I had to give a try to :FantasyStock: 's tutorial found here: [link] The second spray paint named in the tutorial I couldn't find around here so I went with another metallic spray paint that I thought would probably be close enough, I think it was probably more brownish though.
For a first try, I really like how it came out and now I'm looking for all kinds of stuff I could paint like this, if I don't hold back everything will look rusty in here!
After a long wait and many teasers on my part, here is the FINAL wolf dreamcatcher. Complete with all the feathers (which are FAKE eagle feathers, they're dyed turkey, and yes, there is a story behind this that I don't feel like explaining right now).
Dimensions: Ring is 19 inches across. From the top of the ring to the bottom of the lowest feather is over 30 inches.
Took almost a week to complete. Three hours of wrapping, three hours of weaving, over 48 hours on the wolf outline (not all at the same time), and about 4 hours of decoration. Way too long.
But all said and done, I like the way it came out, and so did all my real life friends who saw it.
Made this costume for my cousin. measurements were a little too small for her as it turned out... but i liked it on me at least Did this without a pattern and was my first time doing pleats (and i'm HORRIBLE with math) but it all turned out well!
And here is the pattern that I finally typed out instead of studying! Bad me.
Anyway, it takes me a lot of time to figure out patterns (it's all trial and error fun..) and I'm usually pretty lazy with writing out patterns. SO.. let's not crush my motivation I would greatly appreciate the credit if this pattern is used or referenced to. Thanks! Happy crocheting
-Magic ring: 6 -Inc around (12) -[Sc, inc] around (18) -[Sc 2, inc] around (24) -[Sc 3, inc] around (30) -Sc around 4 times (30) -[Sc 3, dec] around (24) -Sc around 2 times (24) -[Sc 4, dec] around (20) -Sc around 4 times (20) <--[The eyes will be attached between the first and second round of 20, about 3-4 stitches apart] -[Sc 2, dec] around (15) -Dec 8 times, FO and sew shut
Neck: (brown yarn)
-Ch 16 -Sl st into first chain to form a ring -Sc 16 around 3 times (16) -[Sc 7, inc] around (18) -Sc around (18) -[Sc 5, inc] around (21) -FO
Body: (brown yarn)
-Magic ring: 6 -Inc around (12) -[Sc, inc] around (18) -[Sc 2, inc] around (24) -Sc around 5 times (24) -[Sc 4, dec] around (20) -Sc around 4 times (20) -[Sc 4, inc] around (24) -[Sc 7, inc] around (27) -[Sc 8, inc] around (30) -Sc around 4 times (30) -[Sc 3, dec] around (24) -[Sc 2, dec] around (18) -[Sc, dec] around (12) -Dec around (6) -FO and sew shut
Hooves: (Make 4, obviously.. unless you want strange-legged moose.. your choice )
Start with black yarn: -Magic ring: 6 -Inc around (12) -[Sc, inc] around (18) -[Sc 2, inc] around (24) -Sc 24 around in back loops only (24) -Sc around in both loops 3 times (24) -[Sc 6, dec] around (21) -Sc around 2 times (21) Change to brown: -Sc around (21) -[Sc 5, dec] around (18) -Sc around 4 times (18) -[Sc 4, dec] around (15) -Sc around 2 times (15) -Sc 12 -FO
Ears: (brown yarn)
-Magic ring: 6 -Sc around (6) -[Sc 2, inc] around (8) -Sc around (8) -FO
-Magic ring: 6 -[Sc 2, inc] around (8) -[Sc 3, inc] around (10) -[Sc 4, inc] around (12) -FO
Horns: (white yarn) 4 parts for each horn
Long part: -Magic ring: 6 -[Sc, inc] around (9) -[Sc 2, inc] around (12) -Sc around 4 times (12) -[Sc 4, dec] around (10) -Sc around 3 times (10) -[Sc 3, dec] around (8) -Sc around 3 times (8) -FO
Large end piece of horn: -Magic ring: 6 -[Sc, inc] around (9) -[Sc 2, inc] around (12) -Sc around (12) -[Sc 3, inc] around (15) -Sc around 3 times (15) -[Sc 3, dec] around (12) -Sc around (12) -FO
Middle medium piece of horn: -Magic ring: 6 -[Sc, inc] around (9) -[Sc 2, inc] around (12) -Sc around 4 times (12) -[Sc 4, dec] around (10) -FO
Small piece of horn: -Magic ring: 6 -[Sc, inc] around (9) -[Sc 2, inc] around (12) -Sc around 2 times (12) -[Sc 4, dec] around (10) -FO
well, here he is!! look at him in all his melty, angry goodness! for those who need a reminder, Deathwing is a dragon featured in Blizzards newest World of Warcraft expansion: Cataclysm (watch the awesome opening cinematic for the game: [link] ) but for a brief summary of his background story: his anger and hatred have been boiling inside him for thousands of years. it has burned so hot and long that it is actually melting him from the inside, so he has to get metal plates welded to his body to help hold him together. pretty cool right? okay, have some more pictures on my blog: [link]
he is 100% hand sewn and designed by me. this is the first plush I've made and so i just can to go on instinct and just figure things out as i go. And i didn't have a sewing machine at the time, so i had no choice but to handsew everything but thanks to Santa Clause (aka mom) I have a sewing machine! and i have designs to make all the dragon aspects from WoW and a bunch of Zerg. because i love blizzard! i am going to get some nicer pictures and submit it to Blizzard as fanart.
I'm a Yankee Doodle Dragon A Yankee Doodle, do or die I'd never terrorize my Uncle Sam Not on the Fourth of July
I've got a Yankee Doodle top hat It's my Yankee Doodle joy Yankee Doodle went to London Just to eat the ponies I am that Yankee Doodle Boy
Just in time for our Independence Day and the 2012 Olympics, Yancy is eager to show off his patriotic best. Sporting red, white, and blue, he's ready to sit and watch the fireworks, and then cheer on the USA's teams in London. Especially the equestrian teams
This dragon was made using standard oven-bake Sculpey and Fimo clay, with blue beads for the eyes and puff-paint for the back ridges and stars. The hat came from a bear figurine with changeable decorations to suit each holiday. The bear has been retired due to missing limbs, but was happy to pass along his hat to Yancy here.
Yancy sits at just under 2 1/4 inches to the top of his horns.
This magnificent fellow is for sale on Etsy: [link]
I doubt you've ever seen a dragon quite so dapper as this! He is all dressed up in his best suit coat, a lovely red bow tie, and top hat, and he's checking the time on his tiny pocket watch. After all, a gentleman as cultured as this would hate to be late! He would probably like to grow a magnificent mustache, but alas, he is a dragon and lacks facial hair!
This dragon is one of a kind and hand sculpted from original sculpey. His pocket watch has a real chain recycled from an old keychain which swings freely. The top of his dandy cane is adorned with a fake gold earring which was left lonely in my jewlery box, it's companion lost forever. After baking, he was painted with acrylic paint in natural tones of brown, green, and cream. The entire piece was then sprayed with a matte finish for protection.
He is approximately 3.25 inches tall, 4 inches long from cane to tail tip, and 1.5 inches wide
And here is Xenith, my zebra ex-slave, skilled fighter and herbalist. Despite her showing up so late in the story and having a lot of potential to fail horriby as a character and suffer for it, I feel she's one of my favourite characters from the story. She's hardened and emotionally distant but I think her strengths outweigh her flaws.
Little story, but long before I read Fallout Equestria, the first piece of fanart I ever saw was one of Xenith by Cluttercluster here: [link]
When I saw it I knew that I really wanted a custom of that design because it was so different but incredibly well balanced and designed. Of course when I read Fallout Equestria and came across that fanart multiple times I knew I wanted to get Xenith in custom as soon as possible.
And yeah, as with my other Fallout customs I used this vector ( [link] ) to help better fit on the pony bases, as the vectors fit the show style better, haha.
Any ways, I just need to make Steel Hooves and Homage to complete my mane 6. And possibly a Ghoul Ditzy Doo and Lionheart.