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11  Little Red Riding Hood in Needlework: Completed Projects by Indiana on: February 27, 2010 09:54:47 PM
So, I'm kinda in love with the Little Red Riding Hood story and I wanted to make something "Little Red" for my daughter's room so I thought I'd try my hand at embroidering something freehand. It's completely my design and I made it up as I went along. My stitching is messy and imperfect but I'm quite pleased with the outcome. I enjoyed making this so much that I am going to learn some new stitches so I can make something else and hopefully improve my skills.





Comments please!

Happy Crafting. Smiley
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12  Another day, another doll in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Indiana on: January 10, 2010 12:48:55 AM




So here's my latest effort for a rag doll. I think this one is much nicer than the last few I've made. I'm trying to perfect my own pattern and I think I really like the proportions on this one. Plus she's kinda geeky-cute. Anyone got any idea's on how I could improve her?

C&C welcome as always.

Thanks for looking, Happy Crafting! Smiley
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13  Elephant stuffie in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Indiana on: January 08, 2010 11:09:45 PM




Hi All,

So, here's another one of the toys I've been working on. This is only the second time I've tried to make my own proper animal pattern so I don't think she is too bad, considering. She didn't turn out quite how I would like but she's still kinda cute in a flawed sort of way. There is some seriously questionable stitching on her nose but by the time I noticed it, it was too late to fix so I'll just pretend she got in a fight with one of her Elephant-friends.  Tongue

What do you guys think? C&C welcome as always.

Happy Crafting! Smiley
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14  Rag Doll in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Indiana on: January 08, 2010 10:58:25 PM


I've been busy stitching up some stuffed toys as I've decided to try my hand at a market stall and I thought I'd make rag doll's to sell. After about 5 prototypes (and counting) the best one so far is this little girl. I'm still trying to decide whether to stitch the faces on or not and whether or not to make her body thinner so she can have removable clothes or leave her with her inbuilt dress? Any thoughts? I may end up going with both and making some of each anyway, it's good to have options.

Anyway, there she is, I hope you like her. (Her arm isn't wonky by the way, it's just the way she is sitting or at least that's my story anyway. haha) Please keep in mind, she's not perfect as she's just a quick practice run so I can try and find a shape and style I'm 100% happy with.

As always, C&C welcome.  Smiley

Happy Crafting!
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15  Cardboard Gingerbread house in Winter Holidays by Indiana on: December 11, 2009 07:36:27 AM







I've been wanting to make one of these for ages and finally I got around to it. Yay! Originally, I wanted to make a cardboard Gingerbread house advent calendar but I was a little late in making it for one and secondly, I just couldn't figure out how to make the little draws and stuff hold especially seeing as I only have my daughter's nap-time to try and figure it out in so I just went with a decorative house.

It's made from a small cardboard box, felt, sparkly pipe cleaners, some stick-on's and lots and lots of hot glue! It was so much fun to make and I'm so happy with how it turned out that I really want to do another one! I did actually cut out the windows and I have some battery-operated LED lights in there which look really cute at night with the light spilling out of the windows but I just can't get a good photo of it at night, my camera skills are a little lacking.

Anyways, enough babbling from me. I hope you like it. Comments and Criticism are always welcome, especially if you have any tips or ideas for me for making the next one.

Happy Crafting!  Grin

p.s. I just realized there's only 3 photo's but I apparently totally forgot to take a photo of one side! silly me!
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16  My take on the Zombie Defense Station (kinda pic heavy) in Completed Projects by Indiana on: November 24, 2009 06:23:27 PM







Well first of all, please let me apologize for the terrible, terrible quality of the photo's. I really suck at photographing anything other than happy-snaps!

I made this ages ago but I completely forgot to post it! Oops, silly me! Anyways after making my Zombie Barbie:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328898.0

I remembered I had to post this too because I was so damn proud of myself after making this for my hubby.

Completely inspired by the original Zombie Defense station:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=202668.0

I had to get help from my fabulous Dad for the box and the perspex (riot shield) because I'm not that great with a drill to be honest. I can use one in a pinch but I didn't want to risk screwing it up! lol

Well, the gun and hand grenade are both Dollar store finds that I totally pimped with some spray paint. The knife is actually my old Dive knife and the Emergency Procedure sign is something I whipped up in MS Paint because Photoshop just confused the heck out of me! The lighter and the aerosol can is supposed to be for an Impromptu flame-thrower, just to slow the zombies down a bit if you're really stuck! lol

I made this for hubby for our anniversary last year and he totally loved it so if my Zombie-nerd hubby is happy with it, so am I.

C&C welcome as always.

Happy Crafting, kiddo's!
 Cheesy
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17  Little Christmas world in a jar in Winter Holidays by Indiana on: November 23, 2009 06:33:02 AM




This one was inspired by quite a few different mason jar projects that I've seen all over the web. I made the little house out of chipboard and the mushrooms and the candy cane from some sculpey-like stuff. I'm really proud of this little world. I hope you like it too.

C & C always welcome.

Happy Crafting, kiddo's.
 Smiley
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18  Tweet tweet! Little birdy trapped in a glass jar. in Winter Holidays by Indiana on: November 23, 2009 05:38:42 AM


Totally and completely inspired by: http://knackstudios.blogspot.com/2009/05/little-birdie.html

I really wanted to do a Christmas themed bird. So I found the glass jar thingy in a thrift store, made the bird from some sculpey-like stuff added some wire, beads and a Christmas pick and decorated the base and Bob's your uncle!

I really love the way it turned out but I wish I could take better photo's that's for sure! lol

C & C always welcome.

Happy Crafting, kiddo's!
 Smiley
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19  Zombie Barbie, Baby! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Indiana on: November 23, 2009 04:22:41 AM




Ok, I hope this is the right spot for this, it's not really a kid-friendly toy but it's still a toy, right?

So, the story behind this, believe-it-or-not, is my 5th Wedding Anniversary. Hubby is a total zombie geek and we saw this one (http://www.paranaiv.no/content/behind-undead) ages ago and he was in love so I thought seeing as he's so damn hard to buy presents for, why not make him his very own Zombie-Barbie!

Super easy and super fun to make, if you want details, check out my blog: www.cottonspool.blogspot.com

I will probably do a tutorial soon on my blog as hubby wants to make a Zombie Action Man next if anyone is interested?

Anyways, Happy Crafting kiddo's.

Smiley
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20  Glittered Birds in Winter Holidays by Indiana on: October 28, 2009 08:15:42 PM
I was looking at the Martha Stewart website a while back and I saw these beautiful glittered birds for Christmas decorations and I really, really wanted them. I searched high and low for some little birds that I could decorate and finally found them in my least-favourite department store at 2 for $2.00 (AUD) which I thought was a total score! So I grabbed all they had on the shelf, took them home and went crazy with the glue, glitter and feathers (oh and little black seed beads for the eyes).
I love the way they turned out and I plan on going back and getting some more little birds and maybe the next lot I'll do in Mica instead of plain old glitter. If you would like to see the original Martha version it's here: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/glitter-bird-centerpiece?lnc=d3d67c769e7ee010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD








Nasty-as before pic:




What do you all think?

Happy Crafting! Smiley
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