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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Moonkin plushie (IMG HEAVY) on: April 10, 2012 04:38:24 PM
yes ive been meaning to ask that for years now. do you have a pattern? my little girls would love one Smiley
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Plants vs. Zombies Plushes on: May 03, 2011 10:48:56 AM
omg I LOVE THEM THEY ARE SO CUTE! I want one! lol
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: A special Mother's Day Gift on: January 13, 2011 10:41:56 AM
Thanks for all the nice comments everyone Smiley I can't wait to make more outfits for her. I think I'll ask my mom what her dress used to look like. I remember her saying something about it being white with pink, blue and yellow flowers on it. I'll find out the details and see if I can get my hands on some material. I looooove all forms of art and look forward to posting more things. Smiley
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Totoros for Christmas Present! =) on: January 11, 2011 09:06:30 PM
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! I soooo want to make one they are sooooo adorable! my little girl would love it...hmmm... *dashes off to learn how to crochet*
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: summer projects really image heavy on: January 11, 2011 09:01:11 PM
gorgeous. I wish I knew how to crochet. my mother makes absolutely gorgeous blankets, well not so much anymore. really bad carpal tunnel. but anyway I would loooove to learn how to make one of those beautiful necklaces!
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 58 ENTRIES / Re: Dr. Who Gingerbread House on: January 11, 2011 02:55:18 PM
incredible and yummy! O_o
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: tardis quilt on: January 11, 2011 02:53:14 PM
OMG WANT! Absolutely amazing! Hubby is going to looooooooove this! (me and hubby dr.who FANATICS!)
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Dr. Who Journal of Impossible Things Bracelet on: January 11, 2011 02:28:36 PM
OMG I love it. Can't wait to show it to my hubby he loves dr. who as much as i! Smiley heeheehee!!! I think I'll get him that sonic screwdriver today...
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / A special Mother's Day Gift on: January 11, 2011 11:04:47 AM
Hello everyone I'm new here and absolutely love this site! Sorry for the long post! Anyway, on memorial day of 2010, an unexpected project fell into my hands. I was approached by one of my uncles with a small bag. He said to me, "Aunti said she's sorry that she never got to it, maybe you can do something." When I looked inside I was very surprised to see something my mother always talked about; Her rag-Anne doll. Now, here's the short story about my mother.

Growing up as an only child, my mother became extremely close to her father. She was a great example of a daddy's girl. They did everything together, completely inseparable. But when my mother was 14 years old, he died of a heart attack, something no one expected of a healthy 34 year old man. She was devastated. A few years before his death, she had found a little box, when she opened it, what did she find inside but the Anne doll that her daddy had gotten her when she was little. But time hadn't been kind to it, and nor had the mice. Needless to say, her clothes were in tatters, her bright red hair was gone, her limbs...well they had been chewed through and had come clean off. In my family, my great aunt, was known to all the children as the Doll Doctor. She loved to make and fix dolls, so naturally mother went to her. It was the one thing she had left of her father and it meant the world to her. Years went by and aunti just never got to it.

Mom never forgot about her though. Saying she was likely lost now. It had been a little over 30 years since she'd last seen her precious doll. Well. It had fallen into my hands. And I thought, it would be the perfect gift for my mother. Mind you, the last time I had sewn anything was back in my sewing class in middle school. I was 21 years old then, and now I had to put my skills to the test. I never dreamed I would be able to do this. But, I did. When I gave mom the finished doll, alone, she cried. She read my mother's day card I gave her and cried, not believing I was serious. I almost had tears in my eyes myself as she very gently took her doll out of the bag. It was likely the most special moment the two of us had ever shared. And here are the pictures I took of her. Let me know what you all think, I may get into doll making Smiley

I had to sew in the yarn strands by hand, as I had no tools to help me with it. That took the longest. The material was tough in places where someone had used glue, (I wanted to use as much of the original doll as possible) Her head and body are the same doll, I had to sew the legs and arms myself, did some research on patterns but ended up just sewing it without one lol. I wish I had been able to find out what her dress originally looked like but didn't want to spoil the surprise. I mean, it's a rag doll, doesn't have to be perfect, but I sewed every stitch with all the love in my being!

Before, as I said, no hair, and heh, the only limb left was an arm, and her torn up stockings.

I made an apron for her from some material I found laying around. It buttons in the back so you can take it on and off.
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Oil Portrait on: January 11, 2011 11:03:25 AM
incredible I love it. I should really spend more time with painting. can't wait to see more!
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