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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Little Black Riding Hood on: September 08, 2008 03:36:15 PM
I made this little doll over the weekend and thought I'd share.

She's about 12 inches tall, the body is made from dark red felt, neck, arms and legs are posable (pipe cleaners). I put two wires in the legs, but they are still very unstable, because the dress turned out quite heavy.  Undecided

I kinda wish I had picked a lighter colour felt, but this started out as something else and then I changed my mind and made a doll out of the basic body. Maybe I'll make another one with white felt and black hair (the pink is embroidery floss).

In case you're wondering how I got the limbs so thin, I sewed them shut from the outside, using the hidden stitch. So no agonizing turning it inside out.



close up. yes the face looks horrid, but I just went for it without practice.  Grin


And without the hooded cape and a flower in her hair:




She's completely handsewn (also because I can't work my mom's machine).
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Jack Skellington (added pattern on pg 2) on: December 22, 2007 03:12:12 PM
Awww, thank you so much again everyone. I'm glad I could contribute to some people's Christmas crafting. Grin


3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Jack Skellington, Hello Kitty and Weird Ice cream/ice block things! on: December 20, 2007 08:53:01 AM
OMG, look at those handsome boys. You did a fabulous job there. I've never had someone do one of my patterns, so I'm sitting here with a huge grin on my face right now.  Grin

I love love love the popsicles too.  Cheesy
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Wee Owls Take over the Universe on: November 10, 2007 12:12:24 PM
You and hoots army, lol. I love it.

I've been making a couple of those too. but only 3 or 4 and one for a friend. Grin
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Old timey Coyote softie on: November 07, 2007 10:18:54 AM
wow, he is spectacular. I find it hard to believe that this is your first sewing project, the pattern is just amazing.  Shocked
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Jack Skellington (added pattern on pg 2) on: November 07, 2007 09:47:40 AM
Do you think it would be possible to use pipe cleaners in his arms and legs to make him a little more poseable? We have tons around our house, and your idea is so cute!
yes, that's a great idea! I'm sure you can just shove them inside the limbs. Smiley

thank you so much for posting the pattern. one ofmy best friends is obsessed with jack skellington. this will be his present for christmas!
and if it doesent turn out like poop ill show it off!
omg, I would love to see it.  Grin
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Giraffes on: November 06, 2007 03:23:40 PM
these are just gorgeous. I like the kid in the giraffe suit better.  Grin
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Jack Skellington on: November 06, 2007 03:04:58 PM
thanks again. Smiley

In case anyone wants it, I scanned my pattern and made a printable version in photoshop. enjoy.

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/9674/jackskellingtonkopieoi0.th.jpg

eta:  whoops, I think the bottom of the pants part is upside down. it needs to fit over the body, so the wider side is up, not down.  Tongue
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Jack Skellington on: November 05, 2007 02:51:51 PM
that is absolutely my FAV movie ever... I think I can make this (or at least try)
It's not that difficult, this was my first attempt too. I just made a drawing of him and then made all the parts a little wider for the pattern. Smiley
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Jack Skellington on: November 04, 2007 06:09:52 PM
omg, thank you all.  Kiss

there is nothing inside his arms or legs, because they are so skinny. i wanted to put chop sticks inside the legs, but couldn't find any in our house. I did however find one mikado stick, which I broke a piece off to put inside his neck, to make it stand up and support the head.

to make the limbs so thin, I cut off a stripe of felt and then just sewed it into a tube using the ladder stitch. obviously it would have been impossible to turn inside out, that's why I used that stitch.

if I ever make another one I might buy chop sticks or maybe wire for his arms and legs. right now, he can't really stand or sit properly.  Undecided
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