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21  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Crocheted Doll Clothes on: March 10, 2014 04:52:58 PM
I got burnt out on sewing so I thought I'd try crocheting.  My dolls don't really have anything for spring, so I thought I'd try making some pretty spring clothes.

Purple dress.  Made with sport weight yarn using a combination of single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet.

Skirt and shawl.  The skirt is worsted weight acrylic yarn using a combination of single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet.  The shawl is made out of a metallic yarn (I forget which brand) and is a little tricky to crochet with.

Pink dress.  It's made out of sport weight yarn and is also made with a combination of single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet (I also made the wig my doll is wearing).

Another skirt made of worsted weight cotton yarn.  It's not as dense as the acrylic so it's a little "airier" than the purple skirt.

As always, C & C welcome!
22  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Doll Wigs on: February 10, 2014 06:05:55 PM
I wanted to try making my own wigs.  I had some fur on hand from another project that I used for the multi-color wig and I found the solid color on Etsy.

ETA wig I just made for my MSD sized BJD.

Punk wig for my YoSD sized BJD.

Black wig for my vampire Monster High doll.

They were pretty easy to make. I think I want to get some different colored fur to make more wigs for my Monster High dolls.
23  COOKING / Dessert / Cupcakes! (lots o pics) on: January 22, 2014 05:57:50 PM
I've never been much of a baker.  I didn't really like doing it because I thought it took so dang long to make anything.  Enter "Cake Boss."  I kept watching it and I was like "I want to learn how to do that.  Also, I want cake."  Seeing as how there's only 2 of us in the house, I figured cupcakes would be better as I could take any left-overs into work.  Only thing is, I had never made cupcakes before in my life.  I'm 29.  I know.

So here is my first batch- peppermint chocolate made from a mix kit I got for Christmas.  Kind of rough.

My second batch from a mix I found for 84 cents.  Hot chocolate flavored cupcakes with fluffy marshmallow frosting.

Third batch was combined as regular cupcakes and mini cupcakes.  The cupcakes are banana chocolate (a twist using a mix and fresh bananas).  The orange ones had vanilla frosting tinted orange.

Part 2 of chocolate banana- mini cupcakes to look like Valentine candies.

Tomorrow is my boss's last day at work so I made mini banana cupcakes that look like petite fours.  I even made the batter from scratch!

I'm getting much better at making cupcakes!  If anyone wants the recipes for the banana chocolate or banana, let me know.

24  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / More Doll Clothes! (Including Valentine's Stuff) on: January 12, 2014 06:50:28 PM
I've been sewing all day and made these fun doll clothes.

A fun punky outfit for my doll, Electa.  Both the sweater and leggings were really hard to make.  My machine kept trying to eat the fabric.  Angry

Tank and "jeggings"

Valentine dress for Merrill (because her "real" outfit hasn't been made yet...)

Valentine dress for Monster High

These were all pretty fun to make.  My dolls are better dressed than I am!  Tongue
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Looking for pattern- plus sized sweater with bulky yarn on: December 07, 2013 09:16:23 PM
I like knitting, but I've never knit anything besides scarves.  And an occasional afghan with size 50 needles.  I want to make a sweater but I want it to be quick and easy.  I have such a weird body shape that sometimes things don't fit right so I don't want to spend a whole lot of time on it just in case.

It is incredibly hard to find a pattern for a plus sized sweater with bulky yarn!  I realize it's because a bulky sweater isn't flattering on a bulky body but I don't want to spend a bunch of time on a worsted weight sweater, especially one that may or may not fit.

A while back I had a knitting magazine that had a sweater pattern with raglan sleeves made out of Lion Brand Wool-Ease thick and quick.  Something like that would be perfect!  I have searched Ravelry already and have seen the hoodies made of Homespun on Lion Brand's website, but Ravelry didn't have anything in bulky weight for plus size and I'm not too crazy about knitting with Homespun because it likes to separate.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
26  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / More Doll Clothes- Christmas Stuff! on: November 28, 2013 02:00:48 PM
I've been sewing up a storm lately.  2 Christmas dresses for my YoSD BJD, 3 Christmas outfits for Monster High, and 2 pairs of leggings for my MSD BJD.*

Monster High:



As always, C&C is welcome.

*BJD- Ball Jointed Doll
*MSD and YoSD refer to the size of the BJD
27  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / How 'bout Now, Benson?? Regular Show Cross Stitch on: November 25, 2013 08:18:31 PM
This took way longer to stitch up than it should have.  I kept getting distracted by everything, but it's finally done!

I present Mordecai and Rigby.  Oooooooooh!

It was a lot of fun to do, but I'm so glad I'm done with it.  As always, C&C welcome.
28  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Halloween Doll Clothes (pic chubby) on: October 20, 2013 07:19:23 PM
I've been working on some Halloween stuff for my dolls.

Candy corn dress:

Spiderweb skirt:

Spiderweb cape:

Spiderweb dress and bat cape:

I'm still working on some more Halloween stuff, but I think this is a good start.  As always, C&C welcome!
29  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Make Me a Poppet Gallery on: October 01, 2013 02:06:21 PM
Post pics when you get your poppet!

Original thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426884.0#axzz2gVTGhwgT

1. amigurl55
2. Kookaloo_Starr
3. pjr107
4. Watsonc7
5. cmarion3
6. lovesclutter

amigurl55 <--> Kookaloo_Starr
lovesclutter <--> pjr107
Watsonc7 <--> cmarion3
30  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / A Rock Star and a Gorgon- More Monster High Customs (pic chubby) on: August 30, 2013 11:41:42 AM
First of all, please forgive the somewhat blurry pictures.  My phone keeps trying to do face recognition, which makes for some blur.  Anyway, these are my latest customs.  The rocker was commissioned by my bf's sister to give to her bf.  And the gorgon I made because I was inspired by a documentary about ancient myths.

She started life as a CAM gorgon.  Her skin was originally a pearlescent shiny green.  On her face I blushed all the indented lines with chalk pastel, then I did a blushing of her whole body, making sure to accentuate the details.  Her eyes are supposed to be a little milky, as gorgons were modeled after dead bodies (cracked skin, milky eyes).  Her skirt is just a few layers of tulle that are cut up.  Her wig is the one that came with her, but it was originally bright green and I painted it black.

He started life as a CAM from the gargoyle/vampire set.  It took me FOREVER to track down that guitar, but she was insistent that he have an electric guitar.  I used acrylic paint for his faceup with chalk pastel blushing for a 5 o'clock shadow.

As always, C & C welcome!
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