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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Dinosaur! Or, my first stuffie pattern. on: January 28, 2012 04:51:54 PM
A couple of weeks ago I had wrist surgery. I was in despair since I couldn't knit without pain and my hands were itching to make something. I'm fairly new at making stuffed animals but I got a wild hair to see if I could make my son a dinosaur toy. The only problem was I didn't like what I was finding online since most of them weren't as simple and fast to make sounding. I wanted to make it 3D with four legs and so, the dinosaur pattern was born. I had no idea how to make my own. This page: http://whileshenaps.typepad.com/whileshenaps/2011/01/elements-of-soft-toy-design-underbodies.html was so very helpful.

Made from red and blue felt, here's my son's dinosaur!

It's pretty neat, I think. Cheesy

The gusset that when I make another one will be a bit bigger since he was kind of narrow.


The best part (and the whole reason I had to make a gusset) was this. He stands on his own!

I had a lot of fun learning how to make my own pattern here. My son knew exactly what it was and hearing him go RAWR at it made it completely worth the pain it caused to make. (Pinning is hard!) Haha.

2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Mini Tote or My First Lined Bag on: December 31, 2011 05:14:40 PM
Using remnants I got from Wal-Mart (sadly my closest fabric store) I made myself one of the Wendi Gratz mini totes from here: http://wendigratz.blogspot.com/2011/04/mini-tote-free-sewing-pattern-pdf.html
I made it, in an hour or so of actual work, needing something smaller than my usual bag to take with me to doctors appointments. I made it a tiny bit larger using 10" by 10" squares for it, so I can put my knitting in there as well as wallet, phone, and keys.  Grin
The front shooting star embroidery to match the lining.

The handles. Did some embroidery on them to make them go with the rest.

The lining. Red with white shooting stars fabric. You can also see the decorative embroidery I did on the handles.

I really recommend this pattern as a beginners intro to lined bags. Smiley
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Kitty Bat! on: September 12, 2011 09:20:32 PM
I had the pleasure of participating as a first time swapper in the One Tiny Stuffie Rd 7. I made this kitty for my lovely partner. Thankfully she made it safely to her new friend and was well received there.
The Desmodus felis (being nerdy with terrible Latin Grin), as I called it or Vampire Bat Cat, was made with remnants of different fabrics that I've been hoarding buying lately. The wings are pleather and everything was hand embroidered. I also did my first beading onto something on the edge of the wings to give it a little sparkle.

She ended up measuring 5"x5" not counting the wings. Slightly different angle to try and show the beads.

I also made her a snack so she wouldn't starve on the way to her new home.

Thanks for looking!

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Sandworm from Beetlejuice - Will eat your head! on: September 06, 2011 09:12:29 PM
Using a slightly modified Dead Fish hat pattern from Knitty (just knitted for a while longer and decreased more at the end instead of making the tail), I knitted this fellow out of Knit Picks Swish worsted yarn for my sister. The eyes and fin are made of fleece sewn on with blanket stitch.
I'm pretty pleased with how this came out.

It measures 14in from lip to tip.

How it looks on an adult head:

How it looks on a baby head:

My son hates hats right now so it was a miracle I got this picture. Haha.

Thanks for looking! Grin
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Facehugger *Pic heavy!* on: August 10, 2011 01:21:01 PM
So, I actually finished this February of last year. I made this guy, https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=322464.0 for my (at the time infant) nephew. I did some different body shaping and leg placement on it and shortened the tail by sewing it coiled up.

The butt a little better angle.


The underside isn't as pretty as loudxmouse's but it works!

And the nephew with his toy! Hahah.

No babies or cats were harmed in the making of this facehugger. Wink

6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Dark Mark Shirt on: August 10, 2011 12:48:38 PM
I have been remiss in posting any of my crafts. I'm pretty happy with this one. I managed to get it done while taking care of a newborn! The stencil was from http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/features/crafts/othercrafts/darkmarktattoo and I used the freezer paper technique.

My youngest sister's Christmas present, The Dark Mark Shirt!

So many little cuts made in between diapers and feeding. Then trying to iron on all the wee pieces, oof.

In progress of pulling off the pieces. Was fun trying to find all the little snake markings to peel off.

I like how the snake face came out.

And the rest. I forgot to get a picture of the whole but eh.
The fun part is I was just randomly cutting out snake markings after a bit so it totally has ones unique to it. Smiley

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Monster Baby Set on: March 11, 2010 02:27:56 PM
This is my first posting ever after lurking about for quite some time.
I decided to make a member of a band I really enjoy a baby set for his first child. I've never met them in person but I have enjoyed their music for years. The inspiration was from the video Wannabe by Epik High. (The recipient will be Tablo who is the dude with the lightsaber in the video if you look it up on youtube.) I added my own claw idea to some baby patterns I found on the web and the ears from a toy bear pattern to the hat. I also learned four strand braiding for the first time to use on the ties for everything!

May I present to you the Wannabe Monster Baby Set.   Grin

The mitten.

The hat on my only model.


Another view

The whole set.

I had a lot of fun making this and hopefully my friend that's taking them to Korea for me has no problem delivering them.
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