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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Unazukin / Matryoshka inspired Plushie on: January 28, 2009 01:49:57 AM
Hello!

This is a plushie I have made recently for a swap off craftster.

It is inspired by the Unazukin dolls and has two sides. You can ask her a question, throw her in the air and wait for her answer - "Yes" or "No". Cheesy





Thanks a lot for looking! Hope you like her. Cheesy
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Dollhouse furniture - for Blythe on: October 25, 2008 04:54:52 AM
I've made some dollhouse furniture for my Blythes.

I used the magazine bowl technique for this comfy chair. You only need magazines (I used a h&m catalogue), adhesive tape, modpodge and patience. Easy! The insert for the polkadotted cushion is a bra-padding Wink.



Since I've chosen to construct a two-walls apartement, I had to make a column (vocab?!) for support. To use the space as good as possible, I decided to built my own rounded sofa. I've used wrinkled cardboard, fake leather, adhesive tape  Embarrassed, buero staple gun (plus a big staple gun, but it didn't hold), super glue, toilet paper roll. You sure can tell that it is my first constructed thing, but I'm quite satisfied with the result.



The wardrobe. I have bought the main part, and spray painted the outer. Then I've cut a long wooden stick to make the racks. The red boxes are big match boxes, covered with wrapping paper. The clothehangers are made of thin wire and cute beads. Smiley



I hope you like my little house Smiley
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Get crafty for my Blythe Swap - Gallery on: August 16, 2008 04:46:06 AM
Please share your Blythe goodies here  Smiley

Original thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=260943.0

Partners:

Ilovemystarbursts <-> jw
pinupmommy <-> carrieme
GatorWrangler <-> KittyVegas
ritapizza <-> munk_munk

Sent Received Sent&Received Late with communication Late with no communication Done with feedback
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Get crafty for my Blythe Swap (closed, send out: 08/29) on: August 02, 2008 11:46:41 AM
Swap name: Get crafty for my Blythe
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: munk_munk (first time organizer)
Sign-up date range: 08/02/08 08/12/08
Date to send item by: 08/29/08

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 16

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO (organizer is European)

Age requirement? 16+

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

 
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES

Details of swap:

You will craft 3 items for your partners Blythe. One of it has to be a medium (2 hours or more) and should be a main piece of clothing (like trousers, shirt, coat, skirt). The two others are free to choose simply make sure that everything you send matches the taste of you partners Blythe. Even it may not be your taste  Grin  Ill try to match up partner accordingly!

Please discuss with your partner about sending extras. Smiley Communication is the key!

Requirements:

-) After I have approved you for joining this swap please post photos of your Blythe(s)! It is fun to see which girls will be spoiled. You dont have to wait until you get your partners info.

-) Communication is very important to me! Please post at least once a week at the thread and keep your partner and me informed via pm. Smiley I know that not everyone is a chatty person, just make sure not to forget about us until send out date.

-) Please keep confirmation of sending your package. Remember to mark it as gift for international partners!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name (first+last)
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 13 years old (yes/no)

Names and types of dolls you would like things made for?
What are their tastes like?
Do you need particular types of items?
Anything you wouldn't like to see?
Would you like things for your girls houses or rooms?
What kind of household items?
Are you able to post pictures of the items you receive?
Do you have allergies (cats, dogs, perfume, smoke)?
Anything else your partners should know?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

NOW LETS HAVE FUN!

Approved Participants:  Kiss
1. munk_munk
2. Ilovemystarbursts
3. jw
4. pinupmommy
5. carrieme
6. GatorWrangler
7. ritapizza
8. KittyVegas



Gallery http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=263579.0



Partners:

Ilovemystarbursts <-> jw
pinupmommy <-> carrieme
GatorWrangler <-> KittyVegas
ritapizza <-> munk_munk

Sent Received Sent&Received Late with communication Late with no communication Done with feedback
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Overhauled (Barbie) kitchen for my Blythe! on: July 15, 2008 11:38:01 AM
Hi y'all!! Hope you have a lovely day Smiley

Sooo I hope not to post at the wrong board - it's nothing completely done by me but it's my first spray/paint job and I want to share Smiley

I've learned a lot Wink the drawers don't fit well anymore because of too many layers spraypaint, there are a few cracks and I expect more too come. But in the end I think it's not too bad and I'm quite proud of it.








Before:




Thanks a lot for looking Smiley
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Blythe summer dresses! on: July 07, 2008 03:30:33 AM
The title says it all, Siobhan is a happy girl!


Mmmhh ... i like cherries ... everywhere ... but not to eat Smiley


Better wear undies Siobhan Wink





My retro whirl away dresses (Butterick 4790) ... I'm very proud of them!

Thanks a lot for looking! Comments appreciated  Kiss
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Thumb problems! To stupid to crochet? on: July 07, 2008 12:39:42 AM
... I guess I am!  Huh

OK, here is my problem: Although I get quite nice results ( Grin if anyone of you will call Doll Scarves a result), I can't use my right hand the day after crocheting.

I have really strong pain at the (lower) thumb and part of the wrist. Can't even open my bathroom's door alone ... not cool.

I'm not asking for medical advise Wink my question is: is this a usual beginners fault? Has anyone made the same experience? Are there tricks for less straining my thumb?

I hope anyone can help!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Blythe Travel Bag - Image heavy on: July 06, 2008 06:13:15 AM
I'm very proud of my last bag, which i made to carry my Blythe Siobhan around (we have already been to Berlin together) plus fits all my bag essentials like keys, portemonnaie, chapstick, ... and a small waterbottle Smiley

The bag took me several evenings, and I had to visit stores for supplies two or three times (like for an overpriced sturdy zipper). I had to hand sew the zipper  Cry well you can see it at the pictures - I am not a hand sewer. The strap is adjustable to two lengths and secured with metal snaps.

Materials: cute fabrics, fake leather, a lot of sturdy interfacing, white "fake sheep" material Wink, velcro, d-rings, metal snaps, thick felt, zipper!


Overall view inclusive polymer clay zipper pendant, that constantly falls off.


Detail because of showing off.


Pocket for portemonnaie etc. everything that could scratch her.


Not so cozy mattress (two layers of thick sturdy felt) and safetybelts


Siobhan trapped.


Siobhan trapped - face and body protection Smiley


This is how i use the bag. She is leaning against the mattress. Here you can see also a perfect fitting pouch I received in a private swap last month Smiley - extra space for her stuff or mine.

So enough babbling Smiley do you like it? I really would appreciate feedback!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / BLYTHE swap summer 08 on: June 25, 2008 08:59:32 AM
Is anyone interested in a new Blythe (only) Swap??

I would offer to organize (preferred month: august) and would like to see if there is interest Smiley
Tell me your thoughts on this!
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / 3 dresses for Blythe on: May 23, 2008 01:49:02 PM
Hi!

I've got a Blythe two weeks ago and started to make her some new clothes Smiley - which is much harder than I have thought! Usually I don't care about centimeters - now I have too be much more precisely  Wink

I can't resist showing them off ....



I have used this pattern -> http://members.optusnet.com.au/orriettacat/patterns/pinaforedress3cPAT.jpg. It is fully lined.



Doesn't look like planned Wink I like it though. Some of you will see the black elastic  Embarrassed I couldn't wait to buy white one ... uuurrgh.


Nearly as planned -  Grin The bodice is lined to prevent staining. I tried to add some (extra) cuteness with the little embroidered leaves!

Do you like my little Siobhan in her new clothes?
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