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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Kentucky Derby Hat/My new "OMG I love it and I'm going to wear it everyday" hat on: May 09, 2011 11:27:57 AM
Hi all!
So the Kentucky Derby was this weekend and our local bar had a derby party with a hat contest.  I'm definitely not one to turn down an opportunity to craft something and then wear "silly" things with others, so I was sooooo up for it.  I'm also a slacker at times so this was made the morning of the derby in about 3 hours.  And I only burned myself twice!   Cheesy

Here's a pic of me with it on before I left.  I wish I would have gotten more of a higher angle so you could see how the back feathers stood up and out, but oh well.  And the rose in the center is a tad darker in real life, it's not really that bright looking.

So then I took some pics this morning in my messy workspace.  The flash kind of washed everything out and distorted the colors a bit, bit I think you'll get the idea.

All the feathers and flowers are on the side, towards the front.  That was a bit hard for me, being all OCD and everything, but I love how it looked.  It wasn't too symmetrical nor was it too off balance.

The back had the bow from the first layer of tulle and then the ends from the magenta ribbon.  Please don't mind the cord in all the pics.  That goes to the lovely skull light that volunteered to model the hat.

The empty side.

A close up of the layers.  Hat, then beaded fringe then layer one of tulle then ribbon and then layer two of tulle.  All of the ribbon and tulle was stitched on by hand.

Then there's a closer look at the flowers and feathers.  I used a few different types of feathers and two kinds of flowers.  They were stitched and hot glued on.

Here I was trying to show how the back feathers kind went up and out. 

Thanks for looking!  I hope you like it!  I totally am in love with it and I want to wear it all the time!
12  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / My Viking Plushies, in awesome stamp form! on: April 06, 2011 11:23:21 PM
So I've been dying to try my hand at stamp carving and I finally got the supplies in the mail today!
Here's the final result.

It's my viking plushie!  (I plan on using the stamp for the shop, but I also want to stamp like all over a piece of paper and color each one in different colors!  LOL!)

So here's a crap shot of my work space, I was hunched over my coffee table for a few hours, my back is like wrecked!

Then a pic of the finished stamp.

And just for reference, the pic I used to make the stamp.  It has a teeny bit more detail as I was originally going to make the stamp into a rubber stamp a totally different way, but alas, the kit I had was incomplete and the company who made it apparently must have went out of business since their website and phone number are null and void. 

Thanks for looking!  I enjoyed this project and I plan on doing more!
13  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Vikings! Ahhhhhhhhhh! on: April 01, 2011 09:52:09 AM
Hi all!
I just wanted to show a few pics of my latest favs!  I've been a little bit of a viking kick lately.  These are some that I've made.

Viktor, the original

Viktor and Olga, my submissions that will be featured in the upcoming issue of Stuffed Magazine in July (so stoked, I've never been in something cool like that)


And Olaf the Elder

And because I've been on such a huge viking kick, I had to have one of those awesome crocheted viking helmets, and since I'm terrible at crochet, one of my super fans hooked (punny, hey?) me up and this was the result. 

If you want to see close ups (or more of my plushies), you can check out my flickr.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/saintangel/

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
14  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / The Gnomles on: February 19, 2011 10:24:01 PM
Soooo, my partner for the One Tiny Gnome Swap had a few Beatles items on her wist, so I thought I'd take the Beatles' Abbey Road album cover and make a bit gnomier.  I have these comp books I got on super sale a few months back and you can print whatever image you'd like and stick it to the cover.  I thought, how perfect!  So here it is, in all it's gnomalicious goodness.

And the actual image I made for the cover.  It's hard to tell, but the very center if the trees is a little shroom.  Smiley

Thanks for looking!
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Button Ornaments on: January 25, 2011 08:36:35 PM
Hi!  I cannot take credit for this idea, I saw it here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366311.20.  But I loved the idea so much, I had to branch out!  Cheesy

First I did the snowman, just like ficklephonebug.

Then I did the witch.

And I just finished the gnome.  I don't really like how he turned out, his brim of his hat is too wide.  I'm sure I'll do him again, but I just had to post.

I can't wait to think of some more guys!  Thanks again ficklephonebug for such a fantastic idea!
16  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Greetings Cat Plushie, or better known as Hello Kitty Plushie on: January 04, 2011 05:16:28 PM
Hello all!
I just wanted to show this cutie I made for a little friend for her birthday.  She's slightly obsessed with Hello Kitty.  So here's my Greetings Cat plushie!  lol!

She's made from fleece and is filled with fiberfill and dried corn, and measures about 6" tall and 4" wide.

Thanks for looking!

17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Elf Ear Buds for the santa's helper in all of us on: December 09, 2010 08:48:21 AM
Soooo, while working in the workshop, busting out all the plushie goodness, my 4 year old decided I should have elf ears since I'm like an elf and all.  Not to let down the little one, I came up with these!  I made them out of fleece and attached them to my iPod's ear buds.  They look cool, and keep my ears warm! 
Thanks for looking!
18  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Toby the Beagle Pillow Present on: December 09, 2010 08:42:03 AM
Hello all!  First time on this board (I usually hang out in toys).  So, to start with a short sad story, my mom had this dog, Toby, and like all pets, he was her best friend.  He was getting up age and started to lose his hearing.  One day he got out of the gate and was crossing the street to the neighbors (where the neighbor would give him treats, even though my mom had asked him not too, as to not encourage Toby to cross the street) when a teenager, ON HIS PHONE, was driving too fast and ran Toby over.  Due to Toby's hearing loss, he couldn't hear the car, nor the stranger walking down the sidewalk who yelled "Look Out!"  Unfortunately Toby died due to this accident.  That was just a couple of months ago.  My mom's birthday was last weekend and she still misses him so much, so I thought I would make her a Toby pillow, to cuddle with in bed and whatnot. 
Ok, so on with the pics, right?  Well, let me first just apologize for the photos, my flash on my camera died a year ago (I finally got a new camera this weekend) and the pillow just didn't fit right in my light box.  But you should still get the point. 

Toby dog

Toby pillow front

His fleece face is appliqued on to a dark periwinkle fleece.  The pillow measures 16"x16".

Pillow close up-ish

I wish I had better close up pics, but like I said, my camera was just not having any of that!

Pillow back

My hubby suggested I applique Toby's rear on the back of the pillow, but I just didn't know how I was going to do that nicely (plus I was rather tired that night), so I just added a heart at the bottom.

Heart close up

I don't know how to embroider, I just winged (wang? wung?) it, but I'm pretty proud of how it turned out.

Thanks sticking with me through all that!  Smiley  Oh, and I have a few pics of Mom opening it and being all teary-eyed and stuff, but she told me that if I post them ANYWHERE on the internet, I was getting NOTHING for Christmas, and even at 31 years old, that's a pretty serious threat, so you'll just have to believe me. 

19  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Flint Lockwood Doll on: November 12, 2010 02:10:51 PM
Hello all!
I just wanted to show you a doll I recently made for a customer.  It was the first doll I've made with my own patterns.  I'm very pleased with how he turned out, and considering the look on the child's face, I'd say she was pleased as well!  (Sorry, I cannot share that look with you, I don't want to share her face without her mom's permission.)  Anyway, after I completed him, the customer and I decided that he just didn't look right without a lab coat (I originally omitted it since I could not make it removable due to the size of Flint's hands) so I made one up and I'm sooooooo glad I did!  I think it totally made the doll!  So, on with the pics!

With the coat

The original finished version without the coat

With his new owner

Thank you so much for looking!

*I no longer make this Flint Lockwood doll, nor do I have the pattern for him anymore.  Sorry!*
20  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Custom Roller Derby Plushies... PIC PLUMP!!! on: September 07, 2010 12:31:05 PM
Hello all!  I've been a little busy lately with some custom plushies for some roller derby girls.  I just thought I'd show them to you, I think they turned out pretty good.

This one was a donation for a raffle one derby team was having.

Cutt'em Up McKinney

Mellon Collie

Gin Rock'it

Jeri Gar C-Ya

Bull Lee

Then I also had a couple other commissions.
Fiona from Shrek

A ladybug

Thanks for checking them out!
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