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« on: March 29, 2017 04:00:36 AM »

These cute little turtles were made as gifts. I based the inside shell colours on the colours of the Ninja Turtles, however as I only made three Raphael missed out here which is a bit of a shame as he is my favourite Ninja Turtle. These turtles have removable shells and black safety eyes that give these guys a lot of character, so strange to see them without their shells...
The pattern for these turtles comes from a book called Flip Dolls and Other Toys that Zip, Stack, Hide, Grab, and Go by Laura Wilson.
The pattern was simple enough but it can be a little fiddly sewing around the head pieces, but as I hand sew everything it wasn't to bad. I found this book at the library but if your interested you can find more information about this book and Laura's other patters on her blog We Wilsons.




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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017 08:21:41 AM »

Very cute. They look so funny when they're naked. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017 09:42:23 AM »

These are so cute, I bet they would look really cool with some funky fabric for the shells
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017 08:57:10 AM »

Excellent job! Those removable shells are really neat and not something I've seen on a plush terrapin before.  I agree with dfabbric that those shells would probably really pop if you used some pattered fabric instead of solid colors (and the fact that they're removable makes that a very feasible option to explore in the future if you wish).
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017 02:55:06 PM »

Love your peekaboo turtles, they have the cutest face! Thanks for the info about the pattern and book.
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2017 07:47:04 PM »

Thanks so much for all the comments and suggestions, I'm tempted now to make another with a patterned shell... I'll post if I have time to do this  Grin
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