Saturday, November 20, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I'm really happy with the beard, the pictures don't show it - but the beard is double layers. I picked up the charcoal felt and it made a fabulous belt. Also...puffy shield. YES!
This is for my co-worker, Lena!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
This one was by request for Courtney.
Little dog is not sure what to do! ha!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I bought the pillow filler($6.55), Sew on snaps(4/$2.99 -used 2) and 1 yard of off-white broadcloth ($1.99/y) at Hobby Lobby.
I made a diaper kind of pillow case - the material is doubled. Stitched closed the one end, added the snaps to the top flap. More like an envelope I suppose. Then eyeballed and cut out the felt target ($0.25). Sewed it in place with some black thread, stuffed the pillow in ... Done.
I do love these kinds of gifts, about $10 of materials for this. Not too shabby, and really I enjoyed the hell out of making it. Best of all. He is going to LOVE it.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I give you ....Pegasus!
This one was for Celeste as well - Owl on her shield and I love how the helmet came out on her. These gods are just so much fun to make.
I do keep forgetting to take photos of the backs/sides. Damn it... must remember before they go to their new homes.
Kinda looks like she is winking in this one! teehee
I ended up getting some more yellow/golden thread to go over it again as I didn't think that it was dark enough. He is a little plain to me, but I'm not sure what else to do with him... kinda looks like jebuz to me...minus the lightening bolt! ha!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I'm digging the beard on this one. Helmet not so great - wings are too thin and the stitching is too loose.
Tried out a couple different background - trying out my little camera to see what I can do.
Bloody Axe RAWR!!!!
No beans in the bottom of this one - the body was sewn quite some time ago and was just waiting for some embellishments! Finally done! :)
Monday, April 5, 2010
There is a mix of new and vintage (recycled!) materials, and some ribbons in the bottom that you can’t see. I do love to go on the hunt for interesting cloth in second hand shops – old pillow cases, drapes, table runners, whatever there is. There is no end of material that can be found for such low prices in those places. I’ve been known to buy old trousers, shirts to rob material off them too.
There is nothing more fun than a massive bin of remnants on sale, rummage around and make little discoveries of material treasures.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
For Celeste, she loves this kind of thing and for her birthday I sewed up a little "bad dog"! She and her husbands are stray rescuers and have a pack of dogs at home that typically number between 5 and 10! Plus the stray cats (3-5+)!
Celeste put this little guy up to chase away the bad thesis writing ju-ju! haha!
I almost gave up on this one part way through as I didn't think that it would turn out, but in the end it was great. I used the basic shape of the horse, added an up turned tail and "paws" where the hooves would be. The head was hard - but with the red inner mouth it gave it a good dog shape. The ears are back against the head - soyou can't see them. The teeth are embroidered in and the eyes are wooden beads.
This is from her IPhone - I totally forgot to take a picture before giving him to her.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
This is my first doll that has a bean-bag bottom - for better standing. I joined a doll making club here in Houston "Material Girls" that meet once a month. After just one meeting I came away with some really great ideas and got to ask some interesting people questions. Not to mention see some really amazing dolls. I can not wait for the next meet!
I give you.... Poseidon
I should have done a back shot, to show how the toga wraps around. Might have to add that.