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1  Finger puppet inspired by painting in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by moosecafejf on: July 30, 2010 10:30:26 AM
I recently purchased my first painting after falling in love with an artist's work while vacationing in Savannah, GA.  The artist is Nathan Durfee (http://www.nathandurfee.com/) and the painting is called "The Death Point" and has this cute little finger puppet with a speech bubble that has a skull in it.  I don't really understand copyright rules, so I'm not going to post a picture of the original painting, but I decided to make the puppet real as a thank you gift!



I knit his tube body, sewed on a knit circle for the top, made his robe out of scrap fabric and quilt lining, and used puffy paint for the face and spots.



Lined for comfort!



In action.  What say you, King?!  (speaking of which, he looks a wee bit more like Elvis than I was aiming for.  Oh well Smiley)

Thanks for looking   Grin
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2  Scraps halter w/ possible design! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by moosecafejf on: July 06, 2009 02:59:49 PM
I had some leftover fabric lying around from my boring pillow-making phase and when I started sewing strips together to make another pillow, I realized it was starting to look like a tank top.  I added more zebra fabric and went to town fixing various aspects of it  Smiley







and here's what I've pinned down and am considering to attach to the front.  the design would probably have unfinished edges, but I think it would still be fun.  opinions?  Huh



thanks for looking!
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3  Tango handkerchief w/ initials in Needlework: Completed Projects by moosecafejf on: January 26, 2009 09:06:14 AM
I made this piece for my hubby for his birthday.  I borrowed his handkerchief before we went our separate ways to school with permission to alter it, then a couple months later, viola.



I've been taking tango classes so I like to imagine that we are the dancers doing the tango.  I'm happy with it except that the guy's back has an eXtreme arch  Smiley I got the design idea from a line drawing of dancers I saw on an embroidery site. 



His initials are WMD (hehe), so that's downplayed a bit for those of us who spend a long time figuring out whether the D is the first, middle, or last initial.

So.. this is what the back of the handkerchief looks like.  I've never really needle-anythinged before, and I wasn't actually sure how to go about it.  Should I be doing lots of little tie-offs, or is it all one continuous thing since I only used one color?  I also clearly didn't use a real stitch... I should probably just look it up on youtube, but I always prefer input from real life crafty people  Smiley 



Thanks for looking!  You guys are an inspiration for me to do random lil things when the mood strikes.
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4  Re: 5 Minute Recon Shirt! now with Tute! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by moosecafejf on: September 02, 2006 12:21:11 PM
yea so I made one, not nearly as cool/good as yours, but here ya go, thanks for the inspiration! 

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5  escaping bathroom sign, my first post yay! in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by moosecafejf on: September 02, 2006 10:51:32 AM
So I made this from clay originally and didn't really like how it turned out. 

Here's my before picture:



The fork marks are bleh  Undecided and you probably can't tell but I painstakingly painted orange in every indent.


Anyways, I decided to revamp it a lil while ago, and I just got my camera up and running today.  Grin  So after a some playing w/ colorful (and sparkly) Sculpey, I came up w/ my new and improved man trying to push himself out of those danged restroom signs  Cheesy



and up close...







Oh yea, and if anyone knows a good way to attach already baked clay that broke, that'd be swell to know (I was going to use super glue if there aren't any better ideas...)  Right now his left arm is just staying on w/ some sculpey built up around the bottom.  Thanks a bunch!
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