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« on: January 31, 2012 09:48:12 PM »

I just finished creating 2 felt donkeys---one for a friend & one to keep.  First I made the patterns, to which I did a bit of minor redesign between the first & second figure.  Are the changes very evident in the photos? 

They're hand sewn from felt & stuffed with polyfil.  They can stand on their hooves but, since they'll be pack animals, I inserted a section of a kabob skewer into each leg for support.  Each stands about 4 & 1/2" tall & carries 2 panniers.  Until I can find a way to make fresh veggies, they'll be filled with "straw" & "cotton bales".  The panniers are small plastic cups about 1 & 1/2" in diameter, covered with woven print paper & glued to a strip of fabric that acts as a harness.   I sewed on beads for eyes & used a short piece of elastic cord for the tail.  The tuft on the tail is the same faux fur as that used for his mane.    His straw hat is trimmed with a bow & feather.

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012 10:15:24 PM »

They are cute cute cute

« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012 08:30:27 AM »

These are adorable! My sister loves donkeys, this would be something that she would love! Maybe you could attach them to a wire napkin holder and put toothpicks or a small salt and pepper shaker in each basket, I think that it would be a good table piece.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012 11:31:50 PM »

Ahh!  Love these.  I totally want to bust out a verse of "Dominick The Christmas Donkey."

« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2014 06:02:39 PM »

Aaaaah!  THESE are adorable!!  My daughter is trying to paint our neighbor a farmer nutcracker and wants to make a donkey to stand with the nutcracker.  I wonder if you at all share or sell your pattern?  I am newer to the forum and not sure how to try to contact you?!
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2014 07:43:54 PM »

really cute!  looks like you changed the nose in the redesign, both are fab!

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