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11  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Cuddles the Dalek on: June 16, 2009 11:18:18 PM
Oh no... *imagines a conversation between Dalek Cuddles and Dalek Caan* That will provide interesting dreams tonight... ... oh dear
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: The Doctor is In! (felted laptop bag) on: June 16, 2009 04:58:17 PM
Stromas: I'm a new fan (as recently as November 2008), so hearing that before I even finished watching the seasons that Tennant was leaving... I feel jipped. I got all my DT!Doctor condensed, instead of wonderfully prolonged over the years. Ah well, that's what netflix is for, yeah?
13  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Cuddles the Dalek on: June 15, 2009 05:45:07 AM
Hahah, I can't imagine any Dalek being okay with being called Cuddles.. I'd keep an eye on that thing if I were you! I hope I get to see your Davros when you're done.
14  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: All Hail the Cyberking on: June 14, 2009 08:18:31 PM
I'm so glad I watched the special on youtube... it hasn't even aired in the US yet! Awful!

But this is great! I love it so much, totally wisted.
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: The Doctor is In! (felted laptop bag) on: June 11, 2009 06:54:17 PM
I had heard that about whites and this was actually called 'natural', which I had assumed meant 'not bleached'. Guess I was wrong ^^
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / The Doctor is In! (felted laptop bag) on: June 11, 2009 02:24:43 PM
Hello! My name is Amanda, and I am a Doctor Who addict.
(waits as everyone says Hello).

I recently created proof of my addiction/obsession/problem when I had bought a new macbook. I wanted immediately to make a cover for it. So I did.

The pattern is my own, although basic guidelines (like how many stitches to cast on and how long to knit) came from a free pattern on Ravelry.

This is my first attempt at felting anything and the 'windows' felted very poorly.

The lining is a cotton from Joann's. I sewed the zipper on the lining pieces separately, then I sewed the "spine" last.  The felted exterior was sewn on by hand with a backstitch next to the zipper.

I 'embroidered' the letters on, using a lazy-daisy tacked down in a few places to keep the rounded letters open. Then I needlefelted them down, and thinned them from the original bulky-yarn width.

The Doctor was needlefelted freehand. ^^ I did use a reference for DT's profile though.

Thank you for visiting with me during this meeting of Whovians Anonymous.
17  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: 100 Facts About Me Swap (Signups: 05/17/09 - 05/31/09 :: Sendouts 07/10/09 on: May 20, 2009 07:35:25 PM
I decided to blog mine too, since stalking everyone else's lists is fun! *click the knit side in sig*

18  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: 100 Facts About Me Swap (Signups: 05/17/09 - 05/31/09 :: Sendouts 07/10/09 on: May 17, 2009 08:49:58 PM
*waves* I'm in! the 100 facts weren't so hard, I just hope they're things that'll spark some ideas.
19  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Appliqued Tardis Pillow on: May 16, 2009 09:43:36 PM
Ahah! Fantastic! I wasn't expecting this while I was browsing craftster and now I am happy I stayed up late to do so!
20  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: 9 day civil war dress; plus underpinnings on: May 13, 2009 05:55:50 PM
Just incredible!

For the petticoat--I've heard that type of pleating called 'cartridge pleating', is this the same thing?

I would say it is cartridge pleating taken one step further. Instead of doubling over the fabric and then gathering it, it is done near the raw edge. The waistband is then attached one side at a time. No thread ever goes completely through one side of the waistband, through the fabric, to the other side. The raw edge of the skirt is completely encased in the waistband.  Normal cartridge pleating takes a fold and sews it to a finished edge, like the piped edge of a bodice, and not every miniature pleat is done individually, but more or less done in groups of two or three.

did you use rats in your hair? The plasticy netting ones or the stuffed stocking kind?

Sorry- leave it to the wigs girl to question the hair! I love how it all turned out (especially the hair lol)

I LOVE playing with rats - that's why I ask Smiley

I can't get rats to work, myself. No rats in this hairstyle ^^. No fake hair at all, actually. Thanks for the compliments!
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