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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Nightmare Before Christmas Ornament on: March 11, 2008 07:36:22 PM

OOAK Handmade By mE!

*Jack Skellington Ornament*
The Nightmare Before Christmas

Oven Baked Polymer Clay
Wire Armature
Acrylic Paints
1 in. Hooped Eye Pin
Sculpey Glaze
Craft Ribbon

2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Hobbes Sculpture (Calvin & Hobbes) on: March 11, 2008 07:22:18 PM

Click link below for Full View:

This is a OOAK sculpture I made of Hobbes the tiger
from the Calvin & Hobbes Comic Strip. He sits about 7 inches tall.

My Fiance Ray is a HUGE Calvin & Hobbes fan,
so I made him this for his upcoming 23rd B-Day!

No official merchandise of Calvin & Hobbes has EVER been released,
so I had no choice but to make it myself. 
..and yes, Ray loves it!!

I am going to make a few 'Picket Sign' style signs for him to hold,
that is why his hand is in the position of holding something.
The signs will be removable so they can be taken out and switched.
I guess I'll write some funny quotes on the signs..

Items Used:

Sculpey III (baked polymer clay)
Wire Armature (inside for support)
Acrylic Paints (orange, black & white)
Sculpey Satin Glaze (to seal & coat the paint)

..So what do you think of it?
This is the 3rd time I have ever made anything out of Polymer clay,
so I'm pretty happy with the way Hobbes turned out.
I can't wait to make some more stuff!!  Grin

Mia Elliott

3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Courage the Cowardly Dog PLUSH!! on: May 16, 2007 09:33:24 AM

So I just made this plushie of Courage the Cowardly Dog (Cartoon Network) He's a little over a foot tall, and it was pretty hard to figure out how to make a proper pattern, but I'm really pleased how he turned out!

..Let me know what ya think!!!


4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / 4 purses made by mE! (Polka dot, Paris, ska and multi colored) on: May 01, 2007 03:50:24 PM
Hey there, here are 4 purses made by me:

The first one (polka dots) was made for myself.
2nd is a checkerboard print (sKa style) coin purse.
3rd is a Paris France style purse made for my cousin, it also has a tiny Eiffel Tower charm attached to the zipper.
The 4th was the very first purse I made (multi color), which I no longer use.

They all have zipper closures, and inside pockets inside. (except for the small sKa coin purse)Tell me what you think. I also added my looped labels inside them that say: "Yakkomia".


Posted photos naturally get resized on here, so it's hard to read the captions I added to each photo. Sorry about that. DERN CRAFTSTER! Lol! -Mia
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Voodoo doll plushies on: February 12, 2007 09:08:47 PM
    I made these three little voodoo dolls,
    Here are some photos...
    what do you think?

    6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Voodoo Doll on: January 31, 2007 09:06:19 PM
    I'm making little voodoo style dolls to sell on ebay.
     Here's a pic of a red one, that I'm planning to sell.

    How much do you think I should sell it for?
    Is $25 too much?
    The idea was to sell 4 dolls a week at $25.
    I've seen others on ebay going for the same price, but are less decorated than mine.

    For me.. It's so hard to part with any of my creations,
    so I make 2 of everything.. one to keep ..and one to sell. LOL!

    So what do you think of him?  


    7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / RE-vamped Purse (before & after pics) on: January 30, 2007 10:54:34 PM

    Here's the story..

    A few months ago, my hubby bought this Roxy purse for me at Pac Sun for like $30,

    I picked it out because I liked all the pockets it had and such...

    but the light tan color was kinda boring ..ok it was ugly. (sorry if anyone else has this same purse)

    So being the super craftster that I am.. I decided I needed to revamp it. (aka: "ugly purse")

    First I soaked my purse in a bucket of Black fabric dye (rite dye)

    The purse turned dark black and the trim turned grey.. Which I love. (Ray says it's purple, but I see it grey)

    When it dried, I sewed on black fuzzy trim around the edges of the strap.

    Then I cut out 'skull head' shapes from a bandana, and glued the smaller ones across the strap and 2 larger ones on the front pockets.

    Next, I sewed plastic Halloween shaped buttons on the pockets

    Finally I painted over the skulls with glittery fabric paint then used black paint for the outlines of the faces.





    What ya think??

    8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Calvin & Hobbes Plush Dolls UPDATED!!!! OH GOSH! on: January 03, 2007 02:08:23 AM

    Hey there everyone!!

    Long time no see...

    Well.. I finally made a Calvin doll to match the Hobbes doll I made for my Hubby's Birthday last April. Our Hobbes doll has been allllllll alone; sitting on top of our dvd bookcase for a whole year, so I thought he might be happy with his lil' buddy Calvin at his side. So I went to my local Joann's Fabric/Craft Store and bought all the fabric I needed (luckily they had flesh colored Polar fleece) It took me about 2 weeks to make Calvin, and let me tell ya... he was a LOT easier to make than the Hobbes doll was. Hobbes took me a few months to make, mostly because he was the *first* ever stuffed animal creation I ever made.

    Anyway, after I finished the Calvin doll, I gave him to my Hubby Ray-Ray as one of his Christmas gifts, so now he owns a complete set of Calvin & Hobbes dolls. Yes they are home-made looking, and maybe slightly crooked in some areas, but I think those little imperfections make them unique, and maybe even better than if they had been mass produced in a toy factory. The creator of Calvin & Hobbes will NOT allow ANY merchandise of his characters to be made, so this is the reason I had to hand make these dolls. The only good part about that is, my Hubby can say he has the ONLY set of Calvin & Hobbes dolls ever made.

    Now for the photos.....Hope ya guys like 'em!!   Wink


    I made another Hobbes doll (stuffed version) for my Hubby, but he didn't like the way it came out, so I put it up for sale online and guess who bought it? The creator of the 'Power Puff Girls' and 'Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends' (Craig McCracken) He payed me $99.25 for the Hobbes doll (that my Hubby had stuffed in a bag), as soon as he payed for it, I fixed it up a bit, and look at it now! My Hubby didn't really want to let it go after I fixed Hobbes up, but at the same time he was soooo excited that Craig McCracken OWNS his old Hobbes doll. My Hubby is a fan of Mr. McCrackens cartoons. I had no clue who he was when he bought it from me. Now I'm pretty excited myself! hehe!

    I was sure to sew my tag into Hobbes butt before I gave it to him..  Here's a photo of all 3 dolls. The one on the left was sold to Mr. McCracken, and the other 2 Calvin & "alive Hobbes" are still part of me and Husbands *personal* collection. What do ya think??

    Click the button if you think so!!

     Cool -Mia Elliott

    9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Meet 'Baby Blackeye' (my 1st felt Panda plushie) on: August 12, 2006 04:31:19 AM

    I really love the little felt plushies i've seen here.
    So last night I made my very first lil' hot pink & black felt Panda.
    Meet 'Baby Blackeye'.

    *click image for full view*    

    10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My Bloo plush doll (from Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends) on: August 10, 2006 05:05:25 PM
    So my Hubby Ray really likes that show on Cartoon Network called: 'Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends'. He loooooves that little character Bloo. So I made him a plush Bloo doll a few weeks ago.  Bloo started out as a puppet.. but once I had my hand in there, I realized my fingers weren't long enough to get them into his head and both arms at the same time, without bunching his fabric body together. So I decided to stuff him with fiber-fill and now he's a plush doll. Everything was hand sewen. Each stitch done by hand, inside out. Every part of him is Polar Fleece fabric.

    (I haven't seen any Bloo Plush toys from Cartoon Network as of yet)
    Bloo is the 2nd plush doll I've ever made.

    Click Here -> http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=113448.0 to see my Hobbes plush doll.
    -Mia Elliott

    *Photo of my Bloo plush doll below*


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