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mreld
« on: June 16, 2010 06:09:28 AM »

So I'm pretty new to crochet. I've made a few simple amigurimi toys for my kids. I'm also a Dr. Who fan. As is my dad. So when i found this pattern on ravelry, I just had to make it!! It was pretty simple, but I did have problems with the hands. I didn't understand the directions at first, and then when I figured them out, the way it's written leaves big holes between the fingers where the stuffing would stick out. But after a few hours (I said I'm new at this!) I figured out a way to do it that preserved the original shape of the fingers but didn't leave holes.

I didn't have any safety eyes. Nor did I have any beads of the appropriate size and color. But I did have a package of brads and some acrylic paint. So I thought, I can make the eyes! Yeah....not so much. Even with lots of sanding, and applying a clear coat on top, the paint doesn't want to stick. I even tried using husband's fancy schmancy painted for his Warhammer models, thinking that they were meant for metal and plastic, so it should work. Still no luck. I did end up using the eyes anyway, since the little guy is a gift for my dad, and he'll just be living sitting on his desk, not being played with. But I'm disappointed it didn't work. It would've been a great solution for me to make cheap, custom eyes!

Anyway, on to the picture! I'm sure I've bored you enough with my ramblings, lol.



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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010 06:43:50 AM »

Great job!  Looks like a lot of love stuffed in there!  Way to go!
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010 07:18:24 AM »

hilarious and awesome, i saw the thumbnail and said, "aw, it's an adipose babe!" love it!
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010 02:15:12 PM »

He's awesome I could tell from the thumbnail what he was, if you've got time try nail polish on your brads, it should dry pretty quickly and keep its shine...
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010 07:44:49 PM »

Very cute!  I'm a Who fan, as well, and keep thinking I need to make one of these...  And a Dalek.  And a K-9  And... and...  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2010 07:54:28 PM »

This is adorable!  Congratulations on tackling a 3d object Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

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mreld
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2010 06:56:12 PM »

thanks everyone!!! and mundy, thanks for the tip about the nailpolish. it was one of those facepalm moments when i read your reply. i ran off and tried it and it worked perfectly!!!
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2010 09:24:58 PM »

Aww Adipose baby! So cute, awesome job!
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010 01:38:21 AM »

Yay Doctor Who Cheesy
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