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Topic: A drawer full of colorful fur. And loads of green paper.  (Read 1634 times)
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« on: April 20, 2009 12:12:57 AM »

I have a drawer full of fur.  It's been suggested I try to make stuffed monsters out of them.  They're mostly fur scraps from someone using them to make costumes, so I have all sorts of colors.  I suppose I could try to make at least a critter or two out of them.  And I could use even more of the fur to stuff them with.

What else could I use it for?

I also have like 500 sheets of green paper and half as many sheets of purple left over from making wedding invites.
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009 06:33:04 PM »

sounds like you could make really fun greeting cards. sort of like those childrens feel and learn books. maybe a series of monsters or mythical creatures.

you could make super fun key chains or christmas ornaments if you're into that. fun little extras to send with packages.

« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009 08:46:00 PM »

Key chains are a really great idea, thanks.  That helps open the door for some other ideas too.

I'm still thinking about the green paper.  It looks like the purple paper that I have is twice as much as the green paper.  The stack is HUGE.  Uh-oh...
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2009 05:11:13 AM »

If you cannot find a use for the paper, I know your local grade school would love to have it. Also, probably the fur as well! Not an idea for you to use, but at least it won't go to waste. Smiley
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2009 06:33:29 PM »

how about a colored, furry wall mosaic? or mural of some sort, like paint by numbers.
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2009 10:07:06 PM »

I know my dogs love chewing up fur. How about making dog toys (cat toys too). If you don't have a pet you can give them as gifts to friends, or the local animal shelter. Get some strong nylon or cotton cord, about 1/8 to 1/2" thick, cut or punch holes, and make a fur string. you could fold the pieces over a couple times, just knot the ends real well, or even tie into a circle.They love the real fur smell. As for the paper, you might want to cover the floor as they, well, might lose themselves with joy!LOL!!!

« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2009 06:52:51 AM »

Not sure how good the stuff looks, but could you sew a colorful patchwork scarf/wrap for the winter with the fur?  It would be warm & cozy on your neck Smiley (NOT that I advocate fur!  But since you already have it...)
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2009 08:54:47 PM »

Make slippers? They would be interesting.

If you're into Harry Potter, or have a friend who is, make a Monster Book Of Monsters, or some puffskins.

make origami or papercranes.

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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2009 12:21:06 AM »

seriously now... I worked for a fur salon in San francisco,so I remembered these real cool sweaters she had. First, they used a mesh of 1''squares, and cut the fur with a razor blade into long thin strips, 1/4"wide. You only cut the back, just to the depth necessary, so you don't lose too much fur. Then they weave the fur through the mesh, tacking the lengths together to create a longer length. Finally, the fur is fluffed up both front and back, so the sweater is reversable, it does not need a lining. The mesh is crocheted cotton string, and is the most simple kind of pattern....crochet a string, the length of the edge you're making. add 3 stitches, turn. make the first triple crochet a few stitches in, chain 3 stitches, skip 3 stitches, triple crochet into the 4th stitch, and repeat. You are forming even little squares. This works up fast. Continue into the background shape of whatever you are making. Then weave in your fur strips. These sweaters sell for: Rabbit, around $250.00 , Beaver around $2000.00. All you fur activists,,, please forgive me. it was just a sewing job.

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