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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Returning to an Older Project- HELP! on: December 02, 2007 08:36:30 AM
I started these cable-knit wristwarmers a while back, and i am not really sure which row I'm on... (yeah...NOT a good idea to work without a rowcounter.....)
so how do you figure out which row you're on??

please help...my wrists need warming....

2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / (More) Stop Motion Puppets/Paper Dolls on: November 19, 2007 04:40:39 PM
More dolls. These, though, are made of paper and bristol board.
The technique is to have a set (these guys were tourists in a museum) flat underneath the camera, which is pointing down on a table. You just take pics, move them, take pics again, etc....

Ever see Monty Python? That is how their animation shorts are done. THis technique is REALLY fun and easy to get the hang of.

"Edna" character in pieces. She is made of an assortment of origami paper, and color scans of fabric I had lying around. I painted her with acrylic paint. Then, I photocopied the pieces and stuck the copies n the other side of the heavy paper.
Their eyes are made of pieces of a dry erase board sticker thing, so i can erase and move the pupils.

Sorry her body is so blurry, I just smushed her on the scanner. I attached the thighs and upper arms to the torso w/ those flat clothing snaps (they make GREAT joints for these guys!) with hot glue.

Her fellow tourist is made the same way:

Did you notice I got lazy and only painted one side of the camera??

Movie here:


3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Stop Motion Doll on: November 18, 2007 03:08:02 PM
Well, we've all seen Nightmare Before Christmas, right? Well, I was appointed to make a stopmotion doll/puppet for a student film (mine, actually)

I loved making her so much I just want to show her off:

Her head is made of a tinfoil "skull" with sculpey skin. Her eyes are completely moveable, I just stick a pin into her pupil (I added a hole there!) and move them in any pose...well, a pose that doesn't make her look crosseyed.

I knitted her dress. Her muff-thing is pantyhose stuffed with cottonballs, and her hair is cottonballs too (but i added some aquanet- to add to her old-ladyness and to keep it from shifting)
The fat on her body is styrofoam, her bones are made of armature wire and plumbing putty.
Plus, I made her a doggie.

Six of her twelve mouths. I switch them out every syllable. This is the indignant set....there's a happy set too.

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