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1  Re: 50 Projects 2018-Reach for Your Crafting and Creative Goals! in Craftalongs by RedheadWithThread on: March 14, 2018 11:18:46 AM
Chaos, I just noticed your comment about BJDs. Their beauty and pricing is what drove me to want to customize Monster High and Ever After High dolls. Yes, there are some gorgeous custom Barbies out there but the MH and EAH dolls are articulated like BJDs and make them more appealing because after they're complete, you can arrange them in all sorts of poses to display them. Poor Barbie can only sit or stand, unless you're lucky enough to find a Made to Move or other articulated body type.

Progress photo of my mom's Betty Boop doll mod:

That off-colored spot on her thigh appears to match, until the flash hit it. That's so weird Huh It didn't match but I touched up the color, which apparently didn't work.
The shoes she's wearing were taller but I cut off the taller bits and will be modding these with Apoxie then painting them so that they look like her classic red pump.
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2  Re: 50 Projects 2018-Reach for Your Crafting and Creative Goals! in Craftalongs by RedheadWithThread on: March 14, 2018 08:21:15 AM
Bunny, I love that display board. Very elegant and eye-catching. It would make a lovely piece of wall art, too! That necklace you made for yourself is gorgeous but it's to be expected because everything you make is beautiful. I'm in love with the stuff you made with your logo on them. Your DIL made a very memorable logo so kudos to her, too. I also love that cameo/key combo that you've got on the hang tag you made. Very elegant!

Always, I love the colors you used for that hummingbird! They really make him pop against the softer tones of the background fabric. I love the bottle cozies because I too am a fan of purple and bottle cozies are great to have.

Chaos, your puppy is adorable and his sweater is so cute. Maybe he'll learn to like them one day. I know my mom and sister's dogs hated their sweaters at first but now they love wearing them.

I finally remembered to buy the long pins I needed to finish this WIP:

It has its own post on the purses/bags/wallets board. I think it turned out rather well considering I had never used a twist lock or sewn piping on a bag. It's also the first time I ever made a bag with an adjustable strap.
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3  Star Wars mini messenger in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by RedheadWithThread on: March 14, 2018 08:11:50 AM
This bag has been a WIP for the longest because I kept forgetting to buy the longer pins I needed to pin thru the layers of interfacing and fabric. It's kinda my fault though for using a slightly heavier interfacing for lining the outer part of the bag because it's what I had on hand.
Back when I bought the fabrics for this bag, I bought them because they were on clearance and I liked them but wasn't quite sure what to do with them.
I sent a pic to my younger sister and she said they would make a cute purse so I started looking through the purse patterns I have downloaded and found the Lilac Mini Messenger Bag by Blue Calla Patterns (it's free!) and made this bag for her.
It's a very easy pattern to follow and the bag made up rather quickly after I finally remembered the pins I needed Tongue



Flap up:


Please excuse the ugly, dingy door curtains behind it. They came with our house and I've yet to make new ones.
Also, the flap wasn't sewn on backwards: my sister wanted the flap to contrast with the outside of the bag.
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4  Re: 50 Projects 2018-Reach for Your Crafting and Creative Goals! in Craftalongs by RedheadWithThread on: March 09, 2018 03:23:29 PM
Thank you! Pictures of this blanket seem to wiggle, at least for me. It's like the carpet in a casino, hard to focus on.

And here I thought I was crazy because it seemed to wiggle for me, too.

Well I'm basically back to square one with my doll Tongue I messed up her eyes and her hair peeled right off her head. I'm thinking I may not have let the glue cure long enough before cling wrapping it. And now I'm debating if I want to give her the same gorgeous purple hair or if I want to go with this really bright, practically neon blue I have of the same brand of yarn.

Here's what's left of my work on her, which isn't much:

Until I took that photo, I never realized you could feel silently judged by someone with no eyes. Tongue I have to totally redo her eyes and her cheek blushing. At least I was able to save her eyebrows and lipstick.
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5  Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles in Craftalongs by RedheadWithThread on: March 09, 2018 10:49:50 AM
So I've been getting super frustrated with my Umbreon girl's clothes. I keep messing up the pants. So I set her aside and picked up another doll, whose design I'm making up as I go along. The only thing I had planned before I started on her was that I wanted her to have yarn dreadlocks.

Hair shot:

I used Vanna's Complement in Eggplant because the fuzziness of the yarn reminded me of the way dreadlocks are often fuzzy instead of completely smooth.

Face-up (WIP):

Shiny because she just got a coat of Mr. Super Clear sprayed on her.
You may recognize the expression from my Umbreon custom face ideas. I decided that I really liked that expression for this doll and went with it.
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6  Re: 50 Projects 2018-Reach for Your Crafting and Creative Goals! in Craftalongs by RedheadWithThread on: March 09, 2018 10:02:54 AM
Chaos, that afghan is magnificent! I love the colors and pattern you used. It's quite mesmerizing. I don't think that I could make an afghan that big Tongue I made a small one for my little guy a couple of years ago and it was heck to make. So kudos to you for having the patience and skill to make such a big afghan.

More progress:

Please excuse her shiny face: I had just come inside from spraying her with Mr. Super Clear before snapping that photo.
I may actually finish her face today Shocked It's so much easier to do this sort of thing when there's not a toddler trying to steal and/or eat your supplies Grin
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7  Re: 50 Projects 2018-Reach for Your Crafting and Creative Goals! in Craftalongs by RedheadWithThread on: March 09, 2018 04:40:54 AM
I found the amazing doll artist Dollightful via a Pinterest search for Monster High customs (and am now addicted to her channel). I used the same technique that she used for her Umbreon boy's hair to give Howleen dreadlocks. This means that I used Elmer's Glue-All to attach strands of yarn to her head instead of making yarn wefts or rooting it.

I used Lion Brand Vanna's Complement (Eggplant) because the yarn has a bit of fuzz to it, which reminds me of how sometimes a person's dreadlocks look a bit fuzzy instead of completely smooth.
Note: that's not going to be Howleen's body. I'm using a Create-A-Monster body for the mannequin to dry her hair because the neck peg of the CAM body is rounded instead of pronged so that the head can go off/on the body easily. She'll go back on her body after I paint her face.
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8  From plush backpack to toddler harness in Completed Projects by RedheadWithThread on: March 06, 2018 11:56:14 PM
A few days ago while at Walmart, I noticed they had some Pikachu plush backpacks on clearance so I bought one for myself.
My toddler loves Pikachu and kept trying to steal it so the next day when I went back to get some things I forgot, I bought him one. As he was playing with it, trying to figure out how to put it on his back by himself, I had a great idea: add a chest strap to make it a harness.
It took me less than ten minutes to add the straps and parachute buckle and make a matching harness from the strap material. And, unlike the previous toddler harness I made, he actually likes wearing this one.

The straps and leash:

The front (just 'cause cute):

And when he gets old enough that he no longer needs the harness, I can easily snip off the added bits and reuse the buckle.
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9  Re: 50 Projects 2018-Reach for Your Crafting and Creative Goals! in Craftalongs by RedheadWithThread on: March 06, 2018 01:12:34 PM
Okay so this was a super simple project but it's something, which is better than nothing Cheesy

I bought myself a Pikachu plush backpack/purse and my little guy loved it so much that I bought him one, too. Then I added a chest strap to his and made a leash to clip onto the handle at the top for an instant toddler harness! Grin Unlike the one I made previously, he actually likes wearing this one.
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10  Toy broom DIY (a bit of how-to with no progress pics) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by RedheadWithThread on: February 27, 2018 09:12:43 PM
My toddler loves trying to help me around the house. He really loves my broom and likes trying to sweep with it but as it's so much taller than him, he can't do it.
So I looked around in stores and online for a toy broom and was shocked that a toy broom costs $15 or more! Shocked
I didn't even pay that much for the broom I use so I decided a DIY was in order.

The original attempt:

I bought a toy golf club at Dollar Tree as well as a pack of raffia strips in bundles. I took a bundle and cut it into short pieces then took a long piece of raffia and wound around one end then tied it. I then unscrewed the head from the toy golf club and stuffed the tied end of the bundle into the hole in the handle. While it looked okay, it didn't sweep very well so my toddler quickly lost interest in it.

Second attempt:

Went to Fred's to pick up a few things and found a whisk broom with a mini dustpan for $2. I used my hacksaw to cut the handle off the broom (it wouldn't fit into the golf club handle) and used some InstaMorph to fill the hole in the club, as well as to give me something to attach the broom head to. I sanded smooth the bits of leftover handle on the broom head then did a bit of sanding on the hardened InstaMorph to give it a bit of tooth and used Gorilla Glue hot glue to put it all together. It might not be the neatest/prettiest little broom but my son loves it, and that's what counts.

The best part is that it only cost me $4 to make (counting the raffia). I'm not sure how useful this information is as I'm not sure how many people have InstaMorph lying around and am not sure what you could substitute.
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