i "whipped" this up last saturday [it took me all day, since i had to make the pattern and figure out how to put it all together] [but in the end, it was definitely worth it ] the pic is a bit fuzzy, but still cute
the dark blue is a basic tube and the light blue [it looks white] is sort of a circle skirt with butterflies [the tie straps are made of the same] there is a white slip i attached so that the lace could peek out underneath
i don't have any back shots because it looks the same as the front ...but with a zipper
this is a project for my GEMS class [gifted education multidisciplinal seminar] i had to make something to represent the journey of my life, so i chose to represent it through my obsessions and i made a bag
Past: reading, camping, horses Present: Ireland [the shamrock], pirates, writing [it's a quill that looks like a leaf... XP but i made it "write" my name, so i think it'll be ok], and sewing [that's represented through the bag]
Future: a potato garden [i'm actually obsessed with that now!], a little cottage, and a sexy husband [closeup at the top of page!], and the basset hound
i made this skirt a few months back, when the fall foliage was appropriate [even though i just wore it the other day ]
it was my very first skirt i almost cried when i put it on because it stuck straight out ["whee! i'm wearing a tent!" my friend commented to to me...] but i turned it sideways so that the side seams were in the front and the back and it looked much better. phew. addition to the scrap pile averted.
my shorts, modeled after boxer shorts it has that whole pirate vs. ninja theme [i like pirates, but my two best friends think they're ninjas... just because they do taekwondo] i was going to stitch little pirate and ninja silhouettes on the legs, but i never got around to it
complete with the pseudo fly
and now my favorite: the pajama pants i just made last night! they're flannel and have little spiders all over them [anyone else noticing the odd spider theme on craftster lately?] AND they have POCKETS spiffy awesome
so. my two best friends like [obsess over] ninja turtles. i crocheted a couple, but apparently, they were not realistic enough *sigh* [not to mention, one of the turtles became a girl because the only other color i had on me was pink. i named her Picasso, but my friend informed me that the ninja turtles went by FIRST names of painters, so i renamed her Pablo. but he then told me that i couldn't call a girl PABLO, so Pablo is just a gay turtle. whatever. i still think she's a girl ] and then my other friend asked if i couldn't make a real one, y'know, like a plushie? and i thought, how awesome would it be to have a ninja turtle pincushion???
some blood, sweat and maybe a few tears later... Raphael was born!
he is a pincushion
he has toes:
and an awesome belt with a color coordinated button!
This bag was birthed from an old hood that quite ridiculously small....
The edge stitching is done in a pink yarn, which was brutal on my fingers, so I switched to thread after that The lining and the strap are cotton [I originally did the strap in felt, to match the elephant, but alas, it was too strechy]
I call it Matthew's elephant after my best friend who draws them all over his papers
Filled with various accoutrements:
Some of you other stitchers have cats; some have dogs. And well, I have a gerbil.
and so renewed is the birth of any t-shirt recon: awesome shirt 18929763567127 sizes too big, a sewing machine, and a desire for fitted adorableness it started as a 2006 Race for the Cure t-shirt [i volunteered with my girl scout troop]
front, obviously. i have only one face on my head
and the back [so that you can see the spiffy waving pink guy] yay for sunchips
i also have a 2005 blue one, but i think i might want to do something different with it
Made for me, a teenager, not an itty bitty... Incase some were confused
I made this all this morning [and a little bit last night]. I love weekends! It used to be a gigantic t-shirt, and I got the inspiration from M.Carmen
Here are the pictures:
This is the front! There is a little black bow on it [the bow looks way cuter in real life], and it reads "Girl Scouts: 2000: Where Girls Grow Strong" And, yes, my eyes are closed... *sigh*
This is the back! There are two gray bows, to inverse the one on the front
Basically, what I did was I cut off the sleeves and top of the shirt, fitted it, then added straps. I decided it wasn't enough, so I threw on a few bows If It weren't for the logo in the middle of my torso, I'd have added a belt