My lovely husband is kind of a Zelda nut, so for his 24th birthday I crocheted him this magnificent bastard for his man-cave...it took me about a month, and that's with my little fingers working at warp speed at every waking moment. I actually have a callus on my palm from my crochet needle! I'm so proud of it, it's like I suffered for my art. It consists of 162 worsted weight crochet squares, 4" each. This whole project was inspired by the fabulous Mario Racoon Rug by enemyairship.
He traversed the imaginary forests in our home, only to come across a mysterious chest. He opened it...
...to claim his prize! He literally made the "DOO DOO DOO DOOOOOO!" sound when he saw it! That was more satisfying than anything else
This was a gift to my mother for her birthday last year (she worked for Harvey when he was in office, and he was a close friend and mentor to her). I finally got pictures of it, and I figured now's a good a time as any to share Harvey with the world.
I know that most of you are familiar with the one-seam convertible dress (I was first introduced to it by Rostitchery's tut). I made some reversible ones for my bridesmaids last summer, and I've been thinking of another way to upgrade the basic design...
The waistband is elastic, covered with the fabric I used for the dress.
...and now for the fun part! I put a pocket on the straps right where the boobs would be, so that I can insert foam cups! That way, there's no embarrassing pointy-ness when the summer breezes blow AND there's a little more support.
This version is just as comfortable as the original!
All my life, I've grown up hearing about Harvey Milk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_milk). My mother was his intern and close friend, and I heard stories of his crusading for gay rights for years before Hollywood decided to make a movie about him. She and Harvey's other intern, prominent Gay activist Cleve Jones, met up again for the first time since Harvey's assassination during the filming of the movie (in which we were extras!). In summation, this was a really important event in my mom's life. The movie opened on December 5th, 2008, and I went with my mom to the premiere. Before we got there, I gave her a present: seven 5"x5" portraits of Harvey, each in a color of the rainbow. I forgot to take a picture of them before I gave them to her, but I made one more portrait for myself:
I fudged his right ear a little, but I'm working on it. Here's the original:
We have four people in our house: my buddy Conrad, his girlfriend Kayla, and then my husband and I. The funny thing is, we've ALL worked at Starbucks at some point in our lives (some of us still do...*ahem). Anyway, for reasons unknown to anyone but Jeebus, I've been collecting empty Starbucks cards. I just felt so bad about throwing them all out, so I figured I'd come up with something crafty to do with them!
The boys really love their meat products, and since nobody is interested in scrubbing meat grease off of the wall behind the stove I came up with this:
A Starbucks card backsplash! They're stuck to a cardboard background, which would normally concern me (grease-soaked cardboard = gross) except that I made sure that the cards were butted right up against each other. Closeup: