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31  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Coraline Jones - Lots of Pictures on: May 03, 2011 03:37:08 PM
I made this for my swap partner, in the One Tiny Stuffie Round 5, who is a huge fan of the movie Coraline much like myself. The little doll is made out of fleece that was hand sewn and then the hair is a beautiful blue yarn that I borrowed from my grandmother because grandma's are so wonderful they always seem to have the exact color you need Smiley The seeing eye stone was made out of polymer clay and then painted.

Original Sketch:

Squidkitty was made with the very last of the scraps of blue fleece from my cousins Katara Halloween costume this past year.

The box was originally a little ugly 3 dollar box from the Family dollar that I repainted to be the new beautiful home of the little Coraline and her friend squidkitty. The back of the box has a decal sticker which reads "Coraline, Manufactured by The Other Mother Incorporated"

The book and character Coraline are copywright to Neil Gaiman and I highly recommend the book and the movie. They are both fantastic! Thanks for looking Smiley
32  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / NightFury!!! on: May 02, 2011 03:55:25 PM
Toothless Plushie
This is a present for my little cousin Jaimeson who is, much like myself, a huge toothless fan.

The pattern was made by Katy-A on Deviant Art so thanks go to her for making it available free Smiley
Pattern: http://katy-a.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Plush-your-Dragon-161986356?q=gallery%3Akaty-a%2F11369118&qo=2

The pattern calls for about a of a yard of fleece fabric. I ended up using a little more due to mistakes.

I made one real change/addition to the pattern which was one of those moments of genius that hit me in the shower. I used a piece of microsuede scraps and made his artificial fin. I made the strap with a little piece of suede in my scrap bin.

He was so cute it was hard to put him in the shipping box because I really want one of my own. Guess I will have to actually make myself one someday when I have the time/energy.

Thanks for looking and a special thanks to Katy-A for sharing her pattern.
33  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Thats Captain Jack Sparrow Plushie to You! on: April 30, 2011 11:09:04 AM
I made this Plushie for my friend who had a bad week and needs some cheering up. His body is made of some form of recycled fleece that I think Im actually allergic to because me eyes start itching whenever I work with it.

His map is actually a piece of pirate themed/map fabric that I rolled up into a little map to lead the way.

Now with his trusty pirate hat!

Thanks for looking!
34  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Little Robot Curtains on: April 06, 2011 06:20:32 PM
Not exactly a really difficult or impressive project but they were cute so I decided to post them anyway. My boyfriends little niece is having her room remodeled and I was asked to make some curtains for the room using robot fabric and her favorite color orange. And since there wasn't enough of the robot fabric to make four huge curtains at Joann's I added the orange borders on the outsides to incorporate her favorite color and to stretch out the fabric.

Close up of the pretty fabric:

Thanks for looking Smiley
35  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Colonial Bonnets on: March 26, 2011 06:39:00 AM
Colonial Bonnets:
My 9 year old little cousin needs to dress up for school as a woman from Colonial Times but the teacher doesn't want the parents to buy anything, just use what they had in their closets. She did also say not to make anything but let's face it how many kids today have anything in their closets that can pass for Colonial clothing. So her mom handled the skirt and apron and I made the bonnet. I also had to make a second one for her little sister because you can't make something for one and not the other. For the pattern I winged it and I don't even pretend to claim that it's historically accurate. I cut a large circle and sewed darts in it all the way around. The bottom I cut a triangle into so that it can sit around the back of the head.  Then I attached a brim that is interfaced and sewed on leftover old pieces of hem tape for the ties. They're not perfect but they will work for an elementary school project. I think in the future instead of doing a few large darts I would do a lot of smaller darts to make the back puffier.

First Bonnet:

Second Bonnet:

Thanks for looking!
36  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Bloomers! on: February 18, 2011 05:58:35 AM
I have been wanting to make a pair of the Madeleine mini bloomers for some time now but I wanted to make sure the pattern would actually fit me so I found a piece of old red fabric and decided to test it out before buying prettier fabric. I have to say the pattern was very easy and they are so cute that what was just a test pair are now my new favorite pajamas.

I made a few adjustments because I'm incapable of following directions. Instead of just using ribbon to bunch the legs I put in elastic because the ribbons didn't give when I moved and always felt like it was cutting of my circulation where as the elastic provides more give for movement. Then I sewed on the little bows made from leftover hem tape in my scrap bin  Smiley

Pattern can be found here thanks to the creators of it (NOT me) for making it available for free:
37  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Pink Childs Kitty Winter Hat on: January 09, 2011 04:40:51 AM

This hat is designed to fit the average child from ages 2-6. The hat fits comfortably on a child with a head circumference of 17-19 inches. The hat has a height of 10 inches and a width of 17 inches.

The pattern was improvised, here a not to scale image of how its made:

The side slit is where the ears are placed and the bottom square is where you attach the ties

The hat is lined with red cotton and quilt batting for extra warmth for those cold winter days. The exterior features red and pink cottons and decorative Kitty ears to make it the kind of hat your child will actually want to wear when going out into the cold.

Thanks for Looking!
38  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Kitty Pryde Painting on: January 03, 2011 09:58:48 AM
My boyfriend is about to turn 29 and I needed a birthday present that reflected his style so I decided to paint his favorite comic book character Kitty Pryde.

Final Piece:

The painting took about 15 hours to complete and is made with acrylic paint on canvas

Progress Shots:
39  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Crayon Art Bag on: December 23, 2010 03:46:45 AM
My boyfriends niece is a huge toy story fan and I had fabric left over and I needed an idea of what to make a little girl who is not very girly and thankfully like most kids she loves to color so I made her a crayon art bag. I found a great tutorial at:

I made a few minor adjustments but the pattern is really simple and the tutorial is great!




Thanks for looking!

40  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Children's Fleece scarves on: December 22, 2010 04:04:21 AM
I needed Christmas presents for some of my cousins and my boyfriends niece so I made each of them a fleece scarf with their favorite characters. The scarves took only a 1/4 of a yard of each fabric that was then sewn together and then I cut the fringe at the end. The print is cotton and the back is fleece for extra warmth this time of year. Thanks go to my mom and my little brother who reluctantly modeled these for me  Grin

Scooby Doo Scarf:

Toy Story Scarf:

Transformers Scarf:

Thanks for looking!
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