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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: How to make succulent planters from ceramic moneyboxes on: June 19, 2017 01:49:46 AM
Thanks lady4feet! I didn't wet the unicorn when I was cutting it with the Dremel but you probably could if you wanted to; it might even cut down on the amount of dust produced!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Daisy, Daisy Kanzashi Set on: May 09, 2017 04:00:05 AM
They are so beautiful! And I love the Bicycle Built for Two song; now I will hum it as well! ~___^
3  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Pineapple Planter on: May 09, 2017 01:41:28 AM
This is so awesome! It looks so realistic!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knee pad covers for rollerderby on: April 08, 2017 06:22:28 AM
These are really, really cool! Our derby league has a learn to knit class as a fundraiser and I think this would be a perfect thing to learn to make! ^____^
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Little Book of Perfect Men on: April 08, 2017 06:13:44 AM
These are fantastic!!
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: A pair of cherries on: February 14, 2017 07:00:33 PM
Thanks everyone! ^____^
7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Louise Belcher on: February 09, 2017 02:53:12 AM
Thanks Gozer! It was a very easy bag to make, and I actually did put a little pattern on my blog but I'm not sure that I'm allowed to post or link it here. *But* I basically just made it like a plushie and then added an opening on the back, forwent the stuffing, and added a ribbon for the handle - easy and pretty quick too! ^___^
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Unicorn and T-Rex Roller Derby Trophies on: February 02, 2017 06:20:15 PM
I'm sorry to hear that amarok! Maybe your area will get another league one day and they will suit you better. The city I'm in (Perth, Australia) currently has four leagues, plus a men's league and a junior league, which gives the locals a chance to find the people that fit them best. I lucked out with my league though I think, they're pretty awesome and I've made some amazing friends through derby ^___^
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Unicorn and T-Rex Roller Derby Trophies on: February 01, 2017 06:38:43 AM
Thanks everyone! ^___^

@TansysMaySigh I found the animals fairly easy to paint, but I did use up about a can and a half of spray paint to do about 32 trophies. Spraying underneath them was probably the trickiest bit but like with most spray painting if you get them from enough angles they turn out alright ^___^
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Marceline the Vampire Queen on: January 31, 2017 05:55:30 PM

I made this amigurumi for my mathematical pal, Rebecca ^___^ Marceline is the Vampire Queen from Adventure Time and, hoo boy, was this amigurumi an adventure to make! I started off with the Bat Girl pattern by Ilaria Caliri, which was published in the 49th issue of Simply Crochet. I used Patons Dreamtime Merino 4 ply in grey for Marceline's body and a 2.50mm hook. I did add in extra rounds for her legs and arms though, to fit in more with Marceline's proportions. I added wire to her limbs so she is slightly posable.

Marceline's lush hair was easy but time consuming to do; I crocheted a wig cap and then looped lots and lots and lots of lengths of yarn through each stitch of the wig cap. I used three balls of Bella Baby cotton wool 8ply in black for the hair, but I didn't use up the third ball completely. The good thing about this lengthy process is that her hair is super thick and therefore can totally be done up in different hairstyles without showing a patchy looking scalp.

Marceline's boots are simply tubes, with red bows tied onto them. I put a little dab of pva glue on each bow, to hopefully prevent them from coming undone. I used the same Bella Baby brand yarn for all of Marceline's hair and clothes, by the way. It's a 75% cotton, 25% wool blend and it's very soft and nice to work with.

I wanted to make all of Marceline's clothes removable so that there is potential for making more of her outfits for future gifts. Her pants were a bit tricky since I've never crocheted any dolls clothes before and had little idea of what I was doing. I crocheted two tubes to go up her legs, and then kinda crocheted a big tube around the tops of them. I sewed up the gap between the pant legs afterwards. I didn't write any of the pattern down though, which I totally should have done. A lot of the time when I am trying to create something without a pattern I just end up trying things and frogging them and trying again until I get something close to what I want, and I am terrible at keeping records during this process.

Marceline's top was very simple; it is just a rectangle with slightly curved in sides (to make it fit to the curve of her torso better) and straps made with a chain stitch. I sewed snaps onto the back edges for the closures.

The last thing to do was to add details to her face; I used embroidery thread to create her mouth, her fangs, and the bite marks on the side of her neck.

Overall I am pleased with how she turned out, although I think a haircut might be needed to give her a proper fringe and tidy up the ends a bit. I did attempt a bit of a trim, but then I was worried I was going to mess up her hair (her time consuming hair!!) and didn't go any further.
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