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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: The worlds smallest Paul McCartney on: November 02, 2009 07:26:55 PM
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: costume- please help! on: October 26, 2009 06:46:24 PM
How I made it:
Lots of hemp. I cut out lots of shorter pieces and took groups of four, folded them in half over the first long piece, and then took a fifth piece of hemp to tie them all together in a loop. I did this many times, and then just started tying the little groups together. I think i used the square knot? Where you tie knots around a group of (for me 2 to 4) pieces of string but don't let the knots spiral. Sorry I'm not too good at explaining this, I'm a knitter and was just experimenting when I made this. Once I got to the length of knotted fabric I wanted, I cut off most of the free ends but left some fringe spaced out for effect.
The feathers I actually intended to buy loose but the Micheal's I went to only had the feathers I wanted in pre-made feather fans with felt backing, so I bought five, arranged them how I wanted them, sewed them on with a pretty big zig-zag stitch, well big in the back, the stitches visible from the front are tiny so I could hide them in the knots. Then I just cut off the excess at the top, tied 3 more long pieces of hemp onto each side, added beads, and ta-da! That's what I got. After I posted pictures I also tucked some loose feathers that I pulled off the fans into some of the gaps in the knots (pointing downward like the rest of the feathers) to break up the hemp piece a bit since I wanted the feathers to look more like they're coming out of the knots, rather than just attached behind (even though they really are just attached behind).
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: costume- please help! on: October 26, 2009 06:52:57 AM
Thanks everyone!
I think I'm going to go the braided pigtails and/or feathers in the hair route, and maybe war paint, I have some native american-looking turquoise and silver jewelery but it just doesn't look right with the brown tones of the feathers and hemp, I think.
I bought some brown suede-y fabric and hopefully the rest of the outfit will come together easily!
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / costume- please help! on: October 24, 2009 07:46:27 PM
Hey there craftsers, I need some help/advice. What would you think I am dressed as based on this?

Okay now that you've formed your own opinion, I am going for: Native American. Pocahontas, in fact. I based what I made off this outfit Pocahontas wears in the movie The New World:

Unfortunately, I'm afraid I just look like a cavewoman.
Any ideas on how to make it look more obvious?

Oh, and the feathers are on a solid backing, but I was going to add a tank top/ dress/something to make it less revealing, but I want to know if it's worth putting more effort into or not before I keep going.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: reconned trick or treats! on: October 23, 2009 07:20:01 PM
The spider skirt and dress are gorgeous! and they look so good on you!
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: My Day at the Ranch on: October 19, 2009 06:50:34 AM
I love the story!
I love the pictures!
I love the crocheted pop can!
I love orange soda!
I love the cowboy photo at the end!
You are amazing!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: cute antiqueish dress on: October 09, 2009 01:03:35 PM
1. I love the fabric
2. I love the sash options
3. you look ADORABLE in it.

I want a dress like that!!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Where the Wild Things Are hat + how-to + pattern! on: September 06, 2009 08:27:33 AM
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Steampunk'd skirt and cape ensemble on: July 30, 2009 06:28:21 PM
Wow. All I can say is,

10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Stuffies from old clothes! Bear and Penguin on: May 27, 2009 06:21:46 PM
First is a bear I made from the baby pip pattern which is free online: http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=1524

In progress, I thought he looked hilarious with no arms:

I made him out of cords I grew out of in high school but kept anyways because I liked them so much, and plaid shorts that I ripped climbing over a fence.
I love him.

Also, I made a penguin out of sweatshirts.

He is the 3rd stuffie I've sewn and my first without a pattern so please excuse his messiness/ugliness. As my dear friend said, retarded penguins are cute too! I forgot that penguins have tails when i drew it out and his head is strangely shaped, and I got frustrated and just broke out the felt to finish him off. I'm very proud of the shape of his belly, though.

Thanks for looking!
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