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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Good and Evil Minion Keychains on: August 27, 2014 11:39:11 AM
I made these a few months back (and forgot to post them)
I based them on a tutorial I found on youtube last year.  It's a part of my minion kick from the last year.




The purple "evil" minion has wool roving as hair.
I just wish I had some TLS to make the eyes shiny, although I could use clear nail polish couldn't I...


Anyway, C&C is always appreciated.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cowl Neck Dress/First experiment in drafting on: May 10, 2014 05:59:09 PM
That's gorgeous.  It makes me wish I had the space to pull out my stuff again.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Baby Dino Robe on: March 12, 2014 03:08:06 PM
I made a hooded dino type bath robe for a friend's baby.  She turned 1 in February.
I had less than a yard of green fleece to work with and a lot more white fleece maybe 2 yards.

I ended up having to add a 2" strip of fabric to the seam of the sleeve (making it a 2 piece sleeve) because when I was drafting it I didn't have all the measurements I needed, and the kid "has little meat cleavers for hands and chubby arms" (her parents' words not mine)  which I don't have photos for.  I lined the body and hood of the robe with the white fleece, added belt loops and a matching belt.  the original robe was fully lined but I had to revise it because the sleeves were too tight. so in the photo there is white coming out of the bottom of the sleeves but the robe now just has a turned up green hem. (no photos)





4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Tiny Happy Batman on: January 27, 2014 06:01:09 PM
I wanted to start dabbling in dolls again.  After doing my mini me (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=428004.msg5105701#msg5105701) and having it turn out so well I wanted to try doing something a little more fun.  I decided to do a Cute little Batman for the sister of my boyfriend.  he helped me stuff his body.  I painted on the face and bat symbol.  He's made with the Lil Cupcake pattern from Good Cookie Creations again http://ghilie.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/img-width375/.  I really like this pattern, but I made a few modifications to it..  I made the underwear, boots, cape and gloves separately, so they are removable. the only part that is stuck on is the mask because it's just his head.  I posted it on facebook and someone else had asked me for one.  My dad suggested that I make the avengers, and I also have to make the Joker, Harley Quinn and maybe Robin, because it would be funny.




for a bit of a size comparison (it's for his youngest sister)


As usual C&C is appreciated.
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Minion Mascot on: October 25, 2013 03:45:48 PM
For some odd reason I keep making minion things.  This is a Minion mascot-type costume I made for my brother.  If he doesn't destroy it this halloween then we're dragging him to AnimeNorth in this next May.  I don't know if this is violating the rules since he's gonna wear this multiple times.  we went outside to test it out, and wave at traffic/people.  he got a high five from a neighbour and some waves from random people.  This is my first attempt at something so big.



This was before i finished the sleeves and gloves.

The inner construction of the costume is made up of some wire mesh i got from Rona and it's "sewn" together with wire.  I cut out a face and arm holes and covered those with muslin, quilt batting and hot glue as a preliminary safety measure. I had to get one of those giant 4ft balloons and blow it up to fit it inside the minion body, then I paper mch'd over the entire thing with one layer of glue and news paper then did another 3 layers on top of the balloon portion to strengthen it.
some in progress shots:


I made a tube of yellow fleece for the body, made the top like you would a hat, and slid that over the top and tucked the tube into the bottom of the metal/paper mch tube and hot glued that inside.  I cut triangles into the arm and face hole, pulled them open and glued the flaps down.  The sleeves are attached in the same manner.


I made the overalls by making a pair of basic GIANT pants out of blue fleece and fitting them to the minion body, then after glueing the top portion of the overalls to the body I glued the back half of the pants to the body as well and added a long strip of velcro to the front so he can get in and out of the costume.  There is also a pocket glued on the front for fun and I painted on Gru's emblem as well.  the mask is cardboard and tulle painted (and he can still see out of the eye - you'd never know i used pink tulle) i put braided yarn on the top for the hair and used a tshirt for the gloves and strap.

Here is the video of him running around our street.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=521906257903962&notif_t=like

All in all I think I spent about $50 total on this costume, and a few days for construction.  I went through probably 40-50 mini hot glue sticks and maybe 2 cups of white school glue on this and surprisingly only had 2 casualties with this entire project! (a little poke to the finger from the metal and a burn on my arm when I was trying to glue things on the inside) I can see why mascot costumes go for $250+ online.  I'd definitely do this again, I hope my brother gives me another challenge next year.

If you read all this Thank you! and as always C&C are much appreciated.

***EDIT***



My brother loves wearing his minion costume so much that he put the fake moustache and hat on and became an undercover minion.
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / What?! A Mini Me?! on: October 06, 2013 07:52:04 PM
A co worker of mine decided that in the second week of me working with her that I was so cute that she wished she could stick me in her pocket and take me around everywhere with her.  My sister came up with a brilliant idea to make a doll of myself for her to put in her pocket with a little sign/speech bubble that she holds onto.  I procrastinated on this doll for about 2 weeks because I wasn't sure how exactly I was going to make a doll version of myself.  I ended up using a pattern from Good Cookie Creations, for the Lil' Cupcake Doll http://ghilie.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/img-width375/

This is what I came up with in the night before I gave it to her.  I think I spent maybe 3 hours on the doll total, including her little dress.  I also painted on brown eyes, and my facial piercings.  In hindsight, I should have also painted on my star plugs on the ears..



This is the outfit I based the doll clothes on, partially because I had extra fabric for it and this is something I had worn to work one day.


This is her with mini me


7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bow Headband on: September 07, 2013 08:44:41 AM
Lovely bow! It looks so crisp & perfect with that dimple in both sides right at the knot. Great work!  Smiley
I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to bows.  They have to be perfect or it will bug me all day.  Part of the reason why I don't wear shoes with laces all that often, if the bow isn't perfect I won't leave the house Tongue

It looks so professional! Really nicely done.
Thank you very much Smiley

Very pretty bow, love the material.

I really loved the material too.  I'm just a little sad by the pricing of it though.  I thankfully for this for free from a competition, but I really want to make more of these bows to sell.  I thought it was a little big at first, but it's grown on me ^_^
8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Minion and a CooKey on: September 04, 2013 07:51:13 PM
so did you just bake the poly clay right on the key? I've wondered if that's okay for metal?
super cute btw Smiley

I think it's okay.  it's not a super high heat, only about 270F. I did bake them right on the key and I had no problems with the keys as of yet.
9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Minion and a CooKey on: September 04, 2013 11:08:02 AM
My front door had been broken for a few weeks, and my dad just got a new doorknob and deadbolt, so we all got new keys.  I was a little sad that he didn't let me get a fun key again (my other house key is Tinkerbell.  I'm 21 and oh so mature Tongue)

I made mine into a chocolate chip cookie, mixing a few tutorials I saw online, and I made a minion for my brother just from some photos online.  This is one of my first ~nice looking~ polymer clay projects, so I am proud.



sadly one of my chocolate chips has fallen off since I made it last night, but, no big loss, it just gives me a place to put my thumb when I use the key Tongue

I also had to trim down the bottoms slightly because I made them a little too long for the keys to work.  You can't tell though Smiley

Thanks for looking.
C&C appreciated.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Anchor's Away Baby Blanket [img heavy] on: August 29, 2013 11:43:57 AM
I'm glad to hear it. Maybe you could sew instead - I think I remember some very nice dresses and pants you've made. It is not hard on the wrist.

I dabble in a little bit of everything, and I was prepping a costume for sewing yesterday and it was also kinda hard on my wrists.  It's unfortunate, the best I can do is just tape/wrap/splint my wrists every so often to keep them from hurting..
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