vampire

3 May

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The second Easter present for this year: a vampire. In case it’s not noticeable, I didn’t really go with a theme this time around. I just bought a pattern and then tried to figure out how I could adapt it into 3 different toys for the three kids. Three toys out of a $9 pattern is certainly bargain shopping in my book.

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This guy was a more straightforward adaptation of the pattern. I basically took the pattern and divided up the front and back pieces to delineate hair, face, and clothes. He also got a sweet cape.

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A cape which I completely forgot to sew between the head and clothes parts on his back and had to sew on after the fact.

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This is a good example why my attempting to wing it when doing things is dangerous. Once I get started, I tend to skip steps unless I write them down first. Not a total disaster, but I could have saved myself some time and frustration had I just done it properly in the first place.

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The vampire got these really interesting red buttons with metallic bits in them for eyes. He’s also got some excellent bucktoothed fangs made from two layers of felt sewn together.

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