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1  Katamari key chain /w tutorial in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Kärleksbarnet on: July 14, 2007 12:02:28 PM
As you all know, everybody loves Katamari Damacy. So, since I broke my Bobomb keychain, I figured a katamari would be the bestest object to attach my only key to.

Hence:



I used regular modelling clay. Cernit. I guess you could pretty much use which ever colors you like the best to match up your own favorite katamari but I used white, blue, yellow, orange (was going to use red but couldn't find my red lump of clay..) and green. And one of those metal hook thingamajiggies (english is not my mother tongue..).


[1] So, what I did was I rolled tiny little balls in each color. Each matching color set of balls tinier than the other set. I made sure to wipe my hands off every time I handled a different color, so that I was not going to stain or mix the different colors together..




[2] I flattened the little balls on top of each other to make one of the katamari's little "knobs". Then I gently tried to push the metal hook thingamajiggy down into the "knob", trying to keep the "knobish" shape. This proved time consuming, but I did OK.


[3] Then, makeing the rest of the knobs was easy.. Big, smaller, smaller, smallest..






I actually wasn't sure how many or how big "knobs" I wanted on my katamari, but I wanted it to fit in my pocket and figured that 6 little knobs should do it.  And so I rolled a much bigger ball to which I would attach the "knobs"..


[4] And attached the first.




..and the rest. This was the worst part of it all. Trying to keep the main ball's ball shape intact and also keeping the "knobs'" lines straight. In the end I'm pretty happy with the result, as the jiggly lines gives my katamari a nice handmade feeling..


[5] And then, into the oven. low heat for thirty minutes.

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2  GameBoy DS Lite case in Needlework: Completed Projects by Kärleksbarnet on: July 04, 2007 04:51:32 PM
Some weeks ago I happened across RoseRed's NES controller DS lite case and was inspired to make my own. And now, all these weeks later, I'm happy to file my work in the "finally!" section.

Just to rip RoseRed right off would be no fun, and what better motif for a DS case than the GameBoy? So I stole RoseRed's idea, but played it out with my own pattern. I just copied every steps in the tutorial (except the hole for the charger chord), the big difference being that I wasn't able to find that same type of plastic canvas in Swedish stores. Neither online or in the streets. And so the only one I could find was of a much "finer" type, with more and tinier holes - which had me use mouliné yarn (or whatever you'd call it in english) instead of that standard one. I imagine this makes my finished case not as soft and fluffy as RoseRed's original, but all in all I'm pretty happy with the end result. (Since I'm a new user here - I registered just for this - I'm not able to post images, just links to them.. ;_;)


The GameBoy had to be scaled down, just a tad bit, to fit the DS's measures.
It worked out fine, the biggest difference being that the DS is a bit "longer".




The inside I covered with felt, to make it soft and to hide all the ugly loose ends..


With equal amount of planning and luck, my DS fits like a glove!


Velcro, sweet velcro! I was set to use both glue and needle&thread, but it seems like
the glue (Karlssons klister - swedish allround glue) was enough to hold it down.


Can't forget the card slot and *pling* power button..

I'm thinking of doing another one, now that I've learned from my mistakes - most importantly; make the top wider than the bottom... - but I imagine I wont have the needed spirit in a while..

Once again: Big thanks to RoseRed for the inspiration!
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