Ok, so I just love Domo and how simple and cute he is! I don't know why, I just do. So instead of buying one, I had to make one for myself. He's a bit different in shape, I made him a bit wider and shorter than the original, it didn't feel right just copying it outright. Mine is about 8"tall, 9" wide and 2" thick. Hope y'all like him!
So for Halloween this year, my four year old (5 in four days) wanted to be a lava lamp. That's all he talked about for weeks. Well, after planning it out, we decided it wasn't trick or treat friendly, and he wouldn't be able to move well enough if he were to trip or whatnot. So his next choice was a Bob-omb from Mario! I loved it! So this is what I came up with.
In the house Front
Trick or Treating Front
I originally was going to sew the wick part to his hood, but decided that I'd attach it to a hat instead so he could see better. (His hood is a little big.) That's why it looks a tad different in the trick or treat pics.
I just sewed two hemispheres and stuffed them, and then added shoulder and side straps to keep it on him. He just wore his fleece coat and some black pants underneath to kind of blend into the bomb. The key is sewed to the back (man, he was sooo disappointed that I didn't make it functional! LOL!) and then there is a small bit of clear fishing line supporting it so it didn't droop as he walked. The yellow "feet" are just fleece boot covers/legwarmers I sewed up and attached elastic across the bottoms to keep them down over his shoes. The wick is a cover from a jar I painted and drilled a hole into, and then the actual wick is a piece of rope that I put a pipe cleaner in the middle of to keep it upright. Oh, and the eyes are just fleece that I sewed on.
Hi all! Just wanted to show some of the bird plushies I've been working on these days. I don't know what made me start doing all these birds, but I think it may have something to do with watching Rio! Enjoy!
Terrance the Toucan
Paulette the Parrot
Fezziwig the Pink Flamingo
I put in a shot of all three so you could see how much bigger Fezzi is than the other two
Then there's Cheeky the Chick, and he's a mini plushie, or mushie as I call them
Here's a pic of it next to the parrot, so you can see the size difference
Hi all! I'll keep the talking short, and save room for the plethora of pics. For the One Tiny Stuffie Swap round 6, I was round-robinned to send to Lanikins. I made her a mini Sweeney Todd plushie (about 4 1/2 inches tall, including the hair) and I sent her my first ATC!
The two of them together.
The Johnny Depp version of Sweeney Todd for those who may be unfamiliar (my SISTER is one, shame on her).
His shmexy sideburns.
His sweet hair streak.
A closeup of his scarf thingy. I didn't have anything black and white striped, so I used a black magic marker on fleece. I like how it faded/blended well.
Close up of his knife. I made if from some shrink film I got from a rummage sale. I normally use actual Shrinky Dinks, but this was super cheap so I snagged it up. And I love it! I think it's better than Shrinky Dinks.
And the knife from the movie for comparison.
And then the very first ATC I made. And, like the dork that I am, I forgot his shmexy sideburns when I drew the pic.
Hello all! I had a custom request today that I just had to share with you. A Cthulhu! (I wish I could say this out loud, but I have no clue how to pronounce it!)
This first pic shows it's true color. A dark green.
He's made from fleece, and is stuffed with fiberfill and dried corn. He has pipe cleaners in his tentacle thingys. And I used slightly bigger eyes than normal with this one, since the pic I was given had large eyes.
Hi all! So the Kentucky Derby was this weekend and our local bar had a derby party with a hat contest. I'm definitely not one to turn down an opportunity to craft something and then wear "silly" things with others, so I was sooooo up for it. I'm also a slacker at times so this was made the morning of the derby in about 3 hours. And I only burned myself twice!
Here's a pic of me with it on before I left. I wish I would have gotten more of a higher angle so you could see how the back feathers stood up and out, but oh well. And the rose in the center is a tad darker in real life, it's not really that bright looking.
So then I took some pics this morning in my messy workspace. The flash kind of washed everything out and distorted the colors a bit, bit I think you'll get the idea.
All the feathers and flowers are on the side, towards the front. That was a bit hard for me, being all OCD and everything, but I love how it looked. It wasn't too symmetrical nor was it too off balance.
The back had the bow from the first layer of tulle and then the ends from the magenta ribbon. Please don't mind the cord in all the pics. That goes to the lovely skull light that volunteered to model the hat.
The empty side.
A close up of the layers. Hat, then beaded fringe then layer one of tulle then ribbon and then layer two of tulle. All of the ribbon and tulle was stitched on by hand.
Then there's a closer look at the flowers and feathers. I used a few different types of feathers and two kinds of flowers. They were stitched and hot glued on.
Here I was trying to show how the back feathers kind went up and out.
Thanks for looking! I hope you like it! I totally am in love with it and I want to wear it all the time!
So I've been dying to try my hand at stamp carving and I finally got the supplies in the mail today! Here's the final result.
It's my viking plushie! (I plan on using the stamp for the shop, but I also want to stamp like all over a piece of paper and color each one in different colors! LOL!)
So here's a crap shot of my work space, I was hunched over my coffee table for a few hours, my back is like wrecked!
Then a pic of the finished stamp.
And just for reference, the pic I used to make the stamp. It has a teeny bit more detail as I was originally going to make the stamp into a rubber stamp a totally different way, but alas, the kit I had was incomplete and the company who made it apparently must have went out of business since their website and phone number are null and void.
Thanks for looking! I enjoyed this project and I plan on doing more!
Hi all! I just wanted to show a few pics of my latest favs! I've been a little bit of a viking kick lately. These are some that I've made.
Viktor, the original
Viktor and Olga, my submissions that will be featured in the upcoming issue of Stuffed Magazine in July (so stoked, I've never been in something cool like that)
And Olaf the Elder
And because I've been on such a huge viking kick, I had to have one of those awesome crocheted viking helmets, and since I'm terrible at crochet, one of my super fans hooked (punny, hey?) me up and this was the result.