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Take a look at these really cool treasuries on Etsy, full of lovely creative things! Big thanks to the folks who kindly featured my items ♥

My Merlin plush dragon pattern is in:


My plush poseable dragon pattern is in:


My plush Metallicar pattern is in:
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Did a couple more more tiny pendants with text under glass. This time I wanted some Supernatural quotes, in celebration of being juuuust about to finish up S4. (At last!)


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I loved working with text for this one, which is something I hadn't tried before.

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Once I rose above the noise and confusion )
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Still making my way through S4, so the subject for this paper cutting was a no-brainer.


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I'm the one )
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Trying out a different paper-cutting technique today.

Sam and Dean Winchester from a single continuous piece of paper.


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Trying out a different paper-cutting technique today.

Sam and Dean Winchester from a single continuous piece of paper.


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More pics... )
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Back when I made my first batch of plush Metallicars (above), I sent one of them to the SPN set, just to say "thank you" for an awesome show. That was almost exactly a year ago (plus a few days). And I never knew what happened to it...

...until now. [livejournal.com profile] anteka posted pictures of her visit to the SPN set, and there my car is, sitting atop a desk! Sweeeeet! I'm STOKED to see it there.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] soydolcelatte for the heads-up!
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Back when I made my first batch of plush Metallicars (above), I sent one of them to the SPN set, just to say "thank you" for an awesome show. That was almost exactly a year ago (plus a few days). And I never knew what happened to it...

...until now. [livejournal.com profile] anteka posted pictures of her visit to the SPN set, and there my car is, sitting atop a desk! Sweeeeet! I'm STOKED to see it there.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] soydolcelatte for the heads-up!
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It took a lot of time and hard work, but I've finally put together a pattern for my plush Metallicar and it's up at my Etsy!

Now to finish watching the second half of S4. Oh show, I'd forgotten how much I enjoy you.
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It took a lot of time and hard work, but I've finally put together a pattern for my plush Metallicar and it's up at my Etsy!

Now to finish watching the second half of S4. Oh show, I'd forgotten how much I enjoy you.
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Why is it that I can spend 20 minutes taping up a shipping box, and at the end of it it still looks like it was done by a slow five-year-old?

Ah well. I've just heard that the last of my plush Metallicars have made it safely to their destination, a year and three days after I posted my original. That makes 12 cars done in 12 months, not a bad average considering I swore up and down after the first one that I'd never, ever make a plush car of any kind again. As another nice bit of closure, the last cars went full circle to someone who lives near where I lived when I made the first Metallicar, and that was pure coincidence as the fan who got them and I don't know each other personally.

Now my own car's sitting on my desk, bravely keeping me company while I, belatedly and sometimes through my fingers, catch up on S3 (only seen the very beginning/end of the season) and S4.
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Why is it that I can spend 20 minutes taping up a shipping box, and at the end of it it still looks like it was done by a slow five-year-old?

Ah well. I've just heard that the last of my plush Metallicars have made it safely to their destination, a year and three days after I posted my original. That makes 12 cars done in 12 months, not a bad average considering I swore up and down after the first one that I'd never, ever make a plush car of any kind again. As another nice bit of closure, the last cars went full circle to someone who lives near where I lived when I made the first Metallicar, and that was pure coincidence as the fan who got them and I don't know each other personally.

Now my own car's sitting on my desk, bravely keeping me company while I, belatedly and sometimes through my fingers, catch up on S3 (only seen the very beginning/end of the season) and S4.
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My third (and most likely final ever) batch of plush Metallicars.





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My third (and most likely final ever) batch of plush Metallicars.





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So here I was, innocently cutting paper snowflakes. I don't know what came over me.





Closeup... )
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So here I was, innocently cutting paper snowflakes. I don't know what came over me.





Closeup... )
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I've just realized that I just missed one one-year anniversary of my first stuffed toy, completed a year ago yesterday! That was the little stuffed bat, stitched from an adorable pattern by Carolyn Vosburg Hall.

I had picked up that book at random while browsing the crafts section at my local library, and it was only because the bat caught my fancy (after all, it was Batman Begins that introduced me to Christian Bale) that I decided to check out the book and take it home. I love stuffed animals, but I already had a ton of store-bought ones at home. No bats, though. I kid you not, had the book not contained one, I would never have given the idea of making stuffed toys a second thought.

And I would've missed out on a world of fun! After all, I had tried it as a kid once, failed miserably and hated it. That's serendipity for you, I suppose.

At one time I had vaguely entertained the notion of having 12 toys by the one-year mark, but I've only done nine to date (not counting commissioned duplicates of some of them). They're the only nine I've ever done, with the sole exception of a Riven beetle which didn't work and which I never completed/posted. Still, not too bad for a self-taught toymaker who just really really...wanted a bat!

The series so far:

1. bat (the only one sewn from a pattern)
2. dragon (Reign of Fire)
3. Batarang (Batman Begins)
4. Cornetto and improved pattern (Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz)
5. wahrk and greatly improved pattern (Myst)
6. 1967 Chevy Impala (Supernatural)
7. 1963 Opel Kadett (Top Gear)
8. robot goldfish (Red Dwarf)
9. New York circa 1900 (indirectly Newsies-inspired)

Heh, my stuff isn't fannish-influenced, no sir.

(The dragon will probably get partly-disassembled and re-done. I've learned a lot since I made him, and looking at it now there are improvements needed, hoo boy. It's why I haven't put together a pattern for him yet nor stitched a second one, though I know some folks are waiting...)
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I've just realized that I just missed one one-year anniversary of my first stuffed toy, completed a year ago yesterday! That was the little stuffed bat, stitched from an adorable pattern by Carolyn Vosburg Hall.

I had picked up that book at random while browsing the crafts section at my local library, and it was only because the bat caught my fancy (after all, it was Batman Begins that introduced me to Christian Bale) that I decided to check out the book and take it home. I love stuffed animals, but I already had a ton of store-bought ones at home. No bats, though. I kid you not, had the book not contained one, I would never have given the idea of making stuffed toys a second thought.

And I would've missed out on a world of fun! After all, I had tried it as a kid once, failed miserably and hated it. That's serendipity for you, I suppose.

At one time I had vaguely entertained the notion of having 12 toys by the one-year mark, but I've only done nine to date (not counting commissioned duplicates of some of them). They're the only nine I've ever done, with the sole exception of a Riven beetle which didn't work and which I never completed/posted. Still, not too bad for a self-taught toymaker who just really really...wanted a bat!

The series so far:

1. bat (the only one sewn from a pattern)
2. dragon (Reign of Fire)
3. Batarang (Batman Begins)
4. Cornetto and improved pattern (Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz)
5. wahrk and greatly improved pattern (Myst)
6. 1967 Chevy Impala (Supernatural)
7. 1963 Opel Kadett (Top Gear)
8. robot goldfish (Red Dwarf)
9. New York circa 1900 (indirectly Newsies-inspired)

Heh, my stuff isn't fannish-influenced, no sir.

(The dragon will probably get partly-disassembled and re-done. I've learned a lot since I made him, and looking at it now there are improvements needed, hoo boy. It's why I haven't put together a pattern for him yet nor stitched a second one, though I know some folks are waiting...)
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My second batch of plush Metallicars rolls off the production line.


supernatural impala metallicar stuffed plush



That's nine of these I've made (including the original) and you'd think by now it would have gotten significantly easier, but the construction is still pretty killer. I do have an improved pattern now though, so I'm pretty pleased with that.

I'm two episodes behind on the new season...gotta catch up with those asap.
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My second batch of plush Metallicars rolls off the production line.


supernatural impala metallicar stuffed plush



That's nine of these I've made (including the original) and you'd think by now it would have gotten significantly easier, but the construction is still pretty killer. I do have an improved pattern now though, so I'm pretty pleased with that.

I'm two episodes behind on the new season...gotta catch up with those asap.
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