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  • Something I don't usually do - Wedding mascots

    Well, you see, my friend and colleague Dan was getting married...
    He's a computer programmer (like me), and he writes code that he boasts "runs fast and smooth... like a greased weasel in a cashmere codpiece!". His bride, Vanessa, has a white streak in her hair (again, like me!), and so she's been nicknamed "Badger" for years.

    So, when they got wed, what else could I possibly make for them?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tannison/tags/mascot/

    I bought the toys, but all the clothes are hand-made, and completely removable, all fastened with snaps or ties. The dress fabric was cut form a baby's christening dress (eBay) and the suit made from a child's school skirt and shirt (charity shop). But I couldn't locate the fabric in time to make a cashmere codpiece, so he has a jersey jockstrap instead!
    Cheers,
    Scorch

    Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
    Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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    Found a way of embedding the pics...






    Cheers,
    Scorch

    Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
    Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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    • #3
      Very cute!!!!
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      • #4
        Oh I love them!!! Suexx
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        • #5
          Brilliant idea - I love them and I'm sure they will too.
          by Nicki
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          • #6
            Thanks, all! I did give them to Dan & Vanessa a couple of weeks back, and they did like them, so it was a success.

            But if you're thinking of doing this, beware - it takes AGES. Even though re-using existng clothes means you can cut them so you don't have to hem anything. And pick a groom who's got some decent-sized legs, 'cos otherwise making trousers is a bit of a trial!
            Cheers,
            Scorch

            Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
            Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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            • #7
              What a lot of patience. Well worth the effort though. They will be proud to place them on top of their cake. They are superb.
              Carol
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              • #8
                Thank you, Critchley!

                Mind you, they wouldn't fit on a cake - they're about 8"-10" tall...
                Cheers,
                Scorch

                Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
                Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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                • #9
                  I love them tooo


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                  • #10
                    I love them
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                    • #11
                      Excellent work, Scorch, what a great gift!

                      Si.
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                      • #12
                        Wow

                        Wow, so cool and cute, whaqt a fntastic present. I am so into the whole black and white scene at the mo.
                        Hope to catch up with you again soon.
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                        • #13
                          Thanks, everyone! Mum taught me to hand-sew (and machine-sew), many years ago, but it's not something I do a lot of these days...
                          Cheers,
                          Scorch

                          Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
                          Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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                          • #14
                            lol - they're brilliant
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                            • #15
                              A wonderful gift and soooo cute....love them
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