Thursday, October 30, 2008

Star Wars Costume continued again

Finished the cloak. It doesn't take too long too make. The only thing that's hard is maneuvering 6 1/2 yards of fabric while you sew parts of it on or doing hems. I don't have a pic of it yet as I gave it to my son and its in his room and he's asleep. Tomorrow I'll try to get pics.

Dracula (Van Helsing) Costume Part 3

Working on the jacket. Have the frogs pinned down on one side. Then I'll have to add the frogs to the other side. I'm burnt out on making costumes now. I'll be up late tonight finishing this one at least.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Star Wars Costume continued

 Simplicity Pattern 4450 Here's a picture of some of the fabric I bought for his costume. Went to a fabric warehouse(called Fabric Warehouse in Auburn,Maine) where they sell mostly upholstery fabric. The sales associate was awesome as she helped me pick out the fabric I needed at 99 cents a yard. Yes , you read that right-99 cents a yard. She was super nice and helpful. I'll send them a pic of the end costume when I hopefully get it done tomorrow or Friday.

Dracula (Van Helsing) Costume Part 2

Here's the shirt I made for my son's costume. Didn't take too long to make. Its made of silky black costume fabric. He wore his costume this past weekend for a party but I haven't finished the coat completely. That I'll show you soon.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Star Wars Costume

Here we go again. I'm not even done with the Dracula costume and my oldest son wants me to make a Jedi costume. I have the pattern-but the time???

Halloween Items

Are you ready for Halloween? Need something? I have a few items for Halloween. Including Cloth diapers, cloth baby wipes and a cool Halloween pillowcase made by my son. Where you ask? Why here @ Erika's Chiquis

Halloween Belly Ball

Had a great time and so did dh. Didn't have time to do the mermaid thing so ended up doing a Circus belly dancer-?? Like the Blue Hair? Anyway, got to wear my modified Hakama pants and one of my older costumes. I even got to wear Natalie Brown's hand beaded Head piece. Beautiful piece she made for me awhile ago. Yes, I made everything in the picture-skirt, pants, top, jewelry,feather head piece, hip scarf, arm bands except the shell head piece. Next ball is planned for Feb. to which dh and I not only plan to attend but bring even more food.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Van Helsing Dracula Costume Part 1

I am almost done with the vest. Just need the frog closures. Now to start the shirt. Bought Pants and boots at Goodwill. The hard part will be the long jacket.

New Pooh Bear Pillowcase

My son sewed up another pillowcase with Pooh Bear and Friends on it.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Indiana Jones Costume continued

Found this hat at Goodwill for 2.00 dollars. Just Perfect!!! Just finished the bag and even used the button foot to sew on the button. Bought the shirt at Goodwill for 2.00 dollars and the pants my son already had. Below is the picture before I dyed them in Rit Dye. The before picture before its dyed. My cat Butter wanted to help.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Warm Knitted Hat

New hat up at Patty's Place on Erika's Chiquis. Its getting cold and you need to keep the head and ears warm.

Knitted Hats

Mom had been knitting lots and lots of hats. She gave me a new batch of pretty hats to put up for her at Patty's Place. I'll be putting them up later this week but here is a preview of them.

Friday, October 10, 2008

New Flowers

These I bought for me but if I have a request, I will sell a couple. Love these-they all will become hair flowers and yes, I don't even need anymore.

Crochet scarves

I've been crocheting a lot lately so I wanted to show you what coming up soon on my etsy store. I have one more that needs to be done but I am hoping to put them up this weekend.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Crochet Scarf

I had a fun making this crochet scarf. Pretty fallish colors. Long enough to wrap around and wide enough to cover. Come see it here

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Peyote Stitch Bangle 2

Peyote Stitch Bangle

Project level-intermediate
Project list-
4mm round beads
11 seed beads Nymo,
 size D Thread Heaven(I didn't use it but its good to have)
Size 12 bead needles

I know I promised this last year but hey-its up now. I made only one so far since I have to go and buy more beads to finish the other one I started. Its really fun but it takes time to make. This bangle can be worn for any style of belly dance. I have directions directly from class. I think I confuse you more if I tried to say it.
click on links after reading instructions for pictures.

Peyote Stitch Bangle Picture of Professional ones

Materials 4mm round beads Size 11 seed beads Size D ,
 Nymo Size 12 bead
clear nail polish
1. Cut 1 yard of Nymo and stretch.
2. Thread needle.
3. Pick up 1,4mm bead and then 2 size 11 seed beads 3 times.
4. Join into a circle and tie a square knot, leaving a 6 inch tail.
5. Seal knot with nail polish.
6. Go through the next bead [a 4mm bead].
7. Pick up 1, 4mm bead and go through the next 4mm bead B. Repeat through C. Repeat through A.
8. Step up by going through the next 4mm bead without adding a bead. D
9. Next row. Pick up 2, size 11 seed beads and go through bead E. Repeat through F. Repeat through D. F .A- Next row.
 Add 1. 4mm bead between each of the 3, 4mm beads that are on the last row. STEP UP B.
 Next row. Add 2, size 11 seed beads between the 4mm beads. Repeat rows A and B until you have achieved the desired length.
Place end A against end B and stitch together so the 4mm beads fit together between each other. Weave through a couple of rows and knot the thread. Seal with nail polish. Weave through a few more beads and snip thread. You have a bangle ! How to make other Peyote bracelets
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