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1  Felted Baby Dragon (IMG HEAVY) in Felting: Completed Projects by carley_ on: May 11, 2008 05:50:35 PM
This is my latest felting attempt, behold! The baby dragon!

Front view close-up. He even has a little tongue:

His tail turned out a lot thinner and longer than I had intended, so it looks a little weird in the pictures, but it's not so bad in real life.

Another profile shot:

And another:

And here he is with the little frog I made. This is sort of a size reference picture. Both are small enough to fit in my hand.

Thanks for looking!

(There should actually be a few more pictures for this post but for some reason it's not displaying them. I'll try again later to fix it.)
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2  Yet another robot. in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by carley_ on: May 11, 2008 05:40:11 PM
I thought I'd try my hand a robot that was in a color other than grey, and thus she was born:

Thanks for looking.
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3  My Felted Frog *IMG HEAVY* in Felting: Completed Projects by carley_ on: May 03, 2008 05:01:05 PM
So I've been wanting to try this for a while and today I found a fiber store and got some sweet wool and felting needles.
I was going to try to make an "egg animal" (from the book I got), but it wasn't turning out the way I wanted, so I decided that since my wool was so green I should make a frog.
So here's my very first try at felting:

And here's the wool. I'm pretty pumped for it so I thought I'd include pictures.
It's all hand dyed by the ladies who run the store.

Thanks for looking!
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4  Sock Monkies. Woo! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by carley_ on: April 09, 2008 02:13:38 PM
This is one of three sock monkeys I've finished recently.
I found that button eyes made them look scary, and just plain black felt dots didn't give them enough character, so I decided to get creative with the felt.

This is "George", I made it for my sisters niece who loves monkeys. She calls him George because she loves Curious George. Now I have to make a second one for them because her little brother (Who's not even a year old yet) keeps stealing the sock monkey and then havoc ensues.

So here's George:

And a close-up of his face:

His mouth is a little wonky, but I somehow managed to lose the heel piece so I had to improvise and use the toe instead.

Thanks for looking!
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5  Now we're cooking. in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by carley_ on: April 01, 2008 08:20:12 PM
Yet another robot painting, but this is the second installment of my new robot style.

I call this one, "What's for Dinner?"

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6  Re: When you feel dumb, let the whole world know in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by carley_ on: April 01, 2008 08:16:27 PM
Cute take on the Natalie Dee comic.  Smiley

I love that website and actually have that comic bookmarked:
I think it's from Nov/07

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7  Robot<3 in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by carley_ on: March 30, 2008 11:25:37 PM
This is the very first robot painting I've done that's come out exactly like I pictured it in my head.
I'm stoked on this painting.
I was going to give it away but now I'm totally keeping it.

I was thinking of adding something in the left side of the picture, but I wasn't sure what to put so I just did it all black and then once the robot was done I decided adding anything else would just be to much and take away from the most bad ass robot I've ever done.

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8  How To Make SOCK TOYS *IMG HEAVY in Vintage Craft Projects by carley_ on: March 06, 2008 08:11:17 PM
Ok, firstly, I hope this is in the right spot, it's not really a craft, but it is vintage, so yeah.

I'm on a big sock monkey kick right now and I was over at my Grammas house tonight, and she gave a How to Make Sock Toys book. It's from 1958 and has LOTS of sock patterns, from the good old sock monkeys to bunnies to pigs to kids.

So I thought I'd go ahead and see if anyone would be interested in some of the patterns. I have access to a scanner, but for right now I've just taken some pictures with my webcam (Hence the backwardedness of the photos, sorry!) to give you an idea. If anyone wants I can also make a list of all the patterns tomorrow and then if you see something that interests you then I can scan that pattern.

Anyways, onto my backwards photos!

The cover:
(Apparently sock toys are perfect for not only bazaars, gifts and profits, but shut-ins like them too!)

Sock bunny:

Some sort of Hula Sock Girl:

Various sock people:

And of course, the sock monkey:

Sock Kangaroo and baby kangaroo, chimpmonk and begging dog:
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9  Cat Nip Sock Monkeys in Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions by carley_ on: February 20, 2008 06:12:40 PM
So I've decided I love sock monkeys.
This is my first attempt at them, so it's a good thing I've filled them with cat nip to give to my cat Gary and his cousin Dexter.

I used this tutorial: http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=1104
It was so easy. Easier than I expected.
And I just sewed on some felt instead of using buttons for the eyes. I thought buttons made them look scary.

Now onto the pictures!

Sock Buddies more like it!:

Hanging tough:

So I gave the sock monkeys to the kitties, and go figure, only one cat liked them.
So here's some action shots of my cat Gary with his beloved sock monkey.
He sleeps with it now and within like an hour of giving it to him he managed to slobber all over it and chew a hole in his head. But it's not his fault, I used old socks that had thinned out in places.

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10  Ferret Fish Bed. IMG HEAVY in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by carley_ on: February 17, 2008 06:03:37 PM
First off, I'd like to thank tabooCREATIONS for inspiring me to make my own ferret bed.
Secondly, go look at hers: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=225098.0

So I originally just planned on making a monster bed, but when it came down to cut out the pattern I got lazy and realized a fish would be the easiest thing to make.
I just made up the pattern as I went along. The outside fabric I've been dragging around with me for about oh, 4 years now, same with the fleece inside.

Basically it's lined in fleece, and the bottom is stuffed with that poly fill to make it extra comfy. I did the eyes and the teeth with some felt I had kicking around. The fish is pretty much the same as tabooCREATIONS bed, with the big mouth and then the backdoor.

It's only about 90% finished here, but I was so psyched about it I had to post it on here now. I plan on making a net out of extra yarn I have, and then using that to attach the fish to the cage. This way, the fish will be able to be removed from the net incase I change up their cage and want to use the fish as a bed on the floor of the cage and not a hanging bed.
I'll add another picture once I make the net.

That said, on with the pictures!
Sorry for the lack of quality since I had to resort to my webcam. And don't mind me creeping it up in the majority of them either.

Oh and big thanks to my ferret Pete who helped demo the bed.

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