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#65792 - 04/27/03 07:58 PM Stuffed Animal/Mascot?
doctorfrau Offline
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Registered: 04/11/03
Posts: 60
Loc: West Virginia (NOT western Vir...
I was speaking the other night to one of the survivors in the chatroom (Mikechurch?), and the discussion turned to "comfort objects". Several in the room said that they had now in adulthood, or had in the past, stuffed "buddies" that they would hang onto at night when the dreams got bad.

I wanted to give my friend a "buddy" like that. I shopped around, but didn't see anything that suited the purpose, so I thought I would try to sew one myself instead. Maybe it will also mean more to him if I make it myself. I found a "Simplicity" pattern today that looks like it might work. It is an "Animal Pillow" - kind of like a small body-pillow, except with head and legs, so that it would be big and squeezable.(My friend is about 6'3", so a tiny buddy isn't going to work.)

I'm going to play with the pattern to see if I can get the floppy ears on the dog version to look more like a wolf's, since there is talk of a wolf mascot for the site. I'll let you know if I have any success :rolleyes:

Sorry, if this seems to be all about "me", but I figure, if I can't help him directly right now, then I need to work on how "I" feel. Maybe working on this project will help me focus my energy, and give me something to "Do" instead of being frustrated, while I standby and wait for him.

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#65793 - 04/27/03 08:02 PM Re: Stuffed Animal/Mascot?
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Registered: 03/30/03
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Loc: Nowhere Land
That's an incredibly sweet idea!

He is lucky to have a friend like you. \:\)

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#65794 - 04/28/03 09:39 PM Re: Stuffed Animal/Mascot?
Marc Offline
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Registered: 04/25/03
Posts: 256
Loc: Tucson, AZ
I agree with puppy! That is one of the kindest gestures to make. I sleep with a stuffed piggy now myself and I gave one to my BF while he is away at school. I usually have my arm wrapped around that thing all night and I haven't held a stuffed animal since my turtle when I was about 6 or 7.

It is very comforting to me. Makes me feel like a little kid again too. Some of my friends think I'm a little flakey of course... but then they did before they saw it \:D

You've got a wonderful heart!


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#65795 - 04/29/03 03:32 PM Re: Stuffed Animal/Mascot?
Cement Offline
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Registered: 06/05/02
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Loc: Southern California
very cool...will you make one for me?

\:\) just kidding, my wife would kill me!

James

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#65796 - 04/29/03 06:05 PM Re: Stuffed Animal/Mascot?
Mike Church Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 3439
Loc: Toronto, Canada
James:
Get your wife to make you one too.

aaaaaaawwwwwwwhhhhhooooooo

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#65797 - 04/29/03 07:52 PM Re: Stuffed Animal/Mascot?
Lloydy Offline
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Post the pattern ;\)

Dave

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#65798 - 04/29/03 09:10 PM Re: Stuffed Animal/Mascot?
doctorfrau Offline
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Registered: 04/11/03
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I haven't started yet, but this is the pattern I am using. Simplicity 8932




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#65799 - 06/03/03 11:47 PM Re: Stuffed Animal/Mascot?
doctorfrau Offline
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Registered: 04/11/03
Posts: 60
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Here it is - I finished it this evening. God, I hope he likes it.

Now I have to figure out what I'm going to say in the letter, before I take it to the post office tomorrow. :rolleyes:

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[img]http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SgDjAgsXt...424682499433806[/img]

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#65800 - 06/04/03 08:51 AM Re: Stuffed Animal/Mascot?
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Registered: 09/21/02
Posts: 164
Loc: US
Kathy - It is great! I hope you keep the letter simple, something like "Here he is as promised. Wishing you the best always. Kathy" You did a great job! Freedom.

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#65801 - 06/04/03 11:18 AM Re: Stuffed Animal/Mascot?
Mike Church Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 3439
Loc: Toronto, Canada
DoctorFrau'

Boy am I glad to see it. It will be his buddy and demon killer. Good for you. Keep the letter simple and direct. Got my fingers crossed for you

Mike


AAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOPPPPPEEEEEEEEEE

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