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171  My first fondant! in Dessert by FoxyBlue on: June 12, 2011 07:26:43 PM
My first attempt at a tiered fondant cake. I made it for my daughter's 4th birthday party. I had sooooooooooo much fun!!
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172  More geeeetar straps! in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by FoxyBlue on: June 02, 2011 07:18:13 PM
Okay, so we've just launched the newest series I've been working on for so long! I had lots of fun creating them. I had no idea I could be so dark lol, but man, it's fun! Thanks for looking!


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173  Inigo Montoya polymer clay sculpture in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by FoxyBlue on: May 17, 2011 07:24:02 PM
I made this sculpture for the Princess Bride swap. He's a combination of things, but he's sculpted mainly from polymer clay


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174  Owl Box - Inspired by the movie Labyrinth in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by FoxyBlue on: May 17, 2011 07:20:55 PM
A thrifted box that I painted and made cool Smiley
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175  Goblin from The Labyrinth in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by FoxyBlue on: May 17, 2011 07:19:58 PM
I found this little matting and frame at a thrift store and thought it would look nice with a goblin in it. I then greased up the matting and wrote a quote from the Labyrinth to go along with the drawing Smiley
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176  Sir Dydimus - The Labyrinth in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by FoxyBlue on: May 17, 2011 07:18:16 PM
I drew this guy for the Labyrinth swap. Unfortunately, I never got a pic of the finished product, but I think you get the idea! I also printed him onto a t-shirt for my swap partner Smiley
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177  Worm from Labyrinth **with pattern and photo tute!! Finally!! ** in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by FoxyBlue on: May 17, 2011 07:11:56 PM
I made this guy for the Labyrinth swap. He's been in transit from Canada to Scotland for 7 weeks now Sad I hope the little guy gets  to his home soon!



*Please note: this pattern is not intended for children.

Materials:
- Bernat chunky in cream (or something similar)
- 5mm crochet hook
- yarn needle
- safety eyes (I don't have the package, but they are 3/4 inch wide)
- cream coloured felt
- Method of choice for adding colour (ie: oil pastels, or eye shadow, or pencil crayons - I used pastels)
- Red yarn for scarf if you choose to crochet one. I didn't have red yarn, so I just cut some fabric.
- polyester filling
- hot glue gun or fabric glue

Pattern:


R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook
R2: Sc 2 in each sc around (12 sts)
R3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (18 stitches)
R4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (24 stitches)
R5: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (30 stitches)
R6,7,8: sc around

Decrease rows:

R9: *Sc 3, sc2tog*, rep 6 times (24 stitches)
R10: *Sc2, sc2tog*, rep 6 times (18 stitches)
R11: Sc1, sc2tog*, rep 6 times (12 stitches)

Repeat rows 3-11 4 more times. This creates the ridges in his wormy body.

After last decrease row, break yarn, leaving a very long tail for the closing up the top of the head which you will do later.

Place safety eyes as pictured:


In order to make the upper and lower lids, grab any ol' paper lying around and trace the contours of the eyes, as pictured, and then trace your eyelid pattern onto the cream-coloured felt and cut four out.


With your colouring medium of choice, add a little shading:


For the mouth (make two)
R1: Ch 4
R2: Sc 1, sc 2 in next two stitches, sc 1 (6 stitches)

Using colour medium of choice, add a little colour to the inside of mouth. Sew to face as pictured:



For cheeks and chin (make 3)
R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook.
R2: Sc around (six stitches)
Weave in the slip knot tail and leave the end tail long for sewing to the face as pictured:


Now it's time to stuff the little guy! Don't over stuff because you want him to be bendable and squishy (I've never even heard of a non-squishy worm...have you?)

After that, take some wire the length of the little guy (curl the ends so that they don't poke through) and push it all the way to the tail. This is what makes him posable. He should look like this:

Now curl that wire down and start to seal him up!

The last decrease is simply to Sc2tog all the way around until he closes up and then break yarn and weave in the ends.

Now the fun begins! Adding his adorable blue fur and bringing him to life! Add the fur just as you would the fringe of a scarf. I use three strands for each tuft and then they aren't too bulky. Use the pics below as an idea of how to add the tufts and colour his back. Do this however you like. I used pastels, but do whatever works for you. I've been given some really great suggestions by other craftsters, so have a  look back at some of the comments if you would like inspiration.




For the scarf, you can knit one, crochet one, or just use some red fabric scraps from your stash!

***I've done my best to make this pattern understandable for you all, but I've never written a crochet pattern before, so please forgive me if it's hard to understand. Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions at all. I'll definitely try to help!

***Please show pics of your finished projects. I would LOVE to see them!

***Also, please don't sell these little guys. Make as many as you want for yourself or for gifts, though! If you wouldn't mind crediting me, that would also be cool Wink

Thanks and I look forward to your feedback!








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178  Re: Labyrinth Swap Round 4 GALLERY!! in The Swap Gallery by FoxyBlue on: May 17, 2011 07:07:54 PM
Okay, so my partner STILL has not received her parcel...7 weeks later Sad So she asked that I post the pics of what I've made. Here they are, if anyone is still looking at this gallery lol

I dreamed up this pattern Smiley I was pretty proud of him!

A thrifted box that I painted and made beautiful (at least to me Smiley )

I found this frame at Goodwill and decided that it would look cute housing one of my drawings Smiley

Sir Didymus drawing. Unfortunately, I didn't take a pic of the finished drawing. The labyrinth is in the background. I also printed this art onto a t-shirt.


I also threw in a bunch of extras for my partner, but they were just souvenir kinds of things, so I didn't take a pic Smiley

I sure hope my partner gets her parcel soon. I didn't get a tracking number because going all the way to Scotland cost sooooooooo much. If this stuff gets lost, it will be so sad Sad I worked so hard on all of this...please keep your fingers crossed for me!




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179  Re: Princess Bride Swap Round 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by FoxyBlue on: May 13, 2011 04:00:47 PM
Okay, PICS!!!! Get your wisting fingers ready for this! MAD SKILLZ!!!!!!!!

Okay, so first of all, let's start with my little dog leash holder for my little Buttercup! So adorable and thoughtful!


Secondly, some Miracle Max pills that are totally awesome and divine and I want to gobble them up but am afraid to because they look so pretty!


Thirdly, the BOOK and some book marks! I have never read the book and was going to pick it up tonight because my husband and I are off to Spain next week and I needed reading material for the traveling! And bookmarks! Awesome bookmarks with fantastic quotes. LOVE THEM ALL!!


Fourthly, NESTING DOLLS!!! Matryoshkas!!! I don't know if I ever told her or not, but I have a HUGE thing for nesting dolls. I have fond memories of playing with them as a child and just bought some for my daughter on a recent trip to Australia. Like, seriously...I LOVE nesting dolls, and these are just about the coolest nesting dolls that have ever graced the green earth!


Fifthly, is an amazingly beautiful painting of Buttercup in Westley's mask. OMG. Can't tell you how much I love this painting. She's about 14 inches by 8.5 inches wide and is so stunningly beautiful that words cannot express. I love love love love love love her. She will be hung in a very prominent place in my house, of that you can be sure. Oh does she make me smile!!!!


And now, last but certainly not least is INIGO!! Check him out!! He's so amazing! When I first took him out of the box, my husband and I both thought she had bought me a toy, but NO!! She remade a Ken doll into INIGO!! Even changed art work on the box! Can you say clever?? No, clever isn't nearly strong enough. Genius. Sheer genius. Love love love. This makes me smile, too. It all does.




And know what?? I collect Barbies. She didn't even know that! This swap was brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I am so very happy. I raced home from work and am so glad I took the short cuts because all of this awesome goodness was waiting for me when I got home!!

Thank you, my wonderful partner!!!!

XOXOXOXOXOXOX


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180  Re: Random Act Of Kindness Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by FoxyBlue on: May 09, 2011 07:08:10 PM
I got my parcel from Rubies-pearls today and it's an adorable little needle book straight from my wist! Thank you so much! I love it!


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