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1  Re: Holiday Handmade Crusade 2010 :: March Theme Page 1 in Craftalongs by KedaZenovka on: April 16, 2010 05:53:24 AM
I have to join! and properly this year. though already the year is over a quarter finished... does that mean a quarter of holiday crafting should already be done??  Shocked I think if I start now I might have a chance of getting it all done, you guys are so inspiring - oneredboot I am completely in awe of your knitting skillz, you make beautiful things and so fast! I have been working a good two years steady on one lace scarf (I intend to finish it in time for THIS christmas  Cheesy)

although it is april I have only just got started... so I went with the "something small" theme to get going.

and voila:

Sarubobo keychains! made from Mairuru's tut. I have so far made 5, I intend to make a lot more...
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2  Re: Pierre, pocket-sized knitgurumi (?) travelling companion! in Knitting: Completed Projects by KedaZenovka on: January 12, 2010 07:26:59 AM
hehe thanks Cheesy

I'm not sure it merits a pattern, I just kind of made it up as I went along! I'll try and give vague directions though...
I cast on... 6? stitches onto dpns (very small ones) and then knit in the round, increasing a few stitches every round until I had an oval the size I wanted (maybe 2 inches wide). Then I kept on knitting, without increasing, to make his body, til he was almost tall enough, then decreased gradually (a few stitches every other row, then every row as it got nearer the top). When there were only 4 stitches or so left I gathered them at the top, knitted a couple of rectangles which I folded in half to make arms, embroidered and sewed on the face on felt and then put the fimo horns in and stuffed him. He is pretty tiny so it was a bit fiddly, the knitting in the round thing. err yeah ok not very helpful but give it a go! please, I would love to see if I've inspired anyone!

I forgot to say, I should give credit to my friend that I was travelling with who took the pictures, he's a good photographer!

He is just too cute! I'd like to see pictures of his full body. Does he have a tail? Feet? I wanna seeee.....please? XD
no tail, no feet  Sad his body is pretty much just like a pebble or something! Here's a clearer photo:

oh the vancouver mascots are adorable! Quatchi is definitely in the style I was going for...
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3  Pierre, pocket-sized knitgurumi (?) travelling companion! in Knitting: Completed Projects by KedaZenovka on: January 06, 2010 03:56:47 PM
I saw a travelling companion on craftster and fell in love with the idea, kinda Amelie-gnomish! Aiming for a small woollen creature and unable to crochet, I scoured the internets for "knit-gurumi" patterns but was not satisfied. So with my very limited knitting and designing skills, little Pierre was born the day before a month's rail trip around Europe last summer, thus named for his resemblance to a rock (and we happened to be in France at the time...)

Here he is, bright eyed and bushy tailed, on his first ever train journey:

Here at sunset in Brussels:

Being political in front of the Hungarian parliament (see his serious expression?):

ok just little thumbnail pictures now, but here he is trekking up Mount Olympus, in Rome, with his friend the Venetian gondolier, being quiet in a church, under the Eiffel Tower and finally with his little Hungarian cousin Joszef when they met in Paris.

He visited many other places but I think that is more than enough photos!

Comments would make his day!  Cheesy

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4  Re: Item of the Week in Craftalongs by KedaZenovka on: October 27, 2009 02:51:10 PM
hello! I just found this thread today... can I join in? I coincidentally just bought a new notebook and a lovely blue felt tip today - I'm not good at drawing decisively so using pen might be fun and a challenge and drawing a random object is good too... anyway here is my COFFEE CAN

I googled "coffee can" and copied the most interesting one Cheesy not great art but hey!

would love to see how everyone else's turned out!
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5  Re: 2009 Holiday Handmade Crusade :: (October Theme Page 1) in Craftalongs by KedaZenovka on: October 26, 2009 03:07:25 PM
aww thats beautiful, I love how certain decorations gain such sentimental value... we have a whole collection of angels that my sister has made over the years for the top of the tree, including faded pre-school paper ones, this year she has apparently made a partridge  Huh

well here is one of the swans...

I found the pattern on the web, it's by Manuel Sirgo.
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6  Re: 2009 Holiday Handmade Crusade :: (September Theme Page 1) in Craftalongs by KedaZenovka on: September 23, 2009 03:04:18 PM
Hey! I have been lurking for months on this thread now, meaning to make and post some things but never getting round to it. So having finally finished something for Christmas I am dying to share it, and I know it's not at all to do with this month's theme Sad , but I am so proud of having finished something! I have no patience or sense of planning so it's an achievement for me. This was a request from my little sister, I've recently started knitting and her first request was for a hat with ears. It was meant to be a cat but ended up a little more wolf-like. Now I just have to have the patience to wait til Christmas to give it to her!!!

Ok so now I go picture crazy:

and in action

see the cosy earflaps?

and I put little ceramic fish beads on the dangly things from the earflaps

Sorry for the terrible, myspace-style photos - I'm away from home without a camera Sad Also it's late and I have earache, so not looking my best...

the facts: knitted with Jaeger fur (amazing stuff it was discounted in my local yarn shop Cheesy) with black "fun foam" for inside the ears. No pattern just random trial and error (lots of error in my case). Super super fluffy.

I hope this post is ok, within the thread rules, not too long etc. it's my first so I'm not sure...
Thanks stoliedina for giving me the motivation to do some Christmas crafting, this thread is so inspiring!

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7  Shadow Zoo in CHALLENGE 39 ENTRIES by KedaZenovka on: June 02, 2009 03:08:54 PM

I cut and folded a tiny...

 from a clothing catalogue (White Stuff - as catalogues go they use pretty good quality paper). For size reference, they are between 1 and 2 inches tall.

ok not so much part of a zoo but...

and finally:

sorry for so many pictures! I got a bit carried away... there are more animals too that I haven't included. they're a little difficult to photograph!

Although the idea was my own, I was inspired a little to try paper cutting by Jeffery Rudell's articles on CraftStylish, and also by the work of Peter Callesen. But this was only my first attempt at paper cutting, so they don't really compare  Cheesy

Thanks for looking, comments and criticism very much appreciated!
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8  magazine paper mosaic girl in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by KedaZenovka on: May 05, 2009 02:16:34 PM
I started this ages ago but only just finished it... cut paper from magazines glued on top of an initial rough sketch. Not sure if this is the right place to post, I was thinking of paper craft but that's mainly books and things, since this is a picture perhaps it belongs here? I am really happy with it... it took me so long to find the right colour for the ribbon, I couldn't decide if it should be yellow or orange or green or red or whatever. I think red works though?

Detail of the eye, my favourite part:

and the whole thing:

Thankyou for looking! comments very much appreciated!
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9  Two themed necklaces - TOTORO and PINGU in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by KedaZenovka on: April 04, 2009 07:15:18 AM
Two necklaces, the first is Totoro themed and the second Pingu themed (for anyone who doesn't know, My Neighbour Totoro is an anime film by Studio Ghibli, and Pingu is a children's tv series about a penguin). I made the character beads out of fimo, painted them with acrylic, then strung them on looong threads with various other beads.

First, Totoro:

There are all three Totoro creatures and an ear of corn (made from fimo) plus lots of random beads


And the Pingu one:

also a link to the Pingu beads in more detail (I posted them seperately):

And a question - the acrylic paint keeps chipping off, I've had to repaint the totoro one several times, if you have any ideas about what to do about this it would be nice to know!

Thanks for looking!
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10  Pingu beads in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by KedaZenovka on: March 31, 2009 10:54:43 AM
***EDIT*** - I only just realised that Pingu doesn't exist in America! Well it's amazing, for an explanation watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTWv63RyLP8
must be one of the first episodes... it's like a cult thing in the uk (among a certain generation anyway...)
Ohh and I put them on a necklace, also posted!: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299626.0

These are inspired by the childrens TV programme Pingu. I used to love it (I kind of still do) so I made these to make into beads, I still have to drill holes in them but apart from that they're done! I'm gonna put them on a themed necklace, if that makes sense, with fish-shaped beads and stuff. They're made from fimo, and painted with acrylic (and actually superglued in places, they were a bit fiddly...) For size reference, they're pretty small, Pingu is 2cms (just over 3/4 inch) tall. Anyway, pictures:

All four of them -

Pingu -

Pinga -

Robbie -

And the inanimate, unnamed snowman, that always stands outside the igloo -

Thanks for looking, I'm not too experienced using fimo so criticism much appreciated!
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