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1  MLP:FiM Fluttershy Shoes in Shoes: Completed Projects by morning_town on: November 11, 2011 02:16:28 PM

I've been on a wicked MLP kick lately and just had to craft something pony related.
So I picked up some men's canvas shoes from Walmart and got down to work.
The colors are much more vibrant in person and gosh they're cute.

On the right shoe is an overwhelmed Fluttershy from the Staremaster episode.

On the left is a shy little Fluttershy filly from the Cutiemark Chronicles episode.

And on the back of both shoes is Fluttershy's cutie mark.

I worked on these for two days straight, although I could have probably done them in one day if I started early enough.
My hand really hurt from clutching that paintbrush for so long though, phew.

It was so difficult painting Fluttershy looking so upset, but she's just so cute! If these were in my size I would be sorely tempted to keep them.

I really want to do more but I'm waiting to see if these will sell or people have interest in buying them before I decide to do more. I have so many ideas and I'm so excited, haha! I'm hoping that as I do more I'll be able to do more detailed shoes and include backgrounds.

Anyways, here's one more shot of the shoes.
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2  Re: Fiber Friday may 27th, 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by morning_town on: May 27, 2011 01:44:44 PM
All these yarns are very pretty! I'm digging the bright springy colors and Mist.

I just started spinning this week and it's a lot of fun! I got my drop spindle on Tuesday, I think, as well as 4 little balls of roving and one big bag of wool roving. I'm not sure what the little balls of roving were, but they were nice to work with.

I predrafted everything. Like crazy. It feels a bit like cheating, since I predraft to the size I want to spin. It's just that draving while spinning seems really difficult!

I didn't name my yarn, although I should. Everyone has such creative names!

Anyways, here's my yarn. I got a little picture happy...

This was the first one I spun, with a quarter to show the size. This was one of the little roving balls.

The second roving ball I spun up. I was spinning it onto a pencil so that I could ply it with the red.

This is the two roving balls I had left with the yarn I had spun. Yup, these are Gryffindor colors! I'm hoping I can make something for the last HP movie.

I plied it and set the twist. I'm so happy with how it came out! It looks like yarn!

And now I'm spinning the second red ball of roving. I predrafted really really tiny! Almost too tiny. Oops.

I'm already dreading running out of roving, since I'll have to drive 30-40mins to the store or order some online and wait for it, haha.

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3  Amigurumi Owl Storytime! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by morning_town on: June 21, 2010 12:04:43 AM

I recently made- I mean met a little amigurumi owl!
Of course, there's an adorable story behind our meeting.

One night, as the sun was setting, I heard a strange noise.
I looked around, wondering where it came from. I heard it again! Over by the bed!

Why, there's something in the bed!

"Who could this be, in my bed?" I asked.
"Whoo?" came the reply.

"No really," I said, "who is that in my bed?"
"Whoo!!" cried the indignant owl!

Oh dear! It was a little owl that I had woken up a little too early. I hope he isn't mad at me...

Aw, how sweet. He's offering me a cute little owly hug! <3
I guess I don't mind that he was sleeping in my bed.  Roll Eyes
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4  Tilted cones? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by morning_town on: June 16, 2010 10:06:52 PM

I want to make a little amigurumi based on a GaiaOnline item, the Star Kitten.

My plan is to make two circles and attach cones for the points. I don't feel confident enough to try and make it all in one piece, if that's possible. With the ears, I'm also not sure how to make a plain ol' triangle, so I think I'll still make a cone and either switch to pink or sew on pink fabric.

However, I would like to make the little star points tilted, as I very badly doodled. It looks too silly and rigid if the points aren't skewed a little bit.

So any suggestions on how to do this?
I think it's a matter of inc and dec, but any suggestions of how I should go about doing it?
I'm worried that perhaps I'll inc too much on one side that the whole thing will be some super curved cornucopia. ):
I know that I'll have to keep adjusting and changing, but I'd like to have a base to jump off of, if possible.

Thanks in advance!
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5  Hatastic! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by morning_town on: November 09, 2009 02:45:05 PM
Hey there!

I've got a bad case of nostalgia.
I hear that it's fatal if not treated.

So what do I do to treat my nostalgia?

Make poke-hats!
You do remember Pokemon right?
Of course. How could you forget it?

Aww, Snorlax. How can you not love him?
I made this for me to wear last Halloween but didn't quite finish it in time. Boo.
He's made out of a regular forest green fleece, tan fleece, and felt. And polyfil. I just had to stuff his ear things.

This was the first poke-hat I made, it's Turtwig.
I made it for my boyfriend to wear last Halloween.
The hat is a regular olive green fleece and all the black, white, and brown extra bits are felt.
The yellow is flannel. D: I wish it wasn't, but I couldn't find yellow fleece in Walmart and didn't want to drive out to Joann's. It held up pretty decently until it tore a bit. I fixed it up temporarily but I do need to fix that. Lucky me, I have some yellow fleece now.
The twig on his head is polyfil'd and the leaves are those fake ones from the floral department. It was hard to keep the leaves from popping out sometimes until I added two itty bitty stitches from the leaves themselves right to the twig. Before that I had just stuck the stems into the twig. Now they stay where they belong.

Oh no.
Oh yes.
I made a Mudkip hat. I couldn't help it, really.
I didn't add a face to this one since I wanted to be a Mudkip, not wear one.
This is made of regular pretty blue fleece and orange felt. The cheeks are stuffed with polyfil.
The fin on the head had two layers of that thin foamy stuff. It does flop over, but not a lot. It's pretty stable actually.
The earflaps make it very very warm though.
I made this to wear at two anime conventions. (Or maybe just one, I can't quite remember, actually.)
I definitely wore it to Anime Boston where quite a few people recognized it.

This is definitely my favorite. I made it for my boyfriend to wear at an anime convention. (Or was it two...)
It's Weepinbell.
(I know Weepinbell wasn't the one who would eat James, but hush.)
Isn't it great?!
Regular yellow, pink and white fleece and green, brown, and black felt.
The leaves I folded a little so they would flop over, and the stem/stalk and the bump underneath are both stuffed.
As is the mouth, of course.
It really is my favorite. I know I'm boasting, but I did such a good job.
Okay, I'm done. Grin
...so awesome.

This is my most recent one.
It's Houndour and I made it for a buddy.
Cute, eh?
Anti pill black, orange, and white fleece. Oh yes, I got the fancy stuff now. Anti pill!
The skull and the snout are both stuffed.

It's strange though, I bite my nails/fingers/everything around there and it seems like this fleece is sticking/staining part of my thumb. Is this normal?

Anyways, I do have a Meowth hat and Magnemite hat that I have yet to photograph.
When I do, though, I'll be sure to put it up. Grin

Oh yeah! This are all entirely hand stitched. Like, with my fingers and all.
Well, except Mudkip. But the cheeks are hand sewn.
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6  Re: I love love love Amanda Plamer and Geshias (img heavy) in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by morning_town on: April 01, 2009 09:32:17 PM
Looks like you had tons of fun doing that!

My tip is with the lipstick. What geisha's do, and also the girl in the picture, is not fill in the whole lips. They make their mouth seem thinner so they don't go all the way out.
It's kind of difficult to understand so I tried to doodle it out on my laptop, haha.

btw, your hair is absolutely adorable!!!
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7  Earrings and necklaces. Fun with washers and dollar store toys! (TONS of pics) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by morning_town on: April 28, 2008 10:18:20 PM
After lurking around here a ton I have finally decided to share what little trinkets I've made.

First off, I have taken a great liking to sticking a red hot paperclip in the heads of Army men, and Winnie the Pooh characters.

Winnie was the first, and I love him dearly. As for Eyeore, I'm worried about putting him on a chain, because he's actually rather large. Baby got back. But maybe I will try it anyways. Grin

Necklace! The Army man is too light for such a heavy chain, so I haven't worn it yet.

My most worn toy earrings. I made two more pairs for friends, but I didn't take pictures. Boo.

And the rest of my dollar store fun are either from a kids tool kit, or from a little shopping container. Terribly adorble.
And entirely out of order.

My favorites, they're so cute! But I don't wear them, I only wore them once. As cute as they are, they're kind of big. ;P

Probably my second most worn pair of toy earrings.

They're screwdrivers, btw.

Yes, I'm pretty sure they say Chocolate Nuts.

I also tried my hand at some things slightly more...elegant? Haha, anything is more elegant than kid toys!
But either way, I looove the look of those steampunk items, so I went off looking for gears of some sort. Instead I came across locking washers. I think that's what they're called. Either way, I grabbed a bunch and made some earrings.

To be quickly followed by an assymetrical necklace.

It took forever to get it right, and it's still a tad wonky, but I think it came out well.

So, any comments or critiques would be greatly appreciated. Especially about the necklace. I'm a bit iffy about it, because my friend said it looked strange when worn. I think it came out well, and would look better if I wasn't wearing a POTC shirt. Grin
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8  Hat-tastic! 2 geeky hats, 1 necktie hat, and 1 plainish hat in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by morning_town on: April 28, 2008 10:05:00 PM
So, this is my first topic on Crafster ever. And I must say, I'm excited.

See?  Cheesy

Mmkay, I'll start with the Tie Hat.
I just followed the tutorial on here. It's cute and everything, but sits on my head so strangely. Maybe it's not big enough, or the shape just isn't right for my round head. ;P
(Also, don't mind my funny faces in these pictures.)

I look like a wax doll!

Although you can't see them all, the ties are all fantastic! One of them has gorgeous lions on it.

Now for my geeky hats. Cheesy
About 2 weekends ago there was an Anime and Sci-Fi convention near by, and instead of dressing up, I decided to make hats. This was my first time, ever, making hats, and they came out fantastic.

The first is from the game, Pikmin! I chose a blue one, although they are apparently worthless. I actually never played the game, but they're so cute.
So many people were able to recognize what I was, and someone even "stopped to smell the flower(s)." ;P

The biggest problem I had was that part of it got kind of wrinkled. I just didn't measure correctly. (I actually didn't even measure part of it. Cheesy Just cut!)
If I re-did this hat, I would make it just a tad bit bigger. It was a little snug.

My second, and absolute favorite, hat is based off of Knitting Ninja's Chain Chomp design.
I present my Chain Chomp hat!

I made the chains out of pipe cleaners. Wink For this one, if I re-did it I would probably actually make it a smidge smaller (though I don't really need to), and make the teeth bigger and sturdier.

And this last hat I tried to make for my friend. Clearly it came out terribly small and I have to try again. It's based on a similar hat she bought at the convention for another friend.

I hope you had fun looking!
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