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1  Re: Any tips for XL Dolphin in the making? in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions by Duenda on: November 22, 2011 02:06:18 AM
I'll try to answer you as better as I can (english is not my main language and there are things that I don't know how to explain =S)

1) I think the beak is good as it is, better if you round it, as you say, but I don't see how can you attach it better

2) I've bough sometimes some fiber filling that is compressed, like a sheet (a 2cm thick sheet, but a sheet XD) You could use this, cut the form with the pattern of the tail and put it inside the fabric tail. And sew the end of the body-begining of the tail so that the body filling don't go into the tail. (Same for the fins)
Oh, also, you need to make your fin pattern wider not larger. When you draw a pattern you should take into account that you will stuff it, so it will be a little less wide than you have drawn (I don't know if I'm explaining it right >_<)

3)What I would do is to sew the fins separately (with the filling I've said) and sew the to the body, this way you won't get many rips and the fins will be separated form the filling of the body (so they won't get wonky)  If you want to sew all together (body and fins) and flip all inside out at the same time, you have to make some cuts in the fabric before you flip it. Here is some crappy draw (sorry, I only have paint in this pc) where I point where to cut

Watch out you don't cut any stitch, but try to cut very close to it. If you cut it that way, it will get a better shape.

Ok, I hope I've made some sense and this help you with your plushie, tell me if you don't understand anything and I will try to explain it better Smiley
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2  Solun the dragon in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Duenda on: September 09, 2011 09:33:46 AM
This spring the brand DMC held a contest in Spain with the new product "Natura Just Cotton"
The only rule was to use that cotton, nothing else, so I chose some beautiful colours, took my crochet needle, pencil and paper, and started to design my entry: a little dragon.
And this is what made, its name is Solun, is 40 cm from head to tail and its wings are posable:

If you want to know it, I won the contest, yay! XD
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3  Black & red spider in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Duenda on: March 04, 2011 04:45:11 AM
This is the last thing I've made, a crocheted spider. Lately my boyfriend has been down, and I wanted to make something for him that he really would like. He loves spiders and I thought a little spider companion would be the best (although I really dislike them and was a little hard for me searching for images to make it as much realistic as possible ^_^U)

I'm pleased with the outcome, maybe crocheting spiders is some kind of therapy XD

Oh, and I'm a huge fan of Richard Matheson, so I had to make a scene similar to "The Shrinking Man" Cheesy

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4  My redheaded noblewoman (with dress pattern) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Duenda on: April 21, 2010 01:57:28 PM
First of all, many thanks to Ghille for the poppet pattern and sorry if I say something wrong (english is not my main language)

Since I first saw a poppet I wanted to make one, they are so cute! So I asked for the pattern and though of making a girl, and mixed Ghille's pattern with some other doll patterns I already had, and this is the result.

I've embroidered her back and her arms as if they were tattooed and I made for her a medieval-like kind of dress. I'm very proud of her and, although it was not intended, she reminds me of the noblewoman of the Darkover books (which I really love) So I hope you like her too =)

Edit: I've post some instructions and pattern of the dress in page 6 =)
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