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21  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need some advice for drafting a pattern on: April 17, 2012 05:19:06 PM
I really just need to know if I'm going about this the wrong way. Where do you start when you draft your patterns? Do you start with  individual shapes? Should I be starting with how everything goes together? Argh.

As for material I was thinking about using some thin pvc type material. Like the flannel backed stuff you can buy at Joann's. The stuff sold near the outdoor and upholstery section. I think it's like a type of tablecloth material?
22  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Hoopla Round 5 Gallery & Discussion on: April 17, 2012 02:18:18 PM
Oh I'm glad you like it it was my first ever embroidery so I was a bit worried, but when I saw it on your pinterest I was smitten with it, it was so cute  Smiley

This is a great embroidery site: http://www.needlenthread.com/

She's got very clear instructions on how to do the different stitches; as well as short video tutorials that demonstrate the stitches. the videos are well done; very easy to see what she's talking about. She's got some great articles under the tips and techniques section on designing and laying out embroidery designs too.
23  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Hoopla Round 5 Gallery & Discussion on: April 17, 2012 01:05:35 PM
No worries!  Do you have the numbers/color names?  I have tons I can try to match to it, I might just redo the metallic one because I don't have any like that but should have all the others.  I love the hoop, really!!  Its great, the Ys was the only problem... and my fave color is blues, my whole kitchen is blue themed so I have a place for it to go!
 

I pm'd you. I'm serious about re-doing the hoop for you. It would be no bother.
24  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Hoopla Round 5 Gallery & Discussion on: April 16, 2012 04:30:08 PM
Hey there! I received a wonderful names hoop today from time https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/67496_15Apr12_IMG_2582_1_.JPG THanks so much for all your effort time, its beautiful... Only thing is I have to figure out how to fix my daughter "Kayleigh"'s name... its Kaleigh on the hoop... oops you forgot the Y's!   so instead of saying Kay lee we have said welcome to the family cal lee... hehe, she didn't think it was funny but we did... shrugs... I can maybe undo her Ka and redo them with a y... hope I can do like your great lettering!
GODDAMNIT! I am so sorry. If you're going to pick the stitiches out the fabric will stand up to it. It's been backed with fusible interfacing. The stitches are:big name: whipped backstitch, shiny name: split stitch, medium name:stem stitich. I can make you another if you want but I'd need two weeks sew time to get it out to you.
25  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Need some advice for drafting a pattern on: April 15, 2012 09:42:03 PM
As far as I know you can't buy a plushie of this anywhere. I looked. Cry



I've decided to make my first plushie. My son just picked up Warp for the ps3. I want to make him a plushie of the alien.  Can anyone give me a tip for drafting the pattern? Where do I start? Will I need to make a muslin? The alien is basically a cylinder with a bigger end on one side and elongated cylinders for arms legs and antennas. Are these shapes going to be hard to sew?. It *looks* simple but that can be deceptive. I've been sewing for a few years and have drafted simple clothes projects before. Also can anyone think of a way to get that transparent shell look to the outer body or would that unnecessarily complicate things?

Forgot to add that I have been playing around with craft paper  to draft a pattern and am having trouble working out fitting the pieces together and being abe to tell if i'm  going to be able to make the joins of the limbs to the body round like they are in the picture.

here's a pic:

26  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Hoopla Round 5 Gallery & Discussion on: April 11, 2012 10:09:31 PM
Here is the doily hoop that I recieved from Taloola Today. Thank you  Smiley


Holy shit that's gorgeous! I'm not big on doilies but I want one like that. any chance of getting a detail shot of the mid section?
27  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Theme Box Swap Gallery and Discussion on: March 31, 2012 10:40:42 PM
Just updating. Faemystique I'm werq'n on yours and it's 3/4 done.  Tongue
28  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Hoopla Round 5 (Sign-ups 3/5/12 to 3/28/12) on: March 19, 2012 12:50:25 PM
Hi! I'll fill in the rest of my post in a few minutes. I just want to get my claim down. I'm claiming faemystique for her list of names. So my send by date is 4/9/2012; my current status is one claim outstanding, zero sent and zero received.

Aaaaand:

I'm time and this will be my second craftster swap. I'm thirty-*mumble*
I live in the Dallas/fort worth metroplex in Texas. I'm not a girly-girl but I can appreciate things done that way if it's witty or satirical. My favorite colors are cobalt blue and emerald green.Actually I prefer the jewel tones over any other shades but I like bright saturated colors in general. The colors I don't like are oranges and browns and pastel or neon shades. I have a dirty, dirty sense of humor and profanity or nudity is just fine. So is anything 'gothic' or 'dark'. I used to be in the SCA and will begin to play again soon. I've got three furry barfing machines with very sharp claws living with me.

Themes:

Futurama
owls
cats
The Tick cartoon
history- in general but espcially the Byzantine empire
Science Fiction- favorite authors are Larry Niven, John Varley, Anne MacCaffrey and CJ Cherryh
If anyone sees fit to embroider this: "SWEET ZOMBIE JESUS!" I'd probably wet myself from happiness.
steampunk

No wists or pinterest sorry!
29  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Yeti Sweater on: March 16, 2012 11:25:28 PM
No offense but why you'd go to the all trouble of spinning the yarn and making that beautiful sweater and then you died it with kool-aid Just...why? Quality dyes made to use on protein fibers don't cost that much and are readily available from Dharma Trading among others. I just can't wrap my head around the kool-aid on such a labor intensive project.  Undecided
30  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Embroidered Jorvik Hood on: March 09, 2012 09:28:47 PM
*breathes deeply* I love the smell of SCA in the morning. This looks fantastic. I hate you just a little.  Grin  Tongue
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