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1  Furby Costume!! in Costumes: Completed Projects by JessMeg on: August 07, 2010 02:49:53 AM
Me and my housemates are hosting a house warming party when we get back to uni this September - I offered to make a costume for one of them! The theme for our party is retro 90s toys/characters so I've been brainstorming and decided to make him an awesome furby costume!!

Here are the pictures of what I created (on me - he's only seen photos so far):

Hope you like it Smiley In all it was a really cheap and quick project - cost around 3 to make (including the T-shirt) and took 2-3 hours.

Now I've just got to think of my costume!! I'm thinking maybe a beanie baby (just be an animal with a giant TY tag attached to me), or maybe rupert bear.. What do you guys think?!

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2  My Aipom Pokemon Cake! (And a rat cake) in Dessert by JessMeg on: April 19, 2010 12:05:20 AM
I made this Aipom cake for my boyfriend's 21st.. he requested it because he likes monkeys and pokemon.. so a monkey pokemon it was!

I made 4 cakes so it was double layered with chocolate icing inbetween the 2 chocolate sponge layers.  It has buttercream icing which i dyed with food colouring (red and blue), and then the face of aipom is fondant roll out icing with chocolate icing for his drawn on bits!

Enjoy! It's the second cake I've ever made. I've included a picture of my first cake (the rat) too!!

The cake being cut Tongue

(P.S. the theme was "Black tie with a pokemon twist"!)

The rat cake:
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3  Adorable Adipose Stuffie/Stuffed Toy - (Doctor Who Creature!) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by JessMeg on: September 01, 2008 05:16:51 AM

The other day I decided to attempt to make an Adipose creature from Doctor Who, I'm not that obsessed but I did see the episode with all the adipose monsters - they're adorable!! Basically I made one for a friend who is obsessed, but I loved it too much so I made another for me!  They're both completely handsewn - I've decided I don't really like sewing machines too much lol.

(For anyone who doesn't know what an Adipose is: I think it's basically a baby monster made out of fat (hence the name, Adipose)).

(Sorry for the rubbish angle - supposed to give a side view!)

(To show size, and my strange looking hand!)

I love them and my sister (who doesn't watch Doctor Who) has already made a request too!
Haven't given him to my friend yet because she's on holiday at the moment.

All comments/criticisms appreciated!
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4  Re: Citrus and fruit hand-carved stamps in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by JessMeg on: August 26, 2008 08:23:47 AM
Thanks so much for the tutorial - I didn't realise you could make stamps out of erasers!!

Anyway, I decided to try my hand at carving - mine are nowhere as near good as yours but I tried my best with a penknife!  Also I don't have any inkpads so I just coloured them in with felt tips quickly!

(Inspired by your tutorial just with a different top)

Then I made 2 fruits really similar to yours (hope you don't mind!):



Neither are anywhere near as nice as yours but I'm happy for now!

This is what I've used a cupcake for so far:

Thanks so much for the tutorial and sorry for the massive pictures!
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5  Jelly, The Sock Giraffe!! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by JessMeg on: August 26, 2008 08:14:07 AM

This is my funny looking sock giraffe! (I had giraffe print socks that were getting holey!)

He has marbles in the bottom of his feet to help him stand up and was only made using 1 sock, so he can still have a friend!

I know he's quite rubbishly sewn but he was just a bit of fun to make!

Anyway, without further ado, the sock giraffe (named Jelly!)

Sorry these pics are wonky, I wasn't sure how to rotate them after uploading!

Thanks for looking and any comments are appreciated!
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6  My first bag (and machine sewn project!) - Shabby Chic-ish Flower Tote in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by JessMeg on: August 26, 2008 08:07:52 AM
This is my first ever bag (and machine sewn project actually!) and I'd love to hear your suggestions for next time etc. I made it from a tutorial (I can try and find the link if any of you want it) but for parts I just had to guess - also it's just made out of scraps (hence why the back has a seam down the middle!)

I added a flower pin because I felt it needed something and that fabric kind of compliments it (please tell me if you disagree!). As it was my first attempt I wasn't expecting to actually want to use it so I didn't put a fastener on it, with hindsight I probably should have!

Anyway, here you are:

P.S. I forgot to say that I made the straps really long because I like long bags (the tutorial wanted shorter ones). Also, oops I hadn't ironed it when I took pics!

Thanks, constructive criticism is always appreciated!!
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7  Lots of new earrings - bright glass beads with metal findings in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by JessMeg on: August 10, 2008 12:16:20 PM

I usually don't make earrings like this because I never have nice enough beads! I've just got back from holiday to South Africa where you can get lots of nice beads for cheap prices so I stocked up a bit Cheesy

Here's what I've made so far:

Little berries/oranges - I also made them in colourless/white crackled beads:

These are also crackled glass:

I wish I bought more of those bead cups though..

Leaf earrings with green stones

swirly blue foil beads

These are really simple I know but I love those beads

Quite like those too - they have green crackly beads

Nice bumpy lampwork beads (I've got a few more in other colours etc that I plan to use as colourful charms on a charm bracelet)

Purple beads with blue spots.  In the picture they look more browny than they are I think..

Anyway, opinions welcomed - tell me what you like and what you don't like (honestly please!) because I get a bit carried away sometimes.  Should I start from scratch with any?

Thanks Smiley
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8  Bird hangers and a record bowl for good measure! (not too many pics!) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by JessMeg on: July 21, 2008 06:50:15 AM
Hey, I'm pretty sure these go here!

Firstly I made two bird door/key hanger-type decorations (these two particular ones would suit the christmas tree I think  Cheesy but I'm planning on making a few others too)

They were nice and simple to make and I like how they are plump and clashing patterns Smiley

(to show off the plumpness!)

And my new chip/popcorn bowl for uni: (except I need to fill in the hole if it's for popcorn.. any ideas!?)

Comments and ideas welcomed (good or bad)!
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9  Big yellow labrador/golden retriever dog stuffed toy in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by JessMeg on: July 21, 2008 06:37:01 AM
Hey, I've never posted in this topic before but I'm sure this project fits in here!

I made this dog stuffed toy from a pattern that my mum bought me AGES ago along with some yellowish fake fur, and I was pretty pleased with how it turned out! He's completely hand sewn so it took a while but some parts may have been a bit too fiddly for a machine.  It was quite hard to get a nice picture of it and the flash made it look super yellow but I promise it isn't that bright really!

I almost put a felt heart inside when I was stuffing it (like they do at the bear factory etc) but I decided that was slightly too nerdish Cheesy I also put quite a lot of stuffing in him so he's not too squishy but I like him that way Smiley

Comments welcomed (including criticism!!), I'm thinking about making a similar smaller dog out of cotton patterned fabric but not entirely sure if it will work out as it was quite fiddly to match up perfectly at his tummy.

(sorry you can't see his face properly, and he isn't that wonky in real life!!)

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10  My first embroidery project - Elephant lavender bag (only 2 pics) in Needlework: Completed Projects by JessMeg on: July 21, 2008 06:25:41 AM
Hey, this is my first time posting in this forum! It's my first attempt at embroidery and I know it's rubbish but you can just humour me! Cheesy

I know I didn't use any fancy stitching but I decided to make something african themed for a relative living in Africa (I'm going to SA this wednesday and can't wait!!) and I think it's good enough for that!

Comments and criticism welcomed - advice would be a great help for any future projects!

Sorry the pictures aren't the best in the world (if I had the flash on you couldn't see anything!)

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