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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Mini me plush on: November 12, 2009 04:39:17 PM
Thanks for all the kind words! I can't wait to hear what he thinks of her. His deployment has been so hard on the both of us, so I take any chance I can to send a little sunshine his way; it's the best thing for both of us.
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Mini me plush on: November 12, 2009 01:55:04 AM
This is my first ever attempt at making a doll of any sort, so please be kind  Cheesy

I wouldn't normally attempt something like this since I have little sewing experience and have to hand-sew anything I make. This little doll came to be while I was putting together a care package for my man overseas. He'd been deployed to the middle east for a few months already when I asked him what he'd like me to send in his care package.  Along with staples like pop tarts, reading material, and gummy candy he asked for something that smells like my perfume to remind him of home. Up until a week ago we've been able to communicate pretty regularly through email and IMing, but he was just moved somewhere where we won't have that luxury. We'll be communicating exclusively through letters and it's uncertain how frequently he'll have the chance to write. I thought that now more than ever he could use a little extra company.

I thought about just sending a piece of clothing or a handkerchief spritzed with the perfume, but then came up with this idea and had to give it a shot. I decided to make him a mini version of me, complete with kitty ears and a replica of a necklace he gave me. Her stuffing is scented with my perfume, and she's got a little dress made of felt and lace off of some gloves I don't wear anymore.

Anyway, enough writing. On to the pics!

She's made of felt and her little ears are velvet. Her necklace is fashioned out of a paper clip. She took me ages, but I'm really proud of her, silly as she is. Sent the package out monday, and he ought to be getting it next week. I really hope he likes her.

Oh, here's a recent pic of me in that necklace for reference

Comments and criticism appreciated  Smiley
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: babe,the blue ox (and paul bunyan too) on: November 03, 2009 12:22:17 PM
I'm so in love with these costumes.
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Halloween Costume-A-Long? (2009) on: October 11, 2009 09:12:49 PM
Started cutting up the sweater for my Amy costume as a way to procrastinate about doing my school work. I had to cut off enough fabric from the bottom to fashion a hood for the sweater, which I was afraid would mean cutting it too short but it's looking just perfect so far. Still gotta take it in, put on the hood, and install the zipper. Oh, and make Kif.

I'm starting to think I may have bitten off more than I can chew since this project requires so much sewing. Undecided
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: cute antiqueish dress on: October 11, 2009 03:31:43 PM
cute print  Smiley
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: PBK Style, Craftster Price on: October 07, 2009 03:45:49 PM
That's awesome!

Gimme  Grin
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Halloween Costume-A-Long? (2009) on: October 07, 2009 02:07:12 PM
Guess I'll post my to-do list too!

Pink sweater: HAVE (alterations in progress)
Pink capris: HAVE
Boots: HAVE (alterations unstarted)
Wrist communicator: MAKING (in progress)
Cheap black wig: HAVE (alterations unstarted
Sealing wax + brow sealer: NEED
Liquid/gel eyeliner in black: NEED
Raygun?: NEED

Oh, and I've decided I'm gonna try and make a little plush doll of her alien boyfriend, Kif.

Stuffing: HAVE
Eyes: MAKING (unstarted)
Body: MAKING (unstarted)
Uniform: MAKING (unstarted)
Gloves: MAKING (unstarted)
Gold accents: MAKING (unstarted)
Belt: MAKING (unstarted)

Whew That's a lot. Hope I can get it all done in time. Oh wait, there's something I forgot to add to my list

Bloody mary: NEED
8  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: IDEA: Tokyo Jacket Crochetalong? on: October 06, 2009 09:16:59 PM
How about a crochetalong where everyone makes me one in a different color?
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Halloween Costume-A-Long? (2009) on: October 06, 2009 03:39:39 PM
I've never seen one at dollar stores around here, but I'll definitely keep an eye out! Thanks for the suggestion  Smiley
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Clip on white kitty ears with detachable bows on: October 06, 2009 03:07:46 PM
Thanks! I loves 'em.
It was so hard to have to send them away. I saw some electric purple faux fur at the fabric store, I'm thinking purple ears for me  Smiley
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