Amelia 'Amy' Pond is one of my favourite companions from Doctor Who and I knew, after I made a little 11th Doctor plush, I needed to make her, too.
Oh! And her hair is NOT that fluro/eye-blinding orange colour. :/ I have photographed her twice but whenever I put any kind of lighting on her, I can't get a good picture. I may have to have yet another go tomorrow. It is actually a really nice orange like this (work in progress pic):
I've been working to try and add in more details to my plushies -- since most of my plushies are one of a kind dolls, I figure I might as well make them the very best, with as many details, as I can. I used silver metallic thread for her 'zipper' which I loveeeee. And bonus, I even got to use some of those "fancy" stitches on my machine that I never thought I'd use.
And while I had both Amy and the Doctor, I knew I had to get a "permission to hug' photo.
Thanks for looking! (And if anyone has any tips on photographing orange, feel free to leave them! )
I've been making some alterations to my sitting plushie pattern and having just recently started watching --and fallen in love with-- Matt Smith's doctor, I knew he would have to be my first character to try.
He's 18inches(45cm) total length and totally hugabble. I am not-so-secretly in love with his lil suspenders and bow tie. I made him a fez, though it didn't turn out exactly as I imagined it so I am thinking I am going to make him a lil sonic screwdriver instead.
I'm working on Amy Pond as well, because the doctor needs a companion. I really hope you guys like him and think he has somewhat of a passing resemblence to the doctor. Feel free to drop me a comment, we loves them preciousss, we loves them.
Oooh, look! Something unrelated to The Walking Dead or Doctor Who!
This little dude was my first attempt at an animated character. His hair was certainly a challenge and took a bit of creative thinking and more than a couple of haircuts, but I'm super stoked with how he turned out.
Also a first for me, I made removable clothing! *does a little dance* I am no longer afraid of zippers.
These little sitting plushies are my new favourite thing to make; they're so soft and squishy and they come together relatively quickly.
Oh! And for those who aren't familiar with the character, this is what he's supposed to look like:
I do hope I'm not spamming the board; my new sewing machine has me finishing projects a lot faster than I used to. ^__~
I know, I know, I just keep making the same character over and over again. But this little dude completes the trilogy; I am just rather smitten with the character show. I am working on Rick and Michonne plushies so I can have a little trio of cute, zombie a$$-kickers around. Which you know, could come in handy when the plush zombies attack.
Normally once I'm finished a plushie I'll see little things that I wish I'd done a bit differently (I'm sure some of you other perfectionists know exactly what I'm talking about ) but I am (strangely) completely happy with this little guy.
He is made mostly from deersuede and fleece with faux fur hair.
He sits by himself quite well both with his arms out and in "kitty" style.
And of course he wouldn't be Daryl without his little winged vest.
As always, if you're reading this, thank you for taking the time to stop in and have a look-see. Feel free to leave me comments letting me know what you think! (I'm totally a robot from the future, powered by feedback. )
I was asked to make Connor Kenway (I think! I am bad with names of characters I don't really know. ) from the video game Assassin's Creed, in his spiffy 'Captain of the Aquila' outfit.
(right click> view image to see them larger/more detail).
SO. MANY. DETAILS.
I love making plushies, but the best part is when I get to play mad scientist and have crafty experiments.. and this guy had so many things I'd never made before, it was like one big crafty experiment! ...although his hat drove me to the edge of insanity.
Overall, he is one of my favourite plushies I've made to date and I thank you for stopping by to take a look. ^__^
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.