Tag Archives: New York City

What if it’s rainy AND cold?

22 Feb

Why, then, Baby Boy will have to wear this sweater now, won’t he?

I think I might be growing a Hobbit baby...

 

This was my first attempt at making an actual piece of clothing rather than an accessory, and I was surprised at how easy it was!  The most difficult part was lining up the button holes (and that’s not rocket science, friends).

I’m *trying* not to be stressed about the sizing; I made the biggest size the pattern included, so hopefully by the time the weather turns it will fit my little hobbity son (who is currently practicing his roundhouse kicks on my bladder. Neat).  If it doesn’t fit, well, no worries – It only took me about a day and a half to work up, so I’ll just make another one!

I can't make a sweater without a tiny dragon on it, now can I?

 

So… I’m now off to create more dragony things for the boy (with my feet up and a big glass of water next to me, of course).  Hooray!

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Kevin’s New Clothes

21 Jun

I got a new little skin for Kevin… isn’t it pretty?

 

After peeling out the frame I had a whole inside’s worth of sticker left, and since I’m my mother’s daughter, I couldn’t bear to throw it away.

I also had these, which I made a while back, and whose color scheme was starting to annoy me:

adorable, but not so much with the matching of my kitchen.

 

Outdated Bottle Cap Magnets + Leftover Sticker Cover = WIN!

Here’s a close up of my favorite fortune ever (I’ve had it since…uhm… well, I’ve had it for so long I can’t remember)!

And there you have it!  New clothes for everyone, a fun way to use something that otherwise would’ve been thrown away, and some excellent advice! Enjoy!

Oh, and FYI: we don’t really keep pictures of shoes on our fridge.  That’s a reminder of what Miss Nina looked like way back in November 2010 when we first brought her home.

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Free Pattern Friday: Bar Stool Cover

31 Dec

I’ve had this stool since…mmm… high school, maybe:

See that water stain?  Doesn’t it just accent the ugly 70s faux-leather perfectly?  I also had a stash of several balls of partially used yarn – not enough to actually make anything, but just enough that I felt bad tossing them.

 

Something had to be done.

 

Soooo, I channeled my inner Lucy (the mastermind behind the color explosions over at Attic 24), and came up with this:

Pretty Groovy, eh?

 

You’ll need the following stitches:

Double crochet, double crochet increase, double crochet decrease, back post double crochet

Here’s the pattern:

1: Using a J-sized hook, ch4. sl st to form a ring.

2: ch3 (counts as 1st dc), dc 11 times into ring (12 total).

3: dc inc around

4: (dc, dc inc) around

5: (2dc, dc inc) around

6: (3dc, dc inc) around

7: (4dc, dc inc) around

8: (5dc, dc inc) around

9: (6dc, dc inc) around

10: (7dc, dc inc) around

11: (8dc, dc inc) around

12: BPDC around, SLST TO JOIN ROUND.

13: dc around, sl st to join.

14: (8dc, dc dec) around, sl st to join.

15: (7dc, dc dec) around, sl st to join.

16: (6dc, dc dec) around, sl st to join.

17: (5dc, dc dec) around, sl st to join, FO.

 

An appropriate pattern for a New Year’s Eve post?  You betcha!  Be safe this weekend, friends.  })i({

 

 

 

9/11: Never Forget.

11 Sep

Please read this article, from The Onion, and Remember:

God Angrily Clarifies ‘Don’t Kill’ Rule

If ever there were a need for profanity, this is it.  })i({