Tilda sheep Curly

tilda doll shiip fridge magnetTilda sheep Curly

In a year of sheep the main element of a decour is, whithout any doubt is a sheep, the zodiac sign. And I had a little tilda sheep made for my friends. They love to collect all kind of fridge magnets and this was a great present for them
For this tutorial I've used the following materials and tools, so get them all ready to make a sheep fridge magnet

  • - unbleached calico
  • - acrylic pants
  • - gel ink pen
  • - instant coffee
  • - cocoa pouder
  • - cinnamon
  • - vanilla sugar
  • - PVA glue
  • - bruches and an old tooth brush
  • - magnet
  • - cardboard
  • - sewing machine and matching thread
  • - stuffing for toys
  • - hot glue gun

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The size of a magnet is not too big, it will be about 9 cm long
Make a template on a cardboard  
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fold the calico in two and place a template over it. Trace the pattern with a pen
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Sew in the details, leaving an opening about an inch wide for stuffing. Cut out the detail, leaving about 5 mm allowances
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Using triangle sawtooth scissors to work over the edge. Just be carefull and do not damage the seam
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turn the toy on the right side
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stuff the toy with a sintepon, use a pencil or scissors to fill in ears and legs
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do not stuff the toy too hard, spread the filling evenly so that the surface of a toy will have a smooth surface, after we bake the toy
Sew in the opening and attach a thread to the head. We will need this thread to fix a sheep in the oven
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One interesting thing about this toy is that we are going to dye it with coffee and then bake it in an oven to fix the color. Make the coffye dye - mix half a tablespoon of instant coffee, half a teaspoon of cocoa and 70 ml of boiling water. Stir and add half a tea spoon of cinnamon, and vanilla sugar, half a tanle spoon of PVA glue. The mix will make just enough to paint about 15 toys.  mix it thouroughly and tstart painting out toy. Using a toothbrush apply the dye, avoinding soaking the filling.
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tie in the future sheep figure to the oven's net, and dry it for about 10-15 minutes on a low heat. Make sure that the toy has dried completely
The dry toy has very hard surface and it s very easy to hand paint over it
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Using a pencil, draw a muzzle and ears
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using a white acrylic pain, draw curls over the sheep's body, leaving the muzzle, ears and legs intact. With a gel pen draw eyes
you can also add bows on ears to add more character to a toy, eyelashes, and curls over the white curls
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Glue on a magnet on the back side, using a hot glue and the fridge magnet Curly sheep is ready
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Tags: zodiac, tilda, chinese zodiac sign, sheep

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