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11  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Mimzy! Bunny patterns? on: April 01, 2007 02:15:00 PM
So I saw The Last Mimzy this weekend and want my own Mimzy!

I can knit, crochet, and sew, but any type of medium will do. I just want a simple stuffed animal pattern that I can convert to make a bunny with. I'm willing to draft my own pattern, but since I haven't had much luck with that in the past, I'd love to have something to go by. Cheesy

Thanks in advance!
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Fleece Cat-Ear Headphone-Hat on: February 07, 2007 04:56:46 PM
So I saw this last friday on FitSugar.com and immediately decided I wanted one... but not for $60. It's got speakers inside the hat so you can listen to your iPod through it and keep warm.

So using snowtigress's tutorial for a kitty-ear hat from one rectangle, I created my new favorite winter accessory.

I had a pair of headphones that rest on your ears, but they always gave me a headache. So I took the padding off of them and stuck them into a sort of inner-brim secured by stick-on velcro. I would have sewn it shut, but I might want one out of a different color fleece.

Listening to my music is so much more fun with cat ears.

SnowTigress 's post here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136109.0
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / My boyfriend is impossible to knit for! on: January 31, 2007 10:59:14 PM
I can't think of anything besides a sweater. And my knitting-ADD is horrid. He might get one for our year and a half anniversary, but I feel bad that I make all kinds of things for other people but not for the person I love the most.

He doesn't really wear scarves.
He doesn't wear gloves unless he's at work (FedEx package handler).
His socks are far too disposable for a pair to stand out.
He won't wear hats except for the short time he had a shaved head in the winter.

He's been talking about wanting a cowboy poncho, but I'm confused and keep showing him patterns, so that's kind of confusing. I want to give him something he can get a lot of use out of and wear often.
What other manly knit options do I have? (I also crochet and sew a little)

His interests:
Superman, Guitar Hero, Gadgets, Apple products (like his ipod and shuffle and  powerbook), Screenwriting (he goes to film school), NC State, moviesmoviesmovies
He's also very mushy and dedicated.

I'm not against an ipod sock, but I'm hoping for a better option!
14  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Girly "Boy Beanie" with flaps and a pom-pom on: January 17, 2007 12:09:36 AM
I made 2 boy beanies within a week and discovered how lovely they are when done with Lion Brand Jiffy. I gave one to a friend, and he can't stop wearing it. I envied the hat and wanted my own so I splurged on some gorgeous femme colors. I did one more increase after row 6 and then used the Seija instructions to figure out my own earflaps. I also made my first pom-pom, which I love Smiley

Let me know what you think! I'll be field-testing it tomorrow. I'm tempted to sleep in it  Grin
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Merry Christmas Zip-Top on: December 01, 2006 03:34:30 PM
While on my quest to make a hoodie, I ran into a particularly intriguing Christmas turtleneck. I don't usually wear turtlenecks and haven't for years. But this one was begging to be something else. "Put a zipper in me!" it begged.

So months later, I've done it and made my first successful item of clothing that I will wear the hell out of.

I love that I can wear it on my shoulders or off them... Now I need a matching  red scarf and hat Cheesy
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Kimono becomes sexy robe and/or overshirt on: September 09, 2006 03:03:02 AM
When I was 17, my boyfriend went to visit family in Japan and came back with lots of goodies, including a gorgeous blue cotton kimono. He told me that his mother picked it out and was going to make a sash for me too. I was psyched.

Until we broke up soon after his return. Five years later, it was still hanging patiently in my closet with the tag still on. After all those times I wondered if I'd ever wear it, I decided no and got to reconstructing... There were big gaping holes under the armpits, so I seamed those up, but I refused to do away with my handy little pockets.

I cut it off short and put a heavy hem in there to keep it weighed down and not so breezy round the bum. Then I took an old sheet that I tried to make a robe with a while back (and failed. damn you kwiksew. you must hate me) and fixed up a simple sash. I'll most likely be tying it in the front, but for the sake of having fun, I put the tie in the back.

I also made it something I can wear to class over a tank top and a long skirt or pants.

Thank you for looking, and.... thanks Kazu-chan (ex's mama)!
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Deep V-neck top pattern? on: August 21, 2006 03:50:44 PM

I just bought this shirt from Target, and I'm absolutely in love with it and want to knit up a warmer one with prettier colors. Does anyone know of a pattern I could use?
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Gift for a Starbucks fiend on: August 18, 2006 11:24:28 AM
I'm not sure where this goes since I couldn't find a place in the special occasion forum, but this is for my dad's girlfriend's birthday. We have a semi-common bond through knitting. She's also a very big fan of Starbucks, and using an idea I saw at the bookstore, I put this together for her along with a Starbucks gift card:

The yarn is Caron Simply Soft and the needles are US8. I'm trying to find a simple simple pattern that I can print out to include with the gift. I'm about to hit the Knitty archive, but if anyone knows of anything else, I'd super-appreciate it!
19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Super-functional MacBook Sleeve on: August 06, 2006 06:27:37 AM
I've had my MacBook for less than 24 hours and I already had to make something for her. I bought this crazy fabric at Hancock intended for another purse based on the skipping bag tutorial, but I never got around to using it. Then surprise! My dad goes with me to buy a MacBook during our tax holiday. I told him I was going to make a bag, and he worried about durability, so I just used the foam sleeve that it was in when I opened the box along with my fabric.

Finished Product!
I put this together this morning with the supplies I had, but I think I'll need to make a different strap. Right now I'm using one from my dad's old brief case.  Tongue

Detail of fabric; I absolutely love that two Apple decals were included. It was just what I needed to finish it off.

Velcro flap, just because I'm too lazy to put in a zipper HA

This is my favorite part. When I'm sitting somewhere for a while, I can charge up without taking it out of the bag. When I want to protect the drives on the side, I can just slide the macbook into the sleeve upside down. It wasn't originally going to be like that, but after I put the foam lining between the two layers of fabric and turned it out, it wasn't enough material to go around.

Thanks for looking Smiley
20  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Baby sling for my baby on: July 19, 2006 01:20:49 AM

Pumpkin is my baby. He's a Ragamuffin cat that loves to follow me around the house and loves to be held. When I was younger, I used to carry him around the house in an extra bookbag. I wanted one of those handy-dandy baby slings just for him, but they're just so expensive.

I have a sewing machine! I have a computer! I have internet!
I found a simple tutorial: http://www.ida.net/users/stace/sling.html

Voila, my kitty sling:

(He likes to be floppy  Cheesy)
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