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« on: January 05, 2005 05:43:38 PM »

My husband and I had no money for the holidays this year, so we decided to make everyone's presents for under $5.00 each.  We had so much fun coming up with and creating just the perfect thing for each person--way better than if we'd just bought people stuff.

My sister-in-law is a junior-high science teacher, so we decided to make her a cell diagram pillow.  (Remember those diagrams you used to have to draw and lable for biology class?)  We googled cell diagrams and then stylized our own pattern--I didn't remember there were that many parts! 

The pillow is made of felt--felt by the yard for the body of the cell and odd pieces of felt by the sheet for the cell parts.  I machine-appliqued the cell parts to one side of the body then stitched the front and back together the front and back, stuffed it and it was done.  It only took an afternoon from design to finish and the result was even better than we'd hoped. 

I think it turned out looking really Mod and abstract.  It was a little difficult to stop admiring it and wrap it up, but our sister-in-law loved it.  Hope you do, too!

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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2005 06:03:51 PM »

that's cool!  it makes me miss bio.  lol

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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2005 06:15:26 PM »

yea for bio!!! fav subject... thats super cool!! great job Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2005 08:37:22 PM »

That is SUPER!
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2005 08:38:09 PM »

thats really cool...lol...i miss bio too

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2005 11:07:15 PM »

aw man, thats awesome. my teachers would have loved it, but thank goodness i'm not in honors bio anymore! so... many... notes..... ><  :]

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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2005 05:16:55 PM »

i made something like this last year in bio. we had to make cell models, and I made a cell diagram pillow, like you. but mine was crocheted! i love it muchly.
i love your pillow! so mod, so gorgeous. Grin

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2005 05:26:05 PM »

What a great idea!  I'm a teacher myself, and I would be thrilled to get a gift like this.  Good job...very clever.
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2005 01:02:17 PM »

Thanks for the praise!

After making this, I really want to make some felt pillows for *me*!!  I'll post pics when I do.
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2005 08:46:08 PM »

Hehe, it's pretty cool! That's a much better way of doing it than buying meaningless gifts! Good on you for actually doing what alot of us want to!

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