0089 - Last of the Mo'hunds by PiecedByPeace

Summary

Category:
Sewing for Kids
Pattern:
Dachshund
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-02-21T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-02-22T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

13" x 9" (not including tail)

The penance you have to pay for having a SIL who breed the little blighters. These will be that LAST ones I make of this design, not that I don't like them but for someone who hates to make even two of anything (which may come from being a twin, I must ask Freud his opinion on that) I am beyond my limit.    Colour choices not mine, my SIL believes in them being in realistic colours rather than what us mad quilters would go for.  The 'red' one in the middle is not really that red, lesson to be learnt from taking photos in the snow.

Pictures

Loves

sew_what
Hop2
craftytammie
Whatthebobbin

Comments

Mymble

Oh dear- I need one!

PiecedByPeace

Mymble Arhhh!!!

Kathie

Oh no! Another project I need to make . . . these are perfect for my parents smile !

Jschlender

Awww...so cute! Love them playing in the snow!

Mymble

Quiltdiva LOL Question- where do the noses come from- can you buy noses like that?

Charwirfs

Jumping Up and Down Martha cute!

Whatthebobbin

Adorable!

craftytammie

aww! so sweet!

PiecedByPeace

Mymble The pattern does come with a very clever designed nose in fabric (pattern I think says to use a vinyl fabric), It does look very effective, all be it a bit fiddly to make. But when my husband bought me the last lot of eyes he bought some noses at the same time. They have sat in a box for ages and as I had 3 I thought I may as well use them this time. They are actually really cute. He bought them from the shop link below which is in Germany but should give you an idea what to look for. The 16mm safety nose was a perfect fit for the pattern.

http://www.stofftiergarten.de/Bastelzubehoer/Nasen :5_27.html

Mymble

Thanks- they do look great- I looked at the pattern after I asked you and saw the way the nose is made- and yes, it did look like it would take some careful maneuvering. I am guessing these glue on?

PiecedByPeace

Mymble What glues on? The plastic noses are fixed with a safety attachment. You push the shaft that is attached to the nose through the fabric and then push on a metal disc on it from the inside of the toy. The metal disc is designed to not come off easily and believe me I know as I repositioned one and it was an absolute pig to get the disc back off and not recommended so make sure you position it right first time. They do meet high safety standards but I would always say that you can not be too careful with very young children so I would not use if for under 3's.

That link I put does not seem to be working for me so try this one and then click on 'Bastelzubehör' and then 'nasen' the picture shows the metal.attachment

http://www.stofftiergarten.de/

Mymble

Ah-okay I get it- well that would make the noses very secure. One last ( I think...) question and then you may be able to put these lovelies to bed so to speak- did you alter the pattern since you weren't using the nose pattern provided, since I assume there would be a gap left without it?

PiecedByPeace

Mymble I did the nose the same as the pattern and then put the plastic nose over the top as I was in two minds whether I was going to use the plastic noses. It did mean that the plastic nose has a nice flat surface that makes it sit right. It probably would be OK to use a simple circle of fabric instead of making the sewn one.

Mymble

Thanks- at this point, since I may not find the noses right away, I will try the pattern piece to start and see how it goes- Thanks again- they really are the most darling things- and I love the fabric you used- just right for dachshunds!

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