Wednesday, October 31, 2007

More costume pictures

I thought I would also add pictures of the costume my son made himself, he a mad scientist duck. He decided to wear rubber gloves on his hands and feet.

Monday, October 29, 2007

My dads blanket chart

So this is the chart of the blanket I've been working on for my dad since april for his birthday the was at the beginning of may, but I have a short attention span so I had to work on other project too. Each square is 1' x 1' and the ones with the x's are the ones I've already put together and gave him. I was hoping to have it done by fathers day but now I'm hoping for christmas, I keep losing the chart I made so I thought if I make one on the computer I can't lose it. I am going to work on it all week and hope to have another section done to give him and plan on taking it from him when I have all the main section connected and when I'm done with the border to attach it and then wrap it up and give it to him as a present for him so he can show off a completed project to show everyone. My dad loves the homemade gifts I make for him, he brags about how much his daughter loves him to make him something then buy him some lame gift. Hes the greatest.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

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Teddy bear Costume Done

I just finished Collins costume and He is so cute in it. I know I went picture crazy but he is just so cute I couldn't help myself. I didn't have a pattern just the instrutions and a picture of the pattern. I am so glad to be done with this done.

I fixed it

I fix my sewing machine for now, I put tape under the little arms the hold the bobbin casing in and that pretty much all thats holding it together right now. So after a week of sewing by hand all I needed was some tape, TAPE CAN FIX ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still hate my machine and plan on getting a new one soon. I really need to get this halloween stuff done so I can finish my dads blanket, I gave him part of it for his birthday in may and I have been adding small peices to it as I get it done and my goal is to have it done by christmas, original I wanted to have it done by fathers day but that didn't work out. urrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggg.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

lots of hand sewing

After almost a full day of hand sewing with one sad bent needle I almost finished the paws, I just have to addthe elastic and elastic casing, I finished the booties and I just have to take in the hood I made today a little, tomorrow I have to add the contrasting belly, make the candy bag and add the bow tie, I think thats all but I could be forgeting something and I could have a lot more work to do. I'm almost done with my costume, I just have to finish hand sewing the last 5 inches of one of the legs and add a waist band and velcro and possible get more fabric if I have any money and make a hoodie. OH and I have to make a teddy bear that looks like the costume to put in the candy bag peeking out. urrrrrrrgggggggggggggg I hope this all works out. the good thing is that this thick fleece is really easy to sew and you don't see any seems so there are no mess ups.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Costume update

This is the progress I made before my machine broke, I also have the sleeves on but my son didn't want to pose again. He loves to have is picture taken but he didn't want to sit still.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

blown up machine

I have been sewing collins costume all day and the fabric is really thick and I knew my machine was going to blow up by the time I was done with this project but its okay since my dad is buying me a new nice one for christmas and a car for my birthday, I'm getting spoiled this year, I don't really care what happens to this piece of junk. But my machine decided to explode while I was working on my costume, pj pants, made out of thin fleece, really thin and it blew up, the needle got stuck and bent, when I opened up the place for the bobbin and all the pieces fell out. ugggggggggg now I going to have to spend alot time in the next few weeks hand sewing. I hate hand sewing and I'm not very good at it.

Collins Costume

I started my son Collins costume yesterday, Hes going to be a teddy bear. I got this great fabric, it super thick reversible fleece, on one side its tan and looks like an old teddy bear and the other side is darker brown and just plain pile fleece. I have really crappy scissors and had no idea how I was going to cut this fabric so my step mom let me use her electric scissors which are the great things ever. I cut out all of the fabric yesterday and today I am sewing most of it together. I'm going to start posting pictures tomorrow.
I got the pattern instructions online for free so I had to guess on the size and so far its working out and I'm also making it so the velcro is on the front not the back so he can wear it all winter long.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Sock swap socks

I finished my sock swap socks and sent them out and since one person already recieved and the other person should be any day now so I can post them on here Yay.

My first yarn dyeing adventure

So I've been wanting to dye my iwn yarn for a long time and the sock swap I did was the perfect chance to try it. I bought the yarn from this great site, and I fell in love with it, I had never used wool yarn before and this yarn was so soft for some reason I was thinking it was going to be itchy since the crocheted blanket my great grandmother made me was wool and it was super itchy. Okay, back to the point, I started with 1 pound of yarn and split it into one 2oz. section and split the rest into 3 sections and I bought alot of kool-aid like $5 worth. I wasn't enough as you can see in the first pictures.

I dyed one section pink and purple, one blue and green but green was hard to find so at first I just dyed the blue half, one section orange and yellow, and he smallest section dark red and yellow orange color that was suppose to be gold for a harry potter sock.

SO this was my yarn after all done dyeing yay me, I think I'm going to start dyeing my own yarn more often.