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Monday, April 9, 2012

The Momo-ness of it all... The sheer Momosity...

Recently we have become streaming Netflix subscribers.  Mims has previously watched Phineas and Ferb with her grandparents, but now that we've got 3 seasons of it at home, it's become our daily go-to show when we don't know what to watch.  I am not ashamed to admit that Mims and I are a little obsessed.  Even Jake is now singing along with the show.  Mims occasionally asks us to call her Isabella, and we all adore Candace, the older sister who loves Ducky Momo and cannot seem to bust her brothers, no matter how hard she tries.
Mims also adores Ducky Momo. Thus, I knew that my next project was going to be a big hit around here.
This was a fun challenge for me. Originally, I had thought that I would just buy (gasp! shock! the horror!) Mims a doll from the Disney Store, but much to my surprise, Ducky Momo dolls are no longer available, and were a little out of my price range even when they had been available.  So my next stop was a good ol' Google search for a fan art pattern.  I was willing to sew, knit, or crochet it, but the best I could find was an Etsy seller that makes snuggly-looking softies for sale (again, a little out of my price range) and a beautiful papercraft Ducky Momo, that my 5 year old would destroy in two minutes flat.  If someone else out there has created a Ducky Momo pattern, I wasn't able to find it.  

 But here's my problem.  I love Disney.  I live 3 miles from Disneyland.  I have worked for Disney.  Many of my family members have worked for Disney.  We are a Disney-loving family.  And I don't want to get sued by people that I respect, and I don't want to steal designs from people that I respect. Truly, Ducky Momo is my friend...
So here's what I came up with: A Ducky Momo FAN ART doll for my Mims.  It is not exactly like Ducky Momo. The legs are different (cough, which one could leave off, if one wanted a more 'authentic' look, cough).  The pie shaped eyes are rounder than the cartoon's eyes.  There's no visible seam down the center of the doll.  The shoulder area of the wings are rounded.  So, now that I've told you everything I did 'wrong,' do you still want to make it?
Yeah, you do!  Because it looks very similar, and Ducky Momo is awesome!  By the way, did you notice the cute toothless gap in Mims's smile? You are so observant!! You get a reward!!  Here's my pattern:
The pattern is a work in progress.  I wrote it out as I was working on the doll, and I've cleaned it up, but I've never written a pattern for a multi-step doll before and I am certain that I will need to clarify something.  So, when you discover a mistake, or need some help figuring out what I was talking about, please send me an email!  I will get back to you, and your helpful feedback will make the pattern better for everyone else.  Which is a super good thing, since it's the only one out there... LOL!!!!
xoxo

9 comments:

  1. Adorable and I like the Ducky Momo too!

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    1. Thank you so much! If you make one, please send me a picture. I'd love to see it!

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  2. Omg my daughter just asked me two days ago to make her a ducky mono. Now I don't have to make one up. Thanks!!

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    1. Yippee! Glad you found me, Lauren! Mims sleeps with her Ducky Momo every night. It's very snuggley.
      xo Jaime

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  3. That is the cutest crotchet one that I have seen. I make a fleece version. I am better at sewing than crotcheting...hehehe

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    1. Hi April! Thank you so much! Yeah, when they sell out and you can't find them in stores, us crafty moms have to come up with something! LOL!!!
      xo Jaime

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  4. My son told me he wants a Ducky Momo for his birthday next month, and I wasn't a bit surprised to find the only ones available were expensive handmade ones. I was just considering creating my own pattern, but found this one while looking for a good image to work from! Thanks so much! :)

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    1. Hi Woodpecker! It's a good starting place for your pattern at least! I'm so glad you were able to find it! I am still amazed that there isn't a less-expensive-option available for the Ducky Momo toys... I don't know what the non-crafty moms do...
      xo Jaime

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  5. Thank you for this pattern! My Rascal picked out a slightly brighter colour, and since this is my first foray into crocheting in the round, my final result is not as perfect as yours. However, The Rascal is very pleased with his new friend. I will try to send a pic.

    Thanks again!
    ~ Jody

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