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1  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Re: Londoners Lets Share Suppliers on: January 26, 2005 09:27:28 AM
I'm afraid I haven't got any stores to share, but I've made a list of the above suggestions.  I moved here a few weeks ago, and I have to make a new network of places to frequent, so this thread has been a big help.

I have to say, though, I was rather impressed by some of the beautiful fabrics at John Lewis.  I didn't even bother looking at the prices (I was buying my new sewing machine, which was enough of a purchase); I wouldn't imagine they have anything approaching a deal, but some of them were awfully pretty -- and new to me.
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: More Things I've Made on: October 27, 2004 02:10:00 PM
Well, I pretty much made up the technique I use -- I'm not sure that anybody in the know would consider it proper. 

I use floss or some other heavy thread and tie a knot at one end.  This get threaded through the inside of one leg, where I want the joint to be.  Then I sew up the leg, so the knot is inside, the thread dangling out.

This loose end goes through the body, again where I want the joint to be.  It comes out the other side of the body, where the mirror-image joint will be. 

I thread that through the second leg (by catching a bit of the fabric on the inside of the leg), which has already been sewn up, and, making sure to pull quite tight, knot the thread around itself a few times.

That's it.  The legs can move 360 degrees, and the taughtness of the string keep the legs positioned where I want.  Probably not the best method for making toys for children or toys that will be heavily used/abused, but it works for me.  The trick is to have the floss coming out of the body at only one point on each side, otherwise I think the legs won't move well.

I've seen other methods using buttons and, of course, doll joints.
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Blue Sun Shirt on: October 26, 2004 04:16:39 PM
My boyfriend and I are Firefly fans, and he's been wanting a Blue Sun shirt like the one Jayne wears in. . . eep -- Ariel, I think.  I think there's a place on the internet that does iron-on transfer t-shirts with the logo, but I guess they're a bit shiny (Rob bought one, but I haven't seen it yet, so I'm not sure. . . ).  He wanted a blue shirt, so I whipped up a stencil and -- tada!

http://www.thingsivemade.com/images/bluesuntshirt3.jpg

I bought some spray fabric paint at 80% off at a sale, and it was a bit tricky getting the hang of it.  Anyway, it's a nice, subtle image, and I we're all (me and Rob, that is)  happy about it.
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: More Things I've Made on: October 25, 2004 01:59:06 PM
I finished up this cat today, and though she came out differently than I'd planned in almost every way, I think she's a success.  Her limbs are jointed in the same way as the polar bear, and there's wire in her tail to make it posable.

http://www.thingsivemade.com/images/greycat1.jpg
http://www.thingsivemade.com/images/greycat4.jpg
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Monster pirate eater! on: October 25, 2004 01:53:48 PM
What a great monster!  I, too, LOVE the picture where he's got the tentacles in his mouth.  Made me laugh out loud.
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: More Things I've Made on: October 25, 2004 08:50:54 AM
Thanks for all the kind words, you guys! 

Meow: I really like working on the small scale; I've always found teeny tiny little things more interesting than their bigger counterparts.  I also think that, when making things in the hope that other people will want to bring them home, smaller is better.  Everybody's got a little nook or a corner of a desk that needs a cute critter.
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: fruits 'n' veggies on: October 24, 2004 12:47:17 PM
So cute!  I love the eyelashes on the onion, and is that a little bow?  Excellent.
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: sad bunny + demented kitty on: October 24, 2004 05:03:50 AM
Those're so great and quirky!  Very generous of your sister to give them to her friends; very crafty (in the other sense) of her to get you to make them.  Good job.
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: More Things I've Made on: October 21, 2004 05:05:57 AM
Well, I did do a pony a while ago, but it's about the same size as the sausage dogs -- not as little as the bear.

http://www.thingsivemade.com/images/pony.jpg
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / More Things I've Made on: October 20, 2004 02:02:47 PM
Just finished this little guy this morning.  He's my first attempt at a jointed critter -- done just with floss, so nothing too fancy.  Still, I'm quite pleased.

http://www.thingsivemade.com/images/pbear1.jpg
http://www.thingsivemade.com/images/pbear6.jpg
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