A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 304,764
Currently Running With Scissors:
800 Guests and 29 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Voodoo Egg Chieftain  (Read 3908 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
FairlightMuse
Offline Offline

Posts: 173
Joined: 04-Aug-2006

I embroider flowers, to make the world pretty.


View Profile
« on: May 02, 2009 02:20:42 PM »

So I really enjoy making little voodoo dolls, and I'm always on the lookout for unusual things to make them from. Why not an egg?  He also doubles as a pincushion and pomander! Mmmm...a voodoo doll that smells good when you stab him with pins. Pure yolk-magic!




 I started with a plain Easter egg. Blue. Made some arm and leg holes, then made some arms and legs by sewing tubes of cloth, and stuffing them through the holes.



Then I painted on a sugar skull face. Glued on google eyes. Added a nice leather fringe skirt. Added raffia hair.
( I started with Easter grass hair, but that did not work well at all! What a mess!) And then some lovely feathers for a headdress and a magic fan.

Being an Easter egg, one of his favorite games is hide and seek.

Here he is shyly peeking from behind his feathered fan;



And again hiding in the houseplants:



Finally, I caught him and added the last details, a jewel at his 'waist' and a pattern on his headband;

Here is where he hides his pins. I made a small cushion to fit the bottom of the egg, weighted it with sawdust so he'll sit upright, and added spices for scent.



Here he is hiding in the sewing box, (seated atop, of course, a box of pins) wondering why he didn't get any seed pearls like some of his brothers. ( the body of a doll-in-progress is visible through the sewing tray.)




Now he rules his new kingdom from his turtle shell throne, ( don't worry, no turtles were harmed to take this picture, that shell was found in the woods many years ago.)

 


Hope you like him. He was fun to make, and I'm sure I'll be making more egg dolls in the future.

« Last Edit: May 02, 2009 02:27:55 PM by FairlightMuse » THIS ROCKS   Logged
rackycoo
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Online Online

Posts: 26731
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

"Best of 2013" Winner; too lazy to change avatar.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009 03:48:47 PM »

What a cute little guy! I love his face.  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop. Scary Toys and Halloween for everyone!
My blog: junk&stuff
Pinterest
rinkin
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009 03:51:42 PM »

This reminds me of an aqua teen hunger force ep. about billy witch doctor dot com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV6J0QtcMkM) who can only voodoo chickens.
Love it!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Belladune
Fiber Arts Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

crazy crafty momma
Offline Offline

Posts: 12060
Joined: 04-Sep-2008

'darn kids, they were pesky from the start' D. Lee


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009 04:08:50 PM »

haha he's awesome!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

FairlightMuse
Offline Offline

Posts: 173
Joined: 04-Aug-2006

I embroider flowers, to make the world pretty.


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2009 06:37:00 PM »

Thanks everyone!

rinkin--I've never heard of Billy Witch Doctor, but it is funny!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
craftyrambles
CRAFTY RAMBLES AKA MRS ASHLEY ROSE
Offline Offline

Posts: 26
Joined: 20-Mar-2009

MY MOLLY GIRL


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2009 07:21:55 AM »

I love him...good way to keep pins and release your anger! Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

CRAFTY RAMBLES
FairlightMuse
Offline Offline

Posts: 173
Joined: 04-Aug-2006

I embroider flowers, to make the world pretty.


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2009 12:44:49 PM »

Well, it works because sewing can sometimes get really frustrating. Better to stab the eggman than some innocent bystander!  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Angry Angel
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 2742
Joined: 10-Sep-2006


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2009 01:53:01 AM »

He's great! I love the basically simple shape of him, but the details make all the difference.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

lucyravenscar.etsy.com
lucyravenscar.blogspot.com
lucyravenscar.tumblr.com
RenJac1301
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2009 08:57:37 AM »

rofl thats great
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Profile of an Artist: Ingrid Dabringer
Supervillain Origins: Kraven the Hunter
How to Draw Mello
How to Draw Satoshi
The Origins of Charlie Brown
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Pea, Potato, Leek, Mint Soup
@Home This Weekend: Create a Spooky Yard
CrafTATstic Crafty Tattoos: Featured Artist Katrina Polacek

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.