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251  My first poppet! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by FoxyBlue on: June 09, 2010 05:56:47 AM
A lot of fun to make until the jointing lol. Those knots kinda drove me crazy for a little while. Her clothes are made from my daughter's baby clothes!

She keeps me company in my craft room. I usually give or sell everything I make, but I simply cannot bear to part with her!

I still don't have a name for her!
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252  Tutorial - how to make your own safety eyes in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by FoxyBlue on: June 08, 2010 12:57:39 PM
I live in Winnipeg, Canada, and you can't find safety eyes that are smaller than grapefruits (a little exaggeration! lol) anywhere! And I want some right now for a poppet that Ilianora (craftster and friend that lives close by! YAY!) convinced me to start making last night! Anyhow, here's what I came up with and IT WORKS! I'm so happy that it works! And they look pretty good, too!



So first off, take a short screw (less than half an inch would be best), and some polymer clay (a random colour that you won't see, the eye colour of your choice, and black for a pupil).

Now, take the random colour, and the screw and take the random colour and roll it into a little ball. Screw it carefully to the screw. Don't move it around a lot as you don't want to ruin the threading that you're creating for yourself. Then just as carefully, unscrew it and place it gently (without squishing it) on your baking tray. Make two of these.

Sorry the pic is blurry. I dropped my camera (don't worry, I've only spent around $1800 on this camera - no biggie lol) on the ground.


Then take your eye colour choice and mold it into a ball and form it around the top of the screw. Secure it well. Add the pupil (you could paint this on if you wanted, and add a white catch light, which would be cute, too).


Bake the clay according to its directions. Once it's cooled, you can put it on your toy. The screw will screw into the fabric, and once it's through, you can screw on the backing you made with your random colour. Et voila! Your handmade safety eyes!

I don't think you should give these to babies (they seem really safe and sturdy, but not worth the chance!), but for kids three and over and adults, it works fine!!
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253  Bunting and dolls made with baby clothes :) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by FoxyBlue on: June 05, 2010 03:12:41 PM
I made a memory quilt (found in quilting section) with my daughter's baby clothes, and had some left-overs so I made this to hang over her bed. Both the dolls and her name bunting are made with the remnants Smiley It's for her third birthday which is coming up in the next couple of weeks!



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254  tiny little dolly... in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by FoxyBlue on: June 05, 2010 05:18:02 AM
I based this off some little dolls from Martha Stewart's Fabric Encyclopedia. I plan on making a bunting with these little girls on the ends, for my daughter's room. I'm using fabrics from her baby clothes (the left-overs from the Memory quilt that I finished last week).
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255  Baby clothes quilt - my first quilt! (pic heavy) in Quilting: Completed Projects by FoxyBlue on: June 03, 2010 05:40:18 AM
My mom and I have been toiling away for the past week trying to get this started and finished for my daughter's upcoming third birthday. I did all sorts of hand-embroidered embellishments on it. I kept in the gatherings for where the dresses flare out, and ruffles on dresses, traced her hand and embroidered her age on it...we are just so proud!!!!! I'm so happy to have done something like this for her. It fits a twin bed.









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256  Gypsy Woman - Make a Wish in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by FoxyBlue on: May 27, 2010 09:54:39 AM
What started out as a rescued piece of wood and newspaper became this Gypsy Woman. She's adorned with vintage jewelry that I found at thrift stores and modeled with newspaper and plaster of paris strips. She's extremely mixed media because I like to believe that old Gypsy fortune tellers were very ecclectic. She's a piece of wall art that doubles as a wishing well...


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257  My Mama made a Mushroom in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by FoxyBlue on: May 26, 2010 07:14:44 PM
Cute lil thing, isn't he? She never wants to post pics of any of her work, but I wanted to show it off for her.

He's papier mache, homemade paper pulp, and mixed media. Around 7.5" tall.


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258  3D dragonfly wall art ****DREAM**** in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by FoxyBlue on: May 26, 2010 05:32:18 PM
I'm big on texture (as most of you know) and on sculpture as well. I really like to combine the two as often as possible. This 8x11.5" dragonfly art is made out of a plank of wood (found in someone's garbage...I have no shame), some plaster of paris gauze strips (is that what they're called??), spackle, paint, and a whole lot of glitter! I'll be drilling a hole in the back for hanging Smiley

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259  Turning plastic lids into art frames... in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by FoxyBlue on: May 25, 2010 01:27:51 PM
I looked at this black plastic lid,  lying in a heap on my craft room floor and thought...FRAME! So here's a a little sketch framed in a lid. I just wrapped it in ribbon and adorned it with buttons. It was simple, and didn't make a whole big mess...which is something unusual for me.

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260  Gone fishin' - a birthday prezzie for my pops in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by FoxyBlue on: May 17, 2010 08:16:33 PM
My dad's the guy who can buy himself anything he wants, so he's hard to buy for...therefor I make him things. Here's a papier mache fish. He has a newspaper ball armature and is detailed with drywall compound. Kinda slapped together. I just used a stick as a fishing rod and some wire for the hook with a polymer worm. Hope he likes him! He's got hooks on his back and the fishing rod also has hooks. He's for hanging at our cottage.

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