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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / K-9 from Doctor Who on: February 03, 2012 01:13:25 PM
I made this K-9 plushie for my partner in the One Tiny Doctor Who Thing swap.  He is felt, embroidery floss, a headpin, fiberfill, and some cardboard.  I used a papercraft pattern as a guide.





I realized that I forgot to go back and stich his name on the side like I had intended to.  Oops.
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / 'Ello. Labryinth Worm Felt Embroidery on: January 06, 2012 08:23:59 AM
I made this patch for the Jim Henson swap.  He's all felt, which I cut, glued, and stitched together onto a patch.  Then he was sewn to a tote bag from Joann's.



I wish I had gotten a few more pictures of him before he was sent.
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / MoMo Monster on: December 28, 2011 06:40:37 PM
This is Maurice, aka MoMo.  I made him for the monster swap a couple months ago.



MoMo is a very happy monster, unless you mention his horns.  Once monsters of his breed reach a certain age, their horns start to grow and change color.  Unfortunately, one of MoMo's horns never grew in all the way.  He's a bit sensitive about it, especially because his sisters make fun of him for it.



He was a very pleasant monster to have around before he went off to his new home with the rest of his family.
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My Harry Potter Tape Wallet on: December 06, 2011 05:20:53 AM
My local library had a book and bake sales about a month ago.  I found a bunch of great stuff there, but was super excited to find a box set of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on tape.  I had made one of these wallets for a swap, but really wanted to make one for myself.







I have five more tapes, so I'm thinking the rest of them will be made in house colors.
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Yeti on: November 13, 2011 07:26:34 PM
I wanted to share the yeti that I made for the latest Tiny Stuffie Swap.  If you haven't done one of those swaps, I definitely recommend it.  It's become my favorite swap to do.

I was really happy with how the yeti for my partner came out.  I got the pattern from a book called Beasties by Diana Schoenbrun.  It was a super simple pattern to follow.  I kind of fell in love with the yeti and have plans to make one for myself in brighter colors and call it a raver yeti.



I made him a little fleece scarf.  What yeti doesn't need a scarf.



I also made these little fluffy monsters.  They are super simple and take maybe a half hour to sew by hand.

6  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Craft Bloggers, I need your help!! on: October 27, 2011 03:40:19 PM
I have to do an "I-search" paper for a writing.  I have to do interviews on a topic and write a paper from those interviews.  I've decided to do my paper on craft blogging.  I've been thinking about starting one for awhile, and figured why not research that for this paper.

Answering these questions shouldn't take more than 10 or 15 minutes.  I'll love you forever if you help me out with this.  You can either pm me your responses on Craftster, or email them to me at hedgesml@my.witc.edu.  Thank you so much!


Interview Questions

1. What is your name (if you aren't comfortable giving me a full name, a first name will be fine) and email address?  Could I also have a link to your blog?

2. Is crafting/blogging a source of income for you (such as an Etsy shop), or is it just a hobby?

3. What made you decide to start a craft blog?  How long have you been blogging?  Have you had the same blog the whole time?

4. In your opinion, how important is the name of the blog?

5. Do you think the look/layout of the blog is important?  How important is the photography in posts?  Do you think people respond better to more professional-looking photographs, or do the projects themselves matter more?

6. Do you think it is important to find a niche for your blog to get attention?

7. How much time each week do you put into your blog?  Do you have a set number of posts you like to reach each week, or do you just update when you have a new project?

8. Is your blog strictly a craft blog, or do you post about other topics?  I've seen quite a few craft blogs that also act as personal blogs or cooking blogs, or all three.  What is your opinion of these type of blogs?

9. How do you promote your blog?  (Giveaways, guest blogging, posting on Facebook or Craftster, etc.)

10. Do you do any kind of free tutorials or patterns to get people to read your blog?

11. Do you have any advice to people looking to start a craft blog?
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Doctor Who t shirt skirt on: September 08, 2011 05:07:28 PM
This is the first piece of clothing that I've made/altered.  It's a bit shapeless, so any recommendations on how to improve it would be great.

The sewing was really simple.  I just cut a large men's shirt under the arms and fold the hemmed end over.



On.  It hits just above the knee.



I used a freezer paper stencil to do the print.  The bf found the stencil on deviant art I think.



8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Eleventh Doctor Stuffie on: September 04, 2011 02:49:58 PM
This is only the second project that I've posted on here, but I'm super proud of it and wanted to share.  I made this for amydice for the Tiny Stuffie Swap.  We're both Doctor Who fans, so this was really fun to make.



He's made of felt.  And he even has tiny fish fingers and custard for the trip.



Elbow patches.
9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Sinclair the Septopus! on: March 21, 2011 05:18:47 PM
While aimlessly wandering around Craftster (which I do a lot), I found this amazingly cute pattern:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=180409.0

I decided to make one.  Since my octopus only ended up with seven legs, he's now a septopus.







Then my wonderful partner came up with the idea for the rest of his features.  Introducing Sinclair:




I'm really happy with how he turned out, so much so that I squeed a bit when I put on his hat.  Yes, I squeed at my own project, I'm a nerd.

Sorry about the dark pictures, it's next to impossible to take a decent picture with the lighting in my apartment.
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