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Topic: If you can't FIND a Fiji Mermaid, then make one...  (Read 4434 times)
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« on: August 12, 2013 03:51:12 PM »

What does Craftster mean to me?  Craftster has given me the opportunity to not only make either people happy with the things I make, but it has also given me an opportunity to find people who have similar interests...I don't feel like such a weirdo anymore, lol.  Craftster has allowed me to be me, and all the love and support form everyone on this forum has been phenomenal.  This project in particular really encompasses what Craftster has done for me.

I was recently in the sideshow swap, and was lucky enough to have a partner who had a very similar brain.  On her questionnaire, she stated that she really wanted to receive a conjoined doll, and one of her secondary wishes was the Fiji Mermaid.  She then told me that she loves anything zombie...RIGHT UP MY ALLEY!!!!  So, I decided to combine the 3 together, and a little story was created in my lil brain...I'll give you the condensed version Wink

There was a conjoined twin who grew up in an orphanage with no hope of every getting out.  A man by the name of Dr. Noble came along and adopted her.  He didn't have good intentions...his competitor had an attraction called the Fiji Mermaid, and he was losing a lot of business to him.  So, he thought that everyone would love to see a live 2-headed fiji mermaid.  He took her to the lab, and hacked off the lower half of her body, and combined it with a fish tail.  She didn't survive the surgery, so feeling defeated, he tossed her in the tank she was supposed to be displayed in.  He heard moaning from the lab, and discovered that she was no longer not JUST a 2-headed Fiji Mermaid, but and UNDEAD 2-headed Fiji Mermaid.

Ok, ok, no more talkin...on to the pics!!!!!!











Thanks for taking a look-see, and reading my long-winded post.  Thanks, Craftster for inspiring me to really go for it, try new things, make new friends, and of course....make cool stuff Grin
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013 04:24:19 PM »

Nice work!  I like the seaweedy bits.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013 04:33:29 PM »

Oh lanikins! I knew this would be one of your incredible creations as soon as I saw the thumbnail. These girls are spooky and brilliant and beautiful in every way... just like you!! Smiley

Craftster is really lucky to have you. You're a talented and supportive member and I know you've inspired many of us around here.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013 04:52:47 PM »

Oh lanikins! I knew this would be one of your incredible creations as soon as I saw the thumbnail. These girls are spooky and brilliant and beautiful in every way... just like you!! Smiley

Craftster is really lucky to have you. You're a talented and supportive member and I know you've inspired many of us around here.

Thank you SO MUCH!!! Look at you...gettin me all teary-eyed Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2013 05:10:15 PM »

i am sooo glad to own this doll! and i was sooo stoked to find out lanikins was my partner! i have been a fan of hers ever since i joined craftster and i am so happy to find out we have soo much in common! thanks lanikins! huge huggles and lots of love!

i am soooo glad you entered the competition with this doll! everyone at my house can't stop talking about how awsome it is!!!!

i am going to frame pictures of this doll also in my house!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2013 05:13:47 PM »

what's more awesome than awesome?? AWESOMER!!!  LOVE it, the story, the doll everything! Superb!
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2013 06:06:42 PM »

that's pretty wicked. I love it!
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2013 06:50:43 PM »

Holy Macaroni! This is one of those things that is so horribly wonderful, what I like to refer to as horrunderful! LOL. Super plus extra creepy awesome good job!
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2013 07:42:50 PM »

Amazing! Poor girls had a rough life, but they are incredible. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2013 09:41:24 PM »

Wow, that is AMAZING!!! I love them, and of course, they are perfect in every way- you never seize to amaze me and I love to see all the incredible things you come up with!
But this one- my, I am envious of the lucky recipient.  Grin Grin Grin

And I love how this represents the coming together of many ideas on Craftster in such an unexpectedly brilliant way Grin
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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2013 06:53:33 AM »

Thank you all so so much Grin.  It was nice to have a character that was all my own little brainchild, lol.
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« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2013 07:26:38 AM »

she (they?) is AMAZING!  hair is amazing, eyes are scary as hell, and i LOVE the split bits that are rough stitched!  gorgeous work as usual, sister Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2013 07:35:31 AM »

Absolutely freakin' -tastic!
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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2013 06:34:14 AM »

lanikins, only you could have created this monster! You've taken poppet making to new levels with this one (although I think I'll always be partial to the good Doctor Frank N. Furter) You ability to envision characters and bring them to life poppet-stye is beyond compare. Congrats!
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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2013 02:49:29 PM »

Thanks again y'all!!! Grin

rackycoo, I was quite attached to Frank, too Wink
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I agree 110% with rackycoo. You have such talent. To be in a swap with You would be so Fantastic!!  Shocked
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« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2013 12:13:11 PM »

this is awesome! you are super talented! congrats! Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2013 06:57:11 AM »

daaaaaaaawwww shucks...thank you!!!!
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« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2013 01:28:36 PM »

Such a sad story, but your work is beautiful.
I really love how you gave this so much detail and texture. I love the eyes, wonderful work!
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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2013 05:56:39 PM »

While I'm not a fan of zombies, I do enjoy two headed things and I LOVE mermaids. And this doll is a complete work of art. She looks amazing <3
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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2013 07:06:35 PM »

This is way F'ed up, Lans. In a good way, maybe a really creepy good way, but still. F'ed in the good. *and you may have killed a few of my coping brain cells with this one*
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« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2013 10:26:02 AM »

Hahahahahaha...thanks, jexx!!!!  Sorry about the brain cell loss, lol!!!!

And thanks to everyone for your super sweet comments...y'all really know how to make a gal feel all warm and fuzzy Grin
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« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2013 05:22:43 PM »

I love how your brain works. Its so much fun seeing what you come up with.
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« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2013 08:29:46 AM »

This is just so unique and creepy and amazing! Love it!   Grin
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« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2013 01:24:58 PM »

I wasn't able to find the voting for the individual crafting categories, so congratulations and hoping you win the grand prize.

The blank eyes, the story, such imagination (yes, creepy but good). You have always had the best poppets.

Craftster is lucky you are here. I hope one day to make another, and this just inspires one to think outside of the usual poppet mold.
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« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2013 07:47:24 AM »

Thank you so much, lovesclutter!!!

Craftster is lucky you are here. I hope one day to make another, and this just inspires one to think outside of the usual poppet mold.

I really feel lucky to have Craftster, and awesome people such as yourself for stellar support!!!!
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« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2013 09:22:57 AM »

Coolest "mermaid" EVER!
 My husband even loved it!
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« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2013 09:46:31 PM »

So freaky. Love it!
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