Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dodo Continued

Continuing the Dodo. This is the view from the underside, the leg tops pinned on ready to sew and stuff.
This is the wings, ready to turn out right sides. They will then be top stitched to create chanells to represent feathers.
This is the neck.
The neck and head pinned on.
The Dodo was top heavy but the problem will be solved by adding weights to the tail end. (shown here in just being held by a pen at the moment). All i have to do is undo the seam in the back and place the weights in between the layers of stuffing then sew the seam back up and it will be balanced enough to stand on it's own as shown. So far i have not had to buy anything for the Dodo yet, using just what i happen to have at home. The wing is pinned but not stuffed or top stitched yet, and i still have to make the tail feathers. That will be the next thing to do tomorrow, as well as sew the pinned head to the neck, and the neck to the body. I will do that after i have added the weights as they may need adjusting in the placement to keep it balanced.


  1. I am amazed! This bird is awesome.

  2. This is awesome. Really awesome. I couldn't even begin to comprehend how to make something like that!

  3. I've been following how you do this-I can make patterns also but simple things like aprons, pillows, stuffed animals, but what you do is far and away above that. You actually take the anatomy of an animal and turn it into fabric! Thanks for showing how to do that.

    By the way, I have given you a "Sunshine Award" which was given to me by Gloria at "Crochet Galore".

    Take care, Linda