Friday, September 9, 2011

For the little things.

Smallish kitty bag for little things that need to be kept close at hand while at the gym. Cotton, heavy interfacing, lined, zip, wrist strap.

Friday, January 28, 2011

No cold necks around here.

It's been really cold in Virginia this winter (well, by VA standards it's been cold), and we even had snow in Christmas Day! So, to keep my neck warm, I've been making scarves out of pretty much anything I can nab. My mom gave me the thoughtful Christmas gift of a certificate to the local yarn shop, so I spoiled myself and bought some baby alpaca in an awesome painted pink color. It's just a bunch of half double crochet, probably three hours worth of work. So, so warm and soft...

I picked up an excellent faux fur remnant from work a few weeks ago, and immediately came home and turned it into a snow leaopard scarf. He has a spring clip for a mouth so I can wear him like a stole (he bites his tail!). Whenever I wear it out, at least one person asks, "Does...that thing have ears?" Yes, yes it does.

As a frequenter of the internet, it's hard not to become familiar with the celebrity of Longcat. After making a tacgnoL scarf last winter, I decided it was high time to make Longcat. I gave him a different face (he gets the classic ASCII forum expression rather than a regular kitty face). The lovely Lauren can be seen modeling Longcat near the end.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Panda purse! Erm...wristlet.

This wristlet was made as a gift for a friend who loves giant pandas. It's meant to take to concerts or a night out, so it's small and has a wrist strap instead of a shoulder strap. It has one snap closure on the flap. She likes it, so I'm happy with it! Personally, I wish I had bought more of the lining fabric so I could have made more stuff with it.

Gifting is awesome. You get to make something, then feel good about giving it to someone else. This sewing kit was for a friend who was very, very into Gurren Lagann at the time it was made (pretty sure he still thinks GL is awesome). The kit includes a decoupaged notions tin, wrist pincushion, pin with custom head, and a handy zippered bag in which to carry it all. The drill is appliqued with a little interfacing and a lot of satin stitching.

Cat hat and Tacgnol scarf

I have an unnatural adoration for cute winter accessories, so I made a cat hat to keep my head warm last winter. There was some fleece left over, so I made a Tacgnol scarf for my mom since she's ridiculously amused by Longcat and Tacgnol.

Made October 2009. Blizzard fleece with flannel ear inserts.