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91  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Presenting the Wallywog... on: June 15, 2011 10:10:54 AM
What is a wallywog you might ask?  It is a cute armadillo looking creature that can roll up into a ball.  He does this by holding the tab on his back, in his mouth.  Inside his mouth, is a binder clip that is wrapped in fabric to prevent it from being hard to the touch.  I was cruising Etsy one day, and my oldest son was looking over my shoulder.  He saw the pic of the wallywog, and said, "Mom click on that picture."  So, I did.  He asked me if I could order the pattern, and make him one.  So, when I had the $, I did.  It is a late graduation from high school, good luck in college present.  It was a fun project, because my son and I worked on it together, by his own choice.  Wallywog is made from a hoodie.  He is done in black and orange, and has the OSU logo on his back.  That is the college my son was accepted to.  He will be an honor student in the honors college.  I am very proud of him.  He thinks he is going to roll this guy into a ball, and launch him at his friends. My youngest son wants one too.  His will be done in grey and hunting camo.  I'll post a pic of it, when I finish it.  Enjoy. 

92  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / 2nd Toy Society Drop... on: June 12, 2011 01:21:13 PM
Here is my 2nd Toy Society drop.  It's the free pattern from funky friends factory.  This is: Honey Bear.  You get her for free, if you sign up for the newsletter.  She is a downloadable pattern.  I'm not entirely happy w/how she turned out.  I was continuously being interrupted while I was trying to make her.  So, I made, what I consider, a few mistakes.  For instance, I think her back legs could have been sewn further down her body, as well as her tail.  I put the tail where it said to, but, I think I'll move it further down just a bit.  But, all in all, I'm pretty happy w/her.  I'll know better for next time.  It's just hard for me to follow directions on a new pattern, when I cannot continuously follow them.  I embroidered her eyes and nose.  I really, really like this bear pattern!  I think I'll make more, to give away at Christmas.  It's a pretty quick little project, barring any distractions.  Wink  I'll let you all know when and where I drop her.   She is made from a piece of fleece, that I got at a garage sale this weekend for: .25.  Not bad if I do say so myself! 

93  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / 1st Toy Society toy drop... on: June 09, 2011 04:12:43 PM
So, my guys have been on vacation the past couple of days.  That left me w/plenty of time to sew.  W/nobody around asking me to do this or that, or the constant house cleaning, I set about working on some projects.  I ran out of black thread, so I had to put aside one project, and I made this one instead.  It is my 1st toy drop for the Toy Society.  The pattern was free, as was the fabric.  I have more fabric that I got for free, so I'll probably make more toys for the Toy Society drops.  I just love how this giraffe turned out!  His/her eyes are embroidered.  He/she can stand on it's own, if you set him/her just right.  Enjoy!

94  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Not so gloomy Eeyore... on: June 08, 2011 09:11:06 AM
So, I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Eeyore!  But, I love the pre-disney Eeyore by A.A. Miline.  Having said that, I went about making my own pattern.  Voila, here is my not so gloomy Eeyore!  I'm getting a little better at making my own patterns.  Getting the hang of gussets.  He is made from a very soft blue plush that is a pita to work with.  It left little blue fuzzies everywhere.  In fact, you could follow the trail of little blue fuzzies as I walked back and forth from my studio in the back of the house, to the front of the house I as worked on him through out the day.  His mane and tail are fleece, and his nose and eyes are embroidered.  I hope you enjoy him as much as I do!

95  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Just chillaxin' by the pond for summer fun in the sun! on: June 04, 2011 11:08:43 AM
My entry for the Fantasy Challenge.  He is my version of, "Crush" from, "Finding Nemo".  The pattern was designed by: Lisa Pay from her Fabric Junkies line.  She is an Australian artist.  Pretty awesome, considering my mom was an Aussie.  I'm shipping him to my dad on Mon. as a b-day present.  He lives in NC, and came back to OK to see my oldest son graduate from high school.  He saw "Crush" in progress, and asked if I would make him one for Christmas.  I know I won't get around to making another one any time soon, and since his b-day is June 12, I'm sending him this guy.  I have to make another one though, because my husband fell in love w/this one and didn't want me to send him.  I've always loved sea turtles, and I loved "Crush" and the movie, "Finding Nemo".  It would be my fantasy come true to have a real sea turtle!  Smiley  

96  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / When is a stegosaurus not a stegosaurus? on: May 04, 2011 10:43:06 AM
When it is a tie o saurus!  I made this guy for a dinosaur contest on deviant art.  He is my own pattern.  He made from a repurposed fleece blanket and his back plates are made from men's ties.  He is soo soft!  He has plastic safety cat eyes.  Enjoy him!

97  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Duna Duna Dunaaaa!!!! on: May 03, 2011 05:43:36 PM
No, it's not Jaws, it's Nessie!  That loveable monster from Loch Ness.  Well, this is my version of the highness of adorableness.  She is my own pattern.  I'm going to enter her into a dinosaur contest on deviant art.  This is a pic of her hanging out in my studio chair.  It's a very comfortable chair, and Nessie thought so too.  I had to wrestle her out of it!  She views it as her throne!  Remember, I did call her the highness of adorableness.  She is made from a new velor bath robe, patriotic plaid fabric for her underbody, and her eyes are needle felted.  Nessie is a big girl, but, shh don't tell her that! 

98  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / So, what do you give your husband... on: May 03, 2011 05:29:47 PM
for your 14th wedding anniversary?  A bearded dragon of course!  It has been a long time since I made a plushie just for my husband.  Usually he just commandeers the plushies that I make, that he likes, for himself.  Wink  I was inspired by a show that all my guys watch.  This stuffie is my own design.  He is made from 2 repurposed fleece baby blankets.  He is cord jointed.  I was going to use plastic safety joints, but, I got ahead of myself, stuffed the body, and closed the seams on the legs.  Then I was like, oh great.  Serves me right for waiting till the last minute to make a gift.  He also has plastic safety eyes.  I don't like this pic of him.  It makes him look fat, derpy, chibi.  He looks better in person.  He even has a somewhat "grumpy" look, like all the big lizards have.  He has a "beard" and those ugly mumps looking bumps on the sides of his head.  Well, enjoy!

99  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / But, I got a Night Fury... on: April 22, 2011 08:19:20 AM
After being inspired by a previous post here on Craftster, I decided to have a go at designing my own Toothless pattern.  I'm very happy w/how he turned out.  I was told by a friend who has read the, "How to Train Your Dragon" series, that this how Toothless/a Night Fury is supposed to look.  I don't know, I've never read the series, even though I plan to over the summer.  I've only seen the movie.  I fell in love w/all the dragons in that movie.  I've made 3 Toothless' from Spirit of America's free pattern on DA.  I have to give Spirit of America credit because I deferred to her pictorial for leg, wing, fin, and spikes placement.  I gave my Toothless felt eyes, just in case this one goes to a child.  No kid should be going to bed w/a plastic toy.  They should have something soft to love on and cuddle with.  I love how his toes turned out!  He's not perfect though.  So, because I was learning as I went w/this guy, future Toothless' will be better.  I'm sad I couldn't capture the veins in his wings and fins w/the camera.  This guy is a prototype.  I won't be giving out the pattern.  Thanks for looking!  Enjoy! 

100  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Scrappy Happy Chocolate Easter Bunny on: April 17, 2011 09:17:17 AM
So, when I walked my dogs the other day, I saw a huge, stuffed dome style bunny sitting on somebody's front porch.  I thought to myself, now isn't that just the cutest thing!  Then I thought, I could make something like that.  So, I went home, drew up a pattern, grabbed a piece of fabric I had saved from going to the dump, and wallah, I came up w/my scrappy happy chocolate Easter Bunny!  I think he has old style German flair.  There was a time when I would not have liked this style of rabbit.  I guess time changes everything.  I found the ribbon along w/the fabric.  While I was cutting the pattern out of the fabric, I found a tag that said it was drapery fabric.  It is silky and embroidered.  The felt cheeks came from my scrap bin, and the eyes are plastic safety eyes.  Her nose and mouth are hand stitched.  He even has a tail.  Enjoy!

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