A friend of mine recently found out that I crocheted, and asked me if I could make him some underpants. He's going to Vegas with a bunch of guys, and thinks it will be a hilarious joke to come out of his room wearing them one day, pretending he didn't know anyone else was there. I warned him that they'd be gappy, and he asked that I make them extra tight to really maximize the gross-out factor. Haha.
I didn't have any men's undies on hand to model them after, so I bought a pattern and used a Batman chart I found online
And of course I had to try them on......
I wasn't happy with the waistband, it didn't have any snap to it (once it stretched out, it stayed stretched out) and the flap made it really bulky. If I ever make these again, I'll definitely modify that, but overall, it was a fun project that worked up really fast!
I never did post pics of what I sent to boystress, so here it is: A short-sleeved cardigan with a headband for the new baby, hats for baby and big sister, and a butterfly mobile. I also sent some Dora crayons and colouring books.
I received my package from the most amazing angel of all time, Rhymesworange!! My nephew, little Nickolas Christopher, was born 2 weeks ago, so the timing couldn't have been better.
First off, a quilt!!
My sister absolutely loves the colours, it looks so good in the nursery.
And then, as if that wasn't enough...
A crocheted viking hat, a knit cap with hand-made felt patch, and red converse booties!! His auntie Rachel is a big Whovian nerd, so you'd better believe he'll be getting a little blue pinstripe suit when he grows into the shoes.
A triumphant fist-pump of delight over his cool new hat
Thank you so much, Rhymesworange, you totally spoiled Nickolas, and his momma and I are sososo grateful!!!
You guys, I'm so excited!! An entire MONTH after it was sent out I got a present from Edie22! I'm sure the post office knew I'd be happy to extend my 30th birthday celebrations well into February, and they're not just inefficient buggers, right? Haha.
I received a couple of days ago, but haven't posted pics yet because I was hoping to get an action shot. Unfortunately my attempts at self-portraiting have failed miserably. If I can talk someone into taking a pic for me in the next few days I'll post it, but in the mean time...
Cupcake liners, edible cupcake decorations, AND a hat! Not just any hat, mind you... It's blue (my favourite colour), ridiculously soft, and it's actually a convertible hat from my wists! If I loosen the bow on top a bit I can pull my pony tail through, or if I loosen it all the way I can wear it as a cowl! How awesome is that?
I received an awesome envelope from J_Kieviet a few days ago!! I've had a house guest though (a friend who lives in the country who couldn't get home due to all of the snow we've had here!) so I couldn't post pics until now. Sorry for the delay!
She sent me these stickers (I'm making a wedding scrapbook for my sister) and this silver card with a hot pink seahorse on it...
A casserole carrier! Straight from my wists! It's a green printed fabric with a navy blue quilted interior. I'm actually going to a potluck on Sunday and I'm soooo excited to use it!
Thank you so much J_Kieviet! I love what you sent me! And thanks Belladune for organizing!
My partner seems to have disappeared! I sent on time, and it went regular letter mail so I'm sure she's received.
She specifically said not to send craft supplies, so my envelope was a little empty compared to most of yours, but I made her a cross stitch (she said she liked Rudolph) and sent a pad of post its, some earrings I thought she'd like (and can double as stitch markers if she doesn't) and an iron on reindeer, which I know is craft supplies, but as it was simple and pretty (how she described her style) and a reindeer I thought it was too perfect not to send.
Argh, after all of this time, my camera seems to be broken! Christmas is coming, and I've been a (reasonably) good girl, so hopefully Santa will have a new one in his bag for me, but in the mean time, here are some photos my amazing, wonderful, generous, talented and good-looking angel ChrisSews took!
A chocolate otter!! I feel like I "otter" save this (bahaha) since it's sooo cute... But the chocolate is calling me. Also, the ingredients say it has coffee in, so in all honesty the poor critter doesn't stand a chance. Polar bear socks, salmon jerky (which I've put away for Christmas in hopes that watching my dad, BIL, and the cats fight over it will add some entertainment!) an Oregon magnet and a magnetic Alaska moose book mark!
The scrapbook, in all its Alaskan glory
She also sent me a new little buddy, a bright pink flamingo! I thought the little fella needed a manly name, so we called him Thor. hahaha!
Thank you so much Chris, it was so kind of you to do this all for me!!! I seriously love it.
Well I don't think tehbunnykens is ever going to post photos of what I sent her, although I am holding out hope that she'll send my Frank N Furter back... I have an awesome angel, but in the mean time here's a few photos of what I sent!
A postcard home sent partway through the swap... It's actually a packet of wild rose seeds, which is our provincial flower
Most of the souvenirs, including Tim Horton's coffee and a puzzle that I glued a little red rhinestone on where Red Deer is!