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 on: Today at 05:01:14 AM 
Started by Acadian Driftwood - Last post by blupaisan



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 on: July 19, 2018 11:19:54 PM 
Started by LovelyMiss - Last post by RedheadWithThread
Prompt: Big Time #1
Team: Anti-Hero
Bonus Points: Community, WIP It
Project Name: Elara
Project Link: Here
Elara was started several months ago and after several hours of work on her face, I messed up and had to wipe the slate (aka her face). So I put her aside. I finally decided to give her a go again and am quite happy with the result. I like her new face much better than the first I had given her Grin To read more about her, click the link.



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 on: July 19, 2018 11:09:23 PM 
Started by gaudiknight - Last post by RedheadWithThread
I haven't done much destashing in my absence. I've actually added to my doll stash Shocked
But I also made a couple of custom dolls. One turned out less than nicely and I don't have any good photos of her but the second turned out beautifully. I gave the first to my sister but I still have the second one so here she is:


Her name is Elara and she's a hybrid doll made from Howleen Wolf's head and hands on a Cleo De Nile body. She has her own thread on the Toys board Cheesy

 4 
 on: July 19, 2018 11:06:36 PM 
Started by alwaysinmyroom - Last post by RedheadWithThread
Sorry I've been away for so long! I've made a couple of dolls in my absence. One I'm not too fond of and don't have good pics for and I also gave her to my sister so she's gone. But the other came out amazingly and I still have her so here's a pic of her:


Her name is Elara and she's a hybrid doll made from Howleen wolf's head and hands on a Cleo De Nile body. She has her own thread on the Toys board Smiley

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 on: July 19, 2018 11:03:45 PM 
Started by RedheadWithThread - Last post by RedheadWithThread
Howleen Wolf is one of my favorite Monster High characters because she's cute and spunky. One of my favorite things about the character/doll is that one of her ears is floppy, which only adds to her attitude.
So I wanted to give her a makeover that suited her character. I redressed her instead of making her clothes because I really liked this outfit for her.
Completed repaint on my sofa:


On my carport, so that she looks like she's waiting to get into a venue:


There are LOTS of Howleen repaints out there that utilize her shorter little sister stature to make adorable, youthful girls.
But I wanted my Howleen to stand out. So I decided I would body swap her with a Cleo De Nile I had whose skin tone was a perfect match.* I also swapped out her hands since Howleen's hands are curled like claws.
She was nearly finished at one point but I ruined her face and had to wipe it, which was actually a good thing because I love her new face even better.
The process:
First I wiped her face and put her head onto a Create-A-Monster body so that I didn't get paints or pastels on it and put down some light pencil work and some pastel on her lips


Then I used some purple yarn to give her "dreadlocks", which I glued on but it slipped off (I think I didn't let the glue dry enough before wrapping her hair up.) In this photo, she also has pencil work on her eyes:
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I can't find any more photos, but at one point, she had purple eyes that were nearly the same color as her lips. But when I started applying the paint to the whites of her eyes, I slipped and couldn't get the paint to wipe off so I wiped her with acetone and put her aside. (The original version of this girl was started before my mini-me.)

Here are some photos of her hair, which was strategically rooted this time around. Her whole head isn't rooted as that would be way too much.






Building up the color of her face:











**Not all dolls of Cleo and Howleen have matching skin tones. I know their skin tones may look like they match in this photo due to the flash, but the shorter Cleo on the left (who got Howleen's body) is lighter than the Cleo next to her and the Howleen next to Elara is lighter than her. Inconsistent skin tones are a common thing with Monster High: a doll made in Indonesia is often a slightly different skin tone (in this case darker) than one made in China and the difference is easily missed unless you're holding two of the dolls side-by-side for comparison.




If anyone is curious, Elara is wearing a random earring (not sure who/what it came from but I lost its mate), Ghoul's Night Out Spectra's outfit (minus the belt, which I lost), Music Festival Venus' VIM badge, and Emoji Clawdeen's boots. Emoji is one of the new, super basic dolls with no articulation; I only have her because she came in a doll lot I purchased. I stole her shoes for this custom and put her head on a spare Clawdeen body.

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 on: July 19, 2018 10:17:56 PM 
Started by Phantome - Last post by Phantome
Found some delicious, swirly, iridescent glass in a colleague's studio, and after a little glass trade, I made these lotus blossoms with terminated quartz towers in the center, and terminated needle quartz stamens! They're just big enough to cup in both hands, about 5" across. The peacock green i wasn't sure about, but it ended up being my fave. I mean, what color is that?? It's so alive!








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 on: July 19, 2018 09:48:45 PM 
Started by Onyxnox - Last post by RedheadWithThread
My doll stash went from this horribly messy "stock box":


To organized in four drawers of a spare dresser that holds yarn.
First drawer is dolls I have 100% concrete plans for:


Second drawer is fantasy skin tones:


Third drawer is natural, human skin tones:


Fourth drawer is clothes, shoes, and accessories along with dolls with missing pieces (arms, hands, etc):


The yarn is now in the doll box:


Not pictured: several dolls I recently bought in a lot because they were a steal.
ETA: if anyone is curious, I forget exactly how many I have, but I know I have 100+ dolls in my stock box.

 8 
 on: July 19, 2018 08:12:45 PM 
Started by calluna - Last post by greybird
I received from a secret santa today!  Code name: Whimsical Chairs   Cheesy

A cute little box!  What could be inside?!


It was filled with whimsies, beads, crafty supplies and lovely bits of fabric!  Cheesy


I had so much fun sorting through all the goodies.   Smiley

Thank you very much for everything!    Grin

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 on: July 19, 2018 08:06:12 PM 
Started by Mistress Jennie - Last post by patty_o_furniture
Love the shark!  And I love the shape of the morning glory shawl.

Class: Arithmancy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Master Redo
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: Ravenclaw came home from work one day excited about a king bed deal he found and long story short by 9pm a whole bedroom redo was in the works.  Hated those 1/4 rounds in our woodworking, so punched them out to make the woodworking fit our style better.  Greens and tans, to whites and grey!  Big project!
Project Picture:



Class: Astronomy
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Father's day cookies
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: These round cookies are like heavenly bodies of delishousness.  Made for a local church to give out as Father's day presents to all the men. .... side note: I was irritated at the tacky sticker of my name on the front.  lol.  If they needed to have a hundred people ask me for the recipe they could have at least stickered on the back!
Project Picture:



Monster Cookies
 
6 eggs
1 lb brown sugar
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp maple syrup
4 tsp baking soda
lb butter
1 lbs peanut butter
9 cups oatmeal
lb chocolate chips
lb M&Ms
 

Mix ingredients in the order listed, in a large bowl.  Scoop with ice cream scoop and flatten on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350* for 12 minutes.  


Class:  CoMC
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Halloween Climbers
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: Made for W in the Halloween swap, she had some climbers in some pinterest and I thought it would be cute to make them Halloween.  You pull on the strings and they float upward by magic.  Sure to cause much giddiness in her kids--did mine at least!  Even Slytherin was entranced.  
Project Picture:




Class: Detention - July
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Newt work
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: With the girlies at camp this week I've been toughing through my newt!  Here's the latest pages.
Project Picture:




Class: Ironchef - July Lemon
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name: Blender Cheesecake
Project Page Link: -
Brief Description: Quick cheesecake you make in the blender!  The secret ingredient is lemon juice to help the cake set.  And at only ten minutes from start to fridge, I helped the time along with a fresh strawberry sauce to go with it.  Lemon in the sauce helps to brighten the flavor!

Blender Cheesecake

1 recipe (or 1 can) sweetened condensed milk (1/2 c. hot water, 1 c. dry non-instant powdered milk or 2 c. dry instant powdered milk, 1 c. sugar, 1 T. butter)
1 8 oz philadelphia cream cheese or equivalent
1/3 cup lemon juice (fresh or reconstituted)
1 tsp vanilla
1 premade 9″ graham cracker pie crust (or the equivalent made from scratch)
1 can pie filling (whatever flavor you likecherry seemed to be the most popular)

Blend the ingredients for the sweetened condensed milk (powdered milk, sugar, water, and butter in the blender. Turn blender to low and add the vanilla, lemon juice and cream cheese. Gradually increase the blender speed, until smooth and creamy. (you may have to stop the blender once or twice to scrape down the sides). Pour into prepared crust. You will see it start to thicken, even as you spread it into the pie crust! Chill 2 hours. (If you are in a hurry, you can put it in the freezer for half the time, without changing the properties of the cheesecake at all). Top with premade pie filling and serve. Yum!

Strawberry Sauce

3 cups diced strawberries
1 cup granulated sugar
2 TBSP lemon juice
tsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.  Lower heat to a gentle simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.


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Class: Transfiguration
House: Hufflepuff
Project Name:  Candy Bouquet
Project Page Link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=447733.0
Brief Description: This candy bouquet uses straight arrow like skewers to hold up the candy in a fun arrangement.  Hope it was an accurate gift!
Project Picture:

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 on: July 19, 2018 07:35:44 PM 
Started by Acadian Driftwood - Last post by Acadian Driftwood


My artist friend saw this elastic style pencil case somewhere else and commissioned me to attempt a replica. I didn't take a picture of the outside, but it's the same owl fabric.



I made a small lined zipper pouch for erasers, sharpeners, and things. It's sewed right into the side.



The flap along the edge folds down to protect the tips.



All rolled up!



I left the ties very long so she could trim to her preference.



Also, this is what I deal with every time I put something on the floor!


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