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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Lets Play Video Games! Adventure Time Beemo (B-Mo) Plushie on: April 15, 2014 12:15:43 PM
So it seems like it's been over a year since I've posted anything to Craftster *eep!* Anyway I've been finding it difficult to find the time to craft recently mainly I suppose as I got a new job last year which slowly but surely started eating into my usual crafting time but anyway one day on the way to work I thought to myself "Weren't you going to make a Beemo?", "Didn't you have it all planned and worked out?" and "Didn't you buy all the materials and supplies like 6 months ago?" Then I left it again for a few more months before I finally decided yes it's time to make something again and yes if that means sewing on the train so be it!
My Beemo is mainly made from fleece and small amounts of felt, is completely handsewn and stands at 12 and 1/2 inches tall.

I also added a little butt pocket! You can see it open in the side picture but it has a little popper to keep it closed I just felt that it was something I wanted to give them and just loved the idea of adding more and more to this project.

Overall it took me about a week of sewing about 2-3 hours a day but that was partly due to me drawing the pattern and adding to the project as I went along. I'm hoping to be getting back into crafting again even if it does mean strange looks on public transport as I work on my next project.
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / First mohair jointed bear on: February 16, 2013 04:56:40 AM

It's taken me a while to get back into plushie making, bar a few Birthday/Christmas presents I haven't either been A - inspired or B-had the time. I've been meaning to learn jointing techniques and finally use mohair for several years but I've always been too scared partly due to the cost and the worry I will mess up because there is nothing more scary than an expensive mistake. However I had money given to me at Christmas and seeing as I was not venturing out to the sales (at least not until the middle of January) I used it to finance an expensive project via eBay and etsy. The pattern is not my own it's from theoldpincushion on etsy. Although I have made my own patterns before it's always had a little bit of trial and error attached to it and I wanted to simply have a little less panic attached to this project.

Anyway he's completely hand sewn, has glass eyes and has cotter pin joints (which were easier to use than I thought). He also has steel shot in his feet, paws and bottom to give him a little bit of weight and him what I like to call the baby feel.

The pattern I used (Amadeus) also had instructions on how to antique your bear. I used fabric paint with a sponge to dirty his muzzle and limbs so he looks well -loved. I also ended up knitting him a scarf because all bears need a scarf. Smiley However he still needs a name something I'm still puzzling over weeks after his completion.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Using a 4 ply pattern with dk wool on: November 29, 2011 04:49:08 PM
Okay so I have decided to hopefully start a new project, a jumper/sweater pattern, the problem is I'm thinking of doing it in dk wool rather than 4ply as it states in the pattern.
First off is it simply a case of dividing the stitches and rows required by half and using the needles stated in the pattern or does it require a lot mathematics and substituting needles to get to the right gauge?
I know if it was the other way round the easiest way is simply double up the yarn so am I right in my guesstimations or am I just starting a project that will end in one big headache?
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Boba Fett? Where? on: December 22, 2010 07:21:10 AM
So this guy was meant to be smaller like hold him in your hand smaller, I've been meaning on making him for a long time for one of my sister's friends partly due to the fact my parents nominated me for the task without my knowledge and as is the time to be crafty I decided to get him finished for Christmas. Anyway...

He's crocheted in the round and has some nice little biceps and muscular legs, I had problems with his feet they took me about three tries to get looking sort of right.

And he wouldn't be Boba Fett without a rocket pack, I made this while coming down with the flu so it's not as great as I would like, nothing like the beginnings of a fever to make you lose all sense of perspective. His cape is made of felt, I felt that the crochet looked awesome for his armour but his cape definitely needed to be made of material.

Overall he took about three days to create but that was mainly because I was starting from scratch, I'm a bit annoyed I didn't keep notes so I could make another because I kinda wanna keep him for myself...
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Marcel on: September 06, 2010 05:00:10 AM
I was doodling late on Saturday and drew this...

So I decided to crochet him.

He was simply single crocheted in the round, his face was embroidered on and has a felt nose and cheeks which I glued on.

I've named him Marcel after Marceau of course, fun fact he was crocheted while watching Highlander and sewn together while watching Kiki's Delivery Service.
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Brainzzz...I mean Zombie Amigurumis on: September 06, 2010 04:52:55 AM
As I'm currently working on a horror zine with my sister we decided that there should be a craft section, while shes working on a cross stitch pattern I decided to write a pattern for inclusion and obviously everyone loves zombies as we are them and they are us. So...

My first wee guy is from Dawn of the Dead (original)

My second (who my sister has already nicked) is a Japanese school girl zombie, I was watching Tokyo Zombie when I made her...

Both are pretty simply just crocheting in the round, I also added pipecleaners to give them some movement in their arms and legs, their eyes are also self cover buttons which makes it easier to give them a zombie vacant stare.
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Jackalope amigurumi on: August 09, 2010 03:56:13 PM
Created during a 12 hour bus journey which induced achey legs and the refusal to use a bus toilet for 10 hours. To begin with I was planning to create something entirely different but then I went off in a tangent and this is what I ended up with...

He was created using a 3.5mm hook and walnut brown dk yarn and some oatmeal dk yarn for his muzzle, tail and antlers. He was pretty much sc in the round except for some popcorn stitches used for his feet. As usual tiny safety eyes and a bit of embroidery thread for the final touches.
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Rollo the yeti on: July 24, 2010 10:23:28 AM
So this is Rollo

Rollo is a little miserable monster (a yeti in fact) made of snowflake dk yarn, dk yarn, safety eyes and a safety cats nose. He has little feet and extra long arms. Finally for some finishing touches I added some blush because obviously he'd be cold being a yeti and also some nipples to give him that more monstery look (although maybe that's the reason he's blushing). I have a bit of a love/hate relationship when it comes to sirdars snowflake yarn because I love the effect you get using it but it often makes me lose the will to live as it is so difficult to use. Embroidering it as well causes problems but I think it was worth it.
9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Grumpy wee bear on: July 24, 2010 09:51:10 AM
So this is my grumpy wee bear. Single crocheted in the round except for his fingers which used also hdc and dc and his feet which used the popcorn stitch.

 His face is embroidered on and I used tiny safety eyes I got from etsy as the doodles I drew of his face as I was working on him all ended up with dot eyes. His eyebrows are also embroidered on. I'm planning on making him a hoody as well because obviously he needs a hug. I just can't decide what colour yet. I also need to give him a name so any suggestions?
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / By the power of Skeletor! on: June 11, 2010 09:57:59 AM
So this guy almost killed me, it took me at least a week to make his head and even then I destroyed the first one washing it too quickly after painting it, damn impatience.

He is mostly crocheted sc in the round with a 3.5 mm hook. His face was embroidered except for his eyes which are safety eyes and some felt.

Anyway I got the idea to make him as I glanced at some wool I bought and realised that it was his colour scheme. I loved him the most when I watched the cartoon so I suppose it was only a matter of time before I made him.
Overall he took me at least a month and a half but that was simply because of work and sometimes you also need those breaks to work out the problems of crocheting cowls and belts.
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