Commission – Lavi (D.Gray-man)

This happy chibi  is Lavi from “D.Gray-man” and it was a commission for L on DA

Adding all the white trim was time-consuming but we like the result. We thought making the hair style was going to be difficult but it wasn’t…first of all because the headband did all the trick. Second of all, the commissioner suggested to leave it without any stiffener. Cool, huh?

The jacket has a functional zipper but it is not removable. The scarf is not removable.  The headband has a velcro closure and the details were handpainted. the main belt has a side release buckle and the second belt has O-rings and a metal slide. He has only one eye.

EkkE

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Takumi Plushie — Fire Emblem Fates

First of all I have to apologize to my sister for not uploading all the plushies she has made, that is the difference between the two of us while I sulk, get depressed and hide from the world she works her butt off. -Mekka

After so many rough times and without the energy to do much, we  just had to drag ourselves to work on commissions.  We didn’t know where to start . . .there were little things to finish on this and other plushies.  However after a few hours working on the commissions we just realized how much we love doing this.  It brings us so much joy seeing each plushie completed.

Anyway, this little guy is Takumi from “Fire Emblem Fates” and it is a commission for A on DA.

We couldn’t have done this guy without the help of  the commissioner. She was the first commissioner to get really involved in making this guy a one of a kind.  Thanks to her who found that beautiful spot fur and that amazing yarn this plushie have those distinctive details. Not only she was very helpful but she was very patience and understanding with all the delays.

The bow was made of paper clay, foam and wire.  I don’t think it looks that bad but I sure feel like I have to improve a lot. It has a magnet to hold the bow which by the way it is a bit heavy and the magnet barely holds it.

EkkE

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Trying to get up and continue

We’re half way through 2016 and things haven’t improved.  Since the beginning of the year my family had to deal with health problems but the biggest hit was to lose a dear family member and now my mom is facing health problems which bring back sad memories.

To be honest I kept putting off writing about what has happened because I know I am in my dark place again.  I do appreciate people taking time to try and comfort me by talking or sharing their beliefs but I can’t find comfort about the loss of my aunt, even to this day all I feel is sadness and for some reason anger, this is one of those times where my feelings trumps reason.  But I know my battle is not over and as long as I am here I need to get up and continue and that is what I will do.

Mekka

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PRAYERS FOR OUR AUNT

When we decided to start this blog we decided it was going to be about our hobbies and things we love making; we always want to come here to share only pleasant events. However, this New Year started pretty bad for us and our family and it has gotten worse as the year continued.

The reason of this post is not to whine but to request something that might be seen as “silly” to some people but it is something we are asking from the bottom of our hearts. We are asking for “PRAYERS FOR OUR AUNT” who has been battling a terminal illness and whose condition had gotten worse in the past weeks.

We do understand that there are things/events that are inevitable but we ask for prayers for our aunt so she can live the time she has left the best way that she can.  She is a fighter and she is willing to keep fighting or at least that is what she told us the last time we visited her [a few days ago]. We are not giving up on her and we’ll do anything in our human power to help her but the rest is in God’s Hands which is why we ask people who wish to help her to pray or send her positive energy. We’ll be forever grateful for every wish and minute of prayer for her.

EkkE and Mekka

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Finally!

After so many tries, I have perfected the patterns I was trying to write, well, to be honest I don’t know if someone could understand my so called patterns. I am still in the process of learning, and it is tough when you’re learning on your own.

The normal thing to do when learning a new craft is to start with easy projects, maybe knit a pot holder, a washcloth, or a scarf but not me, oh no, I don’t know what I think I am but I dive right into more challenging projects.

I looked around for knitting patterns or clothes for my 80’s Strawberry Shortcake dolls but there are not many available and their original clothes cost more than the doll itself.  I know it would be awesome to have their original clothes but now you are free to give them new styles, new personalities, right?

This particular outfit was inspired by the work of Holly Hobbie, Joan Walsh Anglund, Betsey Clark, Tasha Tudor, and Beatrix Potter among others great illustrators whose work captures/depicts the warmth, and innocence and the joy in small things in life.

Mekka.

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Commission – Ryuusei Plushie (Kamen Rider Fourze)

This is 2 of 2 commissions for JulianaJealousy  on DA

So, here is our beloved Ryuusei!!  My sister asked me many times if she could keep him… she was willing to give a refund . . . can you believe her?

We got a picture of him and Tomoko in their new home [which we love] and I noticed that his hair was all messed up… I have to find a better product to keep the hair style [Maybe a can of hairspray…] If anyone knows of a good product to stiff yarn, please let me know. [To make the curls I use steam but they don’t stay for too long….] And that is one of the things I need to improve or I’ll have to use felt…

EkkE

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Commission – Tomoko Plushie (Kamen Rider Fourze)

This is 1 of 2 commissions for JulianaJealousy  on DA.

This is the second time we make a plushie based on a real person.  It is always a challenge to find a suitable expression and eye design for plushies when they are based on real people; Therefore we kind of focus on the outfit because that is pretty much what will tell people who they are supposed to be. [And that is our crazy thinking… The End]

We got a picture of her and Ryuusei at their new home.  They sure are happy with their new friends and that made our day!!

EkkE

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