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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Dead Fish Hat on: December 29, 2011 10:53:14 AM
One of the brokers I work for just had a baby girl.  Since he and his wife are such a quirky bunch, I made something awesome that they can definitely appreciate.

It's made for a girl.  I should name that fish...I'll just leave the honors for the daddy.  I was told MacKenzie (that's the baby's name) have a huge head like her daddy.  So I said I'll make it to fit up to a 2 year old.  He was like "oh totally, she'll probably wear that in a month."  I met the beautiful baby...she's TINY!  I told him the best thing to do is to have the fish eat her from the bottom up and make it into a bunting thing (whatver they are called).

Here's my co-worker trying on the hat.  It somewhat fits him!!!!

The yarns I've used is:

Pink:  Stitch Nation Washable Ewe in Zinnia
Green: Spud and Chloe Sweater in Grass
Purple: Stitch Nation Alpaca Love in Dusk

I'll post a picture of MacKenzie wearing it when I get a picture!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Hi 5 Mittens on: November 27, 2011 11:12:51 PM
These mittens are super clever.  If you wanna wave hi to your friends, just simply lift your right hand up.

If your friends are awesome, give them a high five!

These are basic mittens and I duplicate stitch in the word "hi" and the number "5"  Real easy and extremely awesome!

3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Spam Musubi and Tuna Sushi on: November 01, 2011 10:19:57 PM
I didn't know what my kids were going to be for halloween.  I have this thing where I want them to have unique costumes just because I want them to stand out.  Last year I dressed up as a slice of pizza because I like pizza.  Which got me wanting to keep with the "favorite food" category.  I brought my boys to a children book fair and had lunch at a Japanese restaurant and that's when it hit me...I am going to dress them up as sushi!  Well, one is tuna sushi and the other is spam musubi.  I have come to realized that I live in a sheltered world where LOTS OF PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT A SPAM MUSUBI IS.  I'm tell you...you're missing out.

So here's how I made spam musubi:  I used black felt as seaweed and wrapped him around and sewed on velcro so it stays on.  The spam is made with the brick red (I assume that's what grilled spam would look like).  I just made a shape of a sliced spam (hey!  don't make that disgusted look...spam is delicious!) and filled it with polyfiber.  I also had to make white pants from scratch.  Do you guys know how hard it is to find white pants?  I couldn't find white pants for kids, so I made them.

Sushi tuna is actually easier.  Using red flannel fabric that I had leftover, I just made it the same shape as the spam musubi and stuffed it with polyfiber (seriously, I have a bag of polyfiber and it never seems to end.  It feels like it keeps on growing...).  To add the white lines that tuna sushi has, I  used white yarn and placed it on the tuna and sewed it on.  To keep him on, I chained white yarn and made it into backpack straps.  I also had to make his white pants.

The only thing that's not made is the white turtleneck shirts.  And without further ado, here's the pictures!

Side note, I made that beanie tuna sushi was wearing.  The yarn is called zombie bbq.  I just felt it should be worn on halloween Smiley
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / This slice of pizza reigns supreme! on: November 02, 2010 01:05:15 PM
Someone said to me "now that costume is so original!"  I replied back "no, I'm supreme!"  LOL.  This costume was so much fun to make and it cost me less than $10 in raw materials.  Did I mention it took only a weekend to make?  To top it all off (hahaa pizza pun), I won best costume at work.

5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 55 ENTRIES / Cooking Mama is so Gangsta! on: October 04, 2010 07:36:32 PM
Who knew that Mama can be such a thug?  That's right!  Them rappers would want their hands on this blinging necklace.  Mama is soooo hardcore, she even got gang signs.  Woot woot!

Here's the close up of the Mama bling bling.

Nobody is gonna mess with Mama anymore!  THUG LIFE!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cupcake Beanie! on: August 17, 2010 12:26:07 PM
I always wanted to knit a cupcake beanie!  I looked on Ravelry for patterns and just decided to improvised.  Yep, all pattern free!

The cherry is crocheted and I did add some sprinkles to the cupcake.  Adding beads is a pain in the butt!

7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Super Mario Bros. Hats! on: July 07, 2010 02:53:41 PM
This year for Anime Expo, it is my youngest first trip to the convention of awesome.  I couldn't resist dressing my boys as Mario and Luigi.  Especially since my youngest is the shape of Mario and my oldest is the shape of Luigi.  The moustaches were hard to put on my boys, so we opted to cheat and say they are Baby Mario and Baby Luigi from Mario Kart DS.  90% of the costumes were bought.  T-shirt and overals.  However, I made the hat.  I took a nap and next thing you know, I figured out a pattern for the hats!  I'm a novice sewer, so it's super basic.  Two circles, one with a smaller circle cut inside (the hole for the head to go through). Sew the two together.  The smaller circle that I cut out, fold that and sew it on the hat as the bill.  Then using white and black felt, you make the circle and the letter.  At that point, I got lazy and I just glued it on the hat.  Ta-da!  Instant Super Mario Bros Hats!  Too bad my youngest hate hats Sad

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby socks! on: April 08, 2010 02:36:00 PM
This is my first time knitting socks!  Might as well make it baby socks!  I got the pattern from the Spud and Chloe blogs.  I like them so much, I'm going to make a pair for my co-worker who's having a baby boy any day now...

It's very easy to make!  I'm using metal dpns I had when I first started knitting beanies.  I think I'm going to switch to bamboo, because it kept slipping out!  That's going to be my excuse to why there's a couple of mistakes in the pair (which I won't point out.  LOL).

9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / First clothing item ever sewn! on: March 22, 2010 01:27:34 PM
Actually, this is my very first item I have sewn for an actual person.  It's a basic pj pants for my 3 year old boy.  I'm quite proud of it.  I bought a pattern and I figured it all out by myself.  Which is more of a reason why I am even more proud of it!  I used my sister's little $20 sewing machine to make it.  I enjoyed myself so much, I went and bought me a decent sewing machine Smiley  I am in hopes of sewing more stuff!!!!!!  Pat on the back for me!

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Finally, I knitted something for myself! on: February 17, 2010 03:26:40 PM
I knitted scarves and scarves and baby beanies and more scarves and a baby dress for Christmas gifts.  Now I finally am able to make something for myself.

I found the pattern in Vogue Knitting Winter 2009 magazine.  I used Spud & Chloe yarn.  The picture doesn't do the color justice, but it's a really rich and bold turquoise color.  My hair is black, so the color just pops out!  I've worn it almost every day ever since I was done with it last weekend.

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