11.17.2009

[gobble, gobble, strut, strut...]

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Meet Abe (as Little A has dubbed him). Perhaps he's not that proud - he is a little awkward around the feathers after all. But we're happy about it as it saved him from the chopping block and has allowed him to come and live with us. I do believe Abe will be the only stuffed turkey at our Thanksgiving table who will not be eaten. Phew.
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OK, so this is my first time creating a softie in three dimensional form (as in not just two pieces of fabric sewn back to back). I wasn't at all sure of what I was doing but I stole a few tricks from the hat I made for A's sailor costume and then just tried to "wing" it from there.
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Speaking of wings, I had a hard time getting Abe's feathers to stand up straight so I ended up sewing them closer to his body. As I mentioned earlier, it's a bit awkward, but we're fine with it. I was also able to use some of that hand-drawn fabric I created a while back which is very fun to see in action.

One stuffed turkey down, one to go. Well on my way to making way for Christmas.

10 comments:

  1. you've done an awesome job here!!
    it's really cute!

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  2. Abe is adorable! Love the fabric choices.

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  3. This is so CUTE! You should make these to sell in a shop. It's so hard to find Thanksgiving decorations these days. It seems like the stores just went straight from Halloween to Christmas, skipping Thanksgiving!

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  4. Abe is so very cute! Great job!

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  5. love the use of your hand drawn fabric! super cute, watch out Amy Butler!

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  6. Abe is very cute! The hand drawn fabric looks fabulous. Well done!

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  7. You are one talented chiquitita with handsome lil boys. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. This is really beautiful!!! i love it*_*

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