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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Baby's First Halloween as Princess Leia! on: November 01, 2009 07:18:31 PM
I posted this in Halloween before I found out there was a challenge.  So I hope it's okay that it's been cross posted!

So it was my 7.5 month old daughter's VERY FIRST HALLOWEEN.  How could we NOT go handmade? This cost us less than $3 to make, and took about 3 hours.  Which was a good thing, since I was a bad last minute mommy and waited until the last possible week to start working on this.





I made the wig out of some cheap, stretchy fabric I found in the clearance section of our local craft store. The buns are just long tubes stuffed with filling I took out of an old pillow. I hand sewed the buns to the main part of the hat and voila! Instant hair for baby!

Her "gown" was made from an old shower curtain. It was barely used (the top plastic backing for the shower rings had fallen off) and it had a slight sheen which made it perfect for the gown.  I took a shortcut and instead of hemming the sleeves and skirt, I cut the pieces I needed out along the bottom of the shower curtain hem. It saved a lot of sewing time!

My husband made the belt.  He works at a sign shop so he used some scrap banner material left over and the silver accents are just silver vinyl.

She had a little stuffed gun too! But I didn't get a good shot of it. Also, we just put a white terry sleeper that we happened to have under her gown since we didn't have white boots for her.

Here's one more picture of her standing:



Hope everyone had an awesome (and safe) Halloween!
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Baby Princess Leia on: November 01, 2009 08:14:14 AM
So it was my 7.5 month old daughter's VERY FIRST HALLOWEEN.  How could we NOT go handmade? This cost us less than $3 to make, and took about 3 hours.  Which was a good thing, since I was a bad last minute mommy and waited until the last possible week to start working on this.





I made the wig out of some cheap, stretchy fabric I found in the clearance section of our local craft store. The buns are just long tubes stuffed with filling I took out of an old pillow. I hand sewed the buns to the main part of the hat and voila! Instant hair for baby!

Her "gown" was made from an old shower curtain. It was barely used (the top plastic backing for the shower rings had fallen off) and it had a slight sheen which made it perfect for the gown.  I took a shortcut and instead of hemming the sleeves and skirt, I cut the pieces I needed out along the bottom of the shower curtain hem. It saved a lot of sewing time!

My husband made the belt.  He works at a sign shop so he used some scrap banner material left over and the silver accents are just silver vinyl.

She had a little stuffed gun too! But I didn't get a good shot of it. Also, we just put a white terry sleeper that we happened to have under her gown since we didn't have white boots for her.

Here's one more picture of her standing:


3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Something to keep the Bodum warm! on: May 25, 2008 10:21:51 PM
So my parents-in-law drink copious amounts of tea...meaning their Bodum gets a lot of use.  My mom-in-law was using a shabby (albeit clever) method of using an old dish towel sewn up on one side as a tea cozy.  She's an avid gardener and their kitchen is awesomely amazingly and I couldn't let the ragged dish towel cozy madness go on any longer than it already did.

So I went out and bought some wonderful Cascade 220 wool and got to schemin':





What do you guys think? I'm already thinking about doing up another garden-themed one for her...
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My Very First Bag, A Yoga Mat Bag !! on: April 13, 2006 06:49:52 PM


Here she is! FINALLY DONE.  The very first bag I've sewn, first zipper too.  I was originally planning to add a lining but I got carried away with the progress I was making and it was a bit too late by the time I remembered the lining. 



I'm so glad it's finally done.  I definitely am NOT a sewer.
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Knitty's Starsky Knit-A-Long? on: February 27, 2006 02:23:47 PM
I am in love.

Anyone else?

http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTstarsky.html

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Need yarn recommendations - help! on: February 09, 2006 09:31:25 AM
Greetings fellow knitters!

A friend of mine recently asked if I could help knit her a scarf.  I agreed, of course, but I would like to know the best type of yarn to use to knit a long, long skinny scarf, with fringe (100" long, 3" wide)

My friend has tried her hand at knitting but claims she doesn't have the patience for it.  I'm hoping this scarf (made with yummy yummy REALLY SOFT yarn) will bring her interest back for knitting.

Any suggestions?

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / "Guess?" inspired sweater/vest cover up on: November 21, 2005 09:51:54 PM
Hi everyone,

I saw this cute little vest like, slightly cap sleeved sweater cover up on a girl at Value Village a couple of weekends ago and knew that I had to attempt something like it on my own.  I asked her where she had gotten it from, and she said Guess.  I checked Guess' website a couple of days ago at work and discovered that the sweater retails for $85 CAD...yipes

http://www.guess.ca/ProductDetails.aspx?pageType=PRODUCT&cid=1112&style=Y5389669&filter=0&sort=3 (The one she was wearing was the white/cream colored one)

So this is my take on this cover up...I used an acrylic/polyester blend, but only because it was in my stash and I was itching to test out the ideas brewing in my head.  I just liked the colors in the yarn I used mostly.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/30/65777956_e3d448e928.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/29/65777959_2d4fd5d678.jpg


I used just a little bit under 3 skeins, the stuff was called Bernat Solo...in "Rustic".  If I had more yarn, I would've made the top just slightly longer.  

Does it look funny at all? Do I dear wear it out?

8  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Lucky Sweater - HELP !! on: October 29, 2005 12:27:34 AM
I just casted this project tonight, am at the part where I am supposed to start increases (back)

The pattern says to continue dec rows every following 9th row... ? Is the every foll 9th roll from this point on? or 9th row in the stitch pattern rows?

I hope I'm making sense.  Help !
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