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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Basketweave Baby Blanket on: November 01, 2008 05:23:57 PM
I LOVE Lion Homespun - it is one of my favorites to work with. Your blanket is beautiful!
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Clowning around on: November 01, 2008 05:21:17 PM
They're darling!
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / I was a great catch.... on: November 01, 2008 05:08:09 PM

As far back as 1989 (The year The Little Mermaid came out) I have always wanted to be a mermaid. I love my mermaid costume and even though it wasn't perfect, it is by far my very favorite costume that I have ever made.

My husband and I have a favorite song about a mermaid - "The Mermaid" by Great Big Sea. If you don't know the song it basically goes like this:

Boy signs onto a whaling ship, falls in love with a mermaid and goes to live with her in the sea. He has a little problem though - he loves her from head to waist. But the rest of her is a fish. But sadly, one day she swims away and he misses her until her sister swims by. Her sister is a special mermaid. She is an ugly fish from head to waist, but her bottom part is a girl. Problem solved. He decides he doesn't give a damn about the upper part and that's how he gets his 'tail'. (That is a direct quote from the end of the song.)

So my husband and I were the mermaid and the fisherman. I made my mermaid costume loosely based from Simplicity 4043. It's made of jade knit, satin and organza from the Camelot Collection from Hancock Fabrics. It's decorated with about five yards of iridescant sequins that began to fall off as the night wore on. I accessorized with a fishnet wrap that I tied pieces of brown and green mummy cloth into and called it my 'seaweed wrap'. (I'm a sushi lover!) The only part of my husband's costume that I actually made was his hat, which I knitted a couple years ago. Then we participated in a trick or treat tailgating party - we live in Notre Dame country - and I sat in the back of our SUV with my legs covered up and welcomed all the little monsters to my ship and gave out Spongebob Squarepants candy. Overall, fabulous night.
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: SMC Barbie (women's studies class project) on: October 29, 2008 04:55:50 AM
Ha ha, I went to SMC! I did not take Women's Studies though, I studied music and then went to Bethel College. I have to say that I totally love the ND cap - Barbie looks exactly like every student on campus who has an early morning class. You did a great job.
5  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: My Daughters' Cosplay Outfit.....Ayu From Kanon!!! on: October 22, 2008 05:05:07 AM
That coat is darling! It's so very European schoolgirl-ish. I love it!
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: [Halloween Costume ] My first of two..... on: October 15, 2008 04:32:40 AM
That is just amazing.
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Celtic Wall Quilt on: October 13, 2008 05:09:58 AM
That's so incredible. I absolutely love the color and design.
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Amy Butler Sampler Quilt on: October 13, 2008 05:09:07 AM
The fabrics are beautiful....and your baby looks like he/she is really getting enjoyment out of it. Smiley
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Dead Author Brigade on: October 13, 2008 05:06:00 AM
Great likenesses!
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Cute Polymer Stuff I made~ on: October 13, 2008 05:03:36 AM
Your lollipop looks good enough to eat! Yummy! All are great!
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