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Kitty showing off my newest experiment. This scarf has a pocket at either end big enough to cover my hands to the wrists. I had to special order the fur fabric to avoid buying 2 yards just to get one big long strip with the hair flowing in the right direction.
[The top is flat, I just turned it so the lining would show for the photo.]
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I forgot to take a process shot when I was making the head for my TentaSpy, but now I need another head so here’s a pic. Underneath is a styrofoam wig head with a plastic craft store mask ticky-tacked to the face. I didn’t think to use the mask last time, so my TentaSpy doesn’t have much of a nose. Hopefully this one will turn out a bit more prominent.
There is no real rhyme or reason to my technique here, I just pull and pin and stitch until it all fits and then pull it off before closing the largest seam.
Again, I’m not working on something for sale, but there are lots of wonderful things that are for sale in my shop if you find my work intriguing. -
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Yeah, this took me a few days. :)
Putting this TentaSpy together was frustrating as hell because I weighted the tentacles so they could be posed. The fingers are also weighted. The head has a random stitch pattern because I made it by curling fabric over a styrofoam head and sewing it down and then opening the last fold to remove the foam and stuff it. The face is painted and there is a ton of hand-stitching. Most of the pattern was made by tracing parts of my body onto large paper. The blue fabric has some intentional staining to give it texture and the ‘skin’ was a white cotton that I dyed with boiling coffee and tea.
I’m going to get him some clothes now that I’ve got all the pieces together to take some measurements. [Probably just a white shirt, vest and tie.] But that’s a trip to Goodwill, and it can wait for me to get paid again or sell some stuff from my online shop - https://www.etsy.com/shop/PatchworkLaboratory
[If you just want to see my other plushies for sale, click the link on the left side for “art dolls / beanbags”.]
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I finished the cowl I was making too. Spirit looks pretty fierce wearing it. I told him to pretend he was Subzero, but that photo, while hilarious, looked really unflattering. ;)
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- you should look at this, beyond it simply being my massive labor of love -
I offer; original stories hand-bound in books, tattooed
dinosaurs, handmade lard soap with caffeine, knitted
scarves, hakey-sacks, cup cozies, hats, fingerless gloves, cat
toys and amigurumi, dragon scale pipe/dice bags,
vintage children’s books, a wide array of plush
Lovecraftian horrors, zombies, surreal angels with their own little
outfits [also handmade] and even cats, mice and cryptids from my own
original patterns, up-cycled jewelry and key-chains made
of everything from gift cards to small toys, dice and
My Little Pony hair, handwoven coasters and small
rugs, poly clay sea creature pendants, hand-rolled
paper and cloth beads, paintings on stones and chunks
of wood, patchwork bags, painted glass eyes, a ton of
vintage dinosaur toys, disturbing door signs, woven
paper baskets, tentacle body pillows, pixel art
bracelets, pins, business card holders, magnets,
ornaments, and hair clips done with Perler beads,
business card cases, original pattern slippers,
resin-poured jewelry, shrinking plastic jewelry and
stitch markers from my own artwork, handmade chopstick
cases, pincushions, quilts, fabric-covered snap
bracelets, ooak cloth buttons, crocheted shoelaces,
painted bottles, crow quill pens, hand-bound blank
journals, steam-punk medals, paper cut silhouettes,
bright spandex cloth roses, cosplay prop knives
and a chalkboard that looks like a gun.
Everything except the vintage stuff was made entirely by me.
Please reblog if you support handmade art and artists above corporations.
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The first two bags are finished and up for sale. The little one was just a one off experiment but it turned out really cute and would be perfect for a pipe bag. I don’t need much of an excuse to make rainbow stuff anyway. :)
Halloween dragon scale bag - https://www.etsy.com/listing/76123451/halloween-dragon-skin-dice-or-card-bag?ref=shop_home_active_2
Rainbow pride dragon scale bag - https://www.etsy.com/listing/179498048/rainbow-pride-dragon-skin-dice-tiny-bag?ref=shop_home_active_1
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So far these are just flat patches of knitted dragon scale [folded in half] and they have a ways to go before they’re bags ready to be sold. But I still feel like I got a lot done today. I’ve never had this many different colored scales to play with all at once. :)
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I haven’t worked with these in a long time and I’m in the mood again. I just got these in the mail and and it biggest amount and most colors I’ve ever had all at once. [They aren’t expensive, but the company is out of the country and shipping is pricey.]
The bags are all previous projects I’ve done with the same kind of scales. The little yellow and red bag is still for sale in my shop, as is the dragon wing scarflette Spirit is modeling. The rest are all sold. :)
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I get a lot of positive comments on my eyeball design cuff that I wear to work, so I’ve made some of those for my shop as well. :)
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New perler arrangements to make more wrist cuffs for my shop. The finished ones in the top photo are mine that I regularly wear to work and get a lot of positive comments on from customers. I love making the gemstones, they remind me of bonus pick-ups in old 8&16bit video-games.
Watch faces - https://www.etsy.com/listing/127461746/crochet-bracelet-pixel-art-8bit-retro [The blue, orange and green ones have been sold already. The other three are still available.]
Rectangular cut gemstone cuffs - https://www.etsy.com/listing/127462122/crochet-bracelet-pixel-art-8bit-retro
Round cut gemstone cuffs - https://www.etsy.com/listing/127462404/crochet-bracelet-pixel-art-8bit-retro
Three color gem cuts - https://www.etsy.com/listing/127462670/crochet-bracelet-pixel-art-8bit-retro
Multicolor 115 cuff - [Like the one in the top shot but with a white band] - https://www.etsy.com/listing/71245100/crochet-bracelet-pixel-art-8bit-115-cut
Rainbow stone cuff - https://www.etsy.com/listing/128458076/crochet-bracelet-pixel-art-8bit-rainbow
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