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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Disposable Camera Round 7 - Autumn/Winter Edition? on: November 09, 2009 11:37:44 AM
This sounds awesome! I'd be interested!!
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume - TMNT on: November 03, 2009 05:03:12 PM
This costume was super cheap and easy to make. I went on the hunt at my local Value Village (aka second hand store) and picked up the following for $20.

Materials at store
green sweatshirt (doesn't matter if there is a logo on the front)
green sweatpants
beige shirt (doesn't matter if there is a logo on front)
brown fabric (I used what was probably a table cloth before)
color fabric to match your specific TMNT character
corresponding ninja weapon to match your character

Materials I had on hand
needle and thread
fiber fill (to fill turtle shell)
yarn & knitting supplies
green shoes

I laid the beige shirt (logo side down) on top of the sweatshirt (logo side up) and sorta remembered how big the logo was on the front of the sweatshirt so I could cover it and then I drew lightly in pen the shape I wanted to make the front resemble the breastplate of a turtle. I then cut out the shape and pinned it on the sweatshirt and hand sewed it on with beige thread.

Next I took the brown fabric and folded it in half and laid it across the back of the sweatshirt and drew a giant circle in the fabric - making sure it was bigger than the sweatshirt so that it would stick out on the sides when I wore it. I then hand sewed the two circles together then filled it with the fiber fill (about 1.5 bags worth) and sewed it shut. Next I took long pieces of thread and went in a few inches from the circle and sorta "pinched" the pillow by drawing the thread tightly through each side and around the circle to create a turtle shell look. (see photo)

The ninja swords I picked up happen to come with straps so you could wear it on your back. I took the pillow and sewed with a needle and thread the pillow to the ninja swords. Surprisingly this held up - I was worried it would snap since the pillow was so big although not heavy. I kept the swords a little higher on my back so they would show through when looking at me from the front.

Next I knitted a ninja mask from this great pattern:

This was super easy and would of been really quick had I not hand sewed the turtle shell but I'm bad with sewing machines so I chose to do it the long way.

Here's some pics of me as Leonardo! I wore it to work to enter in our "green" costume contest category because well I am green plus I most of my costume was upcycled! I tied with another contestant and shared the win!

3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up CLOSED, send by 12/13 on: November 26, 2008 11:32:32 AM
Yay for a 4 day weekend! I won't be home to craft but will definitely put on my thinking cap over the long weekend!
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Mini Holiday Swap Round 2 sign up til midnight 11/18, send by 12/13 on: November 18, 2008 12:39:22 AM
This seems like a great swap to start with being that this will be my first!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted Pig (lots of photos) on: August 14, 2007 09:09:35 AM
Your pig is AWESOME!! I just got this book from the library and wanted to make this pig as a gift for someone! Do you remember what kind of yarn you used? Did you use the same needle size?
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: fruity knit earmuffs (picture heavy...) on: March 19, 2007 03:49:24 PM
Leeeeeeeeeeeeee, your uber-awesome!!! I can't wait to wear these around town! I totally love them and I don't even have them yet!!!
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Slit Throat Choker - with pattern on: October 15, 2006 02:42:18 PM
I made mine in just a few hours after teaching myself to crochet. I actually taught myself just to make this for a friend.

Thanks for the awesome pattern Trewe! You rock!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Elbow Length Cabled Fingerless Mittens on: October 10, 2006 05:56:52 PM
Where did you get the pattern? Or is it one of your own?
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: lace up opera length fingerless gloves on: October 05, 2006 10:54:37 PM
I finally finished mine!! I did 3 pair for some gfs of mine when went to a club. Unfortunatley, I had no idea how to lace them properly and didn't bother since we were on our way to the club.

Check out some photos on my blog. www.uberpishposh.blogspot.com
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: lace up opera length fingerless gloves on: July 16, 2006 06:54:18 PM
Oh Oh! I just figured it out! It just took me a moment wrap my head around and visualize it. So I just leave a long tail to weave in later when I cast on. Got it! Time to finish them up! Thanks again for the explanation!!! I will post when I finish. I am actually making 3 pairs - one for me and two for my girlfriends (as a surprise) to go with our outfits when we go to a club at the end of the month.
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