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31  Geronimo! The 11th Doctor plush in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by SpeakGeekAndEnter on: May 06, 2013 03:32:54 AM
I've been making some alterations to my sitting plushie pattern and having just recently started watching --and fallen in love with-- Matt Smith's doctor, I knew he would have to be my first character to try.

He's 18inches(45cm) total length and totally hugabble. I am not-so-secretly in love with his lil suspenders and bow tie. I made him a fez, though it didn't turn out exactly as I imagined it so I am thinking I am going to make him a lil sonic screwdriver instead.

I'm working on Amy Pond as well, because the doctor needs a companion. Smiley  I really hope you guys like him and think he has somewhat of a passing resemblence to the doctor. Wink Feel free to drop me a comment, we loves them preciousss, we loves them. Cheesy
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32  Re: Preparing for the Summer Nerd Games (discussion thread) in Craftalongs by SpeakGeekAndEnter on: April 27, 2013 12:44:41 AM
I wish I knew how to make badges.  Sad  Anyone have any suggestions?  I really have no clue and would love to have a music badge.

I whipped up a quick one if you'd like to use it. Smiley  (Although I can take off/change the little tagline if you'd like, it just popped in my head so I added it, Cheesy Cheesy)

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33  Paranorman Plushie in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by SpeakGeekAndEnter on: March 26, 2013 03:23:05 AM
Oooh, look! Something unrelated to The Walking Dead or Doctor Who! Wink Cheesy

This little dude was my first attempt at an animated character. His hair was certainly a challenge and took a bit of creative thinking and more than a couple of haircuts, but I'm super stoked with how he turned out. Smiley

Also a first for me, I made removable clothing! *does a little dance* I am no longer afraid of zippers. Wink

These little sitting plushies are my new favourite thing to make; they're so soft and squishy and they come together relatively quickly.

Oh! And for those who aren't familiar with the character, this is what he's supposed to look like:

I do hope I'm not spamming the board; my new sewing machine has me finishing projects a lot faster than I used to. ^__~
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34  Daryl Dixon. Again. :P in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by SpeakGeekAndEnter on: March 24, 2013 05:38:36 AM
I know, I know, I just keep making the same character over and over again.  Grin But this little dude completes the trilogy; I am just rather smitten with the character show.  Cheesy I am working on Rick and Michonne plushies so I can have a little trio of cute, zombie a$$-kickers around. Which you know, could come in handy when the plush zombies attack. Wink

Normally once I'm finished a plushie I'll see little things that I wish I'd done a bit differently (I'm sure some of you other perfectionists know exactly what I'm talking about Wink) but I am (strangely) completely happy with this little guy.

He is made mostly from deersuede and fleece with faux fur hair.

He sits by himself quite well both with his arms out and in "kitty" style. Wink

And of course he wouldn't be Daryl without his little winged vest.

As always, if you're reading this, thank you for taking the time to stop in and have a look-see. Feel free to leave me comments letting me know what you think! (I'm totally a robot from the future, powered by feedback.  Cheesy)

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35  Assassin's Creed plush in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by SpeakGeekAndEnter on: March 21, 2013 05:33:18 PM
I was asked to make Connor Kenway (I think! I am bad with names of characters I don't really know. Cheesy) from the video game Assassin's Creed, in his spiffy 'Captain of the Aquila' outfit.

(right click> view image to see them larger/more detail).

SO. MANY. DETAILS.  Shocked Cheesy

I love making plushies, but the best part is when I get to play mad scientist and have crafty experiments.. and this guy had so many things I'd never made before, it was like one big crafty experiment!   ...although his hat drove me to the edge of insanity. Wink

Overall, he is one of my favourite plushies I've made to date and I thank you for stopping by to take a look. ^__^
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36  The Walking Dead board game in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by SpeakGeekAndEnter on: March 12, 2013 04:52:23 AM
So I'm posting something un-plushed here for a change!  Tongue

For the Walking Dead swap, my partner has 5 kids and apparently they all love zombies so I figured I'd make her a board game. ..I didn't know at the time there is actually an official Walking Dead game (I'm a bad fan, I know!). But this one is much easier to play. Wink It's like Trivial pursuit...without the trivia.

Initially I was going to buy a trivial pursuit game and upcycle it to fit my needs, but then I remembered seeing teag's great Harry Potter game where the box was the board.

And I decided to go that way instead.

The aim of the game is to get around the board and visit each spot - the hospital, the farm, the CDC and the police station to collect supplies in the form of a supply card. I would have liked to have made little polymer clay pieces to collect, but this was a last minute idea and I didn't really have time to make 28 little supply pieces.

Once you have all four supplies (food, ammo, medical supplies & vital information (We're all infected!)) you need to get back to the safety of the prison to win.

The game CAN be single player, you just set a baseline score of how many rolls of the dice it takes to collect everything and get to the prison, and then for subsequent plays you try and beat that score. ...but it's always more fun to try and beat other people. Wink

The player's pieces are polymer clay chibis; Daryl (complete with zombie ear necklace and winged vest), Glenn, Andrea, Michonne, The Governor, Carl and Rick.

It was actually really hard to let this one go, and even for a rush job I think it turned out pretty good. Making the Governor, with his one eye, was the most fun I had that day. Wink
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37  The Walking Dead patchwork bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by SpeakGeekAndEnter on: March 12, 2013 04:30:54 AM
My first post on this board! \o/  Heehhee, it feels like something worth celebrating. Wink

For the Walking Dead swap I participated in recently, my partner had a lot of bags, particularly Teesha Moore (?) and other patchwork bags on her pintrest so I thought I'd give it ago. It was about an hour (and three dozen needle-stabs) into my first patch, when I realized handsewing isn't really my forte. I really wanted to make a bag so I decided to focus on my strengths; one of which is photoshop. So I designed the bag, and each little patch and then printed it out on inkjet printable cotton, cut out each piece, sewed it on to different coloured felt and then zig-zag stitched everything together on the machine.

Et viola; a printed patchwork bag! Or pouch. Whichever. It's my first ever, so I'm sort of ridiculously proud of it.

Side one;

and two;

It's a mix of the show and the comics, featuring quotes and motifs and images from both.

Thanks for clicking my link and taking a look. Wink
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38  Re: The Walking Dead Swap ~Calling all Walkers~ ROUND 2 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by SpeakGeekAndEnter on: March 11, 2013 11:08:08 PM
SO many cool things! That drawing of Rick is very cool, and those zombie body parts are hilarious!
Those Glenn and Maggie dolls are amazing!! Have you made them smooooch yet? Wink
I LOVE that Michonne and walker-pet set! SHE EVEN HAS HER NINJA SWORD! ahhaha, awesome!

Babalina,  Just say no to zombification! You don't want Daryl to shoot you in the head. Tongue


So yeah, I am going to go ahead a post pics of what I sent MICHELEIGH34. 

Her questionnaire made it pretty clear her favourite characters on the show were the zombies and that she had a pretty zombie-lovin' household, complete with 5 kids. So the first thing I made was a plush, sad little zombie.

The second thing was, I noticed her pintrest didn't have much Walking Dead stuff but it did have a heap of bags. Those Teesha Moore (?) patchwork bags. Me and handsewing though, we don't work well together, so I kind of cheated by designing all the patches in photoshop and then sewing them together with the machine. Tongue

And the last minute addition was the Walking Dead Board Game. I figured she could play it with her kids (or else send them off to play it and have some free time Wink). I didn't know when I started making it there already IS a WD game. I think this one is a bit less complicated though. Wink  The idea is to get around to all the four spots on the board and collect a supply card from each and then get back to the center (the prison).

The little playing pieces are characters from the show.

 Cheesy Cheesy
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39  Daryl Dixon / Walking Dead plush (take two!) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by SpeakGeekAndEnter on: March 08, 2013 02:40:11 AM
I've been meaning to post this guy since I finished him last month but I was busy working on projects for the Walking Dead swap and forgot.  Roll Eyes But seeing Spikefan's awesome little Daryl reminded me! Cheesy

So I made another Daryl plushie; this time in his poncho, red button up shirt, leather vest (of course Wink) and brown pants! I make all my standing plushies one of a kind in terms of costumes, so I think this is going to be the last one until they give him something different to wear next season.  Cheesy ....Y'know, if he makes it to next season. *fingers crossed*

The poncho was made by recreating the poncho pattern in photoshop and then printing it on inkjet printable cotton. It closes with snaps on the back so you can play dress up with him. Wink

For the vest I tried something new this time around, I printed up the angel wing design on the same printable fabric, then glued it to the vest and painted over the design to give a cleaner, more authentic look.

Thank you for stopping by and having a look! Smiley
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40  New Doctor Who! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by SpeakGeekAndEnter on: February 11, 2013 11:38:55 PM
I've been tinkering with a new 'simplified' pattern since..oh, December? I finally tweaked it to a point where I was happy with it a few days ago now, and of course the first thing I did while testing it out was to make another Tenth Doctor.  Cheesy Cheesy

The hair is still faux fur, the face is still needle felted because that's kind of my thing.

He sits my himself quite easily. His default sitting position is actually with his arms out to the side and legs splayed a bit, but I think making him sit like a kitten is infinitely cuter.  Cheesy

I hope to make a lot more of these guys (a lot of different characters) because while I am still obsessed with details, I'm coming to learn that sometimes simple = adorable!

Thanks for taking a look! Feedback is more than welcome. Cheesy

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