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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Bastet Sock Kitty on: August 16, 2016 04:45:55 PM
made for angielou1 in the Sock Monkey swap R10

i mashed up her themes for "feline" and "ancient lore". Bastet (or Bast) was an ancient Egyptian cat goddess with the body of a woman.

you don't usually see her with a tail, but since that made her more monkey-like, i decided to add it. i put a few darts in to make it curl up at the end, and gave her more of a waist than a normal monkey.

walking like an Egyptian...  Smiley
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Wicked Topsy Turvy Doll on: June 21, 2016 04:08:12 AM
made for aisy in the Topsy Turvy Doll Swap

galinda's face looks a little squished. i needed to draw her features larger, or further down. oh well.

i wish i had taken a picture so you can see the dolls are connected, but it was late and i forgot  Wink

3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Celtic Applique Dragon on: June 11, 2016 02:10:02 PM
made for roler in the Vikings, Pirates & Ninja Swap
i used a dobby-weave fabric for the dragon, which gives it some texture. the background is linen.

4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Moste Epic Battle on: June 11, 2016 02:08:06 PM
made for roler in the Vikings, Pirates & Ninja Swap

5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / L from Death Note Hoop on: March 23, 2016 04:12:18 PM
this was for DaphadillyArt in the Anime & Manga swap
she mentioned her two favorite color schemes being grey & rainbow, so i made her a reversible hoop!

it's fusible applique with details drawn in micron pen. i printed the outlines of the shapes i needed directly onto steam-a-seam sheets.
the candy base is fussy-cut felt with soutache sewn on.

and i discovered it does this awesome glowy thing when it's backlit  Grin

what the heck, here's a close-up of L, too.
(if i made this again, i would back his applique with something so the rainbow doesn't show through as much, and so the soutache doesn't make him look so lumpy.)
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Harry Potter House Earrings on: March 05, 2016 10:09:12 AM
Slytherin & Ravenclaw house earrings made for the Back to Hogwarts Swap

7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Harry Potter Marauders Quilt on: March 05, 2016 09:59:02 AM
hi guys! i made this lap quilt for the Back to Hogwarts Swap. my original idea was to make an HP-themed Baltimore Album quilt (i.e. all hand-turned applique) but for time and sanity reasons had to simplify the plan along the way. so instead of all of puzzled_penguin's favorite HP things, i focused on the marauders, which were the first blocks i'd finished.

this is the first full-size-ish quilt i've done. thankfully my mom is an experienced quilter, so i was calling her up 5 times a day for advice  Cheesy
it's about 60"x60", with a flannel backing.

sorry about the dark/fuzzy pics. i was taking photos at midnight before packing it up

...and instead of hand-appliqueing the house animals, went with pieced color blocks

Prongs & Lily:




Hogwarts Castle:



8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Woodland Bunting on: February 26, 2016 04:56:27 PM
made for Ludi in the Woodland Creatures swap


screech owl


fairy door... i did try several different methods for covering the door in ivy, but couldn't get it to look quite right. in the end, i just remade a plain door.


brown bat

more mushrooms!

i used rackycoo's tutorial for the paper medallions and then glued tie tacks on the backs so that they were removable for folding & shipping.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Dalek Mini Skirt on: September 09, 2015 02:59:20 PM
made this for my partner's daughter in the Doctor Who Season 9 Swap!
i drafted my own pattern from her waist & hip measurements, and pegged the bottom a little.

but first i had to decide how to break up the busyness of the fabric... so i whipped these up in Illustrator and then sent a poll around for opinions  Cheesy

here's the inside for good measure. it is nice having a serger. you can sort of see the back darts and invisible zipper in this picture.
i doubled up the inset strips for opacity.

10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Mary Poppins Sock Monkey on: July 24, 2015 07:02:36 PM
this is Monkey Poppins, who was made for the Sock Monkey Swap Rd 9

sans coat, with bowtie and "buttons" from the scrapbooking section
props to my mom for the blush suggestion!

all the accessories: carpet bag, daisy hat, parrot-head umbrella & hand-knotted scarf (that's not a typo)

i had grand plans of making a working umbrella but ran out of time/gumption  Smiley
the base is a hat pin, with polymer-clay parrot head, painted with acrylics.

boot closeup:

her little bun:

coat exterior & lining:

i also included this picture in the package, as my swap partner is a Doctor Who fan as well.

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