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shelina
« on: December 30, 2009 11:30:30 AM »

I always see lovesandasandwiches really awesome furry monsters on here so I thought I would attempt making some for my nephews for Christmas.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=322608.0
Unfortunately it is hard to find the cool monster fur colors that she has Sad so I had to settle for buying white fur and dieing it with Rit fabric die. The colors were not as vibrant as I had hoped. Does anyone have any suggestions for dieing fur and fabric and getting more brighter colors?
Here are my 6 monster babies...

Hold on I think one may have tried to escape...
Here he is! All 6 furry Monster Balls!

Ignore my daughter eating a PB & J sandwich in the back ground Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009 02:36:58 PM »

They remind me of the big, white, fuzzy monster from the Frosty (?) movie that they show on TV every year.  My husband thinks that monster is cool.  He would love your ornaments! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009 03:48:34 PM »

Vampire Tribbles!! Eeeeee!!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009 07:31:52 AM »

Maybe try kool aid drink mix, I did some raw wool with it and it turned out really well. the colors are really bright and I would imagine you could mix to get other colors. I am not sure how well faux furs dye natural fibers take dye better,these guys are really cute though.
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2009 09:08:44 AM »

Maybe try kool aid drink mix, I did some raw wool with it and it turned out really well. the colors are really bright and I would imagine you could mix to get other colors. I am not sure how well faux furs dye natural fibers take dye better,these guys are really cute though.

I have tried kool aide a few times but when I throw it into the wash the colors always fade out. Is there a secret to keeping them bright?
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2009 09:22:26 PM »

Ooohhh, Shelina, I LOVE these! I want one, I want one, I want one!! lol! I love loveandasandwich's creations and you did a wonderful job!
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2010 11:56:26 AM »

They are damn cool.
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2010 04:56:40 PM »

haha!  im flattered Wink  some good sites for sweet fur if you wanna make more later would be mendels.com or distinctivefabric.com  they also let you buy swatches for $1 so you can pretty much make one little monster out of one swatch.
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2010 05:31:12 PM »

Aw, those are adorable.  Maybe you could try re-purposing thrifted stuffed animals to get different textures and colors?  I know lots of people do that when they can't find fur fabric.  It's also usually cheaper, so long as you're not buying the stuffed animals brand new.

And I think it's funny your daughter was eating a sandwich in a picture of a craft you got from someone whose username is loveandasandwich Wink
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2010 06:21:10 AM »

As far as I know only natural fibre will hold a Koolaide dye.  Any synthetic fibre won't absorb the dye.  I really like those monster balls though!
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