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1  CANADA / Ontario / Re: embroidery floss downtown toronto? on: November 04, 2009 10:05:39 PM
I can confirm that Mary Maxim at Yonge/Eglinton does carry some. They have drawers of DMC, as well as megapacks of another brand - that's what I got last time I was there.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Simple Sailor Skirt on: September 08, 2009 09:40:06 AM
Wow that looks professional. Have you worn it out yet? I'd love to know what response you got from friends.

haha it has been well liked! thanks Smiley
3  COOKING / Dessert / Re: 4th of July - Hamburgers and French Fries... err... cupcakes/brownies/cookies on: July 20, 2009 04:52:11 AM
what a great party idea Cheesy  I really love them! you did an awesome job
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Alice In Wonderland amigurumi on: July 18, 2009 05:33:12 PM
I absolutely adore this. But there is something I need to say. This is all based on the Disney art. The original Alice (both in the book and the real girl she was based on) had short black hair and brown eyes and dressed very differently. This just makes me wonder how awesomely awesome an ami based off of the real thing not the Disney version would be!

Just to give a little shout out and a compliment. I have to say this. No one involved in Alice in Wonderland was on acid. Lewis Carrol was a pen name used by a British college professor who told this story to the daughter of a colleague over several weeks with her (Alice Lidell) as the main character.

I absolutely love this ami and look forward to seeing the rest of the series. Smiley

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_in_Wonderland


Actually, I didn't base her on anything 'Disney'. I'm a huge fan of Alice and in a lot of the older illustrations I've enjoyed (pre-Disney, there are A LOT of them), she is similarly dressed, with blonde hair. I really like that look, so that's what I went with Smiley

Thanks! I look forward to making the rest.. we'll see where they go
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Alice In Wonderland amigurumi on: July 17, 2009 09:17:58 AM
this is awesome!  I love the stripey socks.  I'm wondering - did you crochet the legs completely in the round, where you can clearly see the change in yarn or did you use a slip stitch so that each stripe is nice and smooth?  Does that make sense?

yeah, I know what you're saying Cheesy I usually crochet completely in the round - I don't tend to use the slip stitch because it leaves an ugly seam I don't like. So when doing stripes I always plan out the color changes so the 'offset' sections are at the 'back'. It's not very elegant, I know >_<
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Alice In Wonderland amigurumi on: July 17, 2009 09:11:41 AM
Omigosh, she's wonderful! You did an amazing job.

Just curious, how tall is she?

She's about 17.5" tall Smiley
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Silly Seals! on: July 17, 2009 07:12:40 AM
awww those are so adorable! I love the expressions especially  Grin
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession on: July 17, 2009 07:11:58 AM
OMG THIS IS ALL KINDS OF AWESOME. Seriously, just freakin AWESOME!! I must show my boyfriend, he will freak out! (Although maybe now he will ask for one... hahaha I don't have your patience!!)
9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Alice In Wonderland amigurumi on: July 17, 2009 07:08:01 AM
I don't think I posted this here before...it's the only amigurumi I've completed this year, but I plan on doing a few more in the Alice in Wonderland-inspired by gothic lolita vein. My next one is the White Rabbit. I've been too busy sewing, so my amigurumi has fallen to the wayside XD  

She is my first truly semi-realistic 'human' amigurumi. I think if I were to do it over again I'd change some of the proportions and try the face a different way. Maybe another version on the way? Her hair is made of cotton yarn and I wove each strand individually. Her bloomers are trimmed with lace, and her apron is sewn from cotton shirting Smiley

17.5" tall
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: My Copycat Bunny Secret Sister Gift on: July 17, 2009 06:59:56 AM
wow, that's very flattering Smiley I think you did a great job making it your own! nice work Wink
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