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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: A pair of cherries on: February 14, 2017 07:00:33 PM
Thanks everyone! ^____^
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Louise Belcher on: February 09, 2017 02:53:12 AM
Thanks Gozer! It was a very easy bag to make, and I actually did put a little pattern on my blog but I'm not sure that I'm allowed to post or link it here. *But* I basically just made it like a plushie and then added an opening on the back, forwent the stuffing, and added a ribbon for the handle - easy and pretty quick too! ^___^
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Unicorn and T-Rex Roller Derby Trophies on: February 02, 2017 06:20:15 PM
I'm sorry to hear that amarok! Maybe your area will get another league one day and they will suit you better. The city I'm in (Perth, Australia) currently has four leagues, plus a men's league and a junior league, which gives the locals a chance to find the people that fit them best. I lucked out with my league though I think, they're pretty awesome and I've made some amazing friends through derby ^___^
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Unicorn and T-Rex Roller Derby Trophies on: February 01, 2017 06:38:43 AM
Thanks everyone! ^___^

@TansysMaySigh I found the animals fairly easy to paint, but I did use up about a can and a half of spray paint to do about 32 trophies. Spraying underneath them was probably the trickiest bit but like with most spray painting if you get them from enough angles they turn out alright ^___^
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Marceline the Vampire Queen on: January 31, 2017 05:55:30 PM

I made this amigurumi for my mathematical pal, Rebecca ^___^ Marceline is the Vampire Queen from Adventure Time and, hoo boy, was this amigurumi an adventure to make! I started off with the Bat Girl pattern by Ilaria Caliri, which was published in the 49th issue of Simply Crochet. I used Patons Dreamtime Merino 4 ply in grey for Marceline's body and a 2.50mm hook. I did add in extra rounds for her legs and arms though, to fit in more with Marceline's proportions. I added wire to her limbs so she is slightly posable.

Marceline's lush hair was easy but time consuming to do; I crocheted a wig cap and then looped lots and lots and lots of lengths of yarn through each stitch of the wig cap. I used three balls of Bella Baby cotton wool 8ply in black for the hair, but I didn't use up the third ball completely. The good thing about this lengthy process is that her hair is super thick and therefore can totally be done up in different hairstyles without showing a patchy looking scalp.

Marceline's boots are simply tubes, with red bows tied onto them. I put a little dab of pva glue on each bow, to hopefully prevent them from coming undone. I used the same Bella Baby brand yarn for all of Marceline's hair and clothes, by the way. It's a 75% cotton, 25% wool blend and it's very soft and nice to work with.

I wanted to make all of Marceline's clothes removable so that there is potential for making more of her outfits for future gifts. Her pants were a bit tricky since I've never crocheted any dolls clothes before and had little idea of what I was doing. I crocheted two tubes to go up her legs, and then kinda crocheted a big tube around the tops of them. I sewed up the gap between the pant legs afterwards. I didn't write any of the pattern down though, which I totally should have done. A lot of the time when I am trying to create something without a pattern I just end up trying things and frogging them and trying again until I get something close to what I want, and I am terrible at keeping records during this process.

Marceline's top was very simple; it is just a rectangle with slightly curved in sides (to make it fit to the curve of her torso better) and straps made with a chain stitch. I sewed snaps onto the back edges for the closures.

The last thing to do was to add details to her face; I used embroidery thread to create her mouth, her fangs, and the bite marks on the side of her neck.

Overall I am pleased with how she turned out, although I think a haircut might be needed to give her a proper fringe and tidy up the ends a bit. I did attempt a bit of a trim, but then I was worried I was going to mess up her hair (her time consuming hair!!) and didn't go any further.
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / A pair of cherries on: January 31, 2017 05:45:18 PM

I made these cherry amigurumi for my roller derby friend Cherry! (yeah, I'm not so original ~___^)

I used a pattern from Amigurumi Food to make these, which a few minor adjustments. I wanted my cherries to be bigger than the ones from the pattern, so I used Lion Brand Yarn's Heartland Thick & Quick and Hometown USA yarns, both of which are a super bulky yarn. I used Heartland Redwood for the cherries, and Oklahoma City Green for the steam and leaves. I also moved up to a 8mm hook and used larger safety eyes; the ones I used were about a 20mm diameter. Instead of embroidering the mouths and cheek blushes, I cut light pink felt to shape and glued it on with E6000 - that felt isn't going anywhere now! ~___^

Because I find weaving in the ends quite difficult with super bulky yarns, I attempted to reduce the amount I'd have to do by joining the seams to the cherries before casting on. I'm not sure that it looks as neat as sewing them on would have looked though, so perhaps I'll have to look into acquiring a super big needle for the future. For size reference, the Fire-King bowl they are sitting in is 18cm diameter, so these cherries are more grapefruit sized ~___^
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Unicorn and T-Rex Roller Derby Trophies on: January 31, 2017 05:32:19 PM
I volunteered this year to make trophies for my roller derby league's end of year awards party. We needed a lot of trophies and they needed to be cheap and easy to make. And they needed to be awesome.

So, of course, dinosaurs and unicorns came to mind! ~___^

I started off with a bunch of plumbing caps; the hardware store had heaps of them, they're cheap, and they're actually a really nice solid plastic. Much more professional looking than my limited woodworking skills could produce in a very short time period. I used my Dremel to sand off the raised writing on the tops of the caps; this produced a ton of dust so a mask and goggles were an absolute necessity.

Then I used superglue to attach the animal toys I found at the Reject Shop (a discount store, more expensive than a dollar shop but still pretty cheap). They didn't have enough horses so I used everything vaguely equine that they had - zebras, donkeys ... if you tilted your head and squinted and it kinda looked like a horse I brought it.

I made a bunch of horns using some white sculpty; I only needed a tiny bit for this so I used some from my stash rather than buying a whole new packet. Once they were baked and cooled I used superglue to stick them on.

Then I spray painted them all gold, stuck on cardstock tags with double-sided tape, and then coated everything with a matt varnish. I am on the fence about the varnish to be honest because I think it dulled the gold colour but I wanted them tags to be coated with something and I find sometimes plastic + spray paint with no varnish can = stickyness.

Anyway, they were a big hit and after it turned out that I was told the incorrect number for how many trophies were needed (d'oh!) I made one more for the person who missed out - and I made it a dinocorn to make it up to them ~___^
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Teacup wreath on: January 31, 2017 02:00:01 AM
So lovely and a great use for all those pretty solo teacups at the thrift store!
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Harry Potter Cards on: January 16, 2017 07:17:35 AM
Oh wow, these are both so awesome! I totally love them!
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: macaron bracelet on: January 16, 2017 07:17:01 AM
Super cute!
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