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« on: August 11, 2010 03:53:53 PM »

As I've posted here before, my mother is a rabid Adam Lambert fan. Slowly Glambert-related crafts have started to take over my life, as I try and lay aside Adam crafts for her birthday and holiday presents. This is one of the latest:



Aww, so small!


Sorry for the bad lighting, I live underground and it's almost midnight here.

He's 14cm (a bit over 5 inches for the Americans Smiley ), and made mostly from felt. His top is made from some glittery tights I had, and his trousers/pants from a fancy elbow-length glove I had (I lost the other one in the pair, so what the heck). His coat is felt, and the trim is a malibou boa that I trimmed down - it was too furry as it was, the feathers obscured his face. His eyes ar size 9/0 seed beads, and his bling is some chain I cut up and sewed in place at the back of the neck. The belt is a chain from a keyring!

I'm quite pleased with it - I used and adapted a doll pattern from Runo's Nuno Life blog  - http://nuno-runo.blogspot.com/search/label/Doll - but the clothes and coat are my own pattern. When he's wearing the coat, he actually stands upright by himself

Looky, his jacket is removable!


Some 'in-progress' shots:




I'm toying with 2 ideas:
1) I thought I might put a little loop on his head so my mum could hang him up if she wanted to
2) I also thought about making him a little top hat - I've seen pictures of him with a top hat with an (inaccurate) scarlet letter on it*, I thought I could do one like that
* Seriously costumey people, read past the front cover! It's a gold letter A on a scarlet cloth, not a scarlet letter A on black. What's that about? I've never once seen it rendered accurately.

Do you think either of those is a good idea? I think they'd probably be mutually exclusive, or I'd have to sew the hat on his head so the loop didn't pull it off. What do you think?

Thanks!



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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010 04:30:39 PM »

he's adorable! i like the idea of adding a loop- maybe a rearview mirror ornament? I'd be afraid to use him as a keychain. Too much wear and tear.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010 05:38:23 AM »

Thanks! You're right, I think he's too delicate for a key ring, but my mum does have a Christmas tree and likes ornaments for it, so I thought she might want to hang him up there? Or maybe in her office?

Thing is, we don't actually have a car, so we couldn't hang him from the rear view mirror. It's a shame though, cos he's just about the right size Sad


This is a picture of the hat I'm thinking of recreating -



And this is the pattern I was going to use for the top hat: http://bleuarts.blogspot.com/2008/11/free-pattern-top-hat-for-16-scale-dolls.html

But I don't know if it would dwarf his little head, which is kind of flat, or if it would improve it.



--> see, his head is kind of small. It's in proportion to his body, but it might still get hidden by a hat. I had to really trim back the boa to avoid totally obscuring his face!


I thought of a way of having both hat and loop though - attach the loop to his head, and put a little hole in the top of the hat so the loop could pass through it, but the hat would still be removable. But would that look really lame?
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010 08:59:43 AM »

I don't have any advice. But it is SOOOOOO cute!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010 10:32:45 AM »

I don't have any advice. But it is SOOOOOO cute!!!!!

heh heh, thanks! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2010 07:26:46 PM »

Wow! That's so adorable!  Grin I love it!  I think giving him a top hat would be perfect!!!
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