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21  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / A sumo wrestler and a viking are kissing... on: August 13, 2010 05:54:36 AM
Oh wait, that's not what I meant!   Grin

Hello all!  So here's a few new plushies I made this week.

My family used to watch sumo wrestling back in the day and my brothers just loved Akebono.  So as a tribute to them (and him) I made a Sumo Plushie!  He comes complete with a removable pin with Sumo Wrestler written on it in Japanese Kanji symbols.

And then,  just for kicks, a Viking Plushie!  He's got two pins, a sword and a shield.  (I'm not entirely please with how they turned out, the colors came out way to dark, but oh well.)

And lastly, my 3yr old is OBSESSED with KISS so he suggested the Gene Simmons KISS Plushie!  And this awesome guy has a POSEABLE tongue!

Thanks for looking! 

22  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Dom's Island of Misfit Toys on: July 30, 2010 11:50:53 AM
Hi y'all!  I just thought I'd post some pics of the plushies that don't make it out of the house.  Maybe it's a pattern I wanted to try out that either myself (which didn't make the cut) or someone else made, or maybe it's something the kiddo begged me to make for him.  Either way, the hubby calls them all misfit toys but my son loves them all!  Smiley

Here's a pic of most of them.  (Some seemed to have disappeared, I didn't check all Dom's hiding spots yet...)

And then in case you were really bored and wondered what they were, I made a list!  Plus, if I can remember where I got the patterns for the ones I didn't make up, I'll post them too. 

1.  A weird looking bunny
2.  "Rudo"- My dino pattern and the kiddo chose the colors and his name
3.  a peanut (my son's grandma calls him that, she got the good looking one)
4.  a dog- I can't remember where I got the pattern for this one, I'll keep looking
5.  A patchwork turtle
6.  a patchwork ball- this I got out of a book
7.  a velvet pyramid- I thought it would make a good baby toy... it was so boring looking!
8.  a snowball- I LOATHE that fabric, kiddo picked it out of the remnant bin and it was SHEDDY
9.  a sock monster from my sister's sock
10.  a jelly bean

11.  a fish
12.  a jelly fish- based from this pattern https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=179725.0
13.  a fleece monster the kiddo designed
14.  "Bunny Bun Bun"- the FIRST bunny from my plushie peeps
15.  a salamander or lizard guy
16.  a 'horse'- everyone else thought it was a camel with hair
17.  Pirate- my first Poppet!  His post here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=313526.msg3605404#msg3605404

18.  "Roundy Round Round"- my penguin pattern
19.  a torch- a gift for my dad
20.  a pipe wrench- gift for my dad
21.  a water softner- goes with the torch and pipe wrench
22.  another lizard/salamander

23.  Moose/Pig/Bear- did NOT turn out well!
24.  "Blugon"- a dragon pattern I tried out yesterday, pattern here http://www.wyrm.org.uk/cuddly/beanbag.html
25.  and my best creation ever, my 3 year old, DOMINIC!!!  Grin

Thanks for looking!
(sorry for the craptastic lighting... it's raining out and my flash is busted)  Sad
23  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / I apprently don't read enough comics... on: July 29, 2010 11:37:09 PM
since I didn't know that Harley Quinn was The Joker's woman.  Interesting!  Anyway, some new ones I did this week.

Harley Quinn

Panda Bear

Green Monster

(This last guy may resemble Mike Wazowski that works at Monsters, Incorporated, but actually his name is Matt Wazzupski and he's a lazy bum with no job.)   Grin

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
24  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Punk Girl Flashes Avenged Sevenfold!!! EDIT- ONE MORE ADDED on: July 20, 2010 10:26:53 AM
I mean, a Punk Girl, a Flash, and Avenged Sevenfold!  Smiley  Just a few of the plushies I've done in the last couple of weeks.  

Punk Girl Commission

The Flash


Yes that's Ralphie from A Christmas Story in his Pink Bunny costume on the bottom right.


And a couple of hotties from Avenged Sevenfold!  (Commission)

The customer wanted the one with out a shirt, hence his odd nakedness.

And then I just did this one last night that someone commissioned. 
Chuckles the Clown (Toy Story 3)

Thanks for looking!
25  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Peacock Plushie on: June 15, 2010 12:27:55 PM
Hello all!
Here's one I whipped up last night.  I've been wanting to do him for a while, but I was unsure on how I wanted to do the feathers.  I think he turned out ok.  The pictures make him look a little washed out though, sorry.  The feather base is a vibrant grass green and that largest circle on the feathers is a lime green (so you can kind of get a better idea of what it SHOULD look like.

He's made of fleece using my own Peebles pattern.  Filled with fiberfill and dried corn and I use safety eyes.  He's got a button on the back of him to attach the feathers to the body so he's not appropriate for the little ones but I didn't want to glue them together and I didn't like how the stitching looked where they all came together. 

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
26  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Custom Wedding Couples Plushies on: June 14, 2010 08:42:42 AM
Here are two of my latest custom plushies.  Both were commissioned wedding presents.
The first one:  There is some inside family joke about gnomes.  So hence why they are a gnome base.  The groom has a tie and the bride has a veil.  Then, they're wedding theme is pirates and fairies so that's why the groom has a sword and parrot and the bride has a wand and wings.   

The second one:  The bride is a hip New York lawyer who loves Disney.  The groom is a actor/hiphop artist named Sneakas. 

They are made of fleece (and tulle for the veil), filled with fiberfill and dried corn and have safety eyes.  The accessories are made from Shrinky Dinks.
Thanks for looking!  Smiley
27  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Rockabilly Save the Date Cards on: May 24, 2010 06:01:21 AM
My girlfriend is a fun and spunky gal who's totally into the whole Rockabilly scene.  I recently did a photoshoot for her and her fiance for their engagement pics.  These were the 5 Save the Date card finalists. 

Here they are on some RR tracks

Here's the whole family

She's into roller derby and he's a bowler and they wanted to play off of American Gothic

And in the Nash Rambler.  My personal fav and the one that was eventually chosen for the Save the Date cards.

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
28  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / New Plushies!!! Pic Plumpiness on: May 19, 2010 06:58:08 AM
So this is what I've been up to the last couple of weeks.
Mother's Day Gifts

My mom plushie

My MIL plushie

Pig Plushie for other MIL


Captain America and Batman Plushies

Spiderman Plushie


Customizable Graduation Plushie - this one is for my brother.  His school colors and he plays soccer.

Hula Girl Plushie - I need to add a string across her coconut bra, it looks like cheeks without it!  Smiley

Mini Hamster Plushie

Chicken Plushie

Thanks for taking a look!  Comments and criticisms welcome!
29  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / What do monkeys, ninjas, Spock and Lady Gaga have in common? on: May 05, 2010 03:03:30 PM
They're all things I've been making!  Smiley


Gruve Monkey Commission

Ninjas and a Mini Ninja

Lady Gaga

And Kurt the Grill Master Commission (most definitely my favorite to date)

They're all made with my patterns, and mostly made with fleece (a few exceptions for special designed fabric).  They are filled with fiberfill and dried corn to make them more like bean bag type plushies.  The ones that have eyes are safety eyes.  Glasses are embroidered on.  Facial hair and sun glasses are appliqued on by hand.  (I try to machine sew as much as possible.)  Accessories are made from shrinky dinks and the microphone and Star Trek logo are removable pins to share with you!  Smiley

Thanks for looking!
30  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Elvis, Einstein, and Jerry Garcia Plushies on: April 23, 2010 12:51:44 PM
Here are the latest of my efforts.  Apparently I was in a 'deceased yet still awesome' mood!  Smiley

Elvis Presley, what a hunka hunka burnin' love!  Complete with chest hair! 

Then I made him a Shrinky Dink guitar pin that he can share with his owner.

My mother suggested I make another cool mustached man, who's cooler than Einstein?  Smiley

Then I made him a Shrinky Dink button to share with his owner.

And last, but most definitely not least, Jerry Garcia.  And he has a Shrinky Dink peace sign on a hemp cord.

I'm kind of tire of doing the big poofy gray hair!   Smiley

Thanks for looking!
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