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21  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / my first altered pony....meet my little tauntaun!!! on: May 30, 2011 11:02:46 AM
i was in the one tiny str wars thing swap, and my partner prettyrustyrobot mentioned that she liked tauntauns...WEIRD...so do i!!!  i did a little research, and didn't find many toys, so i looked at my daughter's old my little ponies and thought, "wow...that kinda looks like a tauntaun"...thus, he was born....



on to the progress shots!!!

i did A LOT of sculpting with the feet and arms



COUNTLESS hours of mod-podging little tufts of hair all over his body...





it was really hard to let this one go, considering that i am a HUGE star wars nerd, AND it was my first altered pony ever...i think he has an awesome home now, though...so i feel a bit better.

as always, thanks for looking!!! Grin
22  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / pretty steampunk zombie poppet on: April 02, 2011 05:07:16 PM
i am organizing my first swap, and i needed it to be a zombie swap...i partnered up with Alchamy513, and she said she might like a playmate for her other steampunk zombie poppet...and here is what i came up with....







thanks for looking!!!  Cheesy
23  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / mini edward scissorhands poppet on: March 30, 2011 09:04:12 PM
i was recently in the IYP swap with the awesome deadbathducky, and she requested an edward scissorhands mini poppet as a gift for her friend.  he is around 6 inches tall...well...here he be!!!







thanks for looking!!!
24  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Zombie Swap Rd. 2 Gallery on: March 07, 2011 06:12:20 PM

please PM organizer(s) and your partner when you send and receive!

sent
received
sent and received
late with communication
feedback given
PROBLEM - PM organizer(s) ASAP!

MizzKodak - TwistedTruth
Icekibby - prettyrustyrobot
Anubisheart - evilpixie
bellalupina - scarlet_nights
elleinad - LimeGreenFairy
Emo Penguin Toast - Yumjello01
Myyrh - skarinja
wax51 - bananasandhair
KrazyKitty - smiggleyx
QueenNinjaMonkey - Faux_Valentine
amydice - lidehtium
lanikins - Alchamy513
25  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Zombie Swap Rd. 2-(SIGN UP 2/1/11- 2/15/11 SEND OUT 3/15/11) on: February 01, 2011 07:44:28 PM
GALLERY!!!!!




Swap name: Zombie Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: lanikins
Co-organizer: amydice
Sign-up date range: 2/1/2011 - 2/15/2011 (or until signups are full)
Date to send item by: 3/15/11

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? NO

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions: YES
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

I know I am not the only one who LOVES anything zombie.  We're just here to have undead, bloody, flesh and brain eating fun!!!!!!  This will be a 5 point swap.

For those of you who may not know what points are:
Small item     = 1 point
Medium item  = 2 points
Large item     = 3 points

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Zombie Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name and address Including Country:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval:

Favorite zombie movie(s):

Which do you like better...bloody, gory, pus covered zombies, or more on the creepy cute side?

Anything you'd LOVE to receive?
Anything you'd HATE to receive?

What crafts do you specialize in?
What crafts do you most admire?

Favorite colors:
Least favorite colors:

Do you have any allergies your partner should be aware of?
Are there any pets, smokers, or allergens in your home?

Do you have a wist or website that you would like to show your partner?
Do you have access to a camera and agree to post pictures of what you receive in the gallery and take pictures of what you send (just in case)?
Do you agree to post regularly (once a week minimum) in the thread and to hold off sending until youre sure your partner has checked in that week?

Is there anything else you would like your partner or the organizer to know?

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Participants:

1. lanikins
2. amydice
3. Icekibby
4. wax51
5. MizzKodak
6. Alchamy513
7. bananasandhair
8. evilpixie
9. prettyrustyrobot
10. YumJello01
11. bellalupina
12. Myyrh
13. Anubisheart
14. smiggleyx first time swapper!!!
15. QueenNinjaMonkey
16. skarinja
17. scarlet_nights
18. LimeGreenFairy
19. lidehtium
20. KrazyKitty
21. Emo Penguin Toast
22. TwistedTruth
23. elleinad first time swapper!!!
24. Faux_Valentine

Partners:

1. MizzKodak - TwistedTruth
2. Icekibby - prettyrustyrobot
3. Anubisheart - evilpixie
4. bellalupina - scarlet_nights
5. elleinad - LimeGreenFairy
6. Emo Penguin Toast - Yumjello01
7. Myyrh - skarinja
8. wax51 - bananasandhair
9. KrazyKitty - smiggleyx
10. QueenNinjaMonkey - Faux_Valentine
11. amydice - lidehtium
12. lanikins - Alchamy513
26  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / she-ra, princess of power!!!!! on: December 17, 2010 10:00:07 PM
when padfoot requested a she-ra poppet for her little girl...well, how could i resist?!?!  she-ra was my hero when i was a little girl. my bratty little brother broke my she-ra action figure, so all i had left of her were my memories...until now...here she be!!!







i hope the recipient likes her as much as i did making her!!!!!!!!!!
27  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / coraline on: December 16, 2010 07:36:37 PM
so...my buddy said that she tends to watch coraline over and over again, so when her birthday came up, i knew what i needed to make!!!!!





aaaaaand...a progress shot....she's teeny tiny



thanks for looking!!!!
28  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / yes...another Gir ami...NOW WITH PATTERN on: November 28, 2010 05:30:51 PM
So I quit crocheting for a while, and just stuck to sewing.  Then I decided to crochet a Gir for my daughter who is OBSESSED with Invader Zim right now.  He was SUPPOSED to be an Xmas present, but she busted me making it.  I am regretting not writing the pattern down, as I think he come out pretty decent!!!!





Thanks for looking!!!

PATTERN!!!!!!!!!!

Materials:

I used Caron Simply Soft in Limelight, Black and White.
Black embroidery floss
Scraps of red and gray felt
6 mm safety eyes, or black beads
Stitch marker

Using an E hook

Head:
Using lime green, make 2...
These will be the front and back panels of the head.

Row 1: ch 14, sc in 2nd chain from hook, and each ch across, ch 1 and turn (13)
Rows 2-9: sc in each sc across, ch 1 and turn (13)
Row 10: 12 sc across, 3 sc in last sc (15)-1st corner made
continue working around the rectangle.
Side: sc 7, 3 sc in last sc-2nd corner made
Bottom: sc 11, 3 sc in last sc-3rd corner made
Side: sc 7, 3 sc in last sc-4th corner made, sl st in next sc and tie off.

Sides:
Made in one piece, using light green...

Row 1: ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, and each ch across, ch 1 and turn (7)
Rows 2-10: sc in each sc across, chain 1 and turn (7)
Row 11: in back loops only, sc in each sc across, ch 1 and turn (7)
Rows 12-22: sc in each sc across, chain 1 and turn (7)
Row 23: in back loops only, sc in each sc across, ch 1 and turn (7)
Rows 24-32: sc in each sc across, chain 1 and turn (7)
Row 33: in back loops only, sc in each sc across, ch 1 and turn (7)
Rows 34-44: sc in each sc across and tie off (7)

Assembly:

Now, if you fold up the sides, you'll see it form a pretty sharp box shape, forming corners where you did the sc in back loops only.  Sew the front panel to the side piece, do the same for the back, stuffing firmly as you go.  HEAD COMPLETED!!!!

Body:
Using lime green, work in a spiralstuff the body as you work...

Round 1: sc 6 in ring
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: [*sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc], repeat from * around (18)
Round 4: in back loops only, sc around (18)
Rounds 5 and 6: sc in each sc around (18)
Round 7: [*sc in first 4 sc, dec], repeat from * around (15)
Round 8: sc in each sc around (15)
Round 9:[*sc in first 3 sc, dec], repeat from * around (12)
Round 10: sc in each sc around (12)
Round 11:[*sc in first 2 sc, dec], repeat from * around (9)
Round 12: sc in each sc around (9)
Round 13: [*sc in first sc, dec], repeat from * around, sl st in next sc, and tie off (6)

Use the photo as a guide for zipper shape, placement, and embroidery.

Arms:
Using black, make 2...

Round 1: sc 6 in ring
Rounds 2-5: sc in each sc around (6), tie off.

I didn't stuff the arms, but you can if you'd like.  Attach pretty close to your ending round.

Legs:
Using black, make 2...

Round 1: sc 3 in ring
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (6)
Rounds 3-5: sc in each sc around, and tie off (6)

I didn't stuff the either, but again, you can if you'd like.  Attach under the part of the body where you did the sc in back loops only.

**I may have only done 4 rows for the arms and legsit is hard to see the stitches in the black yarnjust make them as long, or as short as you'd like I guess!!! Cheesy

Eyes:
Using white, make 2 (of courseunless you want a cyclops Gir)...

Round 1: sc 6 in ring
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: [*sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc], repeat from * around (18)
Rounds 4-6: sc in each sc around, and tie off (18).

Sofor his eyes, I didn't put the safety eyes in the center, because looking pic of Gir, you can see that his pupils go out to the side a bit.  Stuff eyes lightly and attach to face, using photo as a guide.

Ears:
Using black, make 2...

Row 1: ch 9, in 2nd chain from hook, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next 2 ch, sl st in last 2 ch, and tie off (Cool

Use photo as a guide for placement.

Tail:

Using black...
Row 1: ch 5, in 2nd chain from hook, sl st in next 2 ch, sc in last 2 ch, and tie off (4)

Attach to the rear end area.and you're done!!!

I would love to see pics of completed Gir's!!!!  If you are working on this, and get stuck (due to the fact that I am the WORST pattern writer EVER), send me a PM, and maybe we can work it out together, LOL!!!!
29  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Zombie swap? on: November 21, 2010 09:21:19 PM
I LOVE ZOMBIES!!!!  I was thinking of possibly organizing my first swap...and what better theme than one of my most favorite things?!?!  Of course, it wouldn't be until after the holidays, but wonder if anyone else would be interested.
30  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Burton's Balloon Boy on: November 21, 2010 10:48:58 AM
As a part of the package being sent to Ms. amydice, I decided to make her something Tim Burton, as like me, she is a huge fan.  So, I decided to make something based on his art, rather than one of his movies.  About a year ago, there was an exhibition of Tim Burton's art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  Balloon Boy was one of his pieces, and I really felt like it would end up being a pretty cool plush.

I drew out my design, and used a blue woven fabric.  I completed construction, and then painted all the details on.  He stands about 9 inches tall.  Here he is!



It was hard to find a pic of the backside, but I finally found one...



Thanks for looking, C&C more than welcome!!!!
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