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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

WIPW: Week 18


Man....I was reaaaaalllllly hoping I would have more XMAS gifts finished to show this week, but alas...I only finished two, and not my Luigi :( Now it is crunch time. It is only a few weeks until XMAS, and I still have 4 gifts to complete!!! Argh! That means I have to finish two this week, and start/finishtwo next week! I am sure I can do it! Now on to the good stuff!

XMAS GIFT #6: (WIP...cont)
LUIGI


Even though I did not complete the Luigi project I have been working on, I did make further progress. Here are a few pictures, and some side notes of the work I did complete this week.











THE SIDEBURNS:
'Luigi' sideburns
  



 
 
 
 
 
 



THE HAT:
'Luigi' Hat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  


 
 
THE HAT LOGO:
'Luigi' Hat Logo
 
 
The original pattern called for cutting the 'L' out of green felt. I still have not gotten completely comfortable with cutting small pieces of felt, so I opted for using 3D puffy paint to create the 'L' on the circle for the hat logo.
 
 
 
 
 



 
THE HAIR:

'Luigi' Hair


The hair piece is to be attached to the back of the head at the base of the hat, so it appears that the hair is peeking out from the bottom of the hat.









THE HEAD WITH FACIAL DETAILS:
'Luigi' head with facial details

Once again, the pattern called for cutting small pieces of felt for the eye embellishments. I did cut the white ovals out of felt, but then used 3D paint to add the eye details on top of the white of the eye. I think it turned out just as well.











THE HEAD WITH EARS, HAT, AND SIDEBURNS ATTACHED:


'Luigi' Head complete


















Now I just need to assemble the head, body, legs, and arms, and then...."It's a L-U-I-G-I!!!"

XMAS GIFT #9: (FO)
SNOWMAN















I am proud to say that I did finish my Snowman this past week. I think he turned out adorable!

THE BODY:
Snowman body














THE HEAD WITH FACIAL DETAILS:
Snowman with facial details













THE HAT:
Snowman Hat













THE ARMS (2):
Snowman Arms













THE SCARF:
Snowman Scarf














THE SCARF POMS:

Snowman Scarf 'poms'














....and now for the FO!

Snowman!


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And now for a list of my upcoming projects!:

XMAS GIFT #10:














I plan on making a little baby doll for my cousin Katrina. She just turned 2 years old and she just loves taking care of her babies. If I have time I plan on making a 2nd Hello Kitty purse to go with the baby doll.

XMAS GIFT #11:













I plan on making a set of xmas ornaments for one of my grandmother Nana. She really enjoyed the dove ornamenent I made for her for her bday, so I figured I would make her a few more. Maybe it can be a yearly ritual to make a new ornament each year! That might be fun. I am thinking I  might make her a Snowman ornament (using the snowman head from my FO in this blog.) and an angel ornament for sure!

XMAS GIFT #12:

This is a gift that I have had on my to do list for a while now. I have a good friend, Robert, who was an Eastern Orthodox priest. He wears a skull cap daily. It is similar to a Yarmulke of the jewish faith, but it a bit larger, yet smaller than a beanie hat. I have a bit longer to make this project since christmas is after the 1st of January in his faith.

XMAS GIFT #13:

I can't talk about this one on my blog, since it is super duper secret....tee hee....and just in case a certain someone is reading ;)


Thanks for reading! Now....back to crocheting!!!
 

5 comments:

  1. Your Luigi is coming right along. That snowman is very cute.

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  2. You're just as busy as I am. I have 6 presents to finish. YIKES! I wish I hadn't just counted. LOL

    I love your snowman, he's adorable and your Luigi is coming along! He's going to be AWESOME

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  3. Your luigi is looking awesome! Love the 3-d puffy paint idea. The snowman came out great.

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  4. Luigi looks perfect! (I'm not great with teeny tiny felt pieces, either, I think the puffy paint makes an awesome substitution.) That snowman is adorable, too, I really love the hat and the pom-poms on the scarf.

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  5. @Denise: I think the snowman is neat also! I think my grandmother will just love it. She crochets too, but only mostly afghans, hopefully this will encourage her to try some amigurumi!

    @Tami: Wow! 6 gifts to finish!!! We can make it...I have faith in us...lol Hopefully I can finish Luigi to share next week.

    @autumngeisha and @ Kathleen: I was stressing about the felt pieces, and cut and cut and cut, and tossed out so many pieces. I bought some 3D puffy paint for a previous project, and it just dawned on me....hey I'll try painting the eye details onto a bigger felt piece. Thankfully it worked. It dries surprisingly fast as well :)

    Thanks all for the lovely comments!!!

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