I got these off-white fake vans for 9 bucks with the express intention of painting *something* on them (why else would a craftster buy plain anything?). I wasn't sure what I wanted, so I started flipping through my CD covers for inspiration, and settled on the skeleton couple from Chiodos' Bone Palace Ballet (freakin' awesome album btw). Without further chatter, here they are!
He's a scooch blurry, but you get the deal. I'm quite proud of the shading on this guy, because I am by no means an artiste, and it came out surprisingly good!
I love her hair, it's like creepy undead Marie Antionette-chic.
That's all I've done so far. I haven't decided if I'm going to add anything to the sides or back. I'll need to see 'em on my feet first.
So my very favourite singer, Anthony Green, from my very favourite band, Circa Survive, released a veeeeeeeery long-awaited solo album today. Needless to say, I was mad excited. I actually started my Little Tony ages ago, but I figured the album release was as good a reason as any to finish him up!
Without further ado, Anthony!
Posin' with his gorgeous album, Avalon. He's felt, all handsewn, and his clothes are painted on...unfortunately
His eyes pretty much look like that in real life too. HUUUUUGE and gorgeous blue. Heh. He's got a little smile because, contrary to the next picture, he always has this crazy awesome smile when he sings.
Here he is with his real-life counterpart, for comparison. Yeah, I made him a little matching coat. The dark grey on the lapels is about a million french knots. Yes I am crazy. The hair on Little Tony is closer to Anthony's normal hair colour. That photo just makes it look really dark. Oh yeah, and no facial hair because I didn't really want to push my luck with the painting lol. He rarely has as much as in this picture, so I'm cool with it.
Backstory: I found a bedsheet at Salvation Army today. A SPACEJAM bedsheet!!!! ! For $1.99!!! Double !!
I decided on the spot that I needed a Spacejam dress; however, I have never sewn a dress before (but I've sewn other things), and I'm a little scared. So I was flipping through this great book I have, called Sew Everything Workshop (S.E.W) by Diana Rupp, and I found a project that I think I might be able to tweak into a dress. The Flouncy Tank Top. The body of it is just three rectangles pieced together, and I'm thinking of just making it dress-length and flaring out the sides of the rectangles in order to have a fuller skirt part, rather than it just hanging straight down. The only worry I have is that it might be rather shapeless. I plan on belting it at an empire waist level, which I think will add some shape, but I'm still not sure beyond that.
SO. Long question short, do I need to add in some darts or something? Will my idea work, or will I still look like a sack of potatoes? Because, as much as I love eating potatoes, I don't want to look like a sack of them
Here's a picture of the shirt for reference:
(If you can't see there, the top of it is gathered...might this also help with adding shape?)
Is it really that hard to crochet a flat circle? Well, it's not working for me.
I'm trying to make this rug from the book Craftivity. The base is a big double crochet circle. Except, it doesn't really say anything besides double crochet a circular base. It tells me to chain 7 and slip stitch for the first round (I can do this!!!!). Then it just says increase every round until you have a flat circle.
But...it doesn't say how or where to increase. I thought it was like, increase in each st on the first round. 2nd, increase every second st. 3rd, increase every third st. and so on.
But that's not really working for me. It keeps kind of buckling and curling, like I'm making a hat. But I'm not. A hat is not a rug!!
So here's the bunny I made yesterday. He was inspired by some little stuffed animal things I saw on a Japanese website (I think). I'm not sure why he's so sad. Maybe he wants a carrot from that nice orange felt he's sitting on.
And his cute little tail:
(sorry 'bout the sideways pic...I'm new at this)
Hope you like him. This is my first post with pictures by the way. I'm excited!!
I just bought a bunch of those little hama, or perler beads (the ones that you iron) at Ikea. They came with two sheets of the paper that you use to iron them, but I was wondering if there were any alternatives I could use (once i run out). The paper kind of looks like wax paper, but it is thin like tissue paper. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Okay, I'm having a problem with the neck shaping (this is my first sweater, by the way). I think I did the first little paragraph all right, but where it says "BO 2 sts at neck edge at beg of every other row..." and so on, that's where I'm having problems. When I go to bind off the 2 sts on the first shoulder section, won't the yarn end up at the other end of the bound-off sts? Does that question even make sense? Please help, I'm really confused, and I was doing so well up to this point...