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Topic: Recycled sweater bookworm keeps eating our pop up books  (Read 12494 times)
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« on: April 29, 2008 09:00:05 PM »

Made this guy with the "help"of my three year old. This is the last week of story time at the library for the year, and I wanted to make the librarian something to say thank you. My son suggested a quilt, but he thinks those babies appear like magic.
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His face

oh no, he's getting away . . he's flexible, and comes out of the book

Basically, he was super easy to make. The wool is a thrifted sweater that I shrunk in the washer. I stitched the head and body together, then  my son stuffed a ball of polyfil in to make the head. Then I took a piece of craft wire, wrapped a scrap of fabric around it so it doesn't poke out, and my son put the "skelleton"in -- we stuffed it into the polyfil head, which makes him bendable. I put a small ball of polyfil in the end, cut him off and hand stitched him closed, and embroidered the face. The book was a pop up book my 15 month old destroyed (thrifted, fortunately, so only worth $1), which I hacked up so it looks like ts been chewed.

Now I'm wondering who else I can make one of these for . . .
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008 09:06:24 PM »

This makes me think of Slimey from Sesame Street.  He brings a Smiley to my face.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008 09:07:04 PM »

that's so creative! now i'll expect one of these to come out of whatever book i grab  Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008 09:19:02 PM »

That reminds me of the great book called "the hungry caterpillar". Smiley I love that book.

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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2008 09:26:56 PM »

ooh, if I do another one, I should so do it in the Hungry Caterpillar . . . my toddler just ripped the back page off our copy.
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2008 07:33:14 AM »

That is soooo cute!! I love it! You should definitely make more of these!!  Cheesy

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