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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Opossum stuffie on: January 03, 2017 08:40:33 AM

My favorite pattern for an opossum. Bought this fabric at Walmart with the intention of making an opossum from it. Will be abandoned in NW OKC, OK for Art Abandonment.
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Looking for a life like laying down stuffed fox sewing pattern on: October 05, 2015 06:12:53 PM
Anybody have any ideas?  I'm not looking for a jointed pattern.  Or a sitting like a dog fox pattern. 
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / A strange Australian marsupial, also known as a platypus on: September 20, 2015 08:49:23 AM
So, I've made a stuffed platypus from this pattern before.  But, this is the 1st time it has turned out so well.  The body is made from a scrap of fleece that came in a bag of fleece that a friend gave me.  The bill and feet are made from a cotton fat quarter.  Thinking about making these and donating them to cancer patients, people in the hospital, children in the hospital, and children in homeless shelters.  They come together pretty quickly, and don't take a lot of fabric. 
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Patches, a Bear on: September 12, 2015 05:57:52 PM
It's been awhile since I made a stuffed animal.  I made this bear to test out a pattern.  I made Patches from various fabrics I had on hand. I can't believe, even after all these years of making stuffed animals, I still managed to mess up on this bear a couple of times.  I had to make the head and ears twice.  Sigh.  It didn't help that every time I sat down to work on the bear, somebody (like my husband) just had to badger me about something. Even after I did the yard work, and had earned some sit down, leave me alone, don't badger me about anything, sewing time.  This bear is excellent for babies, toddlers, and small children.  All parts are caught in the seams w/my sewing machine.  He is so cute w/his chubby face and belly, and long arms just wonderful for little hands to carry with.  I used plastic safety eyes that cannot be pulled or chewed off, and sewed on a felt nose. 
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / I have a ? about feedback on: January 16, 2015 03:34:22 PM
If you mail a package, w/a DC#, and it gets lost in the mail, do you receive a negative if you do not make another package and send?  Just curious.  ? hit me outta the blue all of a sudden today. 
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / There She Is, It's Miss America! Nah, Not Really It's Nessie! on: November 04, 2014 06:13:50 PM
So, I'm in the Cryptid Swap, and was inspired to make a Nessie.  I was so happy that my partner Smeddley loves Nessie as much as I do.  All that love poured over into the making of this Nessie.  She is made from 2 baby blankets.  I'm doing my annual Christmas giveaway Sat. and hopefully she will find a new home.  Here is the link, if anybody else would like to make one: http://pickledokra.blogspot.com/2013/12/loch-ness-monster-free-pattern.html
I got the link courtesy  Smeddley's pinterest.  She comes together quickly and easily. 
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Honey Bear on: October 17, 2014 09:39:45 AM
I forgot how much I loved making these teddy bears!  I randomly remembered this bear the other day.  So, I dug out the pattern last night, cut it out, and stitched it together today.  Only took me a couple of hours.  I think I'll make more to give away at Christmas to like a homeless shelter or something like that.  This one is made from fleece, that has flowers on it.  It has black plastic safety eyes.  I don't think I'll stitch a nose.  I think it looks rather cute w/o one.  You can get the free pattern here: http://www.funkyfriendsfactory.com/
But, you'll have to sign up for her free newsletter.  I don't mind receiving it, because I get notifications of contests, giveaways, and when she has designed a new pattern.  You can sew them together on a machine, or hand stitch them.  They come together pretty quickly.  I think they would be a fun girl scouts project, or some such thing like that.  Enjoy!

8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Open up and say BOO!!! on: October 15, 2014 09:24:15 AM
I made this wooden boo box for whatthepuck in the, "Mini 13 Days of Halloween" swap.  I found the box, and the ghost and cat figures at Goodwill.  I think I found the little wooden blocks they are sitting on at a garage sale.  I painted the box, then I used a resistance type goop, and painted it again.  That's how I got the orange and black look.  I decopauged the little wooden blocks w/paper that has little mushrooms on it.  I painted the little ghost and cat figures.  Then I glued them on top of the little wooden blocks, then glued the little wooden blocks to the box.  I don't usually enjoy working w/smalls, but, I had a lot of fun making this box!
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Zombie Babies in their "playpen" on: October 15, 2014 09:16:36 AM
I made this for whatthepuck in the, "Mini 13 Days of Halloween" swap.  I got the baby figurines out of the free box at a garage sale.  I also got their "playpen" out of the free box.  The babies were an ugly all white color.  I instantly saw this project in my mind.  So, I painted the babies to look like zombies, as whatthepuck said she liked zombies, and I painted the fence pen to look old and weathered.  I found the ghost figure a few days later at Goodwill.  Both whatthepuck and I were shocked it managed to survive shipping!  I'm not big on zombies, but, I do have to say these are the cutest little zombies I've ever seen!   Grin
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Paper Mache and Wooden Blocks Halloween Sculptures on: October 15, 2014 09:07:31 AM
I made these Halloween sculptures for whatthepuck in the, "Mini 13 Days of Halloween" swap.  Their bases are wooden toy blocks that I paper mached.  The base of the heads is a styrofoam ball that I also paper mached.  I made a base for the ghoul's body, and paper mached over it too.  Then I painted them.  The ghoul's arms are chenille stems.  I really love doing paper mache.  It's messy and that makes it fun!   Grin
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