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11  Needle felted Adipose in Felting: Completed Projects by Burningrubber on: June 19, 2008 02:33:38 PM
I saw a some sewn projects of the Adipose from Dr. Who and loved the idea of making my own. Who doesn't love a blob of fat after all? LOL Well I decided it would be best rendered in felt since it shapes up so easily, so without further ado....
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12  Re: Miss Elfwind of the middle kingdom (very image heavy) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Burningrubber on: May 28, 2008 12:23:07 PM
Thanks everyone! She started out to be like this:, but I had technical dificulties with the cotton fabric shreading on me. So this  one is  not finished yet. But she will be as soon as I find more fabric and can get her fingers turned without shredding them.
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13  My first doll in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Burningrubber on: May 28, 2008 12:01:15 PM
This is from the same pattern as Elfwind, but the legs are not jointed. She is made from cotton. The patterns are from the book Creative Cloth Doll Couture by Patty Culea. I didn't realy use any of the clothes patterns on either doll except the bustie on this one.
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14  Miss Elfwind of the middle kingdom (very image heavy) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Burningrubber on: May 28, 2008 01:44:23 AM
This is the doll I have been working into the wee hours this past week on. I didn't plan it out, but I knew she would be an elf. I used patterns from the book Creative Cloth Doll Couture by Patti Culea. This is my second doll using her body pattern. I didn't use a pattern for her outfit. The fabric I used is from a dress that I got at a yard sale last week. For the hair I used a yarn from my stash that had a natural look to it. I doubled the length of her body(because elves have long hair) laid it across a strip of fabric and covered it with a piece of tape. I sewed right threw the tape and tore it off after I finished sewing, which took all of 2 seconds.  Grin It took longer to set up the machine than to sew. After I removed the tape, I trimed the fabric to about 1/8 inch of the sewing on each side and attached it just behind the head seam.
Next time I use this fabric I will have to make sure that when I cut the head that the streach is more in the length as her face got a bit wider than I expected. All in all this fabric was a dream to work with though.
For her outfit, I cut a piece of sheer fabric from the length of her hip to her feet and wrapped around her twice. Then I cut in about an inch and a half on each end for the tie. The top of her skirt is the binding edge of the fabric. This fabric is also from a dress that was in my stash. Then I cut it in strips and made a point at each end. Wrapped it around her hips and tied it in the back. I used 4 double swirl paperclips-two for earings, one for her top and one for her belt. For her belt I took matching ladder fiber that I had and hooked it to one end of the paper clip and then the other. I hung more of the fiber all across the belt. It is cut the same length as the skirt.
The top is just a strip of the ssame material as the skirt, folded and wrapped around the bust and tied at the neck. Then I took a thin wire and attached it to the paper clip and threaded it under the center of the top and twisted it around the other end of the paper clip.
So without further adu.....Here she is ( yes I think she knows she is sexy....you can tell. Cheesy
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15  My felting experiments in Felting: Completed Projects by Burningrubber on: May 05, 2008 12:48:14 PM

The ducky is my first attempt at felting. It is stuffed with gauze. Probably why I broke several needles on it Cry Why did I use gauze? Because I didn't want to use a ton of wool up and it was handy.
The first pictures are Bundoggie. Wierd name? Absolutely! It started out to be a bunny but the more it progressed, it looked loke a doggie, and it needed a name. I used fiber fill in it to stuff it and it worked much better, and the fiber fill felts too. There are a couple spots that didn't get covered very well and you can't tell the difference. Sweet!
The turtle I made for my roomates daughter. I kind of had issues with the colors bleeding threw where I attached the top to the bottom.
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16  Shrink plastic goodies in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Burningrubber on: May 05, 2008 12:32:54 PM

Both are projects that I made from the book "Shrink Art In Style" by Elainne Jackson. It is one of my favorite Design Orriginals books. I love her style. She is a very sweet lady and has some of her paper dolls and paintings on flicker. I was quite suprised to get one of her dolls in the mail once. That is so cool!
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17  Recycled mint tin necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Burningrubber on: May 05, 2008 12:24:18 PM

I made this a whyle back, but thought I would start posting  finally, now that I have been around awhyle. LOL Anyway after cleaning the tin out I punched it with my trusty Cropodile on the top sides of the tin. The Cropodile punches threw tin like butta! I love it. I added eyelets to cover the holes, also set with the Cropodile. That was a theatrical feat in itself as the eyelets kept taking off. I wish I had an extra hand to hold it all in place.  Tongue Let me know what you think.
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18  Negative Light in CHALLENGE 27 ENTRIES by Burningrubber on: May 04, 2008 10:58:55 PM







Well of course as a newbie at this I forgot to take work in progress photos Cry If you will forgive me I will try to make clear instructions. This project started out as brainstorming about what to do with those old obsolete negatives. The Journal and bookmark came first. I used plastic lace woven through the negatives. Hold two negatives side by side and gently weave the lacing through. If you are not careful you will tear the negative. They have the holes built in so you don't have to punch them at all. Well thats the basic.
For the candle holder, make 4 segments of 4 strips. Cut a small dowel slightly longer than the strips. Long enough to add the doll heads and candle cups plus the strips. Take 2 of the segments and the dowel and weave them together including the dowel. Do that on all sides until you have a box shape. Paint 4 wooden doll heads and 4 wooden candle cups blackand glue to the ends of the dowels. Tuck in the ends of the lacing into the holes with a dab of glue. Measure the width of the box and cut a piece of metal to that size plus 2 inches. Cut a 1 inch square out of each corner. Use a ruler and embosser to score a line from each square that you cut out. You may want to wear gloves when working with metal. Bend the outer edges up and place inside the candle holder. It will rest on top of the candle cups you made for feet. Punch a hole in the top of each negative. I used a Cropodile. Add star eyelets. Use a thin coper wire to sew threw the eyelets adding a bead on the outside of each and wrapping around each dowel in the corner. This will give it a bit more stability. I recommend using only tea lights in this so it doesn't get too hot.
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