Monday, December 20, 2010
Yes, smarty pants. I just posted about psidmadethis. But you know when you find a website that has so much eye candy and great ideas that you can't stop yourself from looking at the whole *&%@ thing? So far this project is my favorite. I could make it, would totally wear it and can think of at least 3 friends who would want one. Maybe that's my new project criteria.
Posted by notshoppingattarget at 7:37 AM
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The best part about this tutorial might be the super cute picture of the baby getting his/her hand measured. And its a good chance to practice sewing with elastic.... and once you get the hang of it you could make A LOT. Update! Made three pairs this morning - great instructions. Might try it next with two layers of fleece for the older kids.
Posted by notshoppingattarget at 9:48 AM
Check out this blog for an amazing cape, scarf, jacket, thing.... I'm not convinced that it would look great on everyone but I am convinced that I need to check out the other projects on this site! 405 followers can't be wrong...
Posted by notshoppingattarget at 9:03 AM
Friday, December 10, 2010
...then you can make SOCKS for everyone in your NEIGHBORHOOD! Well. At least 20 of them? Check out this post from (again) Instructables. The finished produce is a little rough, but the whole process of how to make the pattern and sew it together is super clear. I'm pretty sure this is a job for Serger Girl! The author also writes the "Heirloom Technology" column for Instructables. I think its his foot in the picture. Update: if you try this remember to run the stretchy part of the fleece width-wise - in this picture the stripes run across the stretch direction. you want the finished socks to stretch width-wise... especially if you made them a little tight to begin with. Like someone I know. I'm also considering getting a pattern so I can make these for people whose actual foot and calf might not be present. Cause who doesn't need more fleece socks!
Posted by notshoppingattarget at 4:45 PM
I have to hand it to the youngsters who wear flannel pajama pants out and about. That would be my choice 27/7. Of course, if they keep doing it into adulthood, it might negatively impact their employment opportunities. But hey, with this easy tutorial they can at least keep themselves clothed! No pattern required. Thanks Instructables! Update: made a pair for a present and got some fleece to make a pair for meeeeee! Very easy. I'm liking the tutorials for minimal pattern projects.
Posted by notshoppingattarget at 7:42 AM