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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Yup That's Me! on: June 02, 2015 11:06:54 AM
I have a couple of big shows coming up in the next few months so I decided to make a banner for my booth.  I'd like to say it was a stash buster, because I DID use fabric from my stash, but it barely made a dent. Smiley  Oh well, it was fun to make and I'm pretty happy with the out come.


2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Gathering Aprons on: May 21, 2015 11:19:38 AM
Is this clothing?  Seems like everything I make doesn't quite fit into any topic.  Wink
  Anyway, I made one of these for myself last year, then another for someone else and this year I've made a few changes to create, (ta ta ta taaaah!) the perfect gathering apron.
  They're long so you can get down on the ground and dig in the dirt without getting your pants dirty, or without grinding dirt into your knees if you're wearing shorts.  Wink  They have deep envelope pockets for gathering eggs (if you have chickens) or just for keeping a little spade, or some herbs, or some seed packets, or whatever!  The tie threads through some buttonholes at the bottom to gather up the apron so you can carry all of those vegetables you're going to be picking from your garden (I'm saying this as a positive thought since last year my garden was kind of a bust.)
  Anyway, here are two, a third is in the works. I need to get someone to take an action shot but at the moment it's just me, so use your imagination.  Wink









3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Muno's Family on: April 10, 2015 10:04:18 AM
So, I had a guy order a Gooble ( that's the sad white guy) from the show Yo Gabba Gabba, and he said he wanted as much of Muno's family as I could make.  Well, I made Gooble ( wonder why kids love him) but when I made one of the Muno family I think he was scared away by how much they'd all cost.  ( I'm pretty sure he thought I'd hand make the whole bunch for ten bucks.  HA!)
  Anyway, I decided I'd go ahead and make them all anyway since there was a lull in my schedule.  It was fun watching them come to life.  Wink. Oh and they're about 9" tall and made of fleece and a little bit of felt.  Smiley





4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / The Crow Bros on: April 09, 2015 02:01:51 PM
I've been making tons of chickens lately and when I ran across this super soft black fur I decided I needed to make a crow.  I'm a huge fan of crows and ravens, and the idea has always been floating around in my head, so I finally devised a plan.  Wink. Meet Harley and Dexter, the crow bros.




And YES,  they do have eyes!  Wink
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / The Northern Ghost Bat..of course on: March 17, 2015 11:04:09 AM
I made this little guy for Ludi in the Be Awesome Redux swap (after some pinterest stalking)
 His little body is stuffed, head is polymer clay and the wings are fabric over a wire armature. He traveled in a little "museum box" aka a converted cigar box.
and finally in his little box with his ID tag.  Smiley

It took a while to figure him out, I got a great lesson in bat anatomy and have a pile of reject wings to prove it!  Smiley
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Heeeeeeere chick chick chick! on: February 14, 2015 06:35:19 PM
I love me some chickens, so decided to make my own pattern.  I have one more color of chicken fur to go.  The black and white is my favorite but really tough to sew.  The white is the cuddliest but I need a lung transplant after working with that material! Has anyone else worked with that curly fur?  Yikes!!
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / The Witch's Spoon on: January 25, 2015 08:59:34 AM
I promise not to drown you in pictures of my latest passion for spoon carving...BUT...just one more.  Smiley
  This is another spoon from the same downed beech tree.  This piece was a bit twisted and full of little knots (you can see one on the bowl that hopefully won't cause a problem.) But instead of chucking this piece as trash I decided to work with the wood and came up with this twisty, silly piece - my favorite one yet so I'm KEEPING it all to myself...thus, the name.  Wink
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Little Grey Lady Bird on: January 22, 2015 11:17:49 AM
This is another creation for the Curiosity Swap.  Its made with an antique doll head mounted on a little bird body.  Beads are stitched on and the feet are polymer clay.  the feathers were donated by my African grey.  Wink
9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Baby Dragon on: January 22, 2015 09:49:28 AM
I'm in the Curiosity Swap and sent this little critter to my partner. A baby dragon in a very sparkly egg!
Peeeek!  Smiley
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Spoon Carving! on: January 07, 2015 05:29:26 PM
If a tree falls in the woods, does it become a spoon?  Well in this case, yes.  A beech tree blew down last spring, and even though it was almost completely snapped in half, it grew all of its leaves in the following months.  I doubt it will come back again, but a tree with this much spirit deserves to be used for something other than fire wood!
  I sawed off a thick branch and carried it home.  My weapons of choice were an axe, a knife and a hook knife.  The axe was to split the branch and hack it into a shape that somewhat resembled a spoon.  Then on to the knife to refine things a bit.  The hook knife was to scoop out the bowl of the spoon.  Some sand paper and oil and now that tree will live on in my kitchen.  A little wonky, but I love it!
  Also, I only lost about a pint of blood on this project, so I think I did pretty well.  Wink







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