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Mike Bourgeois
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Hey folks... anyone with a crafty bone in their body.. please lend me a few creative sparks for ideas.

I'm going to make a sugar bug for Karolyn for Christmas. A sugar bug is a lovely creature I'm told that lives in yer teeth and eats the collective sweet stuff that gums on yer teeth when you eat sweets. Not a pretty picture I think. I however want to make a cute version for my little girl. So I need some ideas over what I think it should appear to be. I'm thinking big white blobby kinda thing with long green hair and green button eyes. it has a plaid vest on and speaks with a New Jersy accent. It doesn't have any teeth but has big soft furry gums. Ok, it's not the carebears but it's not something that would make steven king wake up in a cold sweat.

So if you hae ideas then please drop them off with me. I'd appreciate it.

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I thought you were going to tell us how to make bugs out of sugar... to put on a cake, or something.

But I suspect this is the culprit:

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You could use a sock monkey as a jumping off point for making a cute sugar bug.

Here's a great step by step tutorial on Making a sock monkey. http://www.web-goddess.org/writing/tutorial/Image0.html

Then you could adapt the head and face how you'd like, check out the pictures in this book, especially the customer pictures for inspiration:
http://www.amazon.com/Stupid-Sock-Creatures-Lovable-Cast-off...

This book uses both socks and gloves to make creatures, check out the customer photos: http://www.amazon.com/Sock-Glove-Creating-Charming-Cast-Off/...

I think these are fairly simple but I do have some experience making stuffies: Here are a few that I've made:



Also, this blog has a great tutorial on making monster stuffies with felt. She uses her kids' drawings as inspiration: http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2008/08/its-alive-ki...

AND, if you want super easy- here is a tutorial on how to make a stuffie with your iron-on transfer computer paper. I made my daughter a Jar Jar binks with this one. http://www.urbanthreads.com/pages?id=185


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Jatoha wrote:
I made my daughter a Jar Jar binks


Oh Jess.

Say it ain't so.

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jeffwiles wrote:
Jatoha wrote:
I made my daughter a Jar Jar binks


Oh Jess.

Say it ain't so.

soblue


Yes, my daughter LOVES Jar Jar --and she sleeps with him every night.

I will add this to my list of things about being a parent that make you cringe a little bit inside.
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You can always make a beaded spider.



instructions:
http://jewelrymaking.allinfoabout.com/features/spider.html
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