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« on: February 21, 2017 05:21:20 AM »

I made this hoop for monkey_girl in the Box of Sunshine swap.



It's the smallest Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro! Smiley

At first I was going to do my usual style of flat applique.

But when I got this far, you could really see the yellow through the white (not so much in the picture, but much more in person), and I wanted him to be a brighter white, so I decided to stuff him, so there would be white polyfil between him and the yellow velvet.



I really like the 3D effect, and will probably be using this technique again!
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017 07:40:55 AM »

Adorable! Love the 3D effect, too. It really makes him pop.

I would have had poly fill sticking out all over. He looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017 01:45:57 PM »

So cute, you really make the best hoops!
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2017 11:52:31 PM »

Thanks so much! They've definitely become one of my favorite crafts. Smiley  And yeah, it was a bit of a challenge to keep all the polyfil inside the applique, since it kept sticking to the velvet and trying to stay outside!
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017 01:30:54 PM »

Going with the 3D effect was definitely the right choice as the little critter really pops out, literally and figuratively!
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017 09:57:03 AM »

So cute!
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2017 10:58:53 AM »

I'm so glad you made a post for this, I am super enamoured of that awesome shiny golden yellow, it's amazing! I am not familiar with the creature but he (she? it?) is super cute and I agree that the poofy version is so much better than flat. Looks really great.
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