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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / What came first? The chicken or the egg? on: September 13, 2010 03:30:14 AM
It's one of life biggest questions: What came first? The chicken or the egg? (question #2 is of course 'why did the chicken cross the road?')
I decided to take a spin on that question and crocheted my own answer, which is: 'both!'  Cool

Now, I made this as a test (didn't know if it would work), while watching tv. So the egg isn't exactly egg-shaped and maybe the chick's wings aren't the same size... but that doesn't matter: I answered one of life's biggest questions! Cheesy

(and yes, that's me, and yes, the pics aren't that good Tongue)

#1: The chick

#2 Turning the chick into....

#3 An egg (or something like it)

#4 And this is what is looks like when you don't stuff the egg inside the chick or the chick inside the egg.

So, the turning thing worked out. Now I can make a better version... or just leave it at this and try something else! Cheesy
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Giving socks for Christmas... in a different way! on: February 25, 2010 03:50:09 AM
Last Christmas I surprised my brother and a friend with socks. But no ordinary socks! Sockmonsters! To be fair: they requested them, but they had no idea how the monsters would come out.

The most specific request was for 'Liegebeest', a character from an old tv show. His name translates like 'liar-animal'. This is the original:

And this is my version!

He's made from two green socks (with dark green heel and toes), has a knitted scarf and some buttons on his body. Liegebeest is quite big, about 30-35 cm I think.

Then I got some toesocks (actually worn by me), and made this dude:

My brother gave no specifics for this monster. He just wanted me to make him a sockmonkey or something, since my other brother and my parents already have their (classic) sockmonkies.

He totally loves the monster. He even made a digital monster from it!

Oh, and this little robot went to my niece for her birthday.

I think it's the first thing I sewed that wasn't a sock.

3  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / How to be a decent catwoman?! on: February 02, 2010 05:23:54 AM
I volunteer at a recreationweek for kids (up tot 12 yrs old). This summer we have the theme superheroes and the volunteers will dress up like superheroes. But most female superheroes are dressed in spandex and other thight clothes. Not really suitable for a kids audience ;-)
So I thought I would go as catwoman, but not the Halle Berry-type of catwoman. I came up with this: black legging, black longsleeve (already in my wardrobe), topped with a skirt, tail, legg- and armwarmers in some catlike print. And of course a headband with ears.
It seemed to me that I could make this, as a clothes-sewing-newbie (I mostly sew (sock)dolls/monsters).

But, to make it extra special... we will take part in a Queensdayparade (to promote our recreationweek), dressed as superheroes and the Dutch royal family will be there! So there's another reason to dress classy ;-)

Any great ideas to make the outfit extra special?
4  EUROPE / NETHERLANDS / Stof voor poppet on: July 15, 2009 01:00:11 PM
De mevrouw van de stoffenwinkel begreep niet goed wat ik bedoelde en de term 'avalon suede' kende ze niet, dus ik ben nog steeds op zoek naar goede stof om een poppet van te maken.
Iemand goede ideen/tips?
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Sockmonkey armystyle on: July 08, 2009 09:22:26 AM
When my brother went to serve in Afghanistan for almost 5 months, I made him a little friend. I made it from my own socks, so it would also be a little me.
It was the second sockmonkey I ever made (and the second thing I ever made with my own sewingmachine). I like making them, they're easy and make a fun gift.

With my secondhand Pfaff Smiley

Bits and pieces

The final monkey

My brother was very pleased with the monkey, and it kept him company in his bunkbed there.

(sorry, new here, so can't post pictures yet, just links)
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