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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Squid-Girl! Costume on: August 25, 2011 02:25:45 AM
Thank you. I originally also wanted to add suckers to the tentacles using a contrast colour felt, and eyes, but then decided keeping it simple would look better. Nursery people were impressed, too
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Squid-Girl! Costume on: August 24, 2011 06:24:18 AM


It's zoo day in the nursery today, (and sealife is a zoo, too, right?), so I cobbled this squid costume together. There's no pattern, I've made it up on the go: I made a tutu by knotting strips of varying lengths of dress netting on an elastic. Then I cut a top out of purple felt, using one of my daughter's t-shirts, adding 10 tentacles, 2 of them longer with paddles on the end. The hat is a simple cone shape with a frill, and a hole for the face cut in.

It's all hand stitched because I was too lazy to dig out the sewing machine and took me less than a couple hours.

The daughter lurvvves it.
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 65 ENTRIES / Re: Fun Alphabet Letter Magnets on: August 24, 2011 06:23:55 AM
Brilliant idea. Looks great!
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 65 ENTRIES / Re: the mystical book (pics, pics, PICS!) on: August 24, 2011 06:22:19 AM
This is simply gorgeous.
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 65 ENTRIES / Re: Ransom note purse on: August 24, 2011 06:19:05 AM
The lining is fantastic. Where did you get it?
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Batik Jelly Roll Quilt on: August 24, 2011 06:15:29 AM
That's really pretty, I love the colours!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dyeing wool? on: October 11, 2009 01:30:13 PM
I think it's a blend. But there's definitely a lot of wool in it. Should have kept the label which came with the yarn, shouldn't I?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Dyeing wool? on: October 10, 2009 11:15:40 AM
I've got a gorgeous cardi which my bloke's granny knit for me. It's off-white and I stupidly stained it with oil from a bicycle chain. Really can't get the stain out, and would prefer it in a darker colour anyway, but have no idea how to go about it as all the clothes-dye available at my chemist says it's only for synthetics.

Can you help?
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Outfit. First Time- be gentle please on: September 14, 2009 02:16:08 AM
It's Simplicity 4243, but I added more lace to cover up shoddy seams. And because I like lace.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Outfit. First Time- be gentle please on: September 06, 2009 04:05:10 AM
Thank you. She is rather cute indeed, but she doesn't leave me much time to practice my sewing (non)skills.
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