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1  Re: Creating a BJD - Constructive Criticism Needed! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions by Lingering_Kitten on: May 28, 2008 04:38:25 PM
kk, I'm in class... French is amazingly easier to sit through when I have a project =^.^=

Here are some pictures:::

This is unchanged just to show how the eyes are too low based on the horizontal center line of the head.

This is the change I would propose.  The following is a profile pic.  I think you could accomplish this through a lot of sanding ^_^  But, you wouldn't have to try and move the eyes.  The eye position would still be a little low... but nowhere like the original. Profile::

Actual heads (I looked around the classroom to confirm this) are higher in the back than the front.  So... I would recommend sanding and reshaping.

Also... there's one other little thing that would be a pain to fix... I think you could leave it as it, but it would be something the watch for in the future.  Here's a pic:

The white lines show the distance between the eyes and side of head.  The rule of thumb is that the head is 5 eye widths wide.  One on each side of the eye, then an eye, a width between them, an eye, then an eye width.  Obviously there is not enough distance on the sides.  And it looks like there is slightly too much distance between.  However, I think you can get away with leaving this as is.  I just thought I should point it out.

Even though I've pointed out some flaws, don't get yourself down.  As you can see with the lines on it, it is very clear that you have great symmetry.  And I think your features are REALLY well sculpted!  I hope this helps.

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2  Shibakhah the Hungry Monster Hoodie. NOW WITH BACKGROUND STORY! in CHALLENGE 26 ENTRIES by Lingering_Kitten on: April 05, 2008 08:50:27 PM
INTRODUCING.... Shibakhah the Hungery Monster Hoodie and the child he devoured...

I have been told that Shibakhah is a friendly monster that just likes to chew on things.  Here is his story::

He was roaming the land looking for something to chew on when he spotted some cows in a field.  One by one he gnawed on them, but the flavor just wasn't quite right.  However, he noticed that suddenly his body became spotted like the cows! 

He continued his crawl looking for something tasty to hang out with.  There in his path was a 10-eyed tree frog.  He wrapped his blue teeth around it.  "Ew!  Not the flavor I wanted!" he said and spat out the tree frog.  Then, his body morphed again.  Eyes sprang up in each of the spots.  "These eyes are pretty cool, but I really wanna find something  yummy... I want a friend to play with." 

On he crawled, till he got to a house with a little boy.  Shibakhah climbed up on the little boy and instantly felt comfy.  He wondered if he had finally found a friend.  Then, he did it.  He gnawed.  "OH!!! So sweet and yummy!  Let's go play," he said as his body morphed once more.  The eyes on the back formed a smiley face because he was so happy he finally found a friend.

 Grin Grin

My Version of the Story::
This is my first challenge ever and wooh did we almost not make it.  For this challenge, my 5 year old son and I scoured the Dollar Tree for ideas.  They had shirts!!!  For $1!!!  That made us say wow!  Then, in the stuffed animal department we found some great "puff balls" with potential monster fur.  Last, but not least, we grabbed some googly eyes and Velcro from the "craft" aisle.  This of course was like 3 weeks ago.  Then, my hectic school schedule and family stuff kept getting in the way.  But I had promised we would make it and submit it for this challenge.  And boy, has he kept asking about it.  Today, we spent the day ripping apart puff balls, and putting the eyes in just the right places.  Finally we have the mini-monster hoodie::

Full Frontal::

Full Rear::


In Progress::


Many more action shots... because... well the kid is just so darn cute!!!!

"It doesn't hurt much... he's a friend." or "Yes, I have a monster chomping on my face... what's your problem?"

"Mom... can I go to bed now?"

Total Supply List:
The actual receipt::

I actually used::
$1 1 x-large white t-shirt
$1 1 child sized light blue t-shirt
$1 1 smaller child sized dark/bright blue t-shirt
$2 2 blue "puff balls" gutted to utilize the fur and their innards became the stuffing for the horns
$1 1 green "puff ball" again gutted for fur
$1 1 package Velcro
$1 1 package googly eyes

Total $8!!!!!!!  This is the absolute most awesomest (wonderful use of the English language =^.^= ) hoodie EVER for $8... at least in my ever humble opinion.

Credit due::
All important aesthetic decisions, as well as the name and background story, courtesy of Kirin, I just did the work. ^.^

I was somewhat inspired by The Monster Hats found here and all the crazy hoodies I've ever seen.  Although I had seen the teeth around the face on the above hat, Kirin insisted that the teeth be like the "Omnomnom" Hat on my avatar on gaiaonline.com. 

We welcome your comments!!!
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3  Re: this is your brain on fabric... dealing with our addictions in Stitch And BOTCH by Lingering_Kitten on: August 07, 2006 01:24:22 PM
OMG... I am such an addict... I just went to wal-mart the other day and since I had finally sewn a skirt (from a sheet) I decided that buying a 20 yard bolt of fabric was a good decision.... plus other fabric...

But.. yeah... here's my stash:

Some of my bolts of fabric piled together.

These are all my tubs of fabric... sorted by hue.

Those top two are pics of the spare room in which my parents graciously let me store the sewing stuff...

The rest of these are all the stuff in my room...

This is my closet in my bedroom... All that stuff is sitting on top of a dresser full of craftiness.

The little bookshelf with craft books and various other stuff...

That's all the crafty stuff in drawers sitting on top of the only dresser I use for clothing.

The books that I read.. sometimes... and more tubs of yarn... but I've only knitted two things ever!
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4  Re: CHALLENGE :5: YOUR OBSESSION! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by Lingering_Kitten on: July 29, 2006 05:39:27 PM
Bag title: Texas Hold'em Obsession.
Obsession: Poker (specifically No Limit Texas Hold'em)

I am totally obsessed with playing Texas Hold'em Poker.  Especially No Limit.  I play several times a week (minimum 2) and most of the time walk away with more money than I went with... that's kinda how I got hooked on it.  So... here's my bag:

The flap connects to the bag with magnetic closures.  I drilled holes in poker chips with my dremel and then sewed them to the bag flap using seed beads as anchors.  I also sewed a clear vinyl pocket on the flap to display the Queen of Hearts. 

Here is the lining:

This is my first project post, so I hope you all like it. Cheesy
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