I made this little jewelry/trinket box quite a waaay back for the Tim Burton swap. I'm just a tad late posting Ahh well. The image used is NOT my original art. For shame, I know, but I used the image because my partner had it on her Pinterest with emphatic notes about how much she loved it, so I thought it would be perfect. Pinterest links it back to invaderzim91 on deviantart.com, who has apparently deactivated their account. Please, if anyone knows an active account or website that I can link this to in order to give proper credit let me know. Thanks.
Anyway, back to the project. I transferred the image using the good old graphite on one side of the paper and trace technique, then simply painted to the best of my ability. Sad, but true. Afterward, I realized the bottom swirly is all wrong. Whoops! Lastly, I added a little felt liner on the bottom and on the inside. Viola! A cute little trinket box that I kinda wanted to keep. I hope my partner found some use for it!
I guess the inside could have used a little something, but it's hard crafting with a hyper active 2 year old running around.
So, I made this doll for my partner in the Tim Burton swap a looong time ago, but I was just realizing how horribly long it's been since I posted any projects. As a result I have a lot of unposted projects that I hope to be getting to in the next few weeks. Anyway, She is mostly crochet, but I wanted to do something a little different, step outside my comfort zone a tad. He arms and legs are chenille stems with pony beads - yes, very sophisticated! Lol! I did the details with felt and embroidery thread. I hope my partner is enjoying her!
I made this amigurumi for my partner in the One Tiny Monster Swap (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=421152.0#axzz2SBvC5TD7) last month. The crafted item had to be 3 dimensional, and no larger than 4 inches. I had a hard time making it small enough to include the traditional long neck and still cute and baby-like, so I decided that sea/loch monsters are most likely hatched with short necks and then undergo a neck growth spurt in their early years. Anyway, on to pics.
I made this crochet bullfrog for my two-year-old as a gift for the Spring equinox. I had received a knit frog in a swap, & he fell in love with it, but as he is destructive, and I treasure my handmade gifts, I didn't really let him play with it. So I decided to crochet him his own friend.
I originally made the back leg and foot as one long piece that got thinner at the knee and ankle, but I couldn't really fold the legs up too well, even with wire in it. So, I decided to make the leg in three pieces. I'm so glad I did because it looks much better! Sorry I don't have before picks, but here he is all finished up.
If you'd like to make your own bullfrog, I posted a free pattern on my blog!
Okay, so I think I have full-blown ATC mania! This is only getting more and more fun. These are some ATCs that I made for a couple of personal swaps in February. I went a little cat crazy! I'm not much of a cat person (mostly due to severe allergies,) but I found that I really enjoy drawing them. The first one is my absolute fave, but I was pretty happy with most of these.
(he's supposedly yawning, not hissing -- hopefully it reads mostly right)
I made this for the Winter OTT swap. (Yes, I'm a little late posting ) Anyway, I rarely follow a pattern to the T, but I did with this one. Here's the link in case you wish to make your own beagle! http://bethsco.blogspot.com/2011/12/snoopy.html the only thing is that I made a crochet version of the scarf, because I don't know how to knit.
I made this guy for a swap in another group back in December. My swap partner's favorite Christmas movie was Gremlins. Lucky for me, I found this (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stripe-the-gremlin) pattern, which helped a lot. For some reason I couldn't quite follow the body section of the pattern, so I improvised that part trying to copy it as closely as possible, & I also added a nose. I had a hard time giving him away because he turned out to be one of my favorite amis that I've made.
He didn't like the flash from my camera too much!!