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« on: April 04, 2008 09:37:32 AM »

...the bunny and the sea monster?  Shocked

A while back I got this book ( http://dollmamasden.com/book-softtoys.jpg ) at a thrift store for a dollar, then set it down in my house and lost it  Embarrassed .  I came across it while cleaning the other day, and because cleaning is boring, I decided to make something! 

First up was the bunny on the cover picture.  It was pretty easy and simple, and the patterns are drawn on graphs, so you can size them however you want.  I chose to leave it small, so bunny is only about 5 inches long.

The next one I made was the sea monster.   He was pretty small, and the head+ears got pretty difficult to get out of the neck opening when turning right side out, and it put some strain on my sad hand sewn seams.  Still, I think he turned out pretty cute!  It's tough to tell from the pictures, but his belly is a soft pale green!   


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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2008 09:47:20 AM »

They are so cute!  I love the sea monster. But that bunny looks so sweet!

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2008 10:17:43 AM »

aw, cute!  And you're right - cleaning IS boring.  Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2008 11:43:37 AM »

I'd rather craft than clean any day! I'd rather not talk about how cleaning can be not boring...I've got 4 kids and four of them are boys. Use your imagination. Anyway, I digress. I'm supposed to be telling you how great your new stuffies are. I'd love to see the sea monster on a larger scale using some really cool irredescent fabrics. I've never heard of that story before. hmmm.

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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2008 12:11:08 PM »

Awe!! these are so cute!! What a great find!

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2008 01:24:38 PM »

Very cute; the sea monster reminds me of Tove Jansson's work (ha-ha), i.e. something you find in the Moomin books... I like their colour combinations a lot.


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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2008 04:29:49 PM »

What a sweet bunny!  I'd rather have a bunny and a sea monster over a clean house any day

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2008 06:26:37 PM »

Thanks, everyone!  I love the old craft books you can find at thrift stores, they are so much fun. 

Craftewoman, 3 of my 4 are boys, also.  Worst cleaning story ever--when my oldest was tiny, still in diapers, and I discovered why you don't put them down for a nap without something over the diaper!!   Tongue  And trust me, you don't want more details than that...

I thought the same thing about the sea monster--I have a great light purple fabric I'd like to try, not irridiscent but it looks sort of scaly.  As soon as I get my sewing machine back!

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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2008 07:22:14 PM »

I totally have that book somewhere!!! There is a big book fair every June here and I always go straight to the craft section to pick up stuff cheap. I bought a big stack last year, and I'll be honest-I don't even think I've gone through them since. Now that I know what kind of cute stuff is in there, I'm going to have to find that book.

I think that sea monster is totally adorable! And the bunny's ears are too cute.


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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2008 09:12:45 PM »

So cute! I love bunnies, and sea monsters are ALWAYS cool!
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