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31  Notes the Puppy in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Scribble Dolls on: June 18, 2010 10:12:14 PM
My son just turned 1 year old and I wanted to make him a present for his birthday.

My husband has named him Notes  Grin

He's made mostly of fleece and is completely sewn by hand. I made up the pattern for him...and I can see several tweeks that need to be made if I ever make this little guy again. But oh well, my son doesn't mind.  Wink







And of course, the best part of the whole project...giving him away!






Alex shows his appreciation in the way he knows best.  Cheesy



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32  Mr. and Mrs.! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Scribble Dolls on: May 15, 2010 09:50:30 PM
Well, I'm still new to making plushies, but I thought I'd show my latest pair...
I made these guys for my friend's wedding last weekend.

This was really my first time embroidering anything...I still need more practice, but I didn't think I did too horribly.  (Well, at least you can tell what it is, lol) Grin The hearts on their backs are embroidered with my friend's and her husband's first initial, along with their wedding date.


They actually have magnets in their hands so they can hold hands. Smiley










Anyway, I hope she liked them!


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33  Pirate Nursery **Warning- Very Image Heavy** in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by Scribble Dolls on: January 31, 2010 04:26:54 PM
My husband and I met in art school and we both love to draw cartoons. We always knew when it came time to have children, we were going to have to do something extra special for our nursery.

We were quite excited when we learned we were having a baby (and my silly husband almost immediately started sketching ideas, lol.) As soon as we learned we were having a boy, our pirate nursery began!

My husband drew everything free hand (he enjoyed the "naughty" feeling of drawing on the walls LOL) and I painted all the characters. With the addition of my mom, we all painted the backgrounds.

I wish I could say how long it took us exactly, but we worked on it off and on for so long, its really hard to say (not to mention the eight week break we took when I had the baby!). I do know I spent about an hour a piece painting each character.

This is the first project we've ever done together and we had a blast! The time we spent together alone makes the whole project worth it...well that, and seeing how much our (now eight month old) son loves staring at his walls!

Okay, I'll hush now and on to the pictures:




(To hopefully keep from blowing anyone's computer up, I'm putting most of the detail pics as thumbnails...definately have a look though since this is what I worked so hard on!  Grin)

 

Yes, our son's name is Alex.  Smiley






One of my favorite details...it's mine and my husband's first initials.  Cheesy













And a bonus crib action shot! :



Sorry for all the pictures...there's just a lot of stuff in there!

It's a bit "funkier" than your average nursery, but it's perfect for us.  Cool





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34  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by Scribble Dolls on: January 29, 2010 03:19:45 PM
Yay! I jointed my poppet today. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be...although I may eventually go back and redo her legs...but for now I'm just going to enjoy the accomplishment, lol. Next to study how to do the hair!



(Forgive my very messy work area in the background there, lol.)

Off to check out AlwaysInspired's eye tute now!
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35  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by Scribble Dolls on: January 22, 2010 02:37:33 PM
Oo, I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures of him completed, Eliah!

I've been working on my poppet off and on over the past few weeks and am amazed at how easily it's coming together! I just have to finish needlesculpting her paws and then finally to the dreaded jointing and adding hair (*scared*).

But she has a face! Wooo!



I'm pretty proud of how she's turning out...considering I'm such a noobie sewer and all  Grin
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36  Sock Money Trio (image heavy) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Scribble Dolls on: December 26, 2009 10:22:43 AM
I decided to attempt making sock monkeys for my cousins for christmas. It took an embarrassing amount of time for me to finish them (since I just taught myself to sew and had to do them by hand  Wink). I definately think I improved with each one though!
I tried something different with each of their faces to decide what I liked the best.


All three together!


This one has felt eyes and a mouth.


I decided to try out safety eyes for this guy...we had a bit of a mishap with them so had to do some creative eyelids. I painted a smile on him after this picture, but didn't get a chance to photograph him before he was wrapped, lol.


By far my favorite. I think its obvious he was the last one...didn't have as many wonky issues as the other two have. I think I like how the painted face came out the best too. Smiley



They're far from perfect, but my cousins loved them at least!
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37  My first plushie (and sewing project :)) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Scribble Dolls on: November 29, 2009 08:23:46 AM
I have to give a little bit of background to explain why I'm so incredibly excited about this...so sorry  Tongue.
Ever since I was a little girl, I've always wanted to make my own dolls and stuffed animals. I used to draw out my patterns and everything, but I didn't know how to sew...so I never made one. I finally decided last week that I'd stop making excuses like I've been doing for years and just figure it out on my own. Sooo...I went to the craft store, spent about $1 on some felt squares and $3 on a travel size sewing kit. I decided to follow the silly girl pattern located here: http://missyballance.typepad.com/crafty_carnival/2007/02/free_doll_patte.html because it looked pretty simple. I came across these great sewing videos online http://www.5min.com/Tag/how%20to%20sew%20by%20hand?CategoryID=167 and went at it!
I got a little more confident in myself as I went, so I changed some of the things from the original instructions that I didn't like (mainly her hair and her dress).

Anyway, she may not be much, but I'm so excited I actually did it! Now that I've shown myself its possible for me to make these things, I can hardly wait to decide what my next project will be!



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38  Re: Altered Journal-a-long in Craftalongs by Scribble Dolls on: November 15, 2009 03:47:22 PM
Hi there!
I'm a bit nervous posting here since I've spent the past two weeks reading through this entire thread and now I'm feeling like the shy newbie, lol.
I happened across craftster by chance and this particular thread by an even stranger chance. I was so stunned to discover that my weird habit of wanting to collect random "bits" is actually part of a hobby!

This whole thread has been such a huge inspiration to me and has actually made me get up and start really doing art things again, so that's a giant thank you from me to all of you.

Everyone's work here is stunning and I'm really excited about locating a book to alter.
Because I'm an impatient person and probably won't be able to get to a thrift shop until next weekend, I started a mini project in one of the many empty journals laying around my house. I have a current obsession with monsters (I don't know why...I'm weird  Roll Eyes ) and decided to create a "home" for my little creatures to exist in. I thought the rainbow theme was a great and easy starting point, so here are my first two pages (hope you guys don't mind me posting them. And please forgive my poor quality images. I'm running on pretty low technology here and was depressed to discover my phone took better pictures of them than my camera):

Red- It didn't really turn out the way I originally envisioned (with you know, the red theme and all), but I like it just the same and was pretty proud of my first page.


Orange- I still have a little more work to do on this one (mainly just making the little guys pop from the page a bit better)


It's just a bit of silliness and doesn't quite compare to the awesomeness in this thread, but I really wanted to share with you guys what you inspired me to do. Smiley
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