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221  Re: 2011 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by meleriffic on: May 28, 2011 07:44:35 AM

Here is my most recent destashing project. The only things I bought for her, was the purple fabric for her top, the glitter glue for her makeup, and the octopus pendant.

Her thread is here.
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222  Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along in Craftalongs by meleriffic on: May 27, 2011 10:44:42 AM
Wow, look at her hair! I'll have to stalk the gallery to see her in her finished form.

In other news, here's the poppet I made puamelia in the mini poppet swap.

You can see more pictures and more information here.
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223  Teal and Purple Mermaid Poppet. in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by meleriffic on: May 27, 2011 10:40:45 AM
I made this mermaid for puamelia in the Mini Poppet swap.

AlwaysInspired gave me some great information on how to go about making a mermaid. For the shape of her tail I actually took the leg pattern that inez used and then shared for her contortionist poppet Gloria. I just widened it at parts and added a fin instead of a foot at the bottom.

Her hair is Yarn Bee's Infatuation in the Ocean colorway and is amazingly soft. You could sit and stroke it all day. It does shed a little though.

When I had finished her body I thought she needed a little something, so I added seed beads to the bottom of her tail.

Her top is just a rectangle that I scrunched in the middle and then sewed over to keep it gathered in. In the back it is done up corset style.

And how could she not have a necklace?  Also you can see a closer shot of her top from the front.

She was pretty much done when I thought she was looking a little plain in the belly area so I added a belt. (It's non-removable.)

I love how she turned out and was so sad to see her go, as was my four year old daughter. She has consoled herself, however, by telling me I can just make her a pink one instead!
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224  Re: A Plethora of Poppets Gallery in The Swap Gallery by meleriffic on: May 16, 2011 03:23:11 PM
I received from the lovely IsikkahJai. Inside my box were to tissue paper wrapped bundles with paper tied to them. On the first bundle was this:

Super intrigued I went to the other paper and found a letter to me from an Ellimere Dempsey telling my the story of how she and Aramus (the fugitive from the wanted poster) and fallen in love and because of this his life was forfeit. So the went to IsikkahJai for help and she sent them to me, where they can live happily in hiding.

Here they are together.  I don't know if you can see but his chest is needle sculpted.

Another picture that shows the color better. (Except for Ellimere's eyes. They are actually a lime green.)

And here is a picture to show you Ellimere's beautiful hair with flowers arranged in it. And also a shot of Aramus's quiver of arrows and his bow.

My daughter has already tried running off with them and had to be chased down. Unfortunately I wasn't fast enough and his bow was broken. Nothing glue can't fix, however.

Thanks, IsikkahJai. They are the cutest little couple, and will have a home safe from the Dahlia Court (and hopefully the 4 and under crowd).
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225  Re: 50 projects in 2011 in Craftalongs by meleriffic on: May 16, 2011 01:54:25 PM

I made this cute skirt for my daughter.
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226  Cotton Candy Skirt in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by meleriffic on: May 16, 2011 01:53:18 PM
I just made the Cotton Candy Skirt from Simple Simon & Company. It's super simple and super adorable!

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227  Re: Fake Swapping Craft-along (ongoing) in Craftalongs by meleriffic on: May 01, 2011 07:28:00 PM
Here's a click-able thumbnail of the tatting.

I just recently taught myself how to needle tat and am definitely still in the learning stages. The two flowers on the left are actually what I learned on. They're the pattern that totusmel of Needle Tatting and other Nonsense teaches you how to tat on.  If you go to her blog she has a list of free tatting patterns on the right and the first on Learn To Tat is the flower.  The large pendant was a pattern from a girl here on craftster,pieknits, blog.
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228  Re: 50 projects in 2011 in Craftalongs by meleriffic on: May 01, 2011 02:12:03 PM
Kick that fairy out!

Here are some needle tatted pendant necklaces. They really are necklaces I just couldn't find the chains I had for them when I took the picture. (I never did find them actually. I just bought new ones.)

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229  Re: Fake Swapping Craft-along (ongoing) in Craftalongs by meleriffic on: May 01, 2011 02:05:35 PM
I was able to post this package for the Crafty Detective Swap yesterday. So I was only a day late. (It really was mailed out to some friends who will be getting a surprise package soon.)

The pink things are needle tatted pendant necklaces. (The chain is missing because I misplaced it. However, chain was added right before I shipped it.)
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230  Re: A Plethora of Poppets Gallery in The Swap Gallery by meleriffic on: May 01, 2011 01:52:46 PM
OK. I'll try and give an explanation that will make sense. If something doesn't just let me know.

I was originally going to make a second circle skirt (only shorter) out of the orange material to go over the top of the burnt orange skirt. (It was going to lace up on each side like a corset so I needed two halves of a skirt.) So I cute out 4 circle skirt pieces. (I did four so there wouldn't be any seams showing.) I sewed 2 pieces right sides together and then turned them inside out. I then gathered the top so it would be the right waist size. I held it up to the dress and decided a didn't like it. So I began to mess around with it a bit. I gathered it all the way so the two corners of the top of the skirt touched.  So it looked like this (apart from my bad Paint drawing skills.)

Next I took the two ends and folded them down. So it looked like this.

I thought that looked a little bare so I grabbed one of the remaining circle skirt pieces I had cut (all with raw edges) and scrunched it up. Sticking it in the middle of the skirt. Then I took the edges from the middle and folded them outward. I stitched it all down across the top. To cover up the stitching and raw top I hot glued ribbon across it.  It attaches to the dress with snaps.

And here is a picture of the bustle.
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