So I'm posting something un-plushed here for a change!
For the Walking Dead swap, my partner has 5 kids and apparently they all love zombies so I figured I'd make her a board game. ..I didn't know at the time there is actually an official Walking Dead game (I'm a bad fan, I know!). But this one is much easier to play. It's like Trivial pursuit...without the trivia.
Initially I was going to buy a trivial pursuit game and upcycle it to fit my needs, but then I remembered seeing teag's great Harry Potter game where the box was the board.
And I decided to go that way instead.
The aim of the game is to get around the board and visit each spot - the hospital, the farm, the CDC and the police station to collect supplies in the form of a supply card. I would have liked to have made little polymer clay pieces to collect, but this was a last minute idea and I didn't really have time to make 28 little supply pieces.
Once you have all four supplies (food, ammo, medical supplies & vital information (We're all infected!)) you need to get back to the safety of the prison to win.
The game CAN be single player, you just set a baseline score of how many rolls of the dice it takes to collect everything and get to the prison, and then for subsequent plays you try and beat that score. ...but it's always more fun to try and beat other people.
The player's pieces are polymer clay chibis; Daryl (complete with zombie ear necklace and winged vest), Glenn, Andrea, Michonne, The Governor, Carl and Rick.
It was actually really hard to let this one go, and even for a rush job I think it turned out pretty good. Making the Governor, with his one eye, was the most fun I had that day.
My first post on this board! \o/ Heehhee, it feels like something worth celebrating.
For the Walking Dead swap I participated in recently, my partner had a lot of bags, particularly Teesha Moore (?) and other patchwork bags on her pintrest so I thought I'd give it ago. It was about an hour (and three dozen needle-stabs) into my first patch, when I realized handsewing isn't really my forte. I really wanted to make a bag so I decided to focus on my strengths; one of which is photoshop. So I designed the bag, and each little patch and then printed it out on inkjet printable cotton, cut out each piece, sewed it on to different coloured felt and then zig-zag stitched everything together on the machine.
Et viola; a printed patchwork bag! Or pouch. Whichever. It's my first ever, so I'm sort of ridiculously proud of it.
It's a mix of the show and the comics, featuring quotes and motifs and images from both.
SO many cool things! That drawing of Rick is very cool, and those zombie body parts are hilarious! Those Glenn and Maggie dolls are amazing!! Have you made them smooooch yet? I LOVE that Michonne and walker-pet set! SHE EVEN HAS HER NINJA SWORD! ahhaha, awesome!
Babalina, Just say no to zombification! You don't want Daryl to shoot you in the head.
So yeah, I am going to go ahead a post pics of what I sent MICHELEIGH34.
Her questionnaire made it pretty clear her favourite characters on the show were the zombies and that she had a pretty zombie-lovin' household, complete with 5 kids. So the first thing I made was a plush, sad little zombie.
The second thing was, I noticed her pintrest didn't have much Walking Dead stuff but it did have a heap of bags. Those Teesha Moore (?) patchwork bags. Me and handsewing though, we don't work well together, so I kind of cheated by designing all the patches in photoshop and then sewing them together with the machine.
And the last minute addition was the Walking Dead Board Game. I figured she could play it with her kids (or else send them off to play it and have some free time ). I didn't know when I started making it there already IS a WD game. I think this one is a bit less complicated though. The idea is to get around to all the four spots on the board and collect a supply card from each and then get back to the center (the prison).
The little playing pieces are characters from the show.
I've been meaning to post this guy since I finished him last month but I was busy working on projects for the Walking Dead swap and forgot. But seeing Spikefan's awesome little Daryl reminded me!
So I made another Daryl plushie; this time in his poncho, red button up shirt, leather vest (of course ) and brown pants! I make all my standing plushies one of a kind in terms of costumes, so I think this is going to be the last one until they give him something different to wear next season. ....Y'know, if he makes it to next season. *fingers crossed*
The poncho was made by recreating the poncho pattern in photoshop and then printing it on inkjet printable cotton. It closes with snaps on the back so you can play dress up with him.
For the vest I tried something new this time around, I printed up the angel wing design on the same printable fabric, then glued it to the vest and painted over the design to give a cleaner, more authentic look.
I've been tinkering with a new 'simplified' pattern since..oh, December? I finally tweaked it to a point where I was happy with it a few days ago now, and of course the first thing I did while testing it out was to make another Tenth Doctor.
The hair is still faux fur, the face is still needle felted because that's kind of my thing.
He sits my himself quite easily. His default sitting position is actually with his arms out to the side and legs splayed a bit, but I think making him sit like a kitten is infinitely cuter.
I hope to make a lot more of these guys (a lot of different characters) because while I am still obsessed with details, I'm coming to learn that sometimes simple = adorable!
Thanks for taking a look! Feedback is more than welcome.
Another plush! I have been working on Rumple and Belle (coming up in another post; didn't want to make this TOO image heavy!) for awhile now. I had been hoping to have them done for the return of Once Upon A Time last week but my sewing machine broke. As it turns out, last week's episode wasn't exactly a good week for Rumple & Belle... so maybe it was for the best. :/
So this is Rumpelstiltskin!
He is from the television program Once Upon A Time and, well, I kinda love him. A lot.
For those who don't watch/don't know him, this is what he's supposed to look like:
I love crafty experiments, and this guy seemed like he was one experiment after another; how to do his skin, how to make his teacup, and how to do his crocodile skin jacket was especially trying, but I'm super happy with how it turned out:
His skin is made up of a mix of clear glue, green glitter, yellow glitter and opalescent paint. His eyes, eyebrows and mouth were needle felted.
And of course, Rumple wouldn't be complete without an empty heart and a chipped cup..
Thank you so much for taking the time to take a look!
Sooo...this guy was a challenge. A BIG Challenge. From hair colour and style issues to needle felting conundrums and figuring out how to make a crossbow, I think he has been the biggest learning curve so far!
I didn't want to make him look quite as umm, not quite angry but....fed up with everyone else's idiocy? as Daryl often comes across, lol, so I tried to give him a sort of unimpressed yet not hostile look instead. I'm not sure if I pulled that off quite right, but I think he's cute so...I'm going to have to say in the end, he gets a pass.
The wings were rather hard to do given the scale, but they had to be there -- they're almost as iconic as the crossbow. The wings are hand cut pieces of felt, with painted detail. The vest itself has those little snappy hole things. Rivets? Forgive me if I sound utterly derpy; I am completely self taught when it comes to sewing and I don't know about 90% of the correct terminologies and names for things.
He has an internal upper armature like all my plushies so they can be useful and hold stuff....like crossbows.
The vest comes off and he has his signature sleeveless shirt underneath. Oh and his zombie ear necklace... made from plush zombies! (No real zombies were harmed in the making of this plush.)
Faux fur is a pain in the butt to style, but I'm really happy with the end result! The back of his head you see here is actually the result of his third haircut!~ I think I spent about and hour just staring at a million screen-caps, trying to figure out why Daryl's (Norman Reedus') hair looked a different colour in nearly every picture I saw. I finally figured out that Season 1 pics showed much lighter hair than the later seasons, so I ended up going with the darker hair because, well, I like it better.
The crossbow is the product of about an hour and a half of work and probably three hours of agonizing over how to make it, lol. In the end I think it's recognizable and that's all that matters really, right? But he has only one arrow left so he better make it count!
I initially made the zombie ears more realistic, but then realized that a plush Daryl would hunt plush zombies so they had to look like his ears only, well...bloody.
His face is needle felted, as are his eyebrows, mouth and facial hair. The facial hair - - let's just say Daryl started out looking like a very special kind of 70's star, with a huge mustache before I came to understand that understated was the way to go.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my newest little plushie, and cookies to you if you actually read through all my rambles! Comments are always appreciated. ♥
...Now that's out of the way, I'd like to introduce you to The Doctor. I've only very recently given in and started watching Doctor Who and I confess, I completely cheated and skipped the first season because I am rather smitten with Mr. Tennant and I couldn't wait to start his seasons. I can hear all the mutterings from die hard Whovians that this is not the way to do things, but I promise to go back to the beginning after the end; it'll be sort of like a prequel!
Anyway I'm blathering, aren't I? This little fellow took many, many, many hours of work (I hope it shows! ) and I tried to get in as many important details -like the detailing of the shoes and the bottom suit jacket left undone- without making it too cluttered. He stands 15" tall and has a needle felted face!
His clothes are made from mostly fleece (his coat is alova suede). His hair is fake fur and can be styled any way you like it. Personally I like the later seasons for him hair-wise, particularly season 4, hence I made it a bit longer than how it starts out.
Have you ever tried tying a tiny fleece tie? It is not an easy task, I assure you! That's one of the reasons why only his coat is removable.
I gave him an upper body internal armature so his arms can be posed (gently!) for random fun times --er, I mean so he can hold his sonic screwdriver. :nods: yes, that's it.
Look at that little tushy! Heehee, sorry, it cracks me up every time. This shot is only included to illustrate the fact he can stand by himself, honest!
The little sonic screwdriver is felt with needle felted details and a must for protection against fan-girls monsters!
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my little Time Lord, I'm sorry it's so picture-heavy but I am ridiculously pleased with how he turned out and got a bit snap-happy! Please do feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think! <3
I was slightly hesitant to jump in, seeing how the thread has 66 pages of crafting goodness already, but half the fun of crafting (to me) is sharing, so I figured why not?
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Gemini Challenge House: Well... Pottermore sorted me into Ravenclaw but I've always felt more like a Hufflepuff and I suppose Ravenpuffs aren't allowed soo...... I'm going to stick with Hufflepuff. Project Name: Rumplestiltskin's Dagger Project Page Link (if available): Brief Description: I hope this fits the requirements, I'm not entirely sure since it's my version of a replica yet I seem to have dropped a few drops of shrinking potion on it. Rumplestiltskin's dagger from Once Upon A Time (picture link:http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2yoorl5X21qznarh.png) is one of my favourite props on the show so I had to try my hand at making a miniature version to be worn as jewelery. It is made from Premo polymer clay - which thankfully has quite a bit of flexibility to it after baking and even though the blade is only a millimeter thick it bends and slowly relaxes back into shape rather than breaking. The whole thing is only 3inches long. Project Picture:
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Transfiguration House: Hufflepuff Project Name: Voodoo Doll charm Project Page Link (if available): Brief Description: My spell must have gone slightly awry somewhere as my beetles turned into buttons..made of polymer clay. I didn't want to let them go to waste so I used them for eyes on this little voodoo doll charm I was making. He's just a hair over an inch tall and looks a little bit sad but then I suppose given his job in life, it's to be expected. Project Picture: