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1  Purple Dragon for Father's Day in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by mreld on: June 26, 2010 02:37:57 PM
yeah yeah, i know father's day was *last* week. but i'm just now getting around to uploading pictures from my camera!! dh has a thing for dragons, so i made him this little purple guy as a gift from the kids. my boy picked out the pattern, and my girl picked the colors. i call him bernard.

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2  Guilt Free Desserts in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by mreld on: June 26, 2010 02:35:52 PM
i've been on a toy food making spree lately. today i finished some cool and refreshing desserts: vanilla ice cream and chocolate pie!

here's the pie, complete with whipped cream!

aaaaand the ice cream cone. ignore the disaster area that's my living room in the background. and the mostly naked boy. it's hot! and he just came in from swimming, lol.

oh! and because i can, here's a closeup of the swirl on top (it's blurry 'cause my camera sucks). i always loved the icecream cones with the little swirls on top.....

they're from a pattern i found on ravelry. i swear, i have a huge queue that's mostly play food right now, lol. anyway, enjoy! as always c&c welcomed!!

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3  Fat Baby!! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by mreld on: June 16, 2010 06:09:28 AM
So I'm pretty new to crochet. I've made a few simple amigurimi toys for my kids. I'm also a Dr. Who fan. As is my dad. So when i found this pattern on ravelry, I just had to make it!! It was pretty simple, but I did have problems with the hands. I didn't understand the directions at first, and then when I figured them out, the way it's written leaves big holes between the fingers where the stuffing would stick out. But after a few hours (I said I'm new at this!) I figured out a way to do it that preserved the original shape of the fingers but didn't leave holes.

I didn't have any safety eyes. Nor did I have any beads of the appropriate size and color. But I did have a package of brads and some acrylic paint. So I thought, I can make the eyes! Yeah....not so much. Even with lots of sanding, and applying a clear coat on top, the paint doesn't want to stick. I even tried using husband's fancy schmancy painted for his Warhammer models, thinking that they were meant for metal and plastic, so it should work. Still no luck. I did end up using the eyes anyway, since the little guy is a gift for my dad, and he'll just be living sitting on his desk, not being played with. But I'm disappointed it didn't work. It would've been a great solution for me to make cheap, custom eyes!

Anyway, on to the picture! I'm sure I've bored you enough with my ramblings, lol.

C&C appreciated!
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4  rocketship! in Knitting: Completed Projects by mreld on: May 21, 2010 12:57:21 PM
so i was browsing ravelry one day and i came across this http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rocket-ship-2 pattern. well, my 2 1/2 year old happened to be looking over my shoulder and immediately said he wanted one. so for weeks after he kept asking "you making me a rocketship?" i finally got around to it! and i got it finished, with a couple slight modifications. first of all, the pictures are really cruddy, i had to take them with my phone since my camera bit the dust.

the ship
a closeup of the spaceman
and his little backpack thinger. see, this was the 2nd spaceman i made. ds lost the first one. 'cause, you know, it wasn't attached to the rocketship and he's 2 1/2. so this time around, i made him the backpack, and then attached yarn coming out of it to the rocket. for air. you know, like the 'umbilical cord' actual astronauts use.

thanks for looking!!! Cheesy
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5  my first stuffed knitting in Knitting: Completed Projects by mreld on: April 01, 2010 09:56:10 AM
i made bunnies for my kids for easter. i couldn't get a good picture of the 2nd one, but here's the one for my daughter. the other i made (for my son) is the same, but a deep wine red instead of pink.

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6  my daughter's stepstool. now with dots! (3 pics) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by mreld on: September 22, 2006 02:33:11 PM
my daughter is 2 1/2 and she wants to do everything by herself (or at least help!) i was given this fugly stepstool by my neighbor when she moved away (sorry, no before pictures). it was brown w/some white speckling, and i think someone had sprayed some glitter on it at some point too. and her dogs had chewed on it a little bit. it became jade's stool. but i got sick of looking at it's ugliness! so, inspired by her bedding set, i painted it all happy and polka-dotty. i was lazy, and didn't try to correct the corner and one of the cross pieces on the legs where it'd been chewed. but hey, i figure it still works Smiley

side view:

top view:

inspiration sheet:

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7  my take on a dammit doll in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by mreld on: November 30, 2004 06:56:01 PM
once again a cruddy pic courtesy of my cruddy webcam. but anyway. this is the first time i've made my own pattern and then actually finished the project. his arms a kinda stumpy but i think it gives him character! he's a gift for my brother who has leukemia.....the radiation and chemo made him bald and gave his skin this weird orange-y bronze color....hence the bald, orange guy. oh, and you can't really tell in the pic, but his pants are purple and his shirt/shoes black. and the orange is a lot brighter than it looks!

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8  funky keyholder in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by mreld on: November 21, 2004 07:59:02 PM
so, we needed someplace to put our keys, but don't really have anywhere near the door that we could put a bowl/basket/etc. i was at hobby lobby buying stuff for xmas presents and found this cheesy wooden keyholder and was like, "i can do something really funky with that!" so $3.99 later i have my keyholder. i spray painted it white and then mod podged some kirigami cutouts i had laying around from this kirigami-a-day calander that i had laying around. eh, voila!

ps....i hope this picture thing works Tongue me not so good technologically Cheesy
pps.....sorry about the crappiness of the picture...all i have right now is a crappy web cam and bad lighting in my livingroom  Undecided the colors are really very bright and vibrant irl.
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