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« on: July 07, 2004 11:19:21 AM »

After I found this section on craftster, I just HAD to post a picture of this kangaroo animal/doll that I have. Just last year I 'inherited' it from my grandma's aunt who died. I didn't even know this lady existed..  Sad and boy was I sad to found out what I'd missed. I went with my grandma to her aunt martha's to help her organize a bit of her stuff left after the estate sale.. and craftsters... SHE WAS AS CRAFTY AS THEY COME!  Sad
I always pictured myself as the blacksheep of the family. NO ONE I know loves crafting like me and SHE did. I was so distraught and I didn't even know her. Her house had been cluttered with dolls and everything else that she had made, but my gram said most sold in the estate sale INCLUDING yarn, tools, and a sewing machine! I could've died! Anyways... here is the kangaroo she made.. it's a funky blue, black and white print fabric with embroidered details for its face, ears, leg, AND baby roo in a pocket. It also has a stretchy band (think leg warmer) around its neck which adds to the "cuteness" of it. Although I never met her.. I'm glad to know that the'craft' gene trickled down somewhere and that I get to keep something she made.  Smiley

p.s. sorry if the image is bad.. probably doesn't do it justice.

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2004 11:28:47 AM »

I'm glad you got to know your roots a little... that is SO cute.

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2004 11:37:44 AM »

It's always nice to find a connection to someone that we never had the opportunity to know. I'm sure she is tickled pink that you found her, wherever she is!

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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2004 07:55:48 AM »

aww how cute is that Smiley


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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2004 12:54:32 PM »

Oh my goodness, my mom had the patterns for these when I was a kid. There were several other animals besides the kangaroo but that's the one I had. (Mine was gray and pink) My mom babysat quadruplets (yes, 4) when I was a kid and she made us each one. I think there was a cat, dog, maybe an elephant, I don't know for sure. I don't have mine anymore. Sad I love this one! The turtleneck on him is cute.

« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2004 09:46:55 PM »

I'm a lurker here, have been for a few months, but just had to say that a few months ago I told my mom I was getting into sewing and the first thing she gives me is this exact pattern. I have the original pattern. How bizzare. I had no idea  these patterns were so popular back then.
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2004 09:53:26 AM »

when my mum was teaching me to sew, she used that pattern.  i made the dog, out of blue gingam.  i wonder if i still have it??

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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2004 12:53:47 PM »

Oh my god!!! I gasped when I saw that incredibly precious kangaroo -- it brought tears to my eyes. Honestly!!

I used to make these for my nieces. Oh the sweet joy and simplicity of a homemade stuffed animal. Why in the world would anyone buy something in a store when you can make something as precious as that kangaroo?

Thanks so much for sharing your kangaroo. Hold on to that treasure forever!



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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2004 09:53:41 PM »

on the other end of the spectrum i have a crochet pattern book from the 60s-70s called needlecrafter and it's got a HIDEOUS kangaroo crocheted including a pouch and baby...the pic has the thing almost the size of a small child!
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