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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Re: Satan's little helpers (Pic heavy!) on: December 06, 2019 10:10:47 AM
Love the work on these! Grin I would love at some point, somewhere, to see more about how you make the teeth.

Thanks Smiley I don't actually make the teeth. I buy them. Found them while searching the darker side of eBay one day. They're made from resin and I think they use them to repair dentures  Cheesy
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Re: Satan's little helpers (Pic heavy!) on: December 06, 2019 07:35:18 AM
BAHAHAHAAAAA! What a bunch of mischievous fun! Since Craftster is going away on Dec 19, would you share your Facebook so I can follow your creations? Nevermind! I found it in your signature!

So gutted that Craftster is going away! It's the end of an era Sad  See you over on Facebook Smiley
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Satan's little helpers (Pic heavy!) on: December 06, 2019 05:46:20 AM
Hi everybody! I have a treat for you today Smiley

A few years ago I stumbled across some cute elf dolls in a bag of donated plushies. As it was just before Christmas I decided to give them a makeover in my own particular way (BIG grins with lots of shiny resin teeth of course!)



First I take the plushie, open up a new mouth hole and sew in some felt. (With Zelly my little helper at the end there  Grin


Then I sculpt the mouth hole by sewing through the cheeks and add my signature resin teeth


When I shared them on Facebook they were an instant hit. I'd created my own version of the Elf on the Shelf craze and my followers loved watching the elves get up to mischief.


Helping with deliveries



Caught them in bed with Tiffany, don't tell Chucky!


The first two I created were a part of a giveaway I was running on Facebook and they found a home in Salem Massachusetts of all places! I was thrilled that my creations were headed to a place with such rich history!

Then the commissions started coming in, everyone wanted an elf of their own. Luckily the brand of elf I worked with is quite popular in stores here in the UK around Christmas time. I try to find pre-owned elf dolls where possible to stick to the core values of what I do, but I have had to buy the odd new one here and there to meet demand. I try to make up for it by using recycled trinkets to decorate them.

The infection begins...



It's an epidemic!




I didn't know they could read...



One elf with his bestie, Yellow Snow





They've now become a Green Devil Christmas tradition with people waiting to see them on the Facebook page again. This year I've tried to make them all a little different and give them each a personality of their own.



Oh no, this one's a trainee!





My first female elf. She started life as the same base model as the rest, but I gave her some pigtails and a new skirt Smiley



Now I have this big guy to work on! Watch this space. He's going to be fuuuuun  Grin


4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Re: Tragedy and Comedy - Conjoined twin bears on: November 08, 2019 08:05:40 AM
Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley

That's awesome Cheesy Thanks everybody!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Tragedy and Comedy - Conjoined twin bears on: October 29, 2019 09:09:15 AM
Hey everyone  Grin

It's been a while since my last post as we've been busy moving house, but my new studio is all up and running now and I've been working on some more of my Abandoned Toys! I found 2 different bears, that were of pretty much the same size (LARGE!), at the charity shop. The moment I saw them sat side by side, I knew they were destined to become conjoined twins.

I used latex Halloween masks for their faces and to give them both their own unique personality.

Ladies and gentlemen, roll up, roll up and meet.... Tragedy and Comedy  Cry Cheesy













6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Re: Dexter the Dexterous on: February 10, 2019 08:49:52 AM
WOW! So inventive and creative! (as usual) And man, why I have a Local Mannequin Recycling Center? NOT FAIR!


I was in heaven when I was looking around. I picked up sooooo many goodies. They should last me a while  Cheesy
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Re: Adyah the Destructor on: February 10, 2019 08:48:23 AM
Thanks everyone Smiley


Pretty swank customized doll; I particularly like the color scheme and fork mounted on her left limb.  Four-armed humanoids always make me think of Mortal Kombat's Goro and Sheeva, although I'm not sure either of them would survive a battle with this gal!


Adyah is a synonym for the God Shiva  Grin She does look like she could handle herself well in a battle  Cheesy
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Dexter the Dexterous on: February 10, 2019 06:47:18 AM
I recently won a competion to win a van load of mannequin parts and I am so excited to use them in my artwork  Grin

They instantly made an appearance in my Abandoned Toys. Meet Dexter (so named for his now found dexterity  Wink )


Here I am in front of the huge pile of mannequin parts we got to pick through when we won the competition from a local mannequin recycling center.

The van when we had loaded up. Eeek that's alot of mannequins  Shocked

The hands and arms down in my basement  Cheesy


So naturally, the first thing I thought to do was to put them on a teddy bear... I had the perfect one in mind

They were the perfect size!



So here he is in all his glory. Isn't he adorable  Grin His mouth is the bottom half of a latex pumpkin halloween mask Smiley

9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Adyah the Destructor on: February 04, 2019 06:44:03 AM
Hey everybody  Grin I have a new Abandoned Toy for you. Something a little different this time. Meet Adya, the Destructor.


She has 4 arms and I wanted her to look post-apocalypic so there was a lot of distressing involved. I'm thrilled with how she turned out, and she found a new home very quickly  Grin









She's a big girl too!
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Super shabby Dressing Table on: September 24, 2018 04:11:08 AM
Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley

Thanks for the votes everyone  Grin
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