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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Fall Dotee swap? on: July 15, 2014 09:21:50 PM
Anyone interested in a mid-Fall dotee swap?  I'm thinking they can be Fall themed, or just in the Fall and we list our own themes.  I have one lovely dotee from alwaysinmyroom and I need more!  I don't need to organize, but I'm willing to if you guys would like me to (Smmarrt?).

Here are some links to the last few rounds of dotee swaps.

Round 8 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334100.0
Round 9 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343255.0
Round 10 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352058.0
Round 11 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=362477.0
Round 12 - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407884.0


2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Min Pin amigurumi on: July 15, 2014 05:28:44 PM
I made this little Miniature Pinscher for kittykill in the OWS.  It was a bit fiddly getting all the details right, and I'm not sure if it looks too much like a chihuahua, but I'm pretty happy with how he came out.  I didn't use any pattern.  I find it very relaxing to just work without having to worry about reading a pattern or taking notes to write a pattern from. 







Thanks for looking!
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Yoda doll on: July 14, 2014 10:21:22 PM
I made this little Yoda for Alliekat914 in the OWS.  No pattern, I just had fun with it.  I was originally going to give him more face detail, but he looked so cute that I was afraid of ruining him, so I left him alone. 







Thanks for looking!
4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Kodama and an Amanita Mushroom on: July 14, 2014 11:29:57 AM
I made these for Acadian Driftwood in the WC&EF swap.  I love both Kodama and mushrooms, so when she listed them as some of her forest faves I couldn't resist.  The sitting Kodama, and the one with the stake coming out of it's foot are potted plant/garden decor.  The Kodama with the blue ribbon is an ornament.  She mentioned wanting an ornament for her car, so I thought she might like this.  I decided to make the mushroom a pendant.  I used colored clay for all of them, and then I glazed with sculpey glaze.  Super simple.  They all have fingerprints, dust, and other such imperfections.  Not sure if that sucks or just adds character.   Undecided









I couldn't resist making myself a Kodama for my planted terrarium




I wanted to make myself an amanita too, but I used the last of my white on this one.  I love sculpting even though I'm not very good at it.  I think I'll just embrace my primitive style rather than stress myself out over being good at it.  I'm happy with that.  Smiley

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5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Carnivorous plants swap? on: May 23, 2014 12:32:42 AM
So my husband gifted me a lovely little pitcher plant for my birthday, and I have developed a full-blown obsession with carnivorous plants.  Sundews, pitcher plants, venus fly traps; just imagine the possibilities!  T-shirts, painted sneakers, hoopla!, wall art, totes, bags, jewelry!  Anyone interested?

6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Forest Witch Were-Owl on: May 05, 2014 03:47:18 PM
I know it's a mouth full, but that's what she is!  I made her for a swap (not on Craftster.)  She is a were-owl and can transform partially or completely into an owl.  Here she is in a quasi stage, with both human and owl characteristics.  Can you guess which?





There are more pics up on my blog if you want to see more.   Smiley

Thanks for looking!
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Frog art doll on: April 15, 2014 10:40:34 PM
Okay, so it's really just a glorified amigurumi, but I can dream can't I?  Haha!  I made this guy for Ludi in the art doll swap.  He has sculpey hands and feet, a cross-stitched rose on his back, and jointed arms and legs.  All new techniques for me.  Smiley






8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Bumbee on: March 13, 2014 09:15:07 PM
I've been posting a lot of older projects lately. (Playing the catch up game!)  Well, this one is actually a new amigurumi that I made in anticipation of Spring!  So this guy is a loose interpretation of a bumble bee.  He was actually inspired by a male Carpenter bee that I found in the Fall.  I had never seen a blond bee before, and it set me on a mission to find out what type of bee he was.  Anyway, I ended up making this fella, not a Carpenter bee, but still a bee nonetheless.





9  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 96 ENTRIES / The Creature from the Black Lagoon amigurumi on: March 10, 2014 07:46:09 PM
I made this for our lovely kittykill in the Vintage Halloween Swap last year. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426691.0#axzz2gOCwqcJT  Her and I both love all the classic Universal Monster movies and well, amigurumi is ma thang, so this is the result!  He was a little fussy to make as I wanted him to be unmistakable.  I'm not sure if I succeeded, but I was pretty happy with the results.  No pattern, just whipped him up.  I was most proud of the fact that I was actually able to give him 'knees' and not just trunks for legs.  Now, I'm hitting myself on the head for not having taken notes as I can't for the life of me remember how I did it. Doh!





some details...


sorry, didn't realize this pic was blurry, but it's supposed to be a detail of his back fin


Thanks for looking!
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Oogie Boogie! on: March 03, 2014 12:13:01 PM
I love The Nightmare Before Christmas with a passion, so I jumped at the opportunity to pattern test this Oogie Boogie pattern for http://www.ravelry.com/designers/slaughter-crochet.  Unfortunately I don't think she ever published the pattern, but it is a great pattern!  Hopefully she will get around to it.  I made this a little over a year ago.





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