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11  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 38 ENTRIES / Re: Voodoo Egg Chieftain on: May 02, 2009 06:37:00 PM
Thanks everyone!

rinkin--I've never heard of Billy Witch Doctor, but it is funny!
12  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 38 ENTRIES / Re: The Eggsquisite Rose on: May 02, 2009 02:29:15 PM
Perfectly wonderful! They remind me of frosting roses!
13  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 38 ENTRIES / Voodoo Egg Chieftain on: May 02, 2009 02:20:42 PM
So I really enjoy making little voodoo dolls, and I'm always on the lookout for unusual things to make them from. Why not an egg?  He also doubles as a pincushion and pomander! Mmmm...a voodoo doll that smells good when you stab him with pins. Pure yolk-magic!

 I started with a plain Easter egg. Blue. Made some arm and leg holes, then made some arms and legs by sewing tubes of cloth, and stuffing them through the holes.

Then I painted on a sugar skull face. Glued on google eyes. Added a nice leather fringe skirt. Added raffia hair.
( I started with Easter grass hair, but that did not work well at all! What a mess!) And then some lovely feathers for a headdress and a magic fan.

Being an Easter egg, one of his favorite games is hide and seek.

Here he is shyly peeking from behind his feathered fan;

And again hiding in the houseplants:

Finally, I caught him and added the last details, a jewel at his 'waist' and a pattern on his headband;

Here is where he hides his pins. I made a small cushion to fit the bottom of the egg, weighted it with sawdust so he'll sit upright, and added spices for scent.

Here he is hiding in the sewing box, (seated atop, of course, a box of pins) wondering why he didn't get any seed pearls like some of his brothers. ( the body of a doll-in-progress is visible through the sewing tray.)

Now he rules his new kingdom from his turtle shell throne, ( don't worry, no turtles were harmed to take this picture, that shell was found in the woods many years ago.)


Hope you like him. He was fun to make, and I'm sure I'll be making more egg dolls in the future.

14  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: embroidered scrap patchwork cushion on: February 18, 2009 12:34:28 AM
It is a very lovely effect! I love working with different thicknesses, ( and layering ) as well. Your work is very inspiring.
15  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: portrait of hillary rodham clinton & barack obama on: January 28, 2009 11:27:35 PM
Ooh! I love this! It looks like a lot of work, but really worth the effort. Great choice of poses too.
16  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Embroidered Pillowcases for AsphaltQueen on: January 28, 2009 11:23:52 PM
Beautiful work! I love the colors!
17  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Anyone see that 1985 classic movie, "Clue"???? -embroidered portrait on: January 01, 2009 12:38:19 AM
Mrs. White! Looking all pale and tragic. I own that movie and consider it to be a classic.( big Tim Curry and Christopher Lloyd fan!)  Madeline Kahn is a screen goddess, and you have captured her perfectly!
18  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Hummingbird for Grandma on: November 03, 2008 11:39:26 PM
That is beautiful. Great colors. What is it with grandmothers and hummingbirds?  Smiley I just embroidered my grandmother a hummingbird last Christmas. I don't really like birds, but every now and then they are fun and challenging to embroider. I like that you put it on printed cloth...I wish I had thought of that!
19  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: "Poms for Obama" embroidered political doggy shirt! *pic heavy* on: November 03, 2008 11:37:05 PM
Very cool idea and terrific stitching!
20  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Moonflower Britches on: September 06, 2008 01:07:32 PM
Thanks! I recommend jean sprucing highly...it's so cool when you get to dress up in your own embroidered clothes! Yesterday I found some huge buttons at Wal-mart that exactly match the colors and circle design. I'm thinking of getting a couple for the back pockets!
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