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11  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Upcycled Baby Shoes! on: November 05, 2009 01:07:48 PM
I eyeballed my own pattern (you can see it improved from the first attempt!!!) but I closely based it off of the Mini Mocs http://darlingdiapers.com/SDminimocfinal2.PDF, ehow.com, and Robeez-type idea.

I did use a machine to sew these.  If I were you I would try a leather needle (they make special machine needles for sewing leather).  That might give you better results. 
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Noro Wedding Blanket on: November 04, 2009 01:55:20 PM
I made this blanket as a wedding gift for my sister using blue Goa (cotton/silk?) and Noro Silk Garden (wool/silk).  I love the colors in Noro yarn and used a few different kinds.  I think the pathways all blend nicely.

I also liked this pattern, it was simple but still looks somewhat complex. It also is sort of reversible without being a rib knit so you gotta love that! 

The only thing is that because I used a thinner yarn the texture came out rather "spongy".  I think this would be better in a chunky or bulky. And, despite checking my gauge FOUR times, it came out much narrower than expected.   Angry

I was casting off the DAY OF THE WEDDING! and ended up giving it to her without weaving in the ends (I swear Im going to do that next time I `visit!).  Frankly, she wont notice, but it bothers me!
13  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Upcycled Baby Shoes! on: November 04, 2009 01:47:11 PM
I made some baby shoes !

The first pair is a upcycled cream corduroy jacket with brown/orange grosgrain ribbon (I LOVE this ribbon).  Its fully lined in brown flannel.

The next pair is made from this awesome fabric I picked up while honeymooning in Vanuatu (Melanesia).  Its got this awesome green/orange/white sort of tropical meets tribal design.  I would consider these uni-sex.  What do you think?  Lined in the same brown flannel.

I used an upcycled pleather purse (it neither smells nor feels like real leather so it must be fake) for the soles of both shoes.  

Oh yes, and heres another pair made from the same corduroy but lined in blue - I made these for my son awhile back- this was my first shot at eyeballing a pattern for these so excuse the craziness!  I love shoes like this - he wears them all the time.  The bottoms are leather.  Durable sure, but not nearly as washable!  Angry

Thanks for looking!
14  COOKING / Dessert / Sticky Rice & Mango Pumpkins on: November 01, 2009 11:27:20 AM
I found this cute idea at http://blog.superhealthykids.com/2008/10/pumpkin-shaped-rice-balls/

I love sticky rice and mango so I made it with sweet/mochi rice instead of regular rice, added sweetened coconut milk (about 3Tbs per cup of cooked rice) and then mounted each pumpkin on a slice of mango. 

Yum yum and so cute!
15  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Wee Weka Knickers / Training Pants on: October 29, 2009 05:42:28 PM
I don't use a waterproof cover with these because I need to be able to see when he goes so I can get him to the toilet ASAP!  That, and he only wears them around the house - hes still in diapers when we are out and about.  But you can use covers (you know, standard vinyl) or you can make it with a waterproof layer, like some gorgeous PUL, on the outside. 

I was going for quick and cheap so I skipped that part.  But if I was going to make something that he could wear in public - I would for sure be putting a waterproof layer on the outside (ala the kushies training pants)
16  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Wee Weka Knickers / Training Pants on: October 29, 2009 12:15:58 PM
I needed some training pants for my sort-of-using-the-toilet one year old.  Luckily my mom had recently sent me some quality Tshirts I had no prayer of ever fitting into!  So with the help of the super easy pattern & tute at The Nappy Network: http://www.thenappynetwork.org.nz/images/WeeWeka_Knickers.pdf

...training pants! 

I used a pink microfiber cloth from the diaper stash to give some extra absorbancy (double thickness in the front since these are for a boy)

I experimented with different leg and waistbands.  In the end, I think the rib knit was the best because its the stretchiest!  I want a whole stash of these now!!!

Thanks for checking it out.
17  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Toddler Starfleet uniform on: October 29, 2009 11:58:19 AM
I love this!  Im going to attempt to throw an infant one together in time for saturday!  Thanks for the detailed pictures!

FINISHED!  This was so much fun, now I want to make an adult sized one Smiley

Thanks again for the attention to the back of the uniform
18  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Skull Tee mkIII on: October 29, 2009 11:45:06 AM
this is way cute.  i agree that Vegbees tute is awesome, everyone should try it at some point!
19  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 43 ENTRIES / Re: Rainbow Brite portrait in straws on: October 29, 2009 11:40:33 AM
I am also a Rainbow Brite fan and this is AWESOME!  I think the shine and pixel-ness of the straws adds to the 80s-ness of RB!  Great job.
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitty's Cargo - HALLOWEEN Edition on: October 29, 2009 12:07:39 AM
oh ho ho MAN are those adorable!  Very creative  Cheesy
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