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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Crazy little tank top! on: March 16, 2007 10:10:56 AM
I found a huge ugly men's polo shirt at the best store in the world.. (value village  Smiley) and decided that the fabric was too cool to go to waste. I traced the shape of a tube top I had, cut it out, sewed it up, added straps and got this! Now I just have to wait until summer  Cheesy

what the real colours look like

(no flash)

back view... crossing straps Smiley

fabric close up

comments & opinions appreciated!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Skaaa hat. on: September 19, 2006 01:16:05 PM
Yesiree, checkered all the way. This took me about 4 months, but mostly cause I was too dern lazy to work on it for more than half an hour every week. But the end result was worth it.

The hat as modeled by a friendly dinosaur.

The EVIL inside. Pretty much what caused it to take so long.

Side view.

Pom pom! with a little mythbusters in the background Smiley


3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / green polka dot whale! and tutorial :) on: March 06, 2006 03:43:49 PM
I made this in about 2-2 1/2 hours for my friend amanda (you may know her as seika). It's her birthday today Cheesy. I totally made up the pattern, and it seemed to work pretty well, i could make a little tut if anybody wants one. he (or perhaps she) is completely handsewn as well. the colours are also much brighter and happier in person. anyways, enough talking...

chillin on the stair rail...

hanging out with my dog, aaron...

lookin' whaley on the tiles...

thanks for looking! comments would be awesome. happy birthday, mandabear!  Grin

EDIT: I made a sorta-half tutorial! It should be fairly clear, I'm sure you guys can figure it out...

1: draw out your whale shape and a tail shape too. when you cut it out, remember to leave about a centimetre for seam allowance.

2: get a piece of string or yarn and measure around the whale shape (not including seam allowance)

3: now get some paper long enough for the string (mine was two pages long) and tape them together.

4: draw out sort of a canoe shape (wide in the middle and tapered at both ends). you can also just draw 1/4 of it and fold the paper twice and cut on that line, making it symmetrical (if you know what i mean).

5: cut that out (remembering seam allowance). now you have all the pattern pieces.

6: pin and cut them out. you need: 2 whale pieces, 2 tail pieces, and 1 of them long pieces. This is also the time to add any eyes or embellishments.

(Sorry! this might be where it gets a little confusing! Hope it's enough!)
7: Sew the long piece around the perimeter of one of the whale shapes. Start sewing at the pointy tail end. If you find that your long piece is a little bit too long when you get back to the pointy tail end, just trim it.

8: Now sew each tail piece to each end of the long piece (which are now right next to each other. Then sew them to each other (inside out, of course). It's also helpful to stuff the tail now, it will be hard to get to once the rest of the whale is sewn together.

9: This is pretty much the same step as 7. Add the second whale shaped piece and again, sew the long piece around the perimeter. However, you'll have to leave about a 2 inch hole for stuffing.

10: Stuff it up, whipstitch the opening closed and introduce yourself Tongue

*If there are any questions, I'm happy to help*

Enjoy Smiley
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Candy Stripes Legwarmers! on: February 17, 2006 05:43:38 PM
These were really fun and fast to knit! I used some soft, warm (but acrylic) baby yarn in pink and white. It was just done with a k2 p2 rib... pretty easy, eh? I'll probably add a ribbon or something at the top as well to help hold them up. Legwarmers are so much fun to wear! Cheesy

My carpet wearing them -

And on my legs...

Feedback would be great... I'm pretty new at knitting. Thanks for looking!  Smiley
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / jazzing up work polo... ideas? on: January 20, 2006 04:18:19 PM
After a few weeks of being a C.I.T. at a local drama camp last summer, I was promoted to the counselor status. Awesome? yes. but the job comes with the exciting blue shirt, which is actually not as exciting as you'd think it would be. blue. brown buttons. logo on the chest. slightly drab, and as I noticed when uploading photos, slight bleach patches. any ideas for making it a little more fun? the rules aren't stiff at all, but I still have to wear the "blue shirt". Thanks for any help!  Smiley

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / braces are cool again on: January 20, 2006 03:41:09 PM
well, this started out as a pretty boring shirt.. (sorry no before pictures Sad) until my buddy jon attacked it with fabric markers. sorry again if this is not such a good idea to be posting, as i didn't do it, but i think my friend deserves his work to be shown off.

i got the shirt for free when i got my braces. it wasnt anything special, until...

punk rocker & pirate

cowboy, alien & unibrow lady

awesome, is it not? the purple text at the bottom used to read "get on the right track!" (jon changed it to subliminal messaging: Get on the rijht trocn? - Got jon?)

thanks, jonny boy!

7  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / weird but tasty on: January 13, 2006 07:02:19 PM
so heres the story: my sister and i finished off the last of our home made rice krispie squares, and just had to make a new batch. we melted up the marshmallows, reached into the cabinet for the rice krispies and there were none. we only had cheerios, and we ruled that out, cause it would be really, really gross. so my sister told me to find a recipie that uses melted marshmallows on the internet before the marshmallow hardened and got disgusting. the only thing i could find was popcorn balls, held together with melted marshmallows. sounds gross, right? well, we tried it out, and surprisingly, it was good. to us, at least. we also added chocolate chips. here's the recipie:

3 tbsp butter/margarine
1 package of popped popcorn
handful of chocolate chips
4 cups of marshmallows
1) melt the butter and marshmallows together on high for 3 minutes in the microwave, stirring after 2 minutes.
2) spoon it out over the popcorn. this is gross looking, but good tasting.
3) mix it together with your hands. also a sticky and pretty gross step.
4) sprinkle the chocolate chips over mixture.

if anybody dares to try this, tell me how it turns out! or, if anybody has done it before, that would be cool too. id like to see if im not the only crazy one who likes the taste of marshmallows and popcorn  Cheesy
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Ipod Shuffle Cozy ideas? on: September 18, 2005 02:08:53 PM
Hi guys. I was just wondering if anyone had any cool ideas for knitting a cozy for an ipod shuffle? I'd like to make one for myself, and one for my sister. I really liked the squid ipod cozy on here, so any ideas similar to that would be really cool. thanks for helping! Smiley
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / not another starburst chain on: August 18, 2005 01:18:25 PM
yes, another starburst chain. sorry. i just wanted to show mine off i guess, and i havent got anything better to do.   Wink


that shiny thing is a cd just for comparison.
sorry for the crap pic.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Brand spankin' new helmet hat! on: August 14, 2005 06:26:44 PM
i love these things, so i decided to make my own. it is striped with burgundy and dark grey with a tassle, and braided strings.

a lamp wearing my hat...
frontal coverage:

side viewage:

and me, looking creepier than normal, showing off my hat:

hope you like it! comments are awesome and oh-so-appreciated!
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