducing Hiroto the California Quail

and Hiroto with his chick Chikako

A story of Hiroto along with personal bios of the two quails accompanied these works of art.  The colors are so fab - I don't think my photos do them justice!  They stand on their own with wired feet.

A big thanks to Nighlight - an awesome swap partner!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 15, 2007 09:29:41 AM
Aw.  Hiroto and Chikako are adorable!! 


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: lis enthusiasm on June 15, 2007 09:32:02 AM
those are so cute!!! aww little birdies :D they look really well made aswell


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: peihan17 on June 15, 2007 09:37:36 AM
They stand up on their own!!  :o  Those wire feet are such a great idea, and very, very cute  :D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 15, 2007 09:50:04 AM
peihan17, I can't believe you missed this swap!!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: ashestoashes on June 15, 2007 10:17:09 AM
I love the little quail!! They're adorable. I'm having some swap anxiety now...  :o


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 15, 2007 10:18:06 AM
Yeah, me too...the bit about the swap anxiety :P


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: inle_rah on June 15, 2007 10:31:51 AM
Awww...cute.  Love the quail and the baby quail.  So adorable.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Shazrasha on June 15, 2007 11:02:20 AM
Oh those are ace! Ditto on the swap anxiety and I haven't even started yet. I've got a pile of material to my left waiting for me to start. Best get cracking...


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: MoonLightbliss33 on June 15, 2007 11:32:29 AM
cute birdy
*swap anxiety sets in* i hope my partner likes her


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: MariskaLovesCrafts on June 15, 2007 12:15:45 PM
That is such a cute bird! Very pretty!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Sheva on June 15, 2007 02:43:58 PM
I love those quails . I grew up in Az. and i lived on quail lane and every morning on my way to school i used to see little quail families!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: kitkabbit on June 15, 2007 04:37:00 PM
oh wow, I love how they can stand up!!!! so adorable!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: VitaminPink on June 15, 2007 08:20:42 PM
Love those little guys! The color combo is fab.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: novastarlet on June 16, 2007 04:40:40 AM
Little Hiroto and Chikako are so adorable!! Great work, nighlight! You picked great colors (i love light blue and brown) AND they can stand up on little birdy legs!! Amazing! :D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Bambridge Bears on June 16, 2007 06:25:30 AM
Look at that disappear for a few months and the swaps explode!  looking forward to seein what comes up.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Yarnisfun on June 16, 2007 01:18:20 PM
I heard from Moonlightbliss33 last night, she said she received her package! I hope you really like it!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Petite_Tricoteuse on June 16, 2007 02:40:33 PM
sooo cute! swap anxiety!  when am i going to finish my stuffie?!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: IamSusie on June 16, 2007 04:11:29 PM
Those quails are terrific!  I love that you made them stand up too.  My mascots are always just a bit top heavy and have to be propped up somehow....  Great job, nightlight!



Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: MoonLightbliss33 on June 17, 2007 08:24:34 AM
I heard from Moonlightbliss33 last night, she said she received her package! I hope you really like it!
yeah i meant to say something on here (long story that im not going to bore you with came up) unless you have pics ill post pics


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: mylikes on June 17, 2007 06:49:46 PM
Those quails are awesome!  I'm just a spectator but I'm really excited to see how all the stuffies turn out!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: pertelot on June 18, 2007 07:38:44 PM
alright heres my stuffie from lis enthusiasm that i got today. his name is leopold anddd hes a penguin!

here he is with his little backpack and a very cute comic about him, i like the monicle he has throughout it lol




very good job lis, i love leopold!  :D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 18, 2007 07:42:21 PM
Leopold is adorable...and the idea of including the comic strip is brilliant!!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: VitaminPink on June 18, 2007 10:21:30 PM
His own comic AND backpack??! That really rules. He's too cute!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Eliea on June 19, 2007 07:41:25 AM
I think the comic is a totally original idea! GReat job!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: nightlight on June 19, 2007 09:04:02 AM
Oh I like little Leopold he is sure cute, exactly where does a leopard spotted penguin hail from??  His little backpack is sweet too.  I third that the comic strip is a great idea,  how fun!  Well hmmm I can't wait to see even more!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: pertelot on June 19, 2007 10:28:34 AM
heh well in the comic it has him migrating to africa so he wouldnt get caught in flooding from global warming, and he draws spots on himself with a sharpie to try and fit in with the lepords...so cute!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: ashestoashes on June 19, 2007 11:08:15 AM
Aww, Leopold is adorable!

I just got back from mailing my stuffie at the P.O, hopefully it won't suffocate from the heat here...


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: novastarlet on June 19, 2007 12:14:09 PM
heh. Leopold is cool. That comic is amazing though. :) What a great story and detail!! Nice work.



Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: lis enthusiasm on June 19, 2007 03:05:36 PM
aw yay hes arrived safely :D im glad you liked him! cant wait to see what everyone else has made.
im actually quite surprised at how long the package took to reach you-i was worried it would take weeks! (not that i dont send abroad much.... :D)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: IamSusie on June 19, 2007 04:33:16 PM
lis enthusiasm- Leopold looks like he's prepared for a life of adventure! I love his funky colors and the way you did his eyes.  Nice work!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Yarnisfun on June 19, 2007 05:33:56 PM
I received from Moonlightbliss33 today! I'll be sure to post pictures later.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: novastarlet on June 19, 2007 05:59:03 PM
We'd love to see what you made as well, Yarnisfun. If you happen to have some pictures, please share! :)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: laughingsquid on June 19, 2007 07:33:57 PM
i sent to mariskalovescrafts today! i couldn't make it to the post office in time before it closed so i went with fedex. they said it will arrive on the 25th (monday). i'm really excited! this is my first time sending something overseas. ;D my friends didn't want me to send mariska her stuffie... they wanted it all for themselves. lol.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Petite_Tricoteuse on June 19, 2007 08:56:26 PM
aww, what a sweet comic for leopold!

i can't wait to see more pics!! hopefully some packages will arrive before i leave on saturday- hurry, hurry US postal service  ;)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Yarnisfun on June 20, 2007 09:28:22 AM
This is my stuffie 'Sam' from Moonlightbliss33, she came with a scarf, a bio, and a bag for each of us.  Isn't she cute?  Thanks so much Moonlightbliss!





Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: novastarlet on June 20, 2007 10:16:37 AM
How cute!! And what fabulous accessories!

Nice work, Moonlightbliss33 :D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: WIPs on June 20, 2007 10:26:39 AM
Aw, so cute! Love his little bag too! :D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 20, 2007 11:31:13 AM
Aw, Sam's a cutie-patootie :)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: MoonLightbliss33 on June 20, 2007 11:59:30 AM
Thanks Guys im glad you all like him
she was a pattern from an incredible etsy seller =]


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: IamSusie on June 20, 2007 12:24:50 PM
I love seeing some amigurumi!  Good job moonlightbliss33


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Quail on June 20, 2007 12:32:17 PM
so cute!  dying to learn how to crochet amigurumi!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Yarnisfun on June 20, 2007 01:47:27 PM
This is the turtle stuffie I made for Moonlightbliss33.  His name is Tama Turtle.  He comes with his own rock and pond, as well as a fried egg (his favorite food). I also included a bag with a turtle keychain (for his new owner), a perler kit and a bio.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: MoonLightbliss33 on June 20, 2007 01:58:47 PM
i really like him
thanks for taking pictures
i hope you dont mind but i might add one more picture i have an idea for a super cute picture (im a wanna be photographer)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: WIPs on June 20, 2007 02:01:03 PM
Aw, he's adorable! I love the fried egg too.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: IamSusie on June 20, 2007 02:03:46 PM
Turtles are very hip these days!  I love that you gave him a little watering hole and rock to call home.  Perler beads are a blast.  I got a kit for my kids, but I like to use it   ::)

I think that fired egg could double as a daisy or a lily.  :)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Sheva on June 20, 2007 03:14:54 PM
I also love that turtle he is so cute i wish i could crochet. I would spend all day crocheting little things like little cute foods and stuff like that. But there is probably a reason i don't crochet ie... if i did i would do it all day and happily ignore things like dirty diapers! ;D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Yarnisfun on June 20, 2007 03:35:03 PM
Thanks everyone! I'm glad you all like him. Go ahead and post a picture Moonlightbliss I'd love to see a picture of him in his new home!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: MariskaLovesCrafts on June 20, 2007 03:47:21 PM
Tama and Sam are so cute! Would like to learn crochet, Amigurumi's are so cute!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: WIPs on June 20, 2007 03:54:37 PM
Tama and Sam are so cute! Would like to learn crochet, Amigurumi's are so cute!

A really good crochet site to learn from is nexstitch.com :)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: pertelot on June 20, 2007 04:10:10 PM
everything  has been so cute so far, i cant wait to see everything else!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: novastarlet on June 20, 2007 04:31:58 PM
What a great package, Yarnisfun. I love the little pond that you included. hah. :D

Thanks for sharing that link, WIPs!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Eliea on June 20, 2007 07:44:45 PM
That is the most clever idea for a pond I've seen yet! I so wish I'd thought of that when I did the turtle swap!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: IamSusie on June 20, 2007 07:59:03 PM
Peachcake and I met tonight and exchanged.  It was fun to do it in person!   She made me the most adorable little happy teacup and gave be some delicious chocolate candy and an assortment of teas.  It's too dark out now for me to get a good picture, so I'll post tomorrow.

Thanks Peachcake!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: lis enthusiasm on June 21, 2007 02:09:11 AM
ok well i have been totally and utterly upstaged here :P

i recieved from pertelot this morning, and am quickly posting a few pics as im about to get on a plane to france for the weekend- i just want to show you all how lucky ive been on this swap :P


group shot! Horatio the pug *squeeeee* you can see the colours of the cupcake here on the mat because it didnt come out well on the closeup!


this is the accessories-a cupcake playmat!! quilted, absolutely beautiful! a lot of time and skill went into making this stuff. theres also some tiny adorable magnets-ones a strawberry, ones a cupcake, and a little lantern-all came in a little black back i think you can see in the first pic. also, there was a little map showing where hed come from, and where he is now :D-a really cute idea!


the stud himself-this is so well made and cute!! my boyfriend took one look and said 'a pug. what a surprise.' hahaha. hes gorgeous and will live on my desk :D


and the bio sheet and map!

i feel totally outdone here! so so in love with the stuff that was sent-THANK YOU Tara :) 






Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: novastarlet on June 21, 2007 04:13:06 AM
Aww!! That Horatio is a super cutie!! Great work, pertelot! :D

And all those extras too! I love the cupcakes.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 21, 2007 05:18:37 AM
Gosh, I adore Horatio...and the cupcake playmat too!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: IamSusie on June 21, 2007 08:13:05 AM
Aaawww.. He's cute!  One of my friends in my MeetUp makes pug themed crafts, scrapping pages, and little stuffies.  They are the most charming little dogs.  I love his cupcake mat and little strawberry which I resolved to make after the last round of this swap but I still haven't gotten around to it...

Nice work!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 21, 2007 08:23:19 AM
This is such an awesome gallery!  I can't wait to see more (and I can't wait for mine to arrive so that I can show off kitkabbit's handiwork!!).


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: IamSusie on June 21, 2007 08:48:46 AM
My turn! My turn!

Here's what was hiding in my cupboard this morning:

He's Mr. Timothy Teacup and he only takes honey and lemon in his tea.  He adores PG tips tea and likes lots of attention (he got lots form my daughter this morning  ;)).  He's very proper and does not like to be separated from his saucer.

Here's the whole package from Peachcake:
She gave me some yummy assorted teas and a delicious Sees candy treat.  Thanks, Peachcake!  It was great to meet you in real life!  I hope you come back to our MeetUp sometime in the future!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: inle_rah on June 21, 2007 08:55:50 AM
I love Mr. Teapot.  How awesome is that?  The little lemon wedge totally makes it.  Great job.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: peachcake on June 21, 2007 09:19:25 AM
I am so glad that you and your daughter like him! I love Mr. Bushytail and I will have pictures of him up as soon as my internet starts working again (tues.)

It was very nice to meet you also! I am coming to the meetups after July. I am a master at the chain stitch and french knot now, THANKS!!



Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: novastarlet on June 21, 2007 10:04:27 AM
oh! Mr. Timothy Teacup is adorable. Love him!! :D

That's so cool that you guys got to do your exchange in person. Double lucky that you have a good craft group near by.

I bet that IamSusie could post some pictures for you, Peachcake! I'm sure she probably has some of her little mascots laying around somewhere  ;)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: IamSusie on June 21, 2007 10:18:29 AM
Yes I do have pics of what I made Peachcake and here they are:



I am lucky to have kids around who come up with goofy names and odd information.  This is Mr. Willie C. Bushytail (C stands for "Chuck").  Here's his info card:


I wanted to make a pink squirrel and a pink acorn, but I wasn't happy with the pink for the acorn so I did a mushroom instead.  Something was still missing and I gave him a tree too.  This was all inspired by my recent vacation.

Speaking of that vacation. I had to go drive down the road to get a phone signal so I could check up on our swap progress with the laptop.  One time, I found a quiet spot and quickly checked things and updated information.  It turned out that I'd accidentally left my electricity on in my car and my battery was dead.  I actually had to flag down a car on the deserted road to get assistance.  I was embarrassed that I'd been surfing the internet at a beautiful hiking trailhead, so I hid the computer in the trunk of the car, but not until after I learned that Paris Hilton was getting released from the medical unit and going back to jail.  ::)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 21, 2007 10:34:34 AM
Mr. Timothy Teacup is darling!!  He looks right at home in that picture :D

IamSusie, your stitches are so darn neat!!  I'm jealous (in a complimentary way...) ;D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Sheva on June 21, 2007 10:37:07 AM
Soooo i received from novastarlet today and what a package !!! The cuteness factor was way out of control i looooved everything so much!I could talk forever about how much i loved what i got or i could just show you guys ....
To start the complete package

This is Gia the cutest bunny ever

She says in her description card that she is a picnic kind of gal..

To prove it she brought her basket ,and her cuteness then went up about a thousand notches. Notice all the little tiny vegies and fruit and a little bread stick


Then to finish off the whole package Novastarlet also sent me a snow globe to add to my collection


Thank you novastarlet i love everything so much i will take good care of Gia meaning i will not let my kids get to her ;)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 21, 2007 10:49:53 AM
Gia bunny is so sweet!  Love her picnic basket of veggies too!!  Nice work, novastarlet!!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Eliea on June 21, 2007 10:58:27 AM
Oh my gosh that bunny is so cute! Which book was the pattern from novastarlet if I may ask? If you made her with your own pattern she's  even more adorable and I love it!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Petite_Tricoteuse on June 21, 2007 11:10:26 AM
ahh!! the cuteness, the cuteness!! peachcake- timothy is fantastic!!  i love him!
iamsusie~  willie is so, so cute- your tree a perfect touch!  novastarlet~  gia is so sweet.  i love how she can hold her food.  you three are so talented!

i also received today!  unfortunately, my camera sis out of batteries- hopefully christina will be able to post some pictures. she made me a mermaid named Lillie


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 21, 2007 11:17:05 AM
Oh, a mermaid!  Can't wait!!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: inle_rah on June 21, 2007 11:18:50 AM
Hee.  Love the bunny.  I have that same pattern, and it is one of the few stuffies I have actually made for myself.  Gia is adorable, and the basket of fruits and veggies is awesome.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: peihan17 on June 21, 2007 11:30:16 AM
Wow, everything is so cute!  As soon as I get home, my wists are getting a lot of additions :)  This gallery makes for an awesome stalking venue, too.

And I have to agree, you guys have the neatest stitches ever.  I always try to find thread the blends in so you can't see my spasticity :)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 21, 2007 11:35:31 AM
And I have to agree, you guys have the neatest stitches ever.  I always try to find thread the blends in so you can't see my spasticity :)

What she said :P


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: pertelot on June 21, 2007 11:37:48 AM
this swap was so fun, and everything is so cute!! i defintly want to do this again..... o and by the way lis, i forgot to put something in about how horatio has a magnet in his mouth too, so he can hold the stuff  ;)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: ashestoashes on June 21, 2007 11:38:46 AM
Eeeee! So much cuteness, and creativity with the stuffies and with their accessories and gifts. I can't wait to see what else keeps coming...


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: novastarlet on June 21, 2007 01:01:39 PM
Yay! I'm glad she arrived today, Sheva. I was a little worried about that snow globe breaking, even though its crappy plastic. Nice shot of your collection too. I have that same San Diego globe!!! :D

IamSusie - Your stuff is cute as ever. I really love the colors that you picked. They have a nice woodsey vibe -- even the pink squirrel. Such a cutie.

Oh my gosh that bunny is so cute! Which book was the pattern from novastarlet if I may ask?

Sure! It came from this book called "Made of Felt Cute Mascot" ISBN: 4-8347-2378:


I love this part of the swap when everyone's packages start showing up. I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures!! :D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: IamSusie on June 21, 2007 01:12:30 PM
I thought about doing that very same little mouse for peachcake!  I'm telling you, that book is a really good one.  He's adorable novastarlet and I particularly like the little picnic you made for him!

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And I have to agree, you guys have the neatest stitches ever.
  I do blanket stitch, so that makes my stitches all look like they are at 90-degree angles.  I tried doing whip stitching, but those don't look as good for some reason  :-\.  Maybe my next goal will be to do stuffies that are able to stand up...


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: novastarlet on June 21, 2007 01:27:08 PM
Yeah, it's a great book. I highly recommend it! :)

IamSusie made these mice from those patterns for me back in February. Talk about excellent stitch work!



My whip stitch is pretty neat -- except when I'm attaching heads to bodies and what not. I really need to work on expanding what embroidery stitches I can do though. I would like my noses to be a little more rounded and raised, if you get my meaning.

Geesh! My little cat is running around the house like a mad woman and whining. I feel like a bad mom being on the internet and ignoring her.  :P And something just made a LOUD CRASH... yikes. Gotta go!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: kitkabbit on June 21, 2007 01:55:24 PM
wow, everything is sooooo cute!

sadly although my package for loves2experiment came out cute, the stitches weren't as tidy as I would have liked them to be... sigh.  i think part of the problem was that I made them without a pattern.. and just sewed until I thought they were done!!!!  so, please be kind, Pauline.. I think you'll like them but I **know** the stitching could have been better =(

~k


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: MariskaLovesCrafts on June 21, 2007 02:03:27 PM
Wow so many great stuffies have been made. They are all cute and look so well made.

Horatio the pug is such a cute dog. The teacup is so funny. I love mr. Bushytail and Gia the cutest bunny:)


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Post by: Eliea on June 21, 2007 04:01:52 PM
Thanks for letting me know! :)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 21, 2007 06:09:59 PM
wow, everything is sooooo cute!

sadly although my package for loves2experiment came out cute, the stitches weren't as tidy as I would have liked them to be... sigh.  i think part of the problem was that I made them without a pattern.. and just sewed until I thought they were done!!!!  so, please be kind, Pauline.. I think you'll like them but I **know** the stitching could have been better =(

~k

Kat, I'm sure you did fine :D  I was sad that there wasn't a box waiting on my front porch this evening when I got home :P  Tomorrow's another day though *keeps fingers crossed*  I hope you'll be pleased with you ********** as well ;)


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Post by: kitkabbit on June 21, 2007 06:38:48 PM
hope it gets there soon!
O' if only i could watch your face while you open it.

I took pics before sending, they came out well.. far better than the pics of other things that I sewed this week....  sigh.  my picture taking skillz aren't very skillful i fear.

bah.

~k


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: inle_rah on June 21, 2007 06:44:18 PM
dragonflyducky, you are full of awesome.  I received my stuffie today, but the light was not good for taking pictures.  I will get some actions shots tomorrow and post them, but feel free to post anything you have.  For now, I will just say that my stuffie is amazing and I love him.


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Post by: nightlight on June 21, 2007 07:49:04 PM
Oh all these stuffies are soo cute.  Most of all I like the tea cup though...I don't want to pick favorites but come on, that is cute!  I also think that the pink silly buck tooth squirrel is too much(in a great way!)!  Nova that little grey bunny is so sweet and cuddly looking and all the beautiful veggies, you always out do yourself! and the Pug too, very precious!!!Hmm very fun, the stuffies swaps are really the most fun gallery based on cuteness!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 22, 2007 05:14:41 AM
hope it gets there soon!
O' if only i could watch your face while you open it.

I took pics before sending, they came out well.. far better than the pics of other things that I sewed this week....  sigh.  my picture taking skillz aren't very skillful i fear.

bah.

~k

Okay...now, I'm having a panic attack and a serious bout of swap anxiety *bites nails* 


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Post by: IamSusie on June 22, 2007 06:59:49 AM
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Yeah, it's a great book. I highly recommend it!  :)
Here is my flickr tag for the book novastarlet used: http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamsusie/tags/isbn483472378x/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamsusie/tags/isbn483472378x/)

Speaking of Japanese books, I haven't made an order in a long time.  I'm wondering if there is anything new I should be aware of.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: inle_rah on June 22, 2007 11:14:21 AM
Okay, here is my stuffie from dragonflyducky.


Aren't they awesome?  I am sorry to say that I have forgotten their names, and I left my little story/bio at home.  I'll update later with that info.

Edited to add: their names are Muutos and Morot.  Perfect, really.

Everyone likes pics, right?  Here's another one:


And here they are in their new home:


I also got a box of Happy Bunny Poison Mints for Friends.

Thanks so much dragonflyducky.  You are an awesome partner!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: novastarlet on June 22, 2007 11:23:21 AM
Cute!! Scary!! :D

Yes, more pictures are always better, I think. I enjoy seeing action shots of the little guys in their new surroundings.

Organizer Note: If your item has been received by your partner, please check your profile page to see if your "In Progress" status has been updated. I normally take care of that within 24 hours -- so if yours hasn't been fixed please PM me. Thanks! :)


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Post by: loves2experiment on June 22, 2007 11:26:19 AM
OMG, the little stuffie made by dragonflyducky is awesome!!  The carrot is too darn cute!

P/S  inke_rah, you have a fantastic collection of stuffies :D


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Post by: inle_rah on June 22, 2007 11:35:03 AM
OMG, the little stuffie made by dragonflyducky is awesome!!  The carrot is too darn cute!

P/S  inke_rah, you have a fantastic collection of stuffies :D

I agree.  I love my new stuffies, and I think they will feel right at home here.  And I intend to keep growing my collection.  These swaps help me bring my inner six year old to work with me.  :)


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Post by: loves2experiment on June 22, 2007 11:37:24 AM
I agree.  I love my new stuffies, and I think they will feel right at home here.  And I intend to keep growing my collection.  These swaps help me bring my inner six year old to work with me.  :)

That's your office?!? *impressed*  Mine looks nothin' like that *mutter*


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: IamSusie on June 22, 2007 11:57:57 AM
That is a very fun stuffie collection!  I love the crazy eyes on vampire rabbit and his monster carrot.  How did you make those wings, dragonflyduckie?
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Organizer Note: If your item has been received by your partner, please check your profile page to see if your "In Progress" status has been updated. I normally take care of that within 24 hours -- so if yours hasn't been fixed please PM me. Thanks!

I second that!  Please PM me if there is some problem with status or feedback if you are in my group.  I try to keep on top of this, but sometimes....  :-[

We love pics in our swap! More pics makes a better gallery!


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Post by: laughingsquid on June 22, 2007 01:41:55 PM
i received from mariskalovescrafts today! i was super surprised because i went to our mail room and my name wasn't on the board for a package but i asked anyways. i'm really glad i did that because the postal clerk just forgot to write my name up there. hehe.

i LOVE everything! thank you SO MUCH, mariska! i actually squealed like a little girl when i opened the box. :D

meet "spacey" the alien kitty!


she is from the planet pluto. she came to see how our cats live on planet earth. but now she likes our planet so much, she doesn't want to leave! in the time she stayed with mariskalovescrafts, she noticed that spacey loves to watch the show alf, but i shouldn't show the movie alien to her, she doesn't like it at all. spacey loves honey and caramel a lot.

thank you SO much again mariska! i will give her a great home and i'll show her many other cats  ;D


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Post by: inle_rah on June 22, 2007 02:01:16 PM
Spacey is super cute.  Love the little flying saucer.  And hooray for Kinder Surprise.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 22, 2007 02:01:55 PM
Limegreen is one of my favourite colours, and Spacey is fantastic!!  Awesome stuffie, mariskalovescrafts!  Is this an original pattern?


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Post by: nightlight on June 22, 2007 02:21:40 PM
Hi,
  I finally got home so that I could get my great package from Quail.  She sent me lots of goodies!  Thank you Quail!  Here is the whole package of yay! Notice the great owl bag that she sewed too, I love that bag...the fabric is tooooo cute!

Meet Mr. Fun Guy(get it, hehe fungi)
Little Bird blue who is a cute little tiny felted one
Another Shroom which is also felted and I love by the way!  Also she bought me this cute little purple good luck cat that is especially for bringing luck and inspiration for artist!

 And lastly my little guy with Mr. Fun guy having a good time.  I really love everything. Thank you Quail for being a great swap partner with excellent communication skills and sweet well made crafts.  I wish that I hadn't been gone all week so that I could have opened my package sooner!


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Post by: dragonflyducky on June 22, 2007 02:54:40 PM
Oh I didn't check this gallery yesterday!  I love Mr. Willie C. Bushytail, Gia the rabbit and the adorable mice....my goodness such cuteness....the alien cat and mushroom too!

Iamsusie-To make the wings I just sewed two bat wing shapes right sides together for each wing leaving an opening at the top curve for turning and inserting wire .  Then I turned it right side out, stitched a 1/4 inch channel along the top curve for the wire, inserted wire (bend ends back so it's not sharp) and stitched all around the edges and from top to bottom of wings...Then I hand sewed them to the back.  I get thermostat  and other wires at Home Depot as the insulated wires last through repeated bendings.

That is a very fun stuffie collection!  I love the crazy eyes on vampire rabbit and his monster carrot.  How did you make those wings, dragonflyduckie?
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Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: bluechip on June 22, 2007 03:52:35 PM
All the stuffies are way cute!  Sorry I missed this one :-[ Oh well I'll catch the next one!

Nice job everyone!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: novastarlet on June 22, 2007 07:04:33 PM
Yay! I received from Sheva. I was stuck at SO's work party though and now it's too late to take/post pictures. I'll get them out early tomorrow. ;) Hint: She made the cutest thing in the whole wide world. :D

MariskaLovesCrafts: Such a cute alien kitty!! I love her little space ship. Funny that she likes Alf though because I think he was always talking about eating cats!  :P  ;D

Also! I noticed that you have been in every single swap I have ever organized! I take that as a BIG compliment. I hope you will keep joining us in the future. :D

Laughingsquid: I think that's the same color pallet I used for your little heavy metal drummer bunny several months ago. :) Let us know if you get anything interesting from the Kindereggs!

Quail: I love your little "Fun Guy". What a cute idea! The little maneki neko (lucky cat) is adorable too. And I love your fabric. Great package. :)


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Post by: IamSusie on June 22, 2007 07:33:16 PM
You guys are so good about sending on time that our gallery always really hops all at one time!

That package Quail made is terrific.  One day I will try needle felting.  It amazes me so much how you get those fantastic shapes out of a wad of wool.  Dragonflyduckie, your little cutie will have fun with that awesome mushroom. 

Mariska, that alien kitty looks like he's up to something  ;)  I love his little spaceship too. Recently, I was shopping at a new grocery store we have here.  They sell lots of imported, international foods and there were Kindereggs right at the checkout lane.  I thought they couldn't be sold in the USA. 


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: VitaminPink on June 22, 2007 08:07:03 PM
Everything looks so amazing! Too bad we can't get all the little guys together for one bitchin' Felt Mascot Class of 07' picture.
My partner is having camera trouble, so here's a pic of what I sent:

Levi the lamb and little Poe the raven. They are goth, if you can't tell. They enjoy walks on cloudy days and peanut butter sandwiches. Levi comes complete with real metal earings and accoutrements. Even though he is kind of a grump, I was sad to see him go :'(
Can't wait to get my stuffie!!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 23, 2007 01:17:05 AM
I just got home about an hour ago to find a wonderful package from kitkabbit!  Everything in the package is so kawaii *grin*  Pictures will be posted in the morning, I promise :)  Thanks so much, Kat!!! 


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Post by: ashestoashes on June 23, 2007 08:01:28 AM
This gallery just keeps getting better. I love Tama the turtle(with the pond, how cute!), Timothy Teacup, and Levi and Poe. Levi's expression is priceless.

Hope my stuffie makes it here soon...


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 23, 2007 08:31:15 AM
Grrr.  I keep trying to post a picture of the fabulous mascots that kitkabbit crafted for me, and Craftster was down :(  Yikes.  Better get on with it before it happens again!!



I love all things kawaii, and I requested some for my office.  Meet Hazel the Hedgehog, Primrose the Squirrel and Sophie the Snail. They are three forest friends that like to hang out (by their favourite mushrooms) and snack on nuts and berries. They are adorable, non?  

Thank you kindly, kitkabbit!  I love them, and I can't wait to bring them in to work on Monday morning :D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Shazrasha on June 23, 2007 08:48:08 AM
I received today! Amused the postman by opening the door just as he'd given up and almost gone next door.

Here's my housemate bemusedly opening the parcel, a little unsure why it's for her. The coffee and breakfast I made to bribe her to get up early so I didn't have to wait. ::)


A pic of K's new fairy friend Dualla with her bio and two manga magnets. K's decided that Dualla is a breakfast fairy.


And a picture of when Dualla decided to play hide and seek. I took the opportunity to snap a photo of her wings which meant she got me :P




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Post by: ashestoashes on June 23, 2007 09:17:46 AM
Shazrasha and I must have some magic going, we both received our stuffies today! The post lady honked right after I received her PM that she received my package.

Inside my box was a curious egg:


Wonder what's inside?


It's a wee phoenix!!!


His name is Rafe:


He is on his 378th regeneration. He likes exploring and meeting people, spicy food, chilli chocolate, and sunrises, and dislikes deep water, storms, and steamed cabbage.

Thank you Shazrasha! I love him :)


Edited to add: I found this little guy hiding in the top of the package, thanks Shazrasha for letting me know he was there:


He's a magnet :)


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Post by: zombiecazz on June 23, 2007 09:43:37 AM
He's so cute. Love the egg and the name plate. it's all so cool


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Post by: laughingsquid on June 23, 2007 10:40:03 AM
omg! that phoenix is so awesome! :D


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Post by: Yarnisfun on June 23, 2007 01:20:07 PM
That phoenix is great! He looks so cool. Is he your own pattern?


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Post by: novastarlet on June 23, 2007 01:21:53 PM
Wow! Everyone's stuff showed up at the same time. :D I love when that happens -- but its also a little sad because there isn't as much space to dote on every project as you should. ;) I would go into a play by play of awesomeness but I have to post pictures of my fantastic stuff. Nice work everyone!

Here's a shot of the fantastic Squirrel stuffie that Sheva sent. I love the colors she chose! I was so thrilled when I opened it and saw it was a squirrel. I actually squealed! :D She's holding a bunch of fruit. She also made the CUTEST little felt house.


Here is a close-up of her from the other side. I love pink & brown together. The contrast stitching is the perfect touch.


This is a shot of the backside of the little felt house which had a window with little shutters and embroidered flowers. So cute! She also added some kosher lollies and a smiley box. :) Plus a card with cute little kids.


AND she made this wrist cuff for me. It fits perfect and I love the fabric. It also has a little bead work.


Thank you soooooooooooo much, Sheva! You were a fantastic swap partner!! :D


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Post by: Shazrasha on June 23, 2007 01:34:46 PM
That phoenix is great! He looks so cool. Is he your own pattern?

Yep, made up specifically for this. I kept the pieces so I could remember how to do it again.  ;D


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Post by: SugarySweet on June 23, 2007 02:27:48 PM
novastarlet I love your new friend the  Squirrel. It's so cute. I want one too. I have squirrels all over my backyard and I love to watch them play. They're so cute to watch.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 23, 2007 02:29:35 PM
Shazrasha, your phoenix stuffie is superb...and you must have mad sewing and stuffie-making skills if you're able to make your own pattern! :o


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: pertelot on June 23, 2007 02:49:32 PM
both the squirrles are so cute! so is the fairy, and i love the little wings! and the phoenix... wow, adorable!!!  everything really makes me want to go make something fun!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: nevergirl on June 23, 2007 07:14:28 PM
Ta-dah! Manny has entered the building!

I received today (well he arrived Wednesday, but I just got my hands on him this morning!) from Fluffybaka, and YAY! What a mouse! He's been taking some time getting comfortable.. poking around in my huge yarn stash (Mice, you know.. they like to nest..)



But, Manny was not the only surprise in my package, there were also some very beautiful felt coasters! Fluffybaka, they're gorgeous, I love them!!  ;D



Now I know what you're thinking.. Manny, cute little mouse, could he get more adorable? Well, I am sad to say that not five minutes after exploring the house, the little turd helped himself to a martini (chocolate-hazelnut, no doubt) and started gambling!!!  :o



I was shocked to say the least. But oh well.. what can you do? We all must have our little vices I suppose. ::)

He's adorable Fluffybaka, and again, LOVE the coasters. Thanks so much for being a great swap partner!!


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Post by: novastarlet on June 23, 2007 07:28:40 PM
hah. What a terd indeed. :D

Nice work, fluffybaka. I love how his arms are posable and what not.

KitKabbit: Your stuff is so kawaii as always. ;) The hedgehog reminds me of some Japanese print fabric I have seen before. Cute!

Shazrasha: Rafe is awesome. That's a terrific take on a pheonix. And the egg is great too.

ashestoashes: Your little fairy is adorable. I love how tiny her wings are. :)

And VitaminPink: Your Levi Lamb is awesome. I love the embroidery work on his face. The details really give him a lot of personality.


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Post by: IamSusie on June 23, 2007 08:06:44 PM
Wow!  This gallery is really moving! I think lots of us were really feeling the woodland critters and squirrels this round. 

I love the contrasting stitching you used, Sheva.  Did you do that squirrel from a pattern? 

Nevergirl, I think you are going to have to keep and eye on Manny the mouse at your place  ;)

Kitkabbit, you always make darling little collections of things. I love that hedgie and the pink snail too.

Vitaminpink-  That goth bunny is so great!  He even has multiple piercings on his ears.  Too awesome...

Shazrasha and ashestoashes- It was nice to make something for a housemate, I hope she likes her happy fairy friend!  A wee phoenix in a personalized egg is so fun! 

Only a few more packages to go  :'( I hate to see it end....

When are we starting the next round, novastarlet?  I adore this swap so much!  I hope everyone is up for another go around!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Shazrasha on June 24, 2007 12:02:39 AM
Shazrasha, your phoenix stuffie is superb...and you must have mad sewing and stuffie-making skills if you're able to make your own pattern! :o

I worked out that it was faster inventing my own than trying to find a pattern for a bird on the internet in such a short space of time.
I'm quite surprised really by how well he turned out. I was really nervous while making him. He's only the third stuffie I've made with my own pattern.


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Post by: MariskaLovesCrafts on June 24, 2007 03:58:35 AM

So many cool stuffies! It's is hard to keep up with this gallery, they all look so great!
Rafe is pretty, how funny that she came out of an egg:) That squirrel is so incredible cute!
Mannu is so cute:)

LaughingSquid: great to hear you like Spacey!

novastarlet : You organize the best swaps;)

loves2experiment : Yes, I made my own pattern, inspired by a book about making stuffies.

I have a photo of the back (sorry, I'm so proud that my first 3d body worked out the way I wanted.)




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Post by: Sheva on June 24, 2007 07:38:56 AM
I m back and so many stuffies to adore. I think its so neat how everyone does such different things!
Novastarlet Im glad you liked the package. The funny thing was i had the stuffie done so quick but the description card took me forever i couldnt decide if i should take a pic of her or just draw her myself. I decided on drawing her but i used colored pencils and wasn't so happy with how the looked, anyways i'm glad you like!
Iamsusie i didnt use a pattern i just drew her out then went from there. When i was in hs i took a pattern making class and that has been the most useful class i ever took!


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Post by: inle_rah on June 25, 2007 09:33:56 AM
Shazrasha - that phoenix is awesome!  Great job on the details

and i love sheva's little squirrel, so cute.

This swap always has the best gallery.  I can't wait for the next round.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: christinacoghill on June 25, 2007 10:44:40 AM
Got my stuffie on Saturday, was finally able to post photos today. I got a wonderful squirrel named Millie and an acorn and set of berries


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Post by: IamSusie on June 25, 2007 11:01:06 AM
Another squirrel!  I love it! :D

Millie is so teeny tiny!  I can't imagine how you handled those tiny acorn pieces.


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Post by: inle_rah on June 25, 2007 11:04:16 AM
So cute!  Funny how we got so many squirrels this round, but they're all so different.  Nice job everyone!


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Post by: christinacoghill on June 25, 2007 11:28:06 AM
I love all the stuff in our gallery.  I was so excited to get my mermaid mailed out that I forgot to take photos of her. Oh well, maybe when Petite_Tricoteuse returns she will post photos.  I can't wait for Round 5.


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Post by: Angry Angel on June 25, 2007 11:58:23 AM
So many adorable things in here! I had to wist the phoenix, it's so original. When's round 5, I'd love to join in?


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Post by: fluffybaka on June 25, 2007 12:20:08 PM
My stuffie arrived in the mail today!  I am extremely impressed with all the details on Julio.  He's perfect!  I love my new cuddly hippie, and his silly reading material.

I will post pictures later this afternoon or this evening, once it stops storming, and I can get a decent photo.


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Post by: novastarlet on June 25, 2007 02:13:57 PM
So many Squirrels! I love it. :)

IamSusie and I are starting to work out Round 5 dates right now. We will let you know as soon as we have it hammered out. ;)

Can't wait to see the mermaid! She sounds really cool.


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Post by: dragonflyducky on June 25, 2007 02:56:59 PM
Meet Alaister!


A GRIFFIN!  Awesome idea inle_rah!  I just love him! 
He brought along some extra felt and donated some feathers  to be stitch markers:


He's settling in and making friends already.

I know he'll be happy here amongst the other beasties.  Thanks so much Rachel!!!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: inle_rah on June 25, 2007 03:49:56 PM
I am glad that Alaister arrived safely, and so quickly!  Looks like he will have a good home.  ;)


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Post by: IamSusie on June 25, 2007 04:22:35 PM
Wow! What a creative idea for a stuffie!  Terrific work Inle_rah!   I can;t believe you did that with a sore wrist  :)


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Post by: loves2experiment on June 25, 2007 05:17:07 PM
I love all the squirrels :)  Millie's so sweet! 

Alaister the griffin is too cool!  The feathered stitch markers is a nice touch :)



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Post by: christinacoghill on June 25, 2007 06:41:10 PM
Alaister the Griffin is super neat!!!! I think everyone's stuffies are great


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Post by: kitkabbit on June 25, 2007 07:11:50 PM
Yay!  I got my stuffies (TWO!!) from loves2experiment today!!  I got an awesome amigurumi octopus AND a mushroom!  They are TOO CUTE and I will post pics in the gallery tomorrow- too tired now..  I just came home from training for my new job at Restoration Hardware and am too sleepy to show you all!

Thank you, loves2experiment!  I totally SQUEE-ed when I saw em!!!!!

they are SO cool.  haha.  mine... all mine...

~k


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Post by: loves2experiment on June 25, 2007 07:32:15 PM
Yay!  I'm happy to hear that you're pleased with your stuffies :) 

It was fun trying a new craft (well, it's my 2nd and 3rd attempt at amigurumi). 

Yes, they're yours...all yours :D


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Post by: IamSusie on June 25, 2007 08:17:04 PM
Let me just say that you all are the best swap participants ever!  My whole group is already all received, although we have to give recipients a bit of time to get those photos up for all of us.   ;)

My group was incredible with communication and timeliness.  The stuffies you all make get better and better every round!   :-* :-*


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Post by: fluffybaka on June 26, 2007 01:32:35 AM
I was able to snag some photos of Julio, when he wasn't rummaging through my pantry for snacks.

My boyfriend has been arguing with me all day over what exactly he is.  He's come up with a pickle, avocado, moldy eggplant, and generic green blob.  Silly boys.



He came with a little name tag, so I knew who he was.  Meet Julio.




This is Julio on my couch.  He feels very much at home with the terrible color choices, and rip in the upholstery. (I really ought to watch where I leave my scissors... and I really ought to make a cover for my couch.  It's so ugly!)

I was able to convince Julio to switch over to a chair, where I could get better shots of him without and overwhelming array of colors.




I love the peace sign tattoo on his rump, and the dreads, complete with a bead and all!  (And see the humps on his back?  How many avocados do you know with those?)



I'm quite jealous of his bag.  I want one for myself.  It was even filled with wonderful hippie college student goodies.


We have 4 books:

Theology & Meaning: A critique of metatheological mustaches
1337: A Gamer Geek's Guide to College 2007 edition (back: "I'm in your dorm room, nerfing your thesis...")
Reeling in the Years: a thirty-something's guide to college
The Fuel & The Flame: 10 keys to ignite your college campus for the flying spaghetti monster (back: *image of the flying spaghetti monster* BELIEVE)

And that weird clear blob is a water bottle (I think).

I am in love with my new hippie friend, even if my boyfriend thinks he's some sort of strange food.  He's awesome!


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Post by: laughingsquid on June 26, 2007 06:22:28 AM
haha, oh the nerdy references! lol.


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Post by: loves2experiment on June 26, 2007 07:09:00 AM
Julio's great...and the little extras that came with him *still giggling about "Theology & Meaning: A critique of metatheological mustaches"* makes it extra special! 


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Post by: MariskaLovesCrafts on June 27, 2007 01:35:25 AM
Millie is such a cute squirrel!  Alaister is very nice, great idea.
Julio looks like a very cool guy!

Great stuffies!


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Post by: novastarlet on June 27, 2007 04:43:36 AM
inle_rah: you always make such complicated, wonderful things! Allistar is amazing -- and the name of a certain TV star I had a crush on in the 80's. heh. YCDTOT

Julio has so many detailed extras! I love the dreads too.  Any resolution on the pickle/avocado/eggplant debate? :)

Great work everyone. We have two stuffies left to go for this swap.

Susie and I are working on dates for Round 5 in July. We will keep you posted.




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Post by: IamSusie on June 27, 2007 09:49:37 AM
Julio looks like quite the moody intellectual.  "Reeling in the Years: a thirty-something's guide to college"  cracks me up.  I've taken college classes in my 30's just like Julio.

Excellent work inle_rah!


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Post by: Quail on June 28, 2007 05:01:37 AM
Wow!  I came back from vacation to see the most fantastic little stuffies posted!  Everone did such an amazing job it was so much fun to read through the posts and stories of everyone's new little friends.

Nighlight - I am glad you liked your stuffie.  It took me a while to decide how to create your mushroom and from what material (it is hard to find the good felt nearby and we know how hard it is to sew the inexpensive craft store sheets). 

I need to start practicing my three dimensional stuffie making for the next round!


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Post by: inle_rah on June 28, 2007 09:21:05 AM
Awww, thanks novastarlet and IAmSusie.  I really love these swaps.  And my wrist is on the mend, so I hope to be at full strength for Round 5.  :)


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Post by: mylikes on June 28, 2007 01:10:51 PM
(it is hard to find the good felt nearby and we know how hard it is to sew the inexpensive craft store sheets). 


I'm pretty new to felt mascot making and I have noticed the craft store sheets are hard to work with, so what is the good stuff?


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Post by: loves2experiment on June 28, 2007 01:17:29 PM
I'm pretty new to felt mascot making and I have noticed the craft store sheets are hard to work with, so what is the good stuff?

Either wool or wool blend felt works really well!  It doesn't fall apart quite as easily as the acrylic felts :)


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Post by: IamSusie on June 28, 2007 02:56:28 PM
I'm pretty new to felt mascot making and I have noticed the craft store sheets are hard to work with, so what is the good stuff?

Either wool or wool blend felt works really well!  It doesn't fall apart quite as easily as the acrylic felts :)

I happen to also prefer the wool/rayon blended felt.  I haven't noticed that the acrylic falls apart.  What I find is that it is harder to cut, and I can't use my hole punches and paper punches with the acrylic.  Wool blended felt seems sturdier, but it cuts more readily.  You can find it on the bolt at some fabric stores.  I found that JoAnns dramatically reduced their color selection to only the dark earthy tones.  I had great success ordering wool/rayon blended felt from this online retailer:
http://www.ericas.com/fabric/woolfeltyardage.htm (http://www.ericas.com/fabric/woolfeltyardage.htm)

The 20% wool stuff is under $7US/yard and you can order all the way down to 1/8 yard cuts.  This online price was the same as JoAnns for the same brand of felt.

Last round I did a washability test of the 2 types of felt.  Both are washable.  I found that acrylic does not shrink at all, but the wool blend felt did shrink noticeably in my regular wash and dry cycle.  Additionally, I noticed that the acrylic felt seems to have a good side and a bad side, much like polar fleece does.  Acrylic felt had no change in texture from the washing, while the wool had pulled together and had some texture change.  Handwashing would be recommended for the wool blend felt. 

All these washability issues are probably not a big deal for us, because we are unlikely to launder our little creations. 

My conclusion is that either felt is good, it's sort of a preference about what you like to work with. 



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Post by: Eliea on June 28, 2007 04:09:55 PM
And if your washer has a hand wash setting it doesn't really matter. I typically wash all my stuffies (bought or made) and crocheted/knitted things on gentle with cold water to prevent shrinkage. And if I can't hang it to dry I put the dryer on air fluff. ;)
Also if you use buttons or saftey eyes remember to wash stuffies in a pillowcase with a knot in the top or their little eyes will get scratched.
I felt so bad when My dogs bunny went through the wash and got all scratched up. Even though the poor thing perished with the teddy bear the next week. 


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Post by: mylikes on June 28, 2007 07:27:01 PM
Thanks guys for the really helpful information!  I can't wait to get started =)


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Post by: novastarlet on June 29, 2007 04:38:45 AM
While we are discussing supplies, has anyone ever found a place that sells a wide selection of the little eyes? I always see great options in my Japanese craft books but I never come across them in real life.  :-\ 

For instance, they had a photo of green, plastic eyes with a strip of black through the middle -- so it looked like cute cat eyes.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Shazrasha on June 29, 2007 05:02:28 AM
Well being in the UK I'm not sure how helpful my reply is but I've got a whole bag full I found in my local craftshop. Green slits seem popular here.



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Post by: novastarlet on June 29, 2007 07:28:01 AM
Michael's is our biggest chain of craft stores in the US and they don't carry a real selection. JoAnn's and Hancock Fabrics don't have much either -- unless I'm looking in the wrong place.  :-\  Maybe there is something online.... *off to google*


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Post by: dragonflyducky on June 29, 2007 07:49:46 AM
Another craftster told me about this place:
http://www.craftking.com/crafthtml/animal_eyes.htm

She ended up sending me a whole bunch of eyes in the ongoing wish swap once ;D


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Post by: loves2experiment on June 29, 2007 07:52:01 AM
dragonflyducky, that is an awesome resource!  Thanks for sharing it :)


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Post by: Eliea on June 29, 2007 07:54:23 AM
Another place where I ordered my last batch was Sunshine Crafts (http://www.sunshinecrafts.com/).
I got 100 eyes for 10.00 Which is way cheaper than at the craft store.
They have a pretty good selection of everything on that site so beware it will make you spend money! 


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 29, 2007 07:56:25 AM
*sigh*  Thanks Eliea (for the link and the warning)!!  *adding that to my list of resources as well*


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Post by: laughingsquid on June 29, 2007 07:59:34 AM
fedex sent me an email this morning letting me know mariskalovescrafts received today! i'm excited to see what she thinks of her new visitor <3


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Post by: Eliea on June 29, 2007 08:02:39 AM
*sigh*  Thanks Eliea (for the link and the warning)!!  *adding that to my list of resources as well*
lol. I went for eyes and bought 25.00 worth of stuff! lol.
Ohh yeah I can't wait to see more stuffies!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 29, 2007 08:12:22 AM
lol. I went for eyes and bought 25.00 worth of stuff! lol.
Ohh yeah I can't wait to see more stuffies!

*adding that to my list of things to do during the holiday weekend*  I'm hooked on making tiny stuffies right now :)


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Post by: dragonflyducky on June 29, 2007 08:32:13 AM

lol. I went for eyes and bought 25.00 worth of stuff! lol.
Ohh yeah I can't wait to see more stuffies!

ugh...I know how you feel.  I just went to reprodepot's site to get  some fabric to make my mom something and ended up spending $100. :o
but I got free shipping ::)


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Post by: loves2experiment on June 29, 2007 08:35:32 AM
ugh...I know how you feel.  I just went to reprodepot's site to get  some fabric to make my mom something and ended up spending $100. :o
but I got free shipping ::)

LOL.  I do that too.  I tend to rationalize that it's okay to spend x dollars, because I'm getting a good deal with free shipping :P


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Post by: Quail on June 29, 2007 09:55:02 AM
Some people go crazy and impulse buy at makeup counters and shoe departments.  I go crazy and buy unnecessary stuff at craft stores (or websites).  There are always those cool little things that I may want to have around just in case I ever need them - or I say I use them for inspiration  - lol.    So when the spirit moves me I am ready to make just about anything!

Repro Depot and Superbuzzy.  Don't visit these sites unless you want to stock up on cute fabric and notions!!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 29, 2007 10:24:51 AM
Repro Depot and Superbuzzy.  Don't visit these sites unless you want to stock up on cute fabric and notions!!

Too late for that :P


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: dragonflyducky on June 29, 2007 11:16:33 AM
Superbuzzy??????


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on June 29, 2007 11:18:56 AM
Superbuzzy??????

http://superbuzzy.com/ (http://superbuzzy.com/)  HTH!



Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: novastarlet on June 29, 2007 12:51:13 PM
So many great links! Thanks ladies. I really have been wanting to try out some of those eyes. I want to make a little black cat with green eyes -- just like my baby Coco. Aw.

ugh...I know how you feel.  I just went to reprodepot's site to get some fabric to make my mom something and ended up spending $100. :o
but I got free shipping ::)

Ha! That literally made me LOL. I always end up adding on extras to get free shipping. Sometimes its just the difference between actually paying the price for shipping versus selecting how to spend that money on the site myself. :P Brilliant.

LaughingSquid: Yay! It always seems to take so long for package to make its way to Europe. I can't wait to see what you made! :D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: inle_rah on June 29, 2007 03:59:44 PM
I am going to the craft store tonight after work, and will probably end up buying a bunch of stuff I don't need, because I would feel silly just getting the $3 item I am going there for.  Have to make it worth the trip, right?  Gas is expensive!  (okay, and I have a bit of a compulsion, the trunk of my car is actually 90% full of crafting things that I haven't brought into my house since I moved 3 months ago, 'cause I am just too lazy to carry it all up....plus I don't know where it's going to go).   :)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: IamSusie on June 29, 2007 04:10:28 PM
I am going to the craft store tonight after work, and will probably end up buying a bunch of stuff I don't need, because I would feel silly just getting the $3 item I am going there for.  Have to make it worth the trip, right?  Gas is expensive!  (okay, and I have a bit of a compulsion, the trunk of my car is actually 90% full of crafting things that I haven't brought into my house since I moved 3 months ago, 'cause I am just too lazy to carry it all up....plus I don't know where it's going to go).   :)
I consider my car trunk to be a rolling office closet   ::)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: wwrich on June 29, 2007 05:36:38 PM
While we are discussing supplies, has anyone ever found a place that sells a wide selection of the little eyes? I always see great options in my Japanese craft books but I never come across them in real life.  :-\ 

For instance, they had a photo of green, plastic eyes with a strip of black through the middle -- so it looked like cute cat eyes.

I have a bunch of eyes like that.  I DID get mine at Michaels.  About 10 years ago (gak).  They had them on clearance -- 90% off!!!!  I bought almost everything they had left.  I spent about $20.  (Do the math.)  I still have a shoe box full of plastic eyes and noses in all different sort of colors, styles and sizes. 

I think I saw a fairly good selection of eyes somewhere not too long ago.  I think it was Hobby Lobby.  They were in a strange location.   Of course, I don't remember where.  I just thought "how strange" and moved on, because I REALLY don't need any more eyes.


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Eliea on June 30, 2007 07:43:30 AM
While we are discussing supplies, has anyone ever found a place that sells a wide selection of the little eyes? I always see great options in my Japanese craft books but I never come across them in real life.  :-\ 

For instance, they had a photo of green, plastic eyes with a strip of black through the middle -- so it looked like cute cat eyes.

I have a bunch of eyes like that.  I DID get mine at Michaels.  About 10 years ago (gak).  They had them on clearance -- 90% off!!!!  I bought almost everything they had left.  I spent about $20.  (Do the math.)  I still have a shoe box full of plastic eyes and noses in all different sort of colors, styles and sizes. 

I think I saw a fairly good selection of eyes somewhere not too long ago.  I think it was Hobby Lobby.  They were in a strange location.   Of course, I don't remember where.  I just thought "how strange" and moved on, because I REALLY don't need any more eyes.
they're with the teddy bear making stuff.  But buying from sunshine crafts is a better deal. Of course if you aren't crazy like me and want to buy in bulk then go for it and get some!


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Post by: IamSusie on June 30, 2007 09:16:26 AM
About a year and a half ago, I was looking for doll eyes and couldn't find them anywhere.  More recently I saw them at Hobby Lobby in the doll making aisle.  I did not actually look through them to see if it was a good selection.  They were right there with the doll joints which I also could not find in any variety of sizes for round 1 of this swap.

It's a funny thing about supplies.  I did paper quilling about 5 years ago and you could only order the stuff over the internet, now it's always in the scrapbooking section.  Likewise, needlefelting materals are now carried at the big retailers and I could not find them just a couple of years ago.





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Post by: inle_rah on July 01, 2007 05:11:50 AM
It's a funny thing about supplies.  I did paper quilling about 5 years ago and you could only order the stuff over the internet, now it's always in the scrapbooking section.  Likewise, needlefelting materals are now carried at the big retailers and I could not find them just a couple of years ago.


Craft trends are pretty cyclical.  Things will be popular for a while, and then you will be able to find the supplies everywhere.  I remember only being able to buy Red Heart, Simply Soft, and TLC yarn at my local craft store, but when knitting became popular, suddenly you could buy pretty decent wool there, and even things like swifts and ball winders.

Next time doll/stuffed animal making is popular, we had best stock up on supplies.

:)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: MariskaLovesCrafts on July 01, 2007 05:44:05 AM
I've a received an amazing package from Laughingsquid!
She sent me "angelina" an adorable Koala!

I have to keep an eye on her, because she has been very naughty.
She is wanted for smuggling, fraud, extortion in her home country of Australie. She smuggled drugs to California and then made her way to england and then to Amsterdam. She is now hiding at my place, I'm trying to teach her some morals:).

Here she is:

With lots of accessories:



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Post by: novastarlet on July 01, 2007 06:01:04 AM
Aw! Angelina is adorable! I love her little dress. :D Awesome work Laughingsquid

And look at all those extras. Have you ever had Pop Rocks before, Mariska? ha. If not, those should be interesting for you. ;)


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Post by: loves2experiment on July 01, 2007 06:09:18 AM
Aw, Angelina is a cutie!  She looks so darn innocent!  Surely, she can't be a felon!!  Perhaps she's just a tad misguided? 


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Post by: peihan17 on July 01, 2007 06:21:32 AM
I dunno... she's got an awful lot of bling for an innocent koala ;)


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Post by: loves2experiment on July 01, 2007 06:35:03 AM
Perhaps Angelina's a bit of a klepto :P  But smuggling?  Fraud?  Extortion?  Surely not!!  :o


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Post by: novastarlet on July 01, 2007 07:36:34 AM
That sweet innocent look is how she got away with it for so long. ;)


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Post by: MariskaLovesCrafts on July 01, 2007 08:31:02 AM
Those pop Rocks are very funny. we have something similar here, but I don't think it makes that much noise:)


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Post by: nightlight on July 01, 2007 08:35:45 AM
Ooh that koala is d#@@ cute! I myself like naughty Koalas.


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Post by: laughingsquid on July 01, 2007 08:31:36 PM
 ;D yay! i'm so glad you liked angelina, mariska! she's very good at deception... that's why she looks so innocent. :D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: IamSusie on July 02, 2007 06:00:13 AM
Angelina's has quite a secret life!  Her innocent looks no doubt helped her in her life of crime.

Nice work Laughingsquid!  I love her little outfit and big fluffy ears!



Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on July 02, 2007 08:43:05 AM
kitkabbit hinted that she would like to receive an amigurumi criter, so here's what I sent her :) 




Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: IamSusie on July 02, 2007 08:52:31 AM
Loves2experiment- great job! Did you crochet each of the octopus legs separately and then stitch them on?  He looks like an outgoing loving guy the way he's snuggling his mushie. 


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: Eliea on July 02, 2007 08:58:45 AM
lovestoexperiment that is awesome! Great job! I love the little mushroom too super cute!


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Post by: pertelot on July 02, 2007 09:20:32 AM
awwww thats so cute!!


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Post by: novastarlet on July 02, 2007 09:46:44 AM
So sweet! And i love the little muchroom. :D


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Post by: dragonflyducky on July 02, 2007 09:48:13 AM
Oh I just love that little mushroom!
And Angelina the Koala...her ears are just so cute!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on July 02, 2007 10:04:21 AM
Loves2experiment- great job! Did you crochet each of the octopus legs separately and then stitch them on?  He looks like an outgoing loving guy the way he's snuggling his mushie. 

Yep, the legs were done separately and stitched on.  The pattern is basically the Octopode Pandemonium (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=114316.msg1092363#msg1092363) pattern with a few modifications :)  The little shroom is about 2 inches tall :D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: madpimp on July 05, 2007 11:48:00 AM
Ah!!! I love them all! I'm so so so eagerly awaiting the day that I can start signing up for swaps!


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Post by: madpimp on July 05, 2007 11:49:30 AM
Oh cr*p! I just realized, that's today! :-D


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: novastarlet on July 06, 2007 09:55:51 AM
Well, we still have one more stuffie on its way before this gallery is complete. Hopefully it will arrive sometime late next week.

Then we'll be on to Round 5. IamSusie and I have finally settled on dates and will be announcing soon. :)


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: loves2experiment on July 06, 2007 10:39:27 AM
Cool :)  Thanks for a fabulous round of this swap, novastarlet and IamSusie :D  I would definitely play again if the deadlines work for me :)


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Post by: Petite_Tricoteuse on July 10, 2007 01:31:52 PM
greetings from israel! wow, everything looks amazing!!  we havequirrel theme going! hehe  :D

i'm am having a great time, but i miss crafting/craftster...they keep us on a busy scedule!  more in a few weeks! bye!


Title: Re: Felt Mascot or Little Stuffie Swap - R4 -- Gallery!!
Post by: novastarlet on July 13, 2007 09:32:39 AM
We are finally ready to start Round 5! I would love to see some of you guys come back for this round -- it will probably be our last for a while. I start law school in August and will be too busy for Craftster.  :'(

Here's the sign-up page: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=182912.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=182912.0)

Also: We had another flake free round! :D Luckie_Strike's stuffie showed up earlier this week. I can't wait to see pictures. Post 'em if you got 'em ladies. ;)


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Post by: Quail on July 13, 2007 10:17:07 AM
Count me in again!  I'll PM my info later this afternoon.

thanks for doing another round!!!


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Post by: bigblank on July 13, 2007 09:18:38 PM
The stuff in this swap rocks!


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Post by: kitkabbit on July 13, 2007 11:40:36 PM
Yay!  I got my stuffies (TWO!!) from loves2experiment today!!  I got an awesome amigurumi octopus AND a mushroom!  They are TOO CUTE and I will post pics in the gallery tomorrow- too tired now..  I just came home from training for my new job at Restoration Hardware and am too sleepy to show you all!

Thank you, loves2experiment!  I totally SQUEE-ed when I saw em!!!!!

they are SO cool.  haha.  mine... all mine...

~k
ok, here is my fabulous amigurumi!:

they are basking in the evening sun!

and what I sent loves2experiment:


see what i mean, iamsusie, we were on the same wavelength...

~k


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Post by: CreativeGenes on July 16, 2007 09:12:37 PM
Really hope the next stuffie swap is not the last. I am a newbie and can't sign up to swap before the deadline. They are all soooo cute.


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Post by: annamhudson on July 17, 2007 09:27:56 PM
Meet Alaister!

A GRIFFIN!  Awesome idea inle_rah!  I just love him! 
He brought along some extra felt and donated some feathers  to be stitch markers:
He's settling in and making friends already.

I know he'll be happy here amongst the other beasties.  Thanks so much Rachel!!!

I totally love him he is so cute!!! My son's name is griffin. I am joining the next stuffie swap because of him!


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Post by: inle_rah on July 19, 2007 08:28:56 AM

I totally love him he is so cute!!! My son's name is griffin. I am joining the next stuffie swap because of him!

Thanks.  :)  You are gonna love this swap.  It is totally awesome.


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Post by: VitaminPink on July 19, 2007 07:30:29 PM
I got my package last week! It was sooooo worth the wait.
There was a wonderful elephant (Pachami), an adorable super cat (Kitty Catnip), and a nice journal that has a story about each of my new creatures. Here's a group shot:

And here's a close up of a the free-standing Pachami, who had earned a place of honor with my elephant collection!  ;D

Thank you so much, Luckie_Strike!


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Post by: Eliea on July 19, 2007 07:34:03 PM
That elephant is so cute! I love the colors for both stuffies. Did they join the circus or something? I'm guessing based on the Kitty's outfit. :)


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Post by: dragonflyducky on July 19, 2007 08:18:01 PM
Oh I just love that elephant...such nice detail! And his super friend is a riot....cool belt buckle!


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Post by: loves2experiment on July 19, 2007 10:20:31 PM
Gosh...that elephant is fantabulous!  Love the embellishments on it!


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Post by: novastarlet on July 20, 2007 05:50:11 AM
Wow!! Those guys look great. Both are really cute but I love the elephant. Fantastic little book too.

Great work Luckie_Strike! :D


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Post by: IamSusie on July 20, 2007 06:28:55 AM
Wow!  Those stuffies are terrific!  Are those handpainted details on the elephant?  Super cute and definitely worth the wait!


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Post by: MariskaLovesCrafts on July 20, 2007 06:44:14 AM
Great elephant, such nice detail!


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Post by: mamarose22 on July 20, 2007 07:50:41 AM
Wow!  That elephant is fantastic and I live the kitty too.  I'm a cat lover and being that I no longer have live ones, I have to have inamimate ones instead.  Lucky_Strike, did you have a pattern for these stuffies, or were they your own Creation? 


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Post by: inle_rah on July 20, 2007 08:54:35 AM
Those are both great, love the details on the elephant, with the blanket and headpiece, and the kitty's superhero outfit is hilarious.  Good job!


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Post by: kitkabbit on July 20, 2007 09:14:07 AM
wow, I also totally love that elelphant.  SO SO so SO cute!!!
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