My roomate is curently going threw chemo and I wanted to make something fun for her. I saw The Museum of Kichy Stiches:http://stitchymcyarnpants.com/moks06/?p=256 and couldn't resist the beer can hats. I remember my mother making them when I was a kid. And I believe she actually sold them at a local bar too. LOL Anyway, as we don't drink beer, and I didn't think diet coke cans were all that fun and I have been saving Arizona iced tea cans with thoughts of someday making something from them. So without further adoo, the Queen Cranky Pants hat: This one is from the head shaving party. Her daughter is the one in the background giggling. Note the hotflash scepter.And a few chemo caps. I didn't use a pattern.
I just finished making My roomates Temari ball. I call it a boobie ball because she just had a lumpectomy and wanted me to make a temari for her in pink for breast cancer and she also wanted red because she had a heart attack a few years back so I made her a boobie ball My version is....it looks like a boobie and the red "obi" is the incision. LOL
I guess that is redundant since a Mari is a ball. That is Japanese thread ball for anyone who doesn't know. Anyway, here are my first three efforts. The paterns are from the book "Japanese Temari" by Barbara B. Suess. This is a great beginers book that I picked up at the library. I tried one many years ago after seing it on Carole Duvall but It wouldn't register in my silly putty brain. When I spotted this book, I decided to give it a go.
I posted the pictures in order that they were made. Hope you like em :0)
I saw a some sewn projects of the Adipose from Dr. Who and loved the idea of making my own. Who doesn't love a blob of fat after all? LOL Well I decided it would be best rendered in felt since it shapes up so easily, so without further ado....