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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Baby Yoda feels the Force on: November 10, 2008 04:59:58 AM
I thought he wouldn't last long in the ears either, he hates wearing any kind of hat is always rips it off. But he was actually ok with the ears. However, I made the band a bit too loose so it did come off pretty easily once he started wiggling/crawling/walking/temper-tantruming.
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Baby Yoda feels the Force on: November 05, 2008 06:27:21 PM
So I saw a costume of Yoda in a store and was totally "I can do that" (when, no I really couldn't). Despite that, this is the first outfit I've sewn myself, so I'm proud of it.

The robe is just broadcloth that I sewed as a robe, then added a hood and made a brown belt. The ears are just a wrap around headband and layers of material sewn together to flop over the little guy's ears. The light saber is store bought.

Unfortunately, my model doesn't stand still. So here are some action shots. The ones where he does not have the light saber, well, he's working up a temper tantrum. He really likes his light saber.

3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Wheel of time on: November 05, 2008 06:14:16 PM
I saw 'wheel of time' and had to see what was made - love the books. The dress looks gorgeous!
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Superhero/Comics Swap (sign-ups 6/2-6/16; send outs 7/14) on: June 16, 2008 12:16:24 PM
When I saw this swap I actually started bouncing up and down in my seat! I can't participate this time but I am excited to see the results. And I am loving just reading how many women are interested in comics. There has been more than once that I've felt silly walking into a comic store in my work clothes (teacher) to look around.
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / advice for a t-shirt quilt on: June 04, 2008 11:00:43 AM
My husband is finally beginning to retire all of his old Pearl Jam t-shirts, but I know they mean a lot to him as most are from concerts. I love the t-shirt quilts I've seen on here and am willing to try, but I don't want to mess it up. So here is what I am thinking and wondering. Comments and advice are wanted!

1) I'm going to use a light interfacing on the shirts before I cut them.

2) I'll cut the shirts into 12x12" squares, or 10x10" due to not buying enough interfacing.

3) What kind of material should I use for sashing?

4) Color of sashing....? I think for this first quilt to just keep it all the same color. Possibly an olive or gray color. It has to go with a bevy of t-shirts that are mostly black, blue, gray or yellow (all faded from age). Also, something that wouldn't show cat fur too badly.

5) Batting - I've never quilted before and have no idea about batting. From the beginner's book I picked up at the library I would use low-loft? Cotton or polyester or a blend?

6) For the back I was thinking of using a flannel that would compliment the front. Thoughts?

There will be lots more questions, but these would really get the ball rolling for me. Thank you!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Beer Cozy on: May 05, 2008 11:22:45 AM
Second one is done!

This is the first time I've tried cables and it didn't go badly. There is one spot where I zagged when I was supposed to zig and another time where I twisted the three stitches when I knitted them back in. Not bad for a first time!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Beer Cozy on: May 02, 2008 01:15:31 PM
*squish* I made someone's favorites!

The second one is going great, so much easier the second time. And cables aren't hard at all. I'll add a pic when I'm done.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Beer Cozy on: May 01, 2008 08:12:52 AM
I wanted to make my husband something useful and fun for his birthday this month. I found this pattern in Knitting with Balls by Michael del Vecchio.

I liked this pattern because it has a bottom to it and not just sides like in some cozy patterns I've seen. I also liked the yarn I had to use, Cascade Fixation, because it had elastic in it. I made my first trip to a LYS just to get it. I learned to YO and got more practice at knitting in the round with DPN. It was hard to start it, but turned out really well. This is also the first time I've blocked something I've knitted.

Next I'll try another version that has cables on the side. I've never done cables before, so I thought I'd save it till I got the 'simple' version done.
9  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: windy city scarf on: March 31, 2008 11:59:14 AM
Thanks for the reply.

I think I do cut the tails too short. I try so hard to reduce waste in other areas of my life that I end up cutting little tails so I can save yarn.  Roll Eyes I will write "I will cut long tails" one hundred times.
10  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Hat loosely based on celtic on: March 31, 2008 11:52:44 AM
I emphasis the loosely. I did not do double knitting and did not do the design, but wanted to give credit where it was due.

So I used a black cashmere/acrylic and a gray acrylic. On the gray stripe I put the letters PJ in seed stitch, but it is a little messed up and hard to see. It was the first time I've tried DPN, so I'm astonished that the end result was so nice!

I made it for my husband but he wasn't available to model it so I stuck it on my son's melon. I think he likes it!

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