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Photos #6

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Blog #08

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I have set up shop on etsy.com. The Pond_Ripple Shop will soon be filled with many of the wonderful fabric projects that I post on this blog as well as other artistic odds and ends I make. Already there are my lion wallet and raggedy plush from earlier this year. So head on over and check out my wares!

Blog #07

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My adventure in up-cycling  has finally ended with this raggedy lion plush!

I started with an old pair of black cargo pants. It took a good solid stretch of time with my new seam ripper and scissors to break them down into swatches of usable fabric. An old forgotten pillow that had long since gone flat, quickly lost its stuffing in my scissor happy mood. I chose to discard the oxidized fabric for aesthetic reasons.

I didn't have a pattern to go by, so I drew up my own crude pattern pieces on regular notebook paper and cut them out, pinned them to the fabric, and again whipped out my trusty scissors. Using the basic black for most of the pieces, the mane and tip of the tail were cut out from the unused portion of lion botanical fabric from an earlier project to give some color.

The rest of the project happened almost on its own. I just sewed everything together. That's not to say that it happened easily, I have still got a few kinks to work out on my vintage Singer. Either my …

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Blog #06

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Design-wise, I have been experimenting with colors. Spoonflower has an amazing tool that lets you change out colors with the greatest of ease. Result: