[identity profile] rains-opacity.livejournal.com
Hey Craftgrrls (and guys!). I'm a long time community lurker but this is my first post.

Basically, my boyfriend is a huge fan of the game Darksouls. He's a big fan of the character Sif; a large wolf who eternally guards his master's tomb and carries a large sword with him.

My boyfriend has a dog (an American Eskimo) and has said before he'd like to have a plush sword toy for her to play with so he can take pictures of her as Sif.

Now, I'm not amazing at sewing (I'm really new to it), and I'd be hand sewing the project, but I'd like to try to make one. I've made flat teddy bears before, so I figure something basic like that would be okay. I've done some searching for inspiration and haven't been able to find any patterns for plush swords that I've really liked. Could anybody point me in the direction of sewing resources that could help me get on my way?

Beyond the Cut are Reference Pics )
I figure I won't be able to do the different patterns on the handle of the sword, but if I could get the basic shape of the sword itself, I'd be super happy. And of course, I'll post the finished product here!
[identity profile] insaneladybug.livejournal.com
Hello! I have watched this wonderful comm pop up on LJ's main page off and on for a while, and since I do occasionally venture into the world of crafting, I finally decided to join.

I'm wondering if anyone knows whether there is such a thing as fake blond hair attached to a sort of backing that could be easily sewn onto a plushie? I have been casually fiddling around with Perry Mason-related crafting ideas for my personal enjoyment (yes ... probably a sentence very rarely strung together) and have made a plushie of District Attorney Hamilton Burger, which I adore (and would be happy to post pictures of when I take some, if anyone's interested). I have been considering also making one of Lieutenant Anderson (one of the two characters played by Wesley Lau in the icon here).

For Hamilton's hair I bought some dark brown mohair and sewed it onto the plushie via the backing. I have been discovering it's easier to find curly-ish hair or fake-fur rather than straight hair. For a plush of Andy, I really don't want to have to resort to sewing or (Heaven forbid) gluing loose pieces of fake hair. Nor do I want yarn or felt or anything like that. I want fake but real-looking blond hair on a backing, if anything like that exists.

I guess if all else fails, I could cut up a blond wig....
[identity profile] hyena-jai017.livejournal.com

I have been on this owl kick for a few days now. I keep making them, before long i am going to have a house full of owls.. I have named these guys Marvin, Quentin, and Gideon.
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[identity profile] pronker.livejournal.com
... colored 36 inch wide velvet. On first thought, a jacket for me sounded doable, but where I would wear this thing I cannot think. I do need a jacket, it's the color ... and it would need lining, meh.

Anyway, for Christmas, there are 4 littles to consider making something for: two boys, 7 and 1, two girls, 4 and 2. Any ideas?
[identity profile] oh-meow.livejournal.com

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Here's the embroidery I've been working on for my my installation in my MA Illustration exhibition. The whole thing (islands and sea) took me about 70 hours. I am thoroughly sick of embroidery at this point. It's part of an interactive exhibit about Greek Mythology.

And what I did with it ... )


Aug. 23rd, 2012 09:59 pm
[identity profile] jennygum.livejournal.com
I bookmarked this owl cushion tutorial ages ago but never got around to actually making it... until last week and I've made six owls since.
The first one (on the right) took me about five hours from start to finish but the rest have taken me three hours or less. They are perfect gifts for someone or if you want to make a whole army of them for yourselves! Fat quarters work perfectly and since I had about a hundred of them laying around, I was so thankful to be able to use some up. So cute!
[identity profile] kinkyuncle.livejournal.com
Hello crafters! I thought I would show you some poorly lit photos of the latest plushie I made. I just finished some custom likenesses of a few friends so it was nice not to have to care about replicating nose-shapes and other things and just make what I like! This is a gift for a friends birthday. Everything is totally hand-sewn, and the cat hair tangled in all the stitches is an added bonus.

More angles... )

Fox Plush

Jul. 17th, 2012 05:40 pm
[identity profile] crimson-flygon.livejournal.com

I made this new pattern as part of a trade with someone on an art-y site. It's a plush of his mascot, and in return he's making a sculpture of my character *points at avatar* so I'm pretty excited about it :D
[identity profile] madame-ugly.livejournal.com
Hot enough for you?

How about a dip in the ocean to cool off and make a new friend.

Violetta the squid.

Two pics this a-way. )

Bat Plush

Jul. 7th, 2012 04:37 pm
[identity profile] crimson-flygon.livejournal.com
I hope it's not too soon to show off a new plush pattern I made


When I was letting a friend borrow my sewing machine I took the time to draw a bunch o ideas for new plush. This bat was the first one I made. I'm most proud of how I figured out to do the wings. Also, it's really hard to sew together that tiny body when the legs and wings are all all stuffed inside it! So fun to turn out and see the finished product every time though.
[identity profile] crimson-flygon.livejournal.com
I believe I never shared them here, but some time ago I made a pattern for mermaid cat plashes that I was quite pleased with. Recently I was brainstorming thinking of what sort of new plush pattern I should come up with and I decided a non-fish cat would be a good idea. And then I realized since I was so pleased with that original pattern I should just modify the mercat to make a normal cat version. I pulled out the pattern and made some modifications.


I guess going overboard and making tons of things in every color of fleece I own is just something I can't help XD

They are really fun to make though and I'm really proud of the pattern.
[identity profile] slavemistress.livejournal.com
I am pretty broke at the moment so buying fabric isn't the most convient. I have worked around this by aquiring old clothes from friends and families to make these little guys

Sweater Monsters )


May. 11th, 2012 07:05 pm
[identity profile] crimson-flygon.livejournal.com
You may have seen my last post about a new pattern I made for octopi plushies. Well... I didn't stop making them.


I have a problem.

Plush Octo

May. 9th, 2012 01:10 am
[identity profile] crimson-flygon.livejournal.com

I've been wanting to make an octopus stuffed animal pattern for awhile, and I finally got around to it. I was initially making them out of just fleece but events sort of fell into place that I ended up making one out of a sweater for a friend of mine, and I've been making tons of them out of recycled sweaters since. They are really squishy and cute, like sock monkeys. 9 u 9
[identity profile] limaccia-san.livejournal.com
Hi there ladies, I've not posted in this awesome comm since a while but I've kinda stalked all your awesome work. It's really inspiring and I'd love some feedback from all of you to improve my own work :)
So I thought to re-begin sharing my last crafty-post:

wiii! )
[identity profile] oh-meow.livejournal.com


I made some whales using this tutorial I found on Pinterest. The big one is a cushion for our sofa, and the small ones are gifts for friends.

sofa picture )

Here's a (not so great) photo of the cushion on our sofa. My boyfriend says he wants a manatee shaped one now.


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