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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Foxtopus with Macklemore hair on: March 10, 2014 03:22:07 PM
I created this for Suereal in The Loyal(Royal) Mutant Swap https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430474.0#axzz2vbLCP5Tv. We had to at least incorporate 2 items from our partners ingredients list, I was able to make 7 items work.

-Multiple eyes
-Color combo Orange, Chartreuse, and Purple
-Creepy Cute

As soon as I saw Suereals list of 24 ingredients I knew that at the very least it had to have a fox head with Macklemore hair. After that everything just fell into place some tentacles here, multiple eyes there. It took me awhile, but I created my pattern and tweaked it until this mutant appeared.

I wasn't sure how I wanted to do the hair, but ultimately I tried my hand at needle felting and loved it!

I am so happy with the way it turned out!
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / IT'S SO FLUFFY I'M GONNA DIE!!!! on: April 06, 2013 12:35:30 PM

A little over a month ago my sister texted me and asked me to make her the unicorn from Despicable Me for her 22nd birthday.
I told her I would see what I could do, but I didn't think it would happen. So for an entire month while I was creating a pattern, sewing, resewing, stuffing, etc I let her believe that she was getting a gift card instead.
So here it is, the infamous Despicable Me unicorn.

My sister wanted a 48" unicorn, I told her she was crazy. The biggest stuffie I have ever made was my Sharktopus Stuffie which was a little over 2ft long. This stuffie has an 18" body and a 14" head and required an entire jumbo bag of stuffing.

The mane and tail were created by making small bunches of yarn and handsewing it into place. It was time consuming, but totally worth every minute.

I loved the detail that I was able to put into the unicorn, like the crazy nostrils and pink line around the muzzle.

Cute unicorn butt!

The thing I liked making the most was the unicorn horn. I had never done one before and I love the way it turned out. You can't really tell, but I used Metallic Gold thread to make the bulges and it adds that sparkle that every unicorn needs.

The reaction I got from my sister when she saw it and when she shook it for the first time and yelled "IT'S SO FLUFFY I'M GONNA DIE!!!" made all the work worth it.

I hope you enjoyed what I created.

C&C Welcome.

3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Baby Bigfoot/Sasquatch Stuffie on: March 28, 2013 09:27:55 AM
I LOVE Cryptozoology (The study of creature we aren't quite sure exist)  and have loved it ever since I was a kid. I think what I love about Cryptozoology is that there are some mysteries in this world we may never solve.

My favorite Cryptid is Bigfoot, I don't know why, maybe because it was the first Cryptid I knew about or maybe because I love the woods. For whatever reason out of all the stuffies I have made I have yet to make a Bigfoot, until now.

I was commissioned this past Christmas to create an handful of stuffies for a little girl who loves Cryptozoology as much as I do. One of them was a Bigfoot stuffie and of course I sent it off without taking photos, for whatever reason in my excitement I always forget to take photos of my creations. I fell so much in love with the Baby Bigfoot that I created for her that I of course had to make one for myself.

Maybe what I love about Bigfoot is the footprints they leave behind.  Grin

Thanks for Looking!

4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / The Joker Nugget (Health Ledger Style) on: October 18, 2011 11:23:56 AM

Last week when I had sketched out the Joker Nugget in my new sketchbook, I knew that was going to be my next project. So I went to the craft store last weekend and bought a bunch of different colored felt to create a number of kreations including The Joker.

I modeled him after the Health Ledger Joker with a little inspiration from the comic book Joker.

I decided on a light purple shirt, dark purple pants, and a green tie and vest. I wasn't sure at the time how I was going to do the hair, but I just figured I would wing it and if I didn't like it then I would try something else.

For the face I decided that I was going to recreate the scars with a little sewing, I know in this photo they are hard to see, but they look very similar to the scarring the Health Ledger had. I decided to use oil pastels to recreate the make-up, I think I might go in with another red to try and make it a little more dark red, but it could also be the lighting in this photo.

For the hair, I decided that I would try something new. I wanted his hair to be similar to Health's hair in the movie as opposed to just green, like the comic book. Health's hair looks like the green is washing out so I decided to lightly paint individual pieces of hair (felt) and glue them into place to not only get the stringy effect of the hair, but the green fading and the blonde showing through. I still haven't decided if I like the hair, but it does give the effect I wanted. He does look a little happier than I wanted, but I'm sure that's because he just did something very bad, who know what I will walk into so I must keep a very close eye on him.

What do you think? C&C Welcome.

5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Cthulhu - The Cutest Elder God on: September 27, 2011 07:56:25 AM
So after about a week, Cthulhu is done and I'm excited. I have been wanting to create one for a while, but I wasn't sure how I wanted to create it. So the other day when I made a Toothless Dragon for my best friends birthday I know I could take (bought the pattern because I waited until the last minute to make the gift why reinvent the wheel) what I learned from creating Toothless and use that to create a Cthulhu.

Every time I create a new pattern I learn new things and that is why I love making stuffies. I love that I can continue to learn and grow and continuously get better.

I put wire in the top of the wings and the tentacles to allow for different movement and to add to the overall affect.

I really love this side shot because so can see the head profile and his cute belly. I was going to give him legs and feet, but I decided that I like him better without.

He is about 7 inches tall and 9 inches wide. He was a lot more hand-sewing than I normally do, but as long as he turns out he way I want I could care less if I hand-sew the whole thing. I was going to give him green cat eyes, but I could only find 1 in the size I wanted, so when I tried the yellow ones I was glad I didn't just pick the green and not try anything else.

Progress Shot

I hope you love him, because I sure do. C&C welcome.
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Han Bacca/ Chewsolo (Han Solo and Chewbacca = Friends Forever) on: September 14, 2011 12:27:31 PM
When I originally created the Han Bacca it was for a weird stuffie swap. I fell in love with him so much that I had to create one for myself. I did a few things differently, like instead of the belt being sewn on I glued it on after the fact just a few little things like that to improve Chewsolo.

I almost forgot the red stripe down the side, but it's OK Star Wars fans I caught my mistake, I try and keep my creations as true to form as possible.

I love Hans little belt and belt buckle and Chewy's bag strap with ammo, I just love little details that bring creations to life.

I just love Chewy's Fuzzy face and Hans hair, very 70's and very AWESOME

He is made with a combination of Felt, Fleece, and Fun Fur. The more I use Fun Fur, the better I get at using it, because trust me Fun Fur can be evil. The pattern is of course my Nugget Pattern, I am still not tired of using it, I have plans to make an Admiral Ackbar in the future.

I am glad that I finally sat down and created another Han Bacca/Chewsolo. I hope it brightened your day. C&C Welcome

7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / What Has Three Eyes and Two Noses? A Two Headed Kitty on: August 27, 2011 10:38:48 AM

 I have always loved oddities, especially animal oddities, such as animals with an extra limb, head, etc. Which is why whenever I am in a location with a Ripley's Believe It or Not Museums you better believe I am going to visit it. So when I first dreamed up the cyclops kitty I knew that my next project would have to be a two-headed kitty.

 I wasn't really sure how it was going to turn I because I took two heads and sewed them together, but I think it turned out perfect. I admit I am one of those people who says "lets just see how this goes, I can always fix it if I don't like it." So far the mantra was worked very well for me.

I love that each head is different, the one on the left is bigger than the right and fuller. Where the head on the right is pointer and the mouths are different too. I'm really glad they turned out differently because it really shows that just because they share the same body, doesn't mean they are the same kitty.

As always I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I enjoy making them.
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Jackalope Cuteness!!! on: August 21, 2011 02:24:49 PM
Look what I found roaming my yard, don't worry Cyclops Kitty and Jackalope are now BFF. I must have a crypid/oddity magnetic because it seems like every time I turn around I find another one, oh well I hope it keeps happening.  Wink

I love everything having to do with Cryptozoology. My tops favorite crypids are Bigfoot, Yeti, Nessie, Jackalope, and Chupacabra. I have made both the Bigfoot and the Yeti so I decided that the next crypid I was going to make was a Jackalope. My favorite part of the Jackalope has to be the antlers. I just love how the antlers make a rabbit very whimsical, especially this one.

  I was afraid that the antlers would not turn out right, but they turned out better than I thought they would.I was afraid that they would turn out more 2D than 3D, but after stuffing them FOREVER, I think they turned out amazing.

I also love the cute puff ball tail, I crocheted a ball and combed it so that it would be fluffy (it's so fluffy I could die). I also love the little spot of white under is chin, I don't have any pictures of it right now, but it is pretty cute.
 With this pattern I also made the legs attached to the body as one piece, it was a little more complicated than the kitty pattern, but in the end I figured it out. Look at his cute little butt.

I hope you guys like him as much as I do. C&C Welcome.
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Cyclops Kitty on: August 13, 2011 11:56:56 AM
I woke up this morning and I heard a kitty crying and scratching at my front door. I opened the door and found this adorable kitten.

I have always wanted to make a Cyclops Kitty and finally I have made one.This was definitely a challenge because I was creating my own pattern and I wanted the legs to be part of the piece and not separately attached. I love the kitty newborn eye, I definitely got that idea from my love of Loveandasandwich's newborn creatures.

I decided that I wanted to tint the ears pink, instead of sewing pink into the ears and I'm glad I did, because they are sooo cute. I also embroidered the nose and mouth. I decided to make the mouth very whimsical and almost like the Cheshire Cat's mouth.

I really love the way it turned out and I hope you do too. C & C welcome.

10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Squid Feeder Tentacle Plant (with link to Tutorial) on: August 07, 2011 01:38:05 PM
Hey Everyone,
A while ago I created an octopus tentacle plant for the Things with Tentacles swap and since then I have been wanting to create another one, well now I have. This time I created a squid feeder tentacle plant and I did a tutorial so you can make one too.

I have so much fun creating these plants and this is my first tutorial, so if you have any questions or if something doesn't make sense just ask.

For this project you will need:

    - Pot
    - Styrofoam that fits into the pot (I used the dome shaped one and just flipped it upside down, but you can use the dome right-side up too to give it a different effect)
    - Polymer clay
        - 3-4 packages for the tentacle
        - 1-2 packages for the suckers
    - Dowel rod or chopstick
    - Glue gun and glue sticks
    - Aluminum foil
    - Wire (if making the feeder tentacle)
    - Moss or colored paper (For the paper I ran it through the shredder and the crinkled it)
    - Rocks or other items to weigh down the pot if it gets too top heavy

Care and keeping of your tentacle plant:

It likes any light you can give it and you never need to feed it, because it eats any bugs flying around and takes the moisture out of the air for water.

Cautions: Keep small animals away otherwise they WILL become dinner!

Tutorial Link:

Hope you enjoyed,
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