I doodled this up, this is a "rough" version. I think I need to make some more. Any mask is going to need sequins or rhinestones or glitter. I think one with fabulous eye make up would be nice, that way I don't have to really wear any. I think I'll need a cape too, like in that car commercial (the fine print says the cape isn't included with the car purchase, if it was I would so buy that car). Yes, this is really how my mind works.
I've been trying to come up with ideas for different things to try and when I found unfinished boxes in the Dollar Tree I just had to get them. We have worked on our treasure boxes a few times and they are almost finished.I love how kids use color, they don't worry about matching or just using one color, why else would all those colors be in one box if they weren't meant to all be used at once.We spent about 30 - 40 minutes painting the outsides and about 10 minutes on the insides. My two year old had a little trouble getting the inside covered, but she had a great time working on the outside.
To finish them I will seal them with modge podge to make them shinny and more durable and they we will glue craft foam on the bottom, so they won't scratch the furniture. I looked for more of these little boxes, but they were all gone :( I'm thinking that we should do more stuff like this, maybe we can make signs for their rooms next, I might even try stamping on shirt, we'll see how adventurous I'm feeling.
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I was going for a lotus flower look with a stuffed 3-D ladybug in the center.
Those spots are french knots. When I had finished to ladybug it occurred to me that I should have stuffed it with steel wool to make it a needle sharpener, there's always next time.These pincushions are addicting, I could make one every day. I have a larger container that I'm saving for a special pincushion, it is the frosting container from a roll of refrigerator cinnamon rolls. I think I might make that one into a rose, but I want to practice a bit more first.
I will definitely be able to use this around the house and even out to run errands. I like the style of the apron a lot, but I think I will really have to overhaul the pattern to get the fit that I am looking for. I think that I can use the current pattern piece for the back of the pattern and I will just need to draft a new front. The amount of fabric needed to cover my ample bosom means that a simple waist dart isn't going to give me a good fit, yes, I know it's a smock, but I want a little shape. I'm thinking a princess seam. I think I will also be making the pockets a bit deeper too.
Now that the battle is over I can get back to my knitting :)
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So now I need to decide what to do next, I won't take out my nice french side seams to add a dart, so I have a few options. I can make a dart from the armhole, I can make a dart from the shoulder (but this will make the shoulder strap more narrow), I can re-cut the arm hole, add some gathers to the arm hole, or I can just leave it.
I am leaning towards making a dart from the shoulder, but contemplating just ignoring it. Does anyone else have a good idea to fix this?
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I know that this is just an apron, but I don't want the neckline to be this wide. As you can also see it is a little snug in the armpit area, that can easily be reshaped, but I can't add fabric to the neckline.
I will now redraw the pattern, I will make the armholes bigger and the neckline narrower and maybe more scooped. Once I am finished with that I will cut into my expensive fabric and make my super smock apron. This version will not be finished and will be tossed into the scrap fabric pile and will not be spoken of again.
I do really like the style of this apron. I am planning to wear it out of the house to run errands and such. I have worked as a waitress for so long that it is easier to wear an apron that to carry a purse and will two little ones to keep up with I need both of my hands free. I hope to work on this more tonight, I have extra large rick rack for embellishing and a mile of bias tape just waiting to be applied, now I just need some really big paper.
It is loosely based on the Justify pattern from knitty. I really like how it turned out and am anxious to see it on Lisa. I did have some technical difficulties binding off, it just seemed too tight, so I ended up redoing it on larger needles and I'm still worried that it will be a little tight. The dress pictured is what she will be wearing with it and it will also be getting some extra embellishments in phase two (more to come on this project later).
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I also wanted to share how well our bottle garden is doing. All the seeds sprouted within five days of planting, even the ones that said to allow 14 - 21 days for growth. I have thinned out the larger ones and taken the tops off so they could get a little more sunlight. My kids are still really interested in this project and we look at how much they have grown every morning. I must also mention that the petunia seedlings are tiny, I had no idea they started out so small.
Being a craft supply hoarder can be difficult, finding just what you need in your stash is awesome until you realize you've had it for at least five years and you can't buy more, but it does make some definite one of a kind items. I guess there will aways be new discoveries and hopefully it helps my work evolve, so the lesson is: if you like it make sure to get it now, supplies are limited!
Good luck everyone!
Row 1 (from left to right)
Snag free stitch markers -from jeanettejed, whose store features lots of different knitting accessories
Custom yarn embedded knitting needles - from OnTheNeedle, whose store features resin knitting needles and hair sticks
Ceramic dolls face ring - from MIXKO whose shop features felt and ceramic rings, necklaces, lampshades and handbags
Long tray of pots - from JMNPOTTERY whose shop features wall decor, pots, bowls, jewelry, teapots, mugs, and lots of unique pieces
Healing blue - from stonesofhealing whose shop features nursing pendants, necklaces, earring, bracelets, jewelry for the whole family and child safe toys and jewelry.
Sleep mask Breakfast at Tiffany's - from lovelyart whose shop features a variety of sleep masks and jewelry
Unfinished wood matchbox niche with viking wings - from TerraMaya whose shop features blank shrines, art shrines, jewelry, bags, and decor
Angel statue acrylic painting - from ebm126 whose shop features paintings, mixed media, and collage
Lucky at cards - from craftyhag whose shop features prints, ACEOs, drawings, paintings, and stained glass
I have read that using well worn t shirts makes super soft washcloths, new ones not so much. I think maybe I cut the strips to wide, I'll try 1/2 inch wide next time. I already have a nice worn shirt ready to be sacrificed.
Here's little miss being shy for the camera. I really like how this turned out and I already have another one on the needles, I think that I'll make the knitted part a little longer on this one. This pattern really has a lot of possibilities, by the time summer is here she may have half a dozen of these.
I am also proud to report that some of the seeds we planted in our 2-liter bottle garden are already growing, the catnip, marigolds, and chives are up, yay!