Using a pattern from Folkwear, I made two light summer yukatas; One in black, with cranes, and one in blue, with goldfish. The blue one is my favorite. I love how few seams kimono have, though it did limit the finished size a bit. They're a bit too small for me, but they make great wall art.
This guy was larger than a cabbage patch kid, and very detailed. The top hat comes off, and is held in place by magnets hidden inside his head, and a false bottom in the hat. He has a belly button, an appendix scar, a cabbage patch kid style butt, nipples, and (not that you'd want to know this, but) he's also anatomically correct.
About a year ago, I was teaching my bf how to sew, and he came up with a basic pattern for a monster doll. With that basic pattern, a plethora of materials, and a few variations, we made about a bajillion different monsters. My mother then took the basic pattern to the kids sewing class she teaches, and they made about a bajillion different monsters. Here are a few of our favorites:
The original monster, Sweet Pea (Joint effort, me & bf)
I like to make these as house/apartment/room/dorm warming presents for my friends. Usually I paint the pots myself, too, although the bottom one belongs to my sister, who instructed me to "fill it" for her new baby.
For all the Pastafarians out there, it's the FSM in pin form! My bf and I found instructions for this online somewhere, and we had to try it. The pattern called for sterling silver wire, sterling silver beads, and tigers-eye meatballs. We used artists wire, stone beads, and brown glass meatballs, because we're cheap. I still think they came out awesome.