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41  Salt Dough Pothead in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Longelegantlegs on: May 09, 2007 11:37:01 AM
It was rainy, the kids were playing with salt dough...What can I say?
I saw these at a craftshow and decided to make my own. He's got a couple coats of Mod Podge to keep him from rotting.
Behold, my pothead:

Those are chives, btw.
Nothing too interesting.

He cracked pretty badly in the oven, as you can see. I was going to fill it in and then paint over it, but I really like how organic he looks unpainted. I'll just keep him up against a wall, I guess.

Thoughts, comments, suggestions on how to keep cracks from occurring??
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42  Can blocking fix this? (with pix) in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Longelegantlegs on: February 23, 2007 05:55:54 PM
This is my scarf:

 As you can see it has two corners; a crisp, well defined, obedient corner,and an evil, perverted, round "corner".

Here it is after I jerk it around and hold it flat:

I know for a fact that I didn't add any extra stitches in that corner, so I don't know why it looks like that. Is this the kind of thing that will be fixed by blocking? The yarn is Noro Kureyon, and it's my first time working with real wool, so I'm kind of lost here. Any help would be much appreciated.
Also, if it CAN'T be fixed, and I need to frog it, can an experienced knitter reccomend what I should do for the border? It's not a real pattern, I just picked a lace stitch I liked and garter stitched around it...
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43  Re: Need help with a Unico dog costume in Halloween Costumes by Longelegantlegs on: August 26, 2006 08:50:49 AM
CraftyDeb, you are frikkin' AWESOME.
It had never occured to me to knit the stupid thing!
I worked it up last night and stuffed it, and it's light, and adorable, and sturdy. THANK YOU. I got even got a picture, which is fuzzy and tiny but it conveys the general idea:

The only problem is, even with four strings, it doesn't stay on very well.
Exeter Flud, I tried elastic with the paper horn, but it didn't work out. It made the dog go nuts trying to get the horn off. Maybe it pinched him.
I'm thinking maybe some clippies underneath...?
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44  Need help with a Unico dog costume in Halloween Costumes by Longelegantlegs on: August 25, 2006 02:24:33 PM
Okay, all you brilliant costumers, please give me a hand.
I think I'm going to dress my miniature poodle up as Unico for Halloween.
This is Unico, for those of you who are going "Huh?"

And this is Tango. He's less poofy in the body and shorter in the ears now, though. And the blue is gone.
 Dying his head and feet are no problem, as I do that alot anyway. I had planned to make a horn out of silver paper and just tie it on his head, but it's not sturdy enough; It flops around and then he pulls it off.
My husband suggested stapling it, but I think he's watched Scrooged one too many times.  Cheesy
I also thought about making a polymer clay horn, but I'm afraid it would be too heavy and I would still have problems getting it to stay.

Any thoughts or previous experience with something like this would be greatly appreciated!
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45  Re: WORLD OF WARCRAFT?? in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions by Longelegantlegs on: August 13, 2006 04:58:44 PM
Well, here's a crappy little scan of my Night Elf thingy.

It's not finished, I'm still not sure how to do the face. Maybe just a couple of shiny white buttons for the eyes. I'm also having problems with his clothes; I wanted something more armor-ish, but I'm at a loss how to do it with felt. He's got button-jointed arms that move. You can't really see the obscene amount of hair he has in the back, but it took me awhile to get the head to not flop over from the weight of it.
He's also got a Fimo sword with a little green jewel in the pommel that I forgot to scan.
If anyone can give me some tips on the face and ideas for better clothes, I'd be grateful.
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