Originally uploaded by willquiltforgames
There is quite a debate (by crafters) on what stuffing is best. There is a variety of stuffing out there. I have used all kinds. I myself prefer Poly-fil brand and use it all the time. I like it. Some complain that its too "slippery" for them. Well to me that's the best kind of stuffing. it slips into what ever your stuffing easy! I like the way it feels. It expands. I like to take a small amount, separate any chunky parts and then squish it back up, stick small amounts into the item I am stuffing and use a pencil or a dowel rod. (no I don't use a hemostat) some like that tool. I never found a use for it. I like the pencil or dowel rod for my stuffing. I just keep putting the stuffing in till its nice and full and I move the stuffing around to make facial features stand out more. I find other stuffing too hard to manage, lumpy, feels icky to hold. (you know I am a texture gal) Sure poly-fil costs a little bit more. Its worth it. I love it. The other stuff does not lay nice once its been stuffed in. It will bulk up and make some parts feel lumpy. Or like a rock. Poly-fil fills every space and expands so when you go to hug my dolly you get plushy love with no lumps! I love that. So there you have it. Now you know my take and what stuffing I use.
Oh and ps. Can I tell you how annoying it was not to be able to Twitter update and photo update? There is always something going on with that. I really am going to bother people to figure out what I am doing wrong. If I am doing it wrong. Stitch Rock I best be tweeting and more importantly updating with a photo. Twitpic.com is connected with Twitter. I am on both. Yet they don't see that. I am sure it's something simple and with my mind racing during a craft show I really have no brain power for technology. So forgive me once again. I will get it right. I am now determined more than ever.