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« on: December 18, 2009 10:29:53 PM »

TEASER PIC!



My Dad works for an aeronautics company, and his department head decided they'd have an "ugly sweater" contest. He asked me to make him something suitable, but I ran out of time, so Mumsie actually finished it off. I just KNEW what I wanted to do, and was actually inspired by a hideous (but splendid) 80s sweater with leather applique all over the front that I wear, well, constantly. Here it is when I handed it off to Dad to take back home:



My original concept was to have it pooping, but we didn't want to offend anyone's sensibilities, so Dad found a bag full of little multicolour felt balls at the dollar store, along with the flashie LED ring that was altered and attached to the nose. Mumsie wanted Mr. Reindeer to look disturbingly out of his gourd, hence the slavering tongue. She also added the hat and eyeball and finished off the armholes. Turns out my Dad was the only one in his department with the cahones (read: sense of humour) to actually wear an ugly sweater! Apparently, he'd be walking around the hangar and people would chuckle at his slightly demented-looking reindeer, only to burst out in guffaws once he was past them Tongue



Dad's prize? First in line at the buffet lunch Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009 10:59:38 PM »

I L.O.V.E loooove this!  Your dad has a great sense of humor, but so do you and your mom!  This sweater just screams FUN to me!  Clicking this rocks right now!
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009 11:20:30 PM »

ok, it took me a few min to find it, but the reindeer "pooping" little pom poms reminded me of this candy dispenser...

Yes... it's a CANDY dispenser!  Cheesy
disclaimer:  I take NO credit for this moose, it's not even handcrafted...I found him on the web and laughed.
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2009 03:10:38 AM »

Love your family's sence of humour! ...and the moose-sweater  Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2009 05:22:33 AM »

I hope he won. That is I think the most hideous sweater vest I have ever seen  Grin  And I do say that in good spirit, not being mean and all, since the intention was clearly to create something that would make it look like Christmas totally pooped on a sweater vest lol.  Too funny.
Please don't send it to me when he's done  Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2009 06:25:48 AM »

That is too awesome in a total bad way.  Love it!
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2009 10:27:25 AM »

That's so great!! My husband desperately wants an ugly Christmas sweater! He'd love that.
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2009 09:53:21 AM »

HA! awesome. ridiculously amusing.
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2009 02:34:31 PM »

After seeing the thumbnail I was relieved to read your post and see it was supposed to be ugly.  I was curious as to what people's reactions would be if it was a serious effort toward a "cute" sweater.  You definitely met your goal and I love the humor in it.  It's great that your dad goes along with this stuff!
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2009 03:06:43 AM »

This is awe-inspiring. Brilliant concept and a truly impressive show of taking the ugly sweater to a new level. I adore your family based solely on this post Smiley
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