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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Fall Dotee swap? on: July 15, 2014 09:21:50 PM
Anyone interested in a mid-Fall dotee swap?  I'm thinking they can be Fall themed, or just in the Fall and we list our own themes.  I have one lovely dotee from alwaysinmyroom and I need more!  I don't need to organize, but I'm willing to if you guys would like me to (Smmarrt?).

Here are some links to the last few rounds of dotee swaps.

Round 8 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334100.0
Round 9 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343255.0
Round 10 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352058.0
Round 11 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=362477.0
Round 12 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407884.0

12  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Min Pin amigurumi on: July 15, 2014 05:28:44 PM
I made this little Miniature Pinscher for kittykill in the OWS.  It was a bit fiddly getting all the details right, and I'm not sure if it looks too much like a chihuahua, but I'm pretty happy with how he came out.  I didn't use any pattern.  I find it very relaxing to just work without having to worry about reading a pattern or taking notes to write a pattern from. 

Thanks for looking!
13  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Yoda doll on: July 14, 2014 10:21:22 PM
I made this little Yoda for Alliekat914 in the OWS.  No pattern, I just had fun with it.  I was originally going to give him more face detail, but he looked so cute that I was afraid of ruining him, so I left him alone. 

Thanks for looking!
14  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Kodama and an Amanita Mushroom on: July 14, 2014 11:29:57 AM
I made these for Acadian Driftwood in the WC&EF swap.  I love both Kodama and mushrooms, so when she listed them as some of her forest faves I couldn't resist.  The sitting Kodama, and the one with the stake coming out of it's foot are potted plant/garden decor.  The Kodama with the blue ribbon is an ornament.  She mentioned wanting an ornament for her car, so I thought she might like this.  I decided to make the mushroom a pendant.  I used colored clay for all of them, and then I glazed with sculpey glaze.  Super simple.  They all have fingerprints, dust, and other such imperfections.  Not sure if that sucks or just adds character.   Undecided

I couldn't resist making myself a Kodama for my planted terrarium

I wanted to make myself an amanita too, but I used the last of my white on this one.  I love sculpting even though I'm not very good at it.  I think I'll just embrace my primitive style rather than stress myself out over being good at it.  I'm happy with that.  Smiley

Thanks for looking!
15  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Carnivorous plants swap? on: May 23, 2014 12:32:42 AM
So my husband gifted me a lovely little pitcher plant for my birthday, and I have developed a full-blown obsession with carnivorous plants.  Sundews, pitcher plants, venus fly traps; just imagine the possibilities!  T-shirts, painted sneakers, hoopla!, wall art, totes, bags, jewelry!  Anyone interested?

16  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Forest Witch Were-Owl on: May 05, 2014 03:47:18 PM
I know it's a mouth full, but that's what she is!  I made her for a swap (not on Craftster.)  She is a were-owl and can transform partially or completely into an owl.  Here she is in a quasi stage, with both human and owl characteristics.  Can you guess which?

There are more pics up on my blog if you want to see more.   Smiley

Thanks for looking!
17  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Frog art doll on: April 15, 2014 10:40:34 PM
Okay, so it's really just a glorified amigurumi, but I can dream can't I?  Haha!  I made this guy for Ludi in the art doll swap.  He has sculpey hands and feet, a cross-stitched rose on his back, and jointed arms and legs.  All new techniques for me.  Smiley

18  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Bumbee on: March 13, 2014 09:15:07 PM
I've been posting a lot of older projects lately. (Playing the catch up game!)  Well, this one is actually a new amigurumi that I made in anticipation of Spring!  So this guy is a loose interpretation of a bumble bee.  He was actually inspired by a male Carpenter bee that I found in the Fall.  I had never seen a blond bee before, and it set me on a mission to find out what type of bee he was.  Anyway, I ended up making this fella, not a Carpenter bee, but still a bee nonetheless.

19  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / The Creature from the Black Lagoon amigurumi on: March 10, 2014 07:46:09 PM
I made this for our lovely kittykill in the Vintage Halloween Swap last year. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426691.0#axzz2gOCwqcJT  Her and I both love all the classic Universal Monster movies and well, amigurumi is ma thang, so this is the result!  He was a little fussy to make as I wanted him to be unmistakable.  I'm not sure if I succeeded, but I was pretty happy with the results.  No pattern, just whipped him up.  I was most proud of the fact that I was actually able to give him 'knees' and not just trunks for legs.  Now, I'm hitting myself on the head for not having taken notes as I can't for the life of me remember how I did it. Doh!

some details...

sorry, didn't realize this pic was blurry, but it's supposed to be a detail of his back fin

Thanks for looking!
20  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Oogie Boogie! on: March 03, 2014 12:13:01 PM
I love The Nightmare Before Christmas with a passion, so I jumped at the opportunity to pattern test this Oogie Boogie pattern for http://www.ravelry.com/designers/slaughter-crochet.  Unfortunately I don't think she ever published the pattern, but it is a great pattern!  Hopefully she will get around to it.  I made this a little over a year ago.

Thanks for checking it out!
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