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1  Dog Portrait in Beads in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by chek101 on: July 15, 2015 02:18:18 PM
...this was done using beads...very tiny beads, 24,000 of them. The person who requested this portrait (as her pet had passed on from old age) had asked if the dog could be made to look younger, hence the difference in the darker coloring in the replication.

and here is the photo I worked from:
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2  Re: Strawberry Shortcake Doll in Knitting: Completed Projects by chek101 on: July 10, 2015 09:23:12 AM
You know, I was wondering if your dolls are washable...I see lots of knit and crochet dolls and animals and wonder if my nieces and nephews would get them so dirty that they would need to be cleaned...I guess it is like any store bought stuffed animal...they can be wiped clean?

I work with acrylic yarns which are washable and the filler (batting) inside the doll is also washable and non-allergic. I never washed one of my dolls because I never have them long enough to get dirty...LOL!

Below is a pic of one of her other requests for a doll...this one for Princess Peach (my own pattern) from Super Mario Brother's game...she loves that game!
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3  Strawberry Shortcake Doll in Knitting: Completed Projects by chek101 on: July 09, 2015 03:48:57 PM
This is my version of Strawerry Shortcake. Missing some strawberries for her hat...waiting for more to come in the mail. But for the most part she is done.
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4  Raggedy Ann - cloth doll in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by chek101 on: March 07, 2015 08:14:54 AM
...my version of Raggedy Ann
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5  new painting - Saturdays at Sully's - in two colors in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by chek101 on: November 23, 2014 09:53:33 AM
Haven't painted much in a long while but one day I decided to try my hand at a two color composition in black and white. Much to my surprise, I enjoyed working in just the two colors. It is worked in acrylics on aquabord 18"x24".

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6  Princess Peach (from Super Mario Brothers game) KNITTED Doll in Knitting: Completed Projects by chek101 on: September 14, 2014 03:01:40 PM
This is my take on Princess Peach. My grand daughter is absolutely ga-ga for Princess Peach from the Super Mario brother's game and asked me to knit a Princess Peach doll for her. Since there is no pattern for a knitted one, I had to create my own. And here is the result. She is 19 inches tall and cute as a button. The second picture is the cartoon image that I tried to make my doll look like. Hope you like her!

Just added two more pics, last pic shows her in the begining stages.

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7  Jelly Bean Jerusalem now on You Tube in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by chek101 on: March 25, 2014 10:16:30 AM
Hi fellow Craftsters!

I just wanted to update you all on the Jerusalem painting I did in jelly beans. Just recently received an email asking me about it and what happened to it. Which is why I am posting this update. As far as I know it is still waiting in the wings to be hung at The Mid-Island JCC (Jewish Community Center) in Plainview, NY. The lobby is still under construction and so the painting is stored somewhere in the building till the lobby work is completed. I did go there and rework the mid section of the painting so as to get rid of the seam that ran thru it. Didn't get to take a picture tho...waiting till it is framed and hung.

Another thing I was prompted to do was to post a video of the "making of Jerusalem" on You Tube (not all that user friendly - still can't get the "reply" window to open up for me ), and so after working all morning on the video I was finally able to get to post my video.

You can access here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcs0Khvhq7Q

Thanks for all your kind words and encouragement thru out the entire process!


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8  My first design - knitted motorcycle and biker in Knitting: Completed Projects by chek101 on: October 11, 2013 11:07:32 AM
This is my very first pattern that I have ever designed and I think it came out ok.

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9  Life like knitted baby - doll in Knitting: Completed Projects by chek101 on: September 20, 2013 10:55:49 AM
I just finished her and I think she looks too cute!!

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10  4 dolls in one!! 4 fairy tale characters with lots of accessories in Knitting: Completed Projects by chek101 on: August 29, 2013 05:11:56 AM
This is a knitted topsy turvy doll that is also 4 dolls in one. She becomes 4 fairy tale characters:

Mother Hubbard: holding an empty dog bowl and her pet dog (also foto showing back of her)
Little Red Ridinghood's poor sick Grandma
Little Miss Muffet: holding her bowl of curds and whey and a friendly spider beside her
Little Red Ridinghood: carrying a basket of fruit/cakes and flowers to poor ailing Grandma

There are also fotos here showing the 2 dolls at once, lying down. One foto shows you the Mother Hubbard face that is not wearing glasses while the other foto shows you the same doll flipped on its back (not turned upside down but turned on its back) and which is showing you Lilttle Red Ridinghood's Grandma who IS wearing glasses...done so as to give you an idea of how it works.
One head has two faces. The head gear that the dolls are wearing help hide the other character's face. There is also a foto of all the accessories I needed to knit for all the characters. This was a fun porject...my way of relaxing. Hope you like 'em and thanks for stopping by!


Mother Hubbard

back of Mother Hubbard showing how cap hides other character's face

Little Red Ridinghood's poor ailing Grandma

Little Miss Muffet

Little Red Ridnghood

the doll showing the 2 heads - note the Mother Hubbard character doesn't wear glasses

doll turned on its back showing Red Ridnghood's Grandma who DOES wear glasses

..and all the accompanying accessories I knitted for these wonderful fairy tale characters

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