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Crafty: Out of this World

It's no secret I love me some aliens, so over on swap bot (so much fun swapping stuff with folks, by the way) I hosted my first Dotee Doll swap and the theme?

Out of This World.

Want to see what I made?





(insert spaceship flying noises here)

I'm just so pleased that my idea worked out (using a plastic shell/egg thing from a gum machine toy as the dome) that I just had to share it with you all.

That is all.

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kin_thalas
Mar. 11th, 2013 11:21 pm (UTC)
Aww, so cute. Be careful, he might go for some male Sims ;)
porkwithbones
Mar. 12th, 2013 04:23 am (UTC)
That is excellent. I would hang that on my Christmas tree, if not in my window for year-round viewing.
psitticism
Mar. 14th, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
That's so cute!
furryjackal
Apr. 25th, 2013 02:30 am (UTC)
Wee way to Necro your LJ! I wandered over because I saw you were playing TS3 now and wanted to see what your Sims got up to... and saw this and peeked and EEEEE! it's so cute! Although I'm kinda curious how you made the dome stay inside.

Edited at 2013-04-25 02:30 am (UTC)
madame_ugly
Apr. 25th, 2013 11:10 am (UTC)
The dome is stitched to the felt. I cut the hole in the felt a bit small so it would fit snugly and then added stitches at even points around the edges of the dome. The plastic is very soft, so poking holes in it was easy (just used a thicker/heavier duty needle).

Glue would work, too, but I was afraid it would show through the plastic and make the whole thing look cheap/junky. I have mixed feelings about glue and fabric together.
furryjackal
Apr. 25th, 2013 10:19 pm (UTC)
Ahh! So simple! Would you mind if I tried to make something like that for my Christmas tree? I like little aliens, too. :)
madame_ugly
Apr. 26th, 2013 11:11 am (UTC)
Go for it! I'd love to see what you come up with.

I'll give you one tip (so maybe yours will come out better than mine). Make the bottom of the ship as a circle with wedges coming out from it (so you have to sew up the wedges to make the rounded shape). I did mine as one circle and then gathered it (and cut mini wedges as I sewed) and it gave me the shape but not as nicely as I could have done it.
furryjackal
Apr. 26th, 2013 09:10 pm (UTC)
Ah yeah, that's a good suggestion! Thanks! I need to dig through my felt and also find a little alien as well. :)
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