i really wasn't sure where to post this. it's not like she will be played with, but she *started* as a toy, so here she is... i work at a theatre, and every year around st. patrick's day the props and costume shops host a "barbie-que" where we eat food and display our mad creations using barbie and her friends/family... there have been some crazy, crazy things... this was my entry this year. i actually am working on a series of "un-barbie-like" goddesses.... and yes, i had a bit of a mess with the hot glue in one of the corners...sigh..... well, here she is: as always, i welcome any comments criticisms etc.
*EDIT*-i wanted to post a link to a pic of my inspiration for this piece: mother kali, or kali the destroyer is a hindu goddess of death and destruction (which, of course is necessary for rebirth) in art she is depicted either as blue or jet black (like my piece) here is a link to my main reference image: http://www.saisathyasai.com/india_hinduism_gods_goddesses/kali.shtml
okay folks, this is the first thing i crocheted that wasn't a hat, and my first open work!!!..... it is a modified version of lion brand's half moon shawl (i did 1 less row of the solid rows, and one more row of the open work for each repeat.. as well as single crocheting around the inside to finish) i used a J hook and caron simply soft in violet and black.. all in all a little under 3 skeins, i believe.... i got down to the last few rows and had to rip out the whole thing because i realized i'd done it all wrong!!!! mind you, it took me much less than a week to get almost done with the thing the first time. since this was probably only my fourth crocheted finished object, i wasn't really AWARE of what crocheting for many, many, many hours, for days on end could actually DO to a body..... long story short, and tons of panic later, i finally finished it!! put away my hooks for a couple weeks, got myself some nice wrist braces, learned some fabulous stretches, much better posture, and to TAKE BREAKS, and i'm now a happy hooker
here it is from the back:
the front (please ignore my lame facial expression ):
...i made this poncho for my niece for christmas... she's 9 going on 16, and a REAL girlie girl.... .... not wanting to be the weird aunt that makes the ugly stuff, i was hoping to find something funky to make for her... and i think i did okay. she liked it, and it's her favorite colors.... it was a little big, but she'll grow into it.. it's from the lionbrand site, and was done in lionbrand homespun and fun fur!
now, this is my husband modeling... ignore the bad 'shopped crown... he insisted that if i was going to put him on the internet looking like a pretty little princess, that he should have a crown!!
here's what i came up with for my 7 year old nephew for christmas this year.... he like pirates and rock stars and was so obsessed with his uncle's (my husband) mohawk, i thought i'd give him one of his own ... yes, it's too small for me, but you get the idea....
a detail of the skull and crossbones i appliqued on the side:
...and of course, the dorky action shot:
he wore it all christmas eve and christmas day!
the 'hawk is wool yarn attached to a thin crocheted strip of acrylic yarn... the rest of the hat, including the applique is polar fleece.. the hat is seamed with the mohawk part sandwiched between... to get the mohawk to stand up i threw the hat in the washer and dryer before i did the applique.... i only did one side, the other is just black...
hi wonderful craftster people! i'm not too sure where this belongs.... it is technically a quilt, but i've done other stuff with it as well... (embroidery and some gluing)...so mods, please move it if i posted it in the wrong place!!!!
this is something i worked on off and on for several years, and finally finished a few months ago.... i actually could still work on it, but i think i've said "enough is enough!" it has gone through many incarnations, and is mostly machine applique, and it is quilted by machine... then the embroidery was added post quilting as well as the scant bits of felt glued on 'cause i was too lazy and impatient to sew the final bits soon i'll take a wider photo so you can see the binding and the way it is hung... my poor camera has gone missing today!! what do you guys think??
well, here's a moose i finished not too long ago... he's all hand sewn and a pattern of my own creation. i have a couple friends who are obsessed with "meece" (as one of them likes to call them this is the prototype so i could work out the pattern... i am currently working on the first "real" one for the first of my moose-centric friends... he'll be mostly machine sewn (except for the bits that can't be) ...and he's paisley
i hope the pics worked this time..... i'm not too sure i did it right
so, this is my first ever sock monkey.... i made this a few months ago for a sock monkey/ altered barbie party at my work (did i mention that i LOVE where i work ) he's aiai from super monkey ball with his very own wiimote... hope you like him
detail of wiimote:
he actually took most of 2 pairs of socks to make... eyes are felt, as well as wiimote and shirt
...okay, so only his bill is pleather, but it's still fun to say this is all my own pattern and created from random fabric bits i had lying around unfortunately the main fabric i used is REALLY hard to photograph, so i appologize in advance used: brown satin (lining from an old jacket) for feet, black vinyl for bill, tan corduroy (from an old jacket) for belly, and paisley stretch velvet (another jacket for the body.... actually as soon as i saw the paisley, i knew it had to be a platypus!!!
i made this for my hubby's birthday years ago.....
this was all my own pattern, and yes, it's jointed... very loosely 'cause i had NO IDEA what i was doing!!! it was only years (and several animals) that i actually bothered to look at a book about stuffed thing making... coulda made my life easier, but it wouldn't have been as fun hope you guys enjoy!! (and i hope the links work.... first post with them so we'll see