I made these 2 giant squid for Suereal in the sea creatures swap. She had to drop out due to a foot injury, so it became a personal swap. She received the other day, so I can post a pic now. Colors are suited to her taste. I didn't want to let the blue one go, but, I did knowing he was going to a good home.
I made this carry along safari for the, "Make a Friend" swap. I LOVE animals! I LOVE, collect, and make toys. I would like to go on a safari in Africa some day. My late FIL had cut out the wooden animals. I also make wooden animals. I have all of his pattern books for making wooden toys and sculptures. I made this set for an autistic boy who is keen on texture. So, I coated the wooden animals w/a fake grass substance that I got from a make your own volcano kit my husband bought for our youngest son, for a project last year. After the glue had dried w/the substance, I painted the animals. Instant texture. Then, the kit came w/a sheet of fake grass. I sewed that down to the carry along landscape. The water is the shiny side of a napkin, and the mounds a ridged upholstery fabric and a quilted nylon vest. More texture. The landscape is double sided, so the landscape can change. I added handles to make it easy to carry. I also made a drawstring bag for the animals to be stored in. I'm thinking about possibly making more, and selling them. We'll see.
The (Secret) Toy Society has resumed operation, so I made this pink stuffed giraffe for a toy drop. I dropped him in a park, on the way to pick up my youngest son from the horse farm he's volunteering at this summer. When my son and I were driving by, on the way home, we saw a group of kids standing around the picnic table where I put him. I hope they took him home, and loved him. It has been a long, long time since I made a toy for, "The (Secret) Toy Society. They suspended operations for awhile. But, now they're back w/a new name due to legalities. They are now, "The (Secret) Toy Society". I encourage you all to join this worthy organization, and put smiles on the faces of children through the surprise finding of a toy.
I painted this as a trade for CraftAddiction. I can't remember if this is her dad's dog or her mother's dog. I painted one of each. I'll see if I took a pic of the other dog I painted. She crocheted some scarves and toys for me as a trade for Christmas presents. I was pretty happy w/how it turned out.
Anybody interested in organizing another round of a Jim Henson swap? A post on the Toys, Dolls, and Playthings board inspired me to get my Henson on! I NEED to make Kermit, Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Bear in the Big Blue House and friends, etc.
My new niece is due in April. Her mother, my little sister, found a bird painting she liked. When she showed it to me, I said, "I can do that!" So, w/a piece of left over scrap book paper from the large bird collage I made for her, I decopaged it onto a small canvas, glued a ribbon on the back, and painted the birds, leaves, branches, and flowers. My sister is decorating my niece's room w/birds. Enjoy!
My soon to be new niece is due in April. Her mother, my little sister, found a collage she liked, and wanted to buy. When she showed it to me, I said, "I can make that." She was like, "Could you?" I was like, "Yes, of course!" So, when she came to visit for Thanksgiving, we went shopping at JoAnne's and she bought some scrap book paper she liked. I already had the canvas. And, the rest is history. I added the carved plastic flower, the branch is from a tree in my back yard, and the bird and leaves are made from some heavy scrap book paper that I had. The words are just stickers that I decopaged over to make sure they stayed down. My sister is decorating my niece's room w/birds. Enjoy.
My new niece is due in April. Her mother, my little sister, is decorating her room w/birds. So, I made my niece a simple shape 3D bird pillow w/bird fabric, and 2 simple shape birds to hang on the door knob, stitched w/her name, in the same fabric. Enjoy.
This is a teddy bear I made for my soon to be new niece due in April. I hope both she and her mother (my little sister) love him. He is soo soft! My husband wanted to steal him, until I told him it was for my niece. His legs are jointed w/plastic pop together safety joints, and his eyes are plastic safety eyes. He even has a tail. Enjoy.