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11  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Twisted Fisher on: July 09, 2015 04:13:00 PM
I made this Angler Fish Dotee for Ludi in the Ocean themed Dotee swap. I think it is one of my favorite pieces I've done.

I know people enjoy seeing process photos and maybe I can help people with their own projects so here's me trying to figure out a pattern for the little guy:

I usually first draw a two-dimensional figure of it then I cut it out and try to add on parts to make it three-dimensions with more paper and tape. This takes a bit of time to get it figured out.

And here is me working on the teeth/experimenting and clowning around:

The teeth are tooth picks cut to different sizes then hot-glued to a piece of wire before the whole piece was inserted into the mouth by very carefully sewing around it...

One more pick of the other side:

Thanks for looking!
12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Lovecraftian Swap on: March 12, 2015 08:28:06 AM
I have recently started reading H.P. Lovecraft and have become obsessed. I know there is quite a fan base for his works and I think it would be really cool to have a swap on it. I love creepy stuff and think of all the monsters! The Eldergods! People could do paintings of Eldergods, models of beasts, monsters on tote bags, quotes on canvas? A diorama of the scene where they destroyed the Dunwich Horror? Someone could do the Cthulu Legrasse Idol. Somebody could do some sort of crazy-as-heck Lovecraft quilt? Shocked The implications! I DO need someone to host. I feel like I would be bad at hosting.  Roll Eyes Maybe like just one large or a medium and a small? Whadda you think?

Photo courtesy of: http://antius777.deviantart.com/art/Lil-Lhu-Loves-Crafts-257971879?q=gallery:call-of-cthulhu/24318438&qo=144
13  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Ambystoma Mexicanum Wet Specimen on: February 15, 2015 11:02:28 AM
I made this for sheepBlue in the Curiosity Cabinet Swap. It's supposed to be an Axolotl wet specimen.

It is hand sewn then painted and varnished. The bottle is a pickle bottle that I painted the top of.

Thanks for looking!
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / A Curious Last Ride on: February 15, 2015 10:55:21 AM
I made this for sheepBlue in the Curiosity Cabinet Swap. It's says "#3 of 6 mummified liliputian subjects found in Thailand in strange faux cicada flying contraption. Dated March 3,1934"

The Cicada "flying contraption" is fabric and hand sewn then painted. The liliputian is clay with some yarn hair. I then made the display out of a old soda bottle and papier mache.

And here it is sort of set up curiosity cabinet style with the other item I made in the bottle.

Thanks for looking!

15  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / A Very Hannibal Valentine's Day on: February 15, 2015 10:11:15 AM
I don't like the romantic aspect of valentines day. I miss being an elementary school child and the whole point was you give people cool cards with your favorite stuff on them and CANDY. Yesss. lol So I decided I would put my less-than-romantic twist on some valentines for my friends. I love NBC's Hannibal and at points, the symbolism is very real in the form of Hannibal Lecter as a Wendigo. It's very creepy and of course Hannibal is a cannibal so he eats people and makes not entirely obvious cannibal puns all the time. They also happen to impale things on antlers a lot.
I drew/designed the Wendigo stamp then carved it. Then I made very cutesy valentines to go with it and some creepy cannibal valentine puns I found on google. 


Thanks for looking!
16  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / The Libra Friend Coat of Arms Pillow on: January 09, 2015 05:44:35 PM
I made these pillows for a male Libra friend of mine and created the coat of arms personally for him.

Each color and symbol and line means something about him. Stag is peace and harmony, a bay leaf means peace, key means knowledge and guardianship. The blue and white design up top means air and clouds. I half hand-sewed it and half machine-sewed it with a bit of embroidery. The applique is Felt.

Here's the extra one I made with a fun print to try and match:

Thank you for looking!
17  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Rustic Rag Quilt for Mama on: December 31, 2014 05:28:48 AM

I made this sort of last-minute for Christmas for my mom. A lot of it was hand-sewn while I was at work. This is the second quilt I've ever made and of course not my style but my mom's style since it's her gift. She was pointing out a rag quilt that was really expensive with just two colors and rustic looking so I made her one. She cried. I was so happy she liked it. ^^

Folded and showing some of the back.

a little more in-focus.

Thanks for looking!
18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Petal Drawstring Bag on: December 23, 2014 06:38:41 AM
I made this drawstring bag to put cookies in (the cookies would go in a ziplock bag inside) for a friend for christmas with the intention of trying to make it Japanese inspired; cute teeny tiny patterns and the idea is from a drawstring bag I saw on pinterest that was only in Japanese.

Here's a top- view of how the petals of the bag go out when the bag is closed.

And here it is open.

Thanks for looking!
19  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Woodland Satyr on: December 16, 2014 08:41:26 PM
I made this Satyr for the Dark Haunted Forrest Swap for Alittlemusthave. She listed Goat girls and tree women as ideas and I made a Goat (satyr) girl who had been transformed into a dark tree spirit. She got hit by lightning hence the inner tree showing through the bark on her front. Smiley She is all hand-sewn and I even dyed and cut the fur myself.

I didn't get very good pictures since I sorta forgot before sending her... so these are all I have. oops. o_o

She has a polymer clay face, painted with acrylics then sealed in liquid poly-clay. Her head doesn't stay up as well as I thought... but she DOES have a neck. I promise. >.< Her hooves are also clay done in the same way.

Thanks for looking!
20  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Jackalope Woven wall Hanging on: November 12, 2014 07:48:47 PM
I made this wall hanging for rockingbearranch in the Cryptids swap. It's a Jackalope I needle wove.

and here's a progress shot just to show you what I usually work with:

Easy peasy box cut up with slits for the yarn. If you've ever thought about doing this the materials are pretty easy to come across so I recommend it. I tried doing a board with plastic combs but I promise this is easier and better and cheaper.

Thanks for looking!
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