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11  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Christmas Cthulhu Watches Over Your Gifts Upon the Tree! on: December 13, 2011 08:36:06 PM
Soooo...I love things that are a little untraditional. Okay, a lot untraditional. When I was asked to make a Cthulhu Christmas tree topper I was thrilled! I had so much fun making him and I just love how he looks on the tree! I just kind of winged the pattern and made it up as I went along and just used card board as the inside.









Cthulhu's hat comes off and it can wear a bow if it so desires. Because if you have read Neil Gaiman's take on the Cthulhu, it might prefer this. Wink


12  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / The Nightmare Before Christmas Ninni Set! on: December 13, 2011 08:25:48 PM
Hey everybody! Merry Christmas! I have not posted in FOREVER because I have been so incredibly swamped for this Holiday season. But I am taking a tiny little break to post some things just because I need a little escape from the dang sewing machine tonight, and Craftster is my destressing oasis. lol.

I joined the Holiday Ninni swap specifically to do some Nightmare Before Christmas stuff. My partner SkyDamsel and I were put together purposefully because we both decorated our houses in the theme of the movie. I started with a Santa Jack Skellington Ninni, but I just was not pleased with him, and then I saw my striped fabric and ended up with a Jack Ninni monster! Then I knew he needed Sally, so I cut and pieced her dress pattern together in the shape of the ninni pattern using felt. After that, the swap required one small crafted item, so it was only natural the Zero was born. Zero has a string so he can be hung on tree as an ornament. I wish I would have made a pattern so I could make myself one! Oh well, I am sure I can figure it out again! Smiley









"What's this?!"






I am so glad Sky liked them and I hope you do too! Thanks for looking and this year, Christmas will be ours!!!
13  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / The Doctor and a Dalek have infiltrated Disneyland! on: November 08, 2011 07:28:11 PM
So, after seeing all the amazing costumes on this challenge, I don't even know why I am entering! But I am posting my Halloween costumes so I may as well put them here anyway, right?  Smiley

So anyway...

Wooooooooo-eeeeeeeeeeee-ooooooooooohh!
The Doctor and Dalek visited Disneyland!



This is my husband. I made him be the Doctor because I am in love with them both, very deeply. lol.


My name is Alexz. I was a Dalek. So my name for the night was Dalexz.


My husband and I had been working our butts off all year to go to Disneyland in October. For me, it has been a life-long dream to see the park at Halloween time since it is my favorite Holiday ever, I am obsessed with Disney, and I am obsessed with Tim Burton. I have yearned to see the Haunted Mansion Holiday with the Nightmare Before Christmas takeover for YEARS and then I had to see the Burton Exhibit. Through lots of hard work and saving and eating peanut butter sandwiches for months, we made it! Since we worked so hard, we decided we need to do it big, and pay the extra money for the Halloween Trick or Treat party. Aaaannnnddd then we decided we need to dress up. You have to dress up at a Disneyland Halloween Party!

I had very little time to put costumes together because I was working up until the day before we left. Kevin's costume was easy- I found the jacket at Goodwill for 2 bucks, I already owned the Sonic Screwdriver, and he had the white shirt and red tie and has awesome hair for the part. lol. We couldn't find blue pants, so he just wore black pants and his black converse, but we do plan to get him a full suit to do this again. The glasses are the dollar ones from Target. We just busted out the lenses.



For my costume, I had to do a little more work, but not much. It was really simple! Basically, I made an apron to go over a dress.

I bought a blue dress at Ross for 12 bucks. When I brought it home, I realized I really loved it and would wear it to parties and such alone if I could. So instead of sewing things onto the dress I just made a very single silver sash. Just one panel folded and sewed then turned inside out. Easy! Then I bought a roll of tulle like stuff from the wedding supplies at Joann's. I cut out five panels of the same thing, sewed hems on every end, then sewed the panels onto the sash all side be side. I put them all in the middle to leave tying room for the sash.



After that, with the help of Positori and her AMAZING Dalek Dress as inspiration, I bought clear ornaments from Joanns. The only difference I did that I have seen from other posts is that instead of spray painting the outside of the balls with a few coats and sealants for shine and protection, I just sprayed the inside of the balls with silver paint. It worked great! It made them protected from scratching, and left them shiny still. I traced the spheres onto tagboard, cut them out and then used Seal All to glue the rims to the tagboard. Then I used hot glue and Seal All to glue them onto the tulle. Not one came loose so it worked great!





The costumes were a huge hit in the park! We had people taking pictures with us and we even met a few other Doctor's and a Tardis Girl. And the Dalek met her hero, Jack Skellington! Cheesy






(We were discussing the scientific nature of a Dalek. Seriously! We were!




 
Thanks for looking!

14  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / I'm Gonna be a Tiny King! Tiny Simba Plush on: September 27, 2011 07:13:35 PM
When I was a kid, I LOVED Lion King and it was one of the first things I obsessed over and began collecting and making stuff of. I had it all- the shampoo, bath bubbles, toy sets, candy bars, Wonderball toys, Kids/Happy Meal toys, school supplies, Christmas Ornaments, etc. Anything that came out of it, I had to have it. But my most beloved possession of all was my Simba plush. I packed him everywhere and he remained to be my favorite stuffed animal for life and I still leave him on my bed.

My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary on Sunday and decided to watch it in 3D. Seeing the film again in theaters was incredible. Every old feeling of love, admiration, excitement, awe-inspired, etc came rushing right back to me. The movie was just as good as it was back then, and it still stands the test of time. It is such a brilliant movie in story-telling, animation, art, music- everything. A masterpiece, if you will. And watching it with my husband for our first wedding anniversary made it all the more special.

I had goosebumps almost the entire time I was watching the movie.

When we returned home, I wanted to make something Lion King related. I was just so inspired, and I ended up not being able to sleep from it.
And so, I ended up with this:









He ended up being a Spooky-Pooky style Simba and I love him so much. He turned out pretty cute, and he just sort of happened. I love it when that takes place. I put him on my bed with old Simba and it was then that I realized just how worn and torn he is. Sad

But I just remind myself he is not old and scruffy-
He is loved and cherished! And now I have Baby Simba to remind me of my anniversary, my love for the movie and Simba (animated version and stuffed version), my childhood, and to keep inspiring me!

15  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Hot Patootie, Bless my Soul! Meat Loaf is My Hero! (Tiny Eddie Plush!) on: September 27, 2011 07:03:30 PM
Do you know what today, September 27th, is? It is Meat Loaf's birthday of course! And do you know who one Meat's biggest fans in the world is? Why me, of course!

So last night I had to make something in honor of this occasion. I have already made a few large and tiny "classic" (frilly shirt, suspenders, red scarf, etc) Meat Loaf plushes, so I wanted to do something different. Since I have been in a Halloween crafting frenzy, I decided Eddie from the Rocky Horror Picture Show would be the perfect choice!











Thanks for looking and happy birthday, Meat Loaf!
16  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Another Doctor Doll?! on: September 09, 2011 09:28:54 PM
I am obsessed with Doctor Who. There is just no denying it. And what's more, I am obsessed with Doctor 10. I can't stop making him into huggable porjects. Not sure what I will do with this one, but it was fun to make! I wanted to make a version of him in his brown pin-striped suit and white converse just because I hadn't. That sort of material seriously doesn't exist! lol. So I bought brown fabric and painted on the blue striped myself. Anyways, here he is!









Thanks for looking!
17  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Zombie Panda wants Brains! Not Bamboo! on: September 09, 2011 09:24:52 PM
Zombie Panda! Yet another Zombified animal to add to the list of animals I have turned into undead cuties! I loved how this one turned out. It is about 10 inches tall, and in need of some brains!











Thanks for looking! Watch your back for zombie animals! More coming soon!
18  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Spooky Pooky in Wonderland! A Doll based on My Logo! on: September 09, 2011 09:20:59 PM


So, I have been in love with making dolls now, and I really wanted another one for my studio after makings more and more for my friends and family as gifts (yet to be shared.) So what would be more fitting than to make my logo of me as Spooky Pooky in Wonderland?

She has all the details, curly hair which I curled by wetting yarn and wrapping it around a dowel, adding hairspray, then baking it in the oven. Her bow has a tiny cheshire cat detail, and her apron has a skull just like my drawn logo. I love how she turned out, and she sits on my desk with other Alice lovelies and my collection of Alice in Wonderland books!











Thanks for looking!
19  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My Very Own Tenth Doctor; Just Like Rose! Doctor Plush! on: September 04, 2011 04:01:19 PM
My name is Spooky Pooky, and this is the story of Torchwood, the last story I'll ever tell. This is the story of how I died. Okay...I am not dead. But I am very sad, because as a new Doctor Who fan, I am about to finish the story of Doctor 10. I have instantly fallen in love with David Tennant like so many others here have and will and I just don't know how I am going to go on without him! The moment I finish this post, I will be watching the very last special before Season 5.

Because of this moment, last night after finishing part one of The Last of the Time Lords, I decided I needed my own Doctor to watch it with me. And here we have my very own Tenth Doctor. Just like Rose, I get my own Doctor to cuddle! lol. He is about 10-12 inches tall:)



He comes with a removable trench coat, and two pairs of glasses- his regular ones and the 3D ones. Smiley















And now, I must bid thee farewell as the Doctor and I enjoy our final days together and eat his favorite candy!


Thanks for looking!  Cheesy
20  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Dewey Todd; Doomed Bellhop (Another Disney/Burton Inspired Skeleton Doll!) on: August 16, 2011 11:51:35 PM
Much like the luggage and undelivered mail that sits in the neglected and dusty lobby of the Hollywood Tower Hotel, Dewey Todd is the forgotten Bellhop that worked in the hotel so many years ago. Now doomed to spend the rest of his days trapped in the cursed maintenance service elevator he once loved so much, Dewey has become the sole operator, waiting for you to join him. I would like to invite you if you dare to step aboard because in tonight's episode, you are the star. And this elevator travels directly to...the Twilight Zone.







Again, Dewey was inspired by my Disney obsession and my latest endeavor of going there for Halloween. I made Beauregard, based on the Haunted Mansion ride, a few days ago, and decided to make him a friend. The Haunted Mansion and the Hollywood Tower of Terror are my FAVORITE rides ever, so now I have two friends to remind me of the rides and keep me motivated on working towards getting there. Dewey Todd is based on the cast members at the Disney parks and his name and story are also taken from the folklore behind the ride.  Smiley





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