Wednesday, March 30, 2011

my creative space

This week doing some new things. Toy & costume hat.

His name is either Max, Buddy or Dinosaur and since these photos has been doodled upon...
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Tried a pattern from this book (love love) in order to make some proper monsters for donation to Small Joys for Japan. Mixed him up a bit with a quilted old belly and all. Can't stop seeing this chevron justabout everywheres. Drop toys into Calico & Ivy before end April for these little ones to wing it across the pacific. Here is my pile o cord for the others... Never quite like doing multiples but am keen motivated this time.

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I used pins TWICE this week (this is like a record for me and a 'never do again' type affair... and made a pirate hat. Refusing to pay for a plasticy shop one, I got as far as adding some bling before this one was 'headed'. The requisite skullington is not yet added but may be if it comes off of his skull. Recommend a thicker felt from B&M, as there appears to be some droop.
my pirate
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I have taken lots of process photos if anyone is keen for a tute of sorts.

Oh and I made something else, the spare bed in the spare room, cause my dad is coming to stay!
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13 comments:

Sarah. Splish Splash Designs said...

haha, great job making the bed ;)

I love your pirate hat! It's so much nicer than a plastic one :)

The cord on Max / Buddy is such a great colour. Good job :)

Vic said...

Omg that dinosaur is HILARIOUS! I love him! The pirate hat is also all kinds of awesome, love the crafty goings on over here today!

Faeryfay said...

That pirate hat is fabulous! Love it!

another donkey design by kate said...

love the dinasaur - he is definately a Buddy! And love the expression with the pirate hat - think you may need a bit more convincing there!

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

Oh he is lovely!! And your son in his new hat is a cutie too :)

Anna Bartlett said...

Great dino and hat! I attempted a Captain Feathersword imitation hat a few years back and it didn't look even half as swish as that one. He's a lucky kid!

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Love Max/Buddy/Dinosaur. He is adorable. Great pirate hat too, that photo is priceless, the look on his face....

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

I forgot to say, thank you so much, my little package has arrived! Love love love it!

Cotton Kiwi said...

Wow you have been busy! Loving the dino for Japan and the hat is awesome. Go you!

Tracey said...

your monsterish softie looks fab, I adore him!

Sarah Slaven said...

love the dino softie very cute and I didn't know about the softies for Japan thanks for sharing.

Cate said...

love that dinosaur!!! Definitely a 'buddy'. Have a nice visit with your dad :-)
xxxCate

Silver Threads of Happiness said...

I was just thinking at school today that I should make a pirate hat for a game I want to teach the kids tomorrow. Effort factor won out though, and the fact that my sewing machine is still at my Dad's!

Fabulous dinosaur too!! He is very very cute. Good luck keeping motivated in making what looks like is going to be LOTS of others