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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Mary the bad lamb on: February 05, 2014 10:34:54 PM

super fun leather lamb, shearling front and back-- tibetan sheepskin happy mop top-- sigh-- I'm gonna miss her she  she's gone.
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: More Leather Monsters on: January 21, 2014 07:18:20 PM
So cute! I love their crazy hair!
I use various hair on hides-hide is sewn on inside so there is no falling out or wefting involved--- tibetan sheepskin being my favourite:) The spiky haired ones are fox fur unfix for garment industry--I strive to use useless things to make these-- garment leather scraps, unusable fur scraps
Such adorable cute monsters!  I love their eyeballs!
and snaps for eyes that were sold at a recycling centre here with no backs closures-- I have many fun colours but stick with black for the most part--
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / More Leather Monsters on: January 21, 2014 01:46:11 AM
I read the grey guy was popular-- here are the predecessors - I have been working with safety eyes, taxidermy eyes as well as Ball Joint Doll glass blown eyes-- exciting times:))) Thanks for all your happy encouragement-

4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Leather Monsters week 75 on: January 20, 2014 04:46:06 AM
 It has been a most fun year and some working away on these beasties for leathermonsters.com. Happily there has been some real progress on being able to get leather to do what I would like it to do, given it acts so differently from fabrics I've worked with in the past. The last picture shows some glass Ball joint doll eyes I will incredibly be incorporating into the wee art dolls. I hope to be share the first patterns from my earlier post very soon. Thanks for any feedback in advance.

5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Leather MOnsters--week 6 (ish) on: August 19, 2012 12:44:41 PM

Im liking the simple eyes versus larger ones-- Any opinions on these versus others in my gallery appreciated:)
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Leather Monsters Week 4 on: August 08, 2012 12:36:18 PM
The monster at the bottom of the post was the first one I did-- The pattern evolved into the top on ever the course of the dozen or so. After drafting the first pattern it was clear they were too skinny (see bottom monster)

 Im much happier with how they are rounded and fat instead of the skinny tall ones to start-- Im not a natural pattern maker by any means-- and fattened it out after each monster.

Fabric and plush is stretchier so you can make them fat and cute even if it wasn't perfect-

The pattern now looks very fat-- So id say if you care going to make a leather stuffy really over do the size of everything to account for lack of stretch.-- same thing for teeth-- You can see the furry headed one has daggers while the red toothed one has the nice fat teeth-- I have liked the sewing of the flame style teeth and colouring them with the leather dye--

I originally wanted to make leather bears--not a google friendly search term by any stretch of the imagination-- Im very happy to be making something that hadn't been done yet (leather plush? leather stuffies) Leather monsters are my little buddies that are my afterwork pleasure---
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: If you can't have a cat, you make one! on: August 08, 2012 11:39:26 AM
The leg up lounging last photo made me smile:) Now there's a cat I would have in my wee home--
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rainbow Brite leggings on: August 08, 2012 10:53:39 AM
I fully appreciate the difficulty in linking up those stripes-- as well as the posing in front of a tripod-- these leggings are wonderful:)
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Leather Monsters Week 4 on: August 08, 2012 10:32:24 AM

I have made many sock monsters and plush like playthings over the years. First pic Is my most recent progressing down to the first one I made  -  I am excited to see the progression over only 4 weeks (from last to first). Ive made just over a dozen so far in 4 weeks- Im really inspired by all I see here on the boards and look forward showing you the process for the next ones I make-- Lisa
10  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Leather Monsters Comes to Craftster!! From vancouver BC on: August 08, 2012 10:05:25 AM

I Work out of 1000 Parker with my partner who has been doing leather for years. I recently started using soft leather to make these monsters-- Looking forward to learning, getting better, and being inspired by all the creativity here..  Lisa
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