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11  The truth about the Loch Ness monster... [IMG plump] in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by JBear on: April 13, 2008 06:25:06 PM
Deep deep in the depths of lake Loch Ness lies the elusive and infamous Loch Ness monster... no one knows how this creature looks like let alone if it's a boy or a girl...

Until now.

The secret is unveiled! The Loch Ness monster is actually a female plesiosaur named Nessie!  Shocked

Here we are closing in...

She's a curious one...

The fact she has spots is quite a surprise!

Full body shot:

She now has a new owner!

Lol! After Asky the Squidopus and Downy the Downs-Syndrome Sperm Whale comes Nessie the Loch Ness monster! My boyfriend loves the plushes I make him, so he requested a lime green Loch Ness monster since it's his favorite mythical monster. I really love giving all the plushes, that I make for him, personalities so Nessie has the personality of a medieval mid-wife who speaks broken medieval english. Cheesy

It seems that all the fabric I buy is never made into what it was intended for. I bought this lime green polyester fleece from eBay to make a Gir plush for my friend but she left school before I could start it. So, I used it to make Nessie instead. Her spots are made from an old navy blue t-shirt my dad had and is machine satin stitched onto her body.

She's turned out a lot larger than I expected... she's probably about a little under 3 feet long. LOL Nessie's a big girl.  Grin

All of my BF's friends love her! She's probably the most complicated plush I've drafted up yet since she has 2 different gussets on her body. I knew I should've put wire in her neck for support..... but my BF still loves her. <3

Comments and critique are welcome.  Smiley
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12  So pygmy owls are real... PATTERN & LINK TO TUT ADDED! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by JBear on: March 31, 2008 08:33:02 PM
So... I had my first craft swap with a friend of mine on campus... she made me a Harry Potter Hufflepuff scarf (since I'm a Hufflepuff and all  Grin) and I was to make her an owl plush named 003 from the anime Yami no Matsuei.

I used a butt-ton of references and drew up the pattern myself. Cheesy You can see the pen marks on his eyebrows... ignore that. I used tan and brown wool felt from Hobby Lobby and the eyes were from Hobby Lobby as well.

Sorry if the pictures are huge... they're pretty normal sized on my high resolution.  Undecided

003 stands about 5 inches tall.... So he's just a little smaller than a real pygmy owl!  Smiley


Here's one of the ref pics I used, not the exact color.... but yeaaah...

If anyone would like a pattern, please let me know! The pattern I drafted up can be used for any owl.


Sorry it took so long, but here's the pattern I promised!  Wink There's a link to my blog of a short tutorial and pattern just in case this link doesn't work.

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13  Re: Painting of Bella, my brother's blue heeler, for Christmas in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by JBear on: November 06, 2007 08:45:57 PM
Beautiful! I love your use of colors! Great work.  Grin

Are you putting the direct link from Photobucket of your pic in between the ? I think the link you have there isn't the direct link. Direct links can be found in the first box  under the pic in your Photobucket gallery. I hope that helps.  Smiley
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14  Asky the Squidopus - [image plump] in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by JBear on: October 17, 2007 09:14:38 AM
Meet Asky, the fuzzy blue squidopus from the Trans-Atlantic Rift.

He was born from a simple, yet absurd request from my boyfriend who asked me to make him a blue fuzzy squid for his birthday. So... I went about searching for patterns and found the pattern by whichofawind here: [lilnk] Instead of sewing the tentacles together with a blanket/whipstitch on the outside... I sewed it together and then flipped it inside-out. Ahhhhhh.... the pain of turning out curved tentacles. X_x

The most awesome thing about him is that the blue fur was from an ugly vest I found on eBay. I searched everywhere for cheap fake fur, but they were at least $16 a yard. So.... after searching through ebay, I found a blue fuzzy, hooded vest and fought another person to buy it. The long tentacles and the bottom side of Asky are made of light blue stretchy terry cloth taken from an old shirt I had. I tried to embroider light green eyes on him... but it's hard to embroider on fur. So I found 2 blue buttons in my button stash and used them. Smiley

He's eating my braaaaiiiinnnnn!!!!

He's coming to get you...

Here's the vest I used:

Top view:

So yeah... he doesn't really look like a squid except that he has the 2 extra long tentacles that squids tend to have... so he's a squidopus! Cheesy My boyfriend's next request is an orange fuzzy whale! Oh my!

He is entirely handsewn. Ow.
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15  Wee Wonderfuls bunny [CRAZY version] - Pic Obese! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by JBear on: September 27, 2007 09:06:57 PM
First real post! Weeee!  Grin

I found the pattern here: http://weewonderfuls.typepad.com/wee_wonderfuls/store/wee-bunny.html

The entire back story (and bigger pics) on why I made these bunnies can be found at my craft blog: StitchinnBitchin

But here are the pictures!

"Evil Bunny"
<-- Dead Bunny
<-- Dizzy/Confused Bunny
<-- Retarded Bunny
<-- Akatsuki Bunny

"Good Bunny"

Yes, the Evil Bunny has hand-painted interchangeable button eyeballs and a scarf I knitted with chopsticks. Sorry for the crappy pics... ^^;

First time trying embroidery! Woot!

Thanks for looking!!!  Grin
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