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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 113 ENTRIES / Re: $8.76 dollar store outfit! on: May 25, 2016 08:06:04 AM
Wow. That can't have been easy to sew but you did a fantastic job! I would never have thought to make clothes from tablet covers. Well done!
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Harry Potter Deck of cards (image HEAVY) on: May 25, 2016 07:58:39 AM
Very cool. Love the distressed look of the cards.
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Abandoned Toys - Edgar on: May 20, 2016 12:41:33 AM
haha, thank you Smiley
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Socktopus on: May 19, 2016 11:48:25 AM
Very cool and colourful. I love the mismatching fabrics Smiley
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Wee Beasties on: May 19, 2016 11:46:19 AM
Cute Smiley I like his little tooth poking out. Reminds me of Labyrinth
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Mad March Hare - Abandoned Toys on: May 19, 2016 09:14:26 AM
Yeah I can imagine it's cheaper. The polystyrene is so fine it could be blown in with a nozzle so would be really easy and cheap to stuff that way. This rabbit was FULL of the stuff. You can see from the before pic how tightly packed it was.

If your plush ever bursts a seem and starts leaking, I'd recommend using a vacuum to empty out the polystyrene and then refill him with other stuffing. Makes the world of difference. Smiley

7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Abandoned Toys - Edgar on: May 19, 2016 09:04:54 AM
What do you do with these after you make them?
I sell them online and offline, but to adults, not children due to small parts etc


And...in the far right in the photo of the stuffies you have that haven't been touched yet...I think that doll on the end is a Holly Hobbie doll!  Plllleeeeaaassseeee don't customize her!  You'll break my heart!
I already customised her. But fear not, I don't think she is a Holly Hobbie doll. I googled it and didn't see any like her. I machine wash all the toys before customisation, and her eyes washed away, making her creepy anyway.


I have been enjoying your revamped toys!

I never thought to dye them....fantastic color!
Thanks. Dyeing them is great, such an instant transformation Smiley


That is one freaky-looking bear!  The eyes/teeth are fab, and I like the random plaid patch on the head too.  Even though the purple dye didn't take that well, I think the final color suits the creature.
It was a very happy accident. I like blue tones, they take away the cheery colour and make them more sorrowful. Smiley He has a random patch on his bum too Smiley

8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Abandoned Toys - Edgar on: May 19, 2016 05:13:19 AM
Me again with yet another Abandoned Toy. Can't stop making these!

Here is Edgar


I find abandoned toys quite regularly on my travels. Here is the before shot, with a group of other toys ready for customisation. You may recognise Darla the Ragdoll from my post here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447805.0


As you can see, he was very plain and oversized. First job was to dye him purple:


The colour didn't take perfectly, it faded a lot, but I like the macabre colour he turned out.

Next step was to slim him down a little. I took in some of the seams in his head to give it more shape and with the foam pieces stuffing it made him delightfully lumpy and misshapen Smiley

I added some applique skulls to his body before stuffing.

Next were the eyelids and mouth to give him a more sinister look. Love the dark purple. Then I glued in a set of resin teeth to complete the look and added some oversized stitching.

I love how he turned out in the end Smiley



9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Mad March Hare - Abandoned Toys on: May 19, 2016 04:04:56 AM
Thanks guys. I love making these. It's especially rewarding to transform cheap, throwaway toys like this into something cool. I picked this one up out of pity, I had no idea what I was going to do with it! Once it was stuffed with a decent stuffing (I used foam chunks on this one, it makes him feel delightfully lumpy  Grin ) it felt like a much better quality toy. I despise polystyrene stuffing. It makes a horrible noise when you squeeze it too. Not very huggable for a soft toy.  Sad

I'm on my own little mission to save the world one toy at a time Smiley
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Funky Owl on: May 19, 2016 01:04:05 AM
Cool Smiley Doesn't look like he likes mornings  Grin
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