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1  Blinky, the three-eyed fish from the Simpsons in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by CraftyLittleDevil on: January 17, 2009 11:21:56 PM
I saw a Blinky that someone else had made and knew I had to make one for my dad, who loves Blinky. I'm a beginner crocheter, so I just used the stitches I knew and looked at a picture of Blinky to make it up as I went along.

I did the body in three seperate parts then sewed them together. I made each eye seperately and sewed them on before I stuffed the body. Once I'd stuffed him and sewn him up I crocheted the lips, fins and tail onto the body. I apologise in advance if anyone wants a pattern, I don't have one because I don't know what any of the technical terms were for what I did. But if I can make it up then anyone can.
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2  K9, the shooty dog thing in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by CraftyLittleDevil on: January 17, 2009 10:53:37 PM
Being very fond of K9, I wanted to make my own cuddly version.

With my other canine, for scale.

'Mistress, I have found another dog. It seems to be ignoring me.'

The ears and tail are handsewn and have pipecleaners in them so they'll hold their shape. There is batting under the control panel to give the buttons more dimension. I later added his tag, made from silver cardboard and the chain from a keyring.

I bought the grey fabric for $3 in a remnants pile, and the rest I had in my stash.
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3  Cuddly TARDIS in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by CraftyLittleDevil on: January 17, 2009 10:42:09 PM
I don't really think there was a rational reason for this, I just had a particular desire to make a cuddly TARDIS. So I did.

It's all made from felt. The light on top is handsewn, the rest was easy enough to do on the machine. The police box signs are hand embroidered, as are the lines on the windows and the door handle and key hole. The sign is handwritten. It took me a long time to find a fabric where the marker didn't just bleed- because the writing is so tiny any bleeding made it too hard to read. I ended up using interfacing, which did a marvellous job. Writing that small was also an adventure.

I keep waiting for the Doctor to come out of it, but no luck so far, alas. Wink
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4  Dead Author Brigade in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by CraftyLittleDevil on: October 12, 2008 11:55:21 PM
For a friend's 21st I drew four pictures of her favourite authors- Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Beatrix Potter and William Shakespeare.

These are they.

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5  Knitting bag: Pretty and convenient, but now I won't get any exercise... in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by CraftyLittleDevil on: August 16, 2008 10:25:06 PM
I got sick of being at one end of the house knitting and watching tv, then realising that whatever notion I needed was at the other end of the house. So I decided it was time I made a bag to house all my knitting paraphernalia. I wanted room for all my needles and notions, plus my numerous WIPs and yarn. I spent the better part of three days making this thing, but it was entirely worth it because I no longer have to pause DVDs and go sprinting down the other end of the house for the cabling needle, sprint back and collapse on the lounge only to realise that I also need the stitch markers still at the other end of the house.

Aerial view of the inside, in use.
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6  Yet ANOTHER Companion Cube. (Pic overboard.) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by CraftyLittleDevil on: April 18, 2008 05:14:10 AM
It will become increasingly obvious I was procrastinating on an assignment when I was taking these photos. So I had a bit too much fun with them.

I'm not a gamer so I actually have no idea what a Companion Cube is, but my housemate is a Portal fan so I made her a Cube in the hope that it means more to her than it does to me. Cheesy It kinda grew on me as I was making it though. It's quite cute, and it certainly is a different toy to have sitting on your bed!

With a ruler, for scale. It's about 23cm. I made it out of felt. I never want to sew around a heart shape again in my life. And my friends laugh when I say sewing produces adrenaline!

"You woke me up for THIS? Human, you have issues."

"If I ignore it, it will go away and take the obnoxious Human with it."

The Cube was such a good companion that it helped me with my assignment. We even have the same taste in glasses. Fancy that.

We got very close, Cube and I.

MySpace Cube shot. If I had a MySpace, Cube would be in my top friends.

Ok, ok, I'm off to work on my assignment. I apologise for my cubist photo overload. *ba dum ching* Tongue (I've just done a heap of Craftster posts, each getting steadily loopier. hehe)
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7  Be careful what you ask for... *EDIT: added my friend's reaction* in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by CraftyLittleDevil on: April 18, 2008 04:55:57 AM
Phone conversation between me and my best guy friend:

Me: "For girls, I like to make birthday presents. That's not as easy for guys."
Him: "Would you make me something?"
Me: "There's nothing I can make that you'd like, is there?"
Him: [joking tone] "You can make me a handbag!"
Me: "A nice floral one?"
Him: "Yes. I could wear it to uni and show it off."

Me, when I got off the phone: Muahahahahahaha!

The result?

A nice floral bag. The white square is a note I pinned on that says "Your handbag! Turn inside out..."

When he turns it inside out he'll see this.

I made it as a joke, but I wanted to make it something he can use. I don't often get to make boyish things so I had fun. The pleats are there because I cannibalised an old skirt and thought the pleats might look cool in the bag, so left them in. (Read: Didn't fancy trying to iron them out) They worked better in theory than in practise. They were an absolute pain to sew, and they keep flopping open. But ah well, you live and learn.

I was very happy with the patch. I freehanded the lettering, using a font on my computer for reference. My friend loves skating, hence the skateboarder. With the patch fabric, I was going for that 'ornate shabby chic made to look as ratty as possible in the name of masculinity' style that seems to be popular in guys' clothes.

ETA: When he opened it he burst out laughing and seems to like it. Whether he'll use it or not is another story, as he's not the 'man-bag' type, as he described it. I showed him this thread and told him there are various people in different parts of the world waiting to hear if he uses it, so he said he will. Cheesy
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8  Year planner... so what if it took me 4 months to post it? in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by CraftyLittleDevil on: April 18, 2008 04:39:21 AM
I have been accused of being obsessed with colour co-ordination. I believe the word 'neurotic' may have been used. This is, of course, utterly ridiculous.

I can't stand the fact that year planners clash with the decor in my room. So naturally I made my own reusable one.

The days of the week, the year and the planner grid are all removable so I can replace them next year. This thing is fairly huge, but four months in and it's working nicely so I think it was a success.

I know you were dying to get up close and personal with the 1st-9th January.

Looking at this you might get the idea I like pink and brown. Wink

ETA: I forgot to say, when my housemate walked into my room and found me making this she said "You're making a calender??!! You really are a craft nerd!" Cheesy
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9  Grumpy cat in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by CraftyLittleDevil on: April 18, 2008 04:30:50 AM
Behold, Sir Grumpus.

I had a mad urge to paint a grumpy cat with a teacup on its head. When you get such urges you must comply, or terrible things happen.

He's done in watercolour pencils.
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10  A rather pink Bright Young Thing (1920s dress) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by CraftyLittleDevil on: December 23, 2007 10:50:01 PM
I had a 1920s murder mystery party for my friends and naturally I had to make my dress. I had a gorgeous pair of shoes I wanted to wear, so the whole thing was designed to co-ordinate with the shoes. I did all the beading by hand- it took me about 30 hours. I watched a lot of DVDs. Cheesy

The whole outfit. I made everything but the shoes.

The headband.

Top half of the dress.

Close-up of the detail at the top.

Close-up of the detail on the waistband.

Me wearing the whole ensemble. Sadly you can't see my shoes in the photo.

The whole longwinded story of its inception is on my blog, http://crafty-devil.blogspot.com/2007/12/bright-young-thing.html.
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