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« on: June 14, 2011 06:52:05 PM »

I thought I'd make a little something for a friend's new baby.  I made it from a pattern in a calendar called "Get crafty".  I eliminated the seam allowances (as it was designed to be machine-sewn) and stitched it together by hand in felt with a whip stitch. 

I think it came out okay but as a beginner I know there's room for improvement (for example my stitching was a bit loose in some areas which let the stuffing show through). 

Does anyone have any ideas for how I could've made it cuter?  I was thinking there may have been a way to make the eyes more cute.  I'm of the school of "no such thing as too cute".  Heh heh.

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011 07:34:43 PM »

Too cute! I love it! Cheesy
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011 10:59:50 PM »

He's cute as is! I like his eyes a lot the way they are.
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011 06:33:01 AM »

Completely adorable! I love the eyes, and the way you stitched him. Now i will have to search and find that calendar! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011 06:45:39 AM »

very cute ^^ You could perhaps give him a bow or sew a little heart on his behind ^^

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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011 07:26:05 PM »

Ooh the bow idea is cute, I could put it next to an ear or maybe over the tail!  And I like the idea of a little heart too Smiley

Jackielantern- The publisher of the calendar is The Ink Group, and the ISBN is 978-1-921554-85-8.  Hope that helps.  I also made this stuffed dog from it:

And next I'm going to make a cute stuffed owl.  The rest of the projects are a bit ho-hum though in my opinion.. (either that or involves knitting which I can't do)
Oh and one last word- mine had a misprint stating seam allowances weren't included for the patterns.  They ARE.  This caused me grief, I tell you!  Well just a heads up! Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011 03:39:58 PM »

I think he's pretty cute!!!  Wink I like his eyes. You did very good on the stitching & will get even better the more you make. How about him holding something in his nose, a flag or remember Dumbo he had a cricket friend that hung on him. Another Idea maybe make the underneath a different color, & maybe a hat!! You did so well. Can't wait to see the next one. Your dog is very good!! Thanks for showing. Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011 06:10:50 PM »

way cute.
I like the heart idea - maybe on his bum, like care bears have? Or you could give him something to hold in his trunk (a flower? a pencil?)

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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2011 08:48:01 PM »

Holding something?  How cute!  Does anyone have any info on how to make his trunk curl around something?  I've never inserted wire in something before (assuming that's what you do)

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