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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Topsy Turvy Doll - Supergirl & Wonder Woman on: July 27, 2017 01:38:22 AM
Thanks so much for making this a featured project  Grin
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Topsy Turvy Doll - Supergirl & Wonder Woman on: July 23, 2017 04:03:49 AM


When I was very little I was fascinated by a vintage up-side down doll that my great-grandmother had made. I loved flipping that doll over and over and finding two very different faces greeting me. It was such a unique doll, the only flip doll I had seen, and I thought it was about time that these particular dolls made a comeback.



This particular doll was made as a gift or a special little girl who happens to love the DC Superhero Girls, so I chose characters from that show for her flip doll. Supergirl is a favourite character and Wonder Woman is such a great character and pretty popular at the moment so I thought a good choice to accompany Supergirl.



This Topsy Turvy Doll was so much fun to make and such a joy to see come together at each stage. Hand-sewn with embroidered faces, defined hands and yarn hair, the clothing for these dolls was somewhat simplified but the characters are obvious, I hope, and I just love the finished look of these dolls.

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3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Mooncalf (inspired by the Harry Potter Series) on: June 28, 2017 11:40:49 PM
Hey pottermouth the mooncalf is about 12cm tall.
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Mooncalf (inspired by the Harry Potter Series) on: June 27, 2017 02:40:42 AM


This shy little creature was spotted dancing under the full moon, however as the morning approached he was separated from his herd as they made their way back to the burrow. With his long neck, large eyes, flat feet and cute little tail, this mooncalf was one creature I just had to make. Disappointingly, I could not find any type of pattern for this fantastic beast, so I had to try to create one myself. To see how it would turn out I made this small version first.



Having never created a pattern before I actually cheated a little. I started with a basic shape I liked the look of for the body, I then extended the neck and made the head rounder and slightly larger. I then had to design the feet, but the ears and tail were simple enough to draw and the eyes for this little creature are simply just buttons. I totally fell for the mooncalf after seeing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This was so much fun to create and I do love how he turned out. I hope to create a larger version at some stage, but I will first have to decide how to create those lovely big eyes for him.

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5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Niffler (inspired by the Harry Potter Series) on: June 21, 2017 12:01:42 AM
Thanks for the lovely comments Grin
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: More Cornish Pixies + Wings on: June 20, 2017 11:59:26 PM
Thanks so much Grin
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Niffler (inspired by the Harry Potter Series) on: June 10, 2017 10:32:39 PM


Who would have thought that such an adorable little creature could cause so much trouble! Well, I suppose anyone who has seen Fantastic Beasts would be able to tell you that, but still it's not something you believe until you have one running amok in your own home. Jewellery has gone missing, trinkets have been taken, even forks have disappeared. A niffler on the loose is more dangerous then you might have expected, but who can stay mad at such a cute little critter.



This little niffler looks just how I imagined, with his long snout, black coat and bottomless pouch. Only he was created without the fur as I used only materials I had on hand, in this case it included a pair of black pinstripe pants that were sacrificed to make this little guy. Along with this, a cream coloured fabric was used as well as black safety eyes to finish. He was totally hand-sewn from head to tail and his little feet were actually sewn to the legs sideways so they would be flat when the legs were attached to the body. (I hope that made sense.)



This was made from a free pattern that I found online with a simple google search. The pattern I used had a couple of issues, for one thing the pieces didn't exactly match up properly. The body front and body back pieces did not line up in the pattern when following the markings on the pattern pieces, the body back pattern piece seemed too tall maybe, so I ignored some of the markings on the pattern pieces to get the pieces to match. There were also no instructions for this pattern, however it really wasn't too hard to figure out how this was supposed to go together.



This little niffler is fully poseable with jointed arms and legs. He was also made with a fully lined pouch to hide all his shiny treasures. It's amazing the things this little thief has managed to acquire, Hermione Granger's Time-Turner, Slytherin's Locket, the Philosopher's Stone, Porpentina 'Tina' Goldstein's locket necklace and somehow Sailor Moon's Star Locket to name a few. Although I'm sure if I held this little fella upside-down by the feet and tickled him much more would fall out of his pouch.



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8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / More Cornish Pixies + Wings on: June 10, 2017 08:11:56 AM


We've been on a pixie hunt, Henry, my ginger cat, and I. Hoping to find a pixie nest we were sorely disappointed in our quest, although we did happen across a new pixie friend. Maybe next time we will discover where these tricky little blue cuties hide themselves when they are not causing mischievous mayhem or playful pranks. Because despite their unruly reputation as terrible little troublemakers, I just love the idea of a home filled with a gang of gorgeously clever Cornish pixies.



The original pattern (here seen on the left), the updated pattern but printed at a reduced size, that is 85% (here seen on the right) and the middle pixie in this photo is made from the updated pattern printed at its correct size. As you can see the updated pattern produces a taller pixie then the original pattern. The original pattern produces a 9 inch tall pixie, whereas the updated pattern produces a pixie that is 10 inches tall, leaving its reduced sized pattern to produce an 8 inch tall pixie as described in the Harry Potter series.



The patterns for the wings included with these pixies are so beautiful. There are two different designs for these, the wings at the top of this picture are from the original pixie pattern, the middle wings are those from the updated pattern and the bottom wings are from the updated pattern but at a reduced size. I wont give-away how these were made as the tutorial has great instructions for making these but I will say they are cleverly designed to be removable using pinbacks. So you can have wingless Cornish Pixies like those described in the Harry Potter books or you can have the option with wings like those seen in the Harry Potter movies.



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9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Cornish Pixies (inspired by the Harry Potter Series) on: May 23, 2017 01:40:48 AM
Yay! Thank you so much  Grin
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Cornish Pixies (inspired by the Harry Potter Series) on: May 14, 2017 10:40:38 PM


These ridiculously cute little tricksters have been not so subtly making their presence known, much to the dismay of Henry, my ginger cat. So far though they have not been too much trouble, which is not that surprising since they're not really very dangerous. Although I do make sure to protect my ears when I hear their shrill little nonsensical voices approaching. As yet I have only spotted the two pixies but I am certain that there are more waiting to be discovered, which I hope to do once I find the location of their nest.



These iconic magical creatures have been expertly designed to resemble Cornish Pixies down to the last detail. The one on the right stands about 9 inches tall from head to foot not including the antennae. The smaller pixie on the left is printed at 85% to create an 8 inch tall pixie as described in the Harry Potter series, again measured from head to foot not including the antennae. Both pixies have jointed arms and legs, bendable wire in antennae and ears, and have the option for removable wings.



This smaller Cornish Pixie is an ideal size to replicate those as found in the Harry Potter series, or possibly to have hanging from your ceiling. The other pixie created from the original pattern is a better size be handled by little hands for play or hugs. At either size they are adorable little tricksters that can be left wingless as described in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, or there is the option for removable wings to resemble those pixies seen in the Harry Potter movies. The creator of this unique magical creature is mieljolie and I purchased this pattern from her etsy store.



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