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I’ve been a busy bunny

But I’ve got a moment or two to update and show you lot what I’ve been making.

I know my partner has received this so I can post pics of my goofy son modeling the flying monkey inspired hoody I made her for the All Things Oz Swap over at Craftster.

I just used a basic hoody pattern and drew new pieces to applique on as the elements of the flying monkey costume from The Wizard of Oz.

It’s a little large on him so some of the details are missing, but you get the idea.

And of course it has wings!

I had so many ideas for this swap I didn’t know where to begin.  As always, I never suffer a lack of inspiration, just the time in which to see it all to fruition.  This was a lot of fun to make and a real learning experience.  I’d never worked with polar fleece before let alone tried to applique anything to it.  I’m glad I went with the three step zig zag for that part to maintain the stretchiness.  Of course every seam is serged and topstitched which made the project a little time-intensive but that sucker is not falling apart any time soon.  Now everyone in the house wants one.

I had a table at the arts week street fest at the weekend which was a rather fun experience.  I made some good money and it’s nice to know that people like my stuff.  I made a bunch of lounge pants out of re-purposed sheets with cute appliques for the fest.  There are two pair I want to steal from my stash but I’m being good and staying away from it for the moment.


There are more and I’ll be getting them into my etsy shop as soon as I can get better pics of them.

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mondays on craftster

I have to admit that I’m a total craftster addict and Monday mornings usually see me gazing at the comp, eyes glazed over in light of all of the fantabulousness posted after the weekends (when it seems many crafters get busy with the pretty making).  You know what the best part about trolling craftster is?  I can’t buy anything!  If I actually want any of this stuff I have to get off my ass and make it…or swap for it…or something.  Take that inner consumer whore!  You too, paypal!

Here are some highlights from today’s binge:

I someone made me socks like these I would be their best friend forever and invite them to all of my birthday parties.

I think anyone with any kind of crafty bone has melted their crayons into new colourful concoctions at some point, but these are really groovy.  I think they’d make lovely gift decorations or additions to keychains by adding holes and some chain (think mini sharpies…but different) for sharing one’s phone number with potential romantic interests.  I love that they’re all colour themed too.

This project makes me miss cottage days.  The clever little dickens even added a spot for a small outboard motor.  How cool are they?

I know, I know.  More bug porn.  But how beautiful is he?  I’d turn him into a pin so I could wear him everywhere.

More variegated colour love and an ambitious undertaking to say the very least.

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