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Sewing a Barbie Unitard

Barbie Doll, craft, DIY, fandom, Marvel, My Tutorials, sewing

For the special doll I mentioned before on the post Giving Barbie Bangs  but I also needed a plain black jumpsuit with long legs and long arms. To do this I bought a pattern for pants and a long-sleeve shirt which I intend to alter.

Paper Flower Corsage

Book, DIY, fandom, finished project, Marvel, My Tutorials, Occasion or Holiday, paper craft, Prom, the lord of the rings, x men

My best friend and I are both huge nerds. She’s more into comics and I’m more into reading, but we both cross over a little. Recently she introduced me to both Deadpool and the X-Men.

Nerdy Paper Flowers

Book, Comic Book, craft, DIY, My Tutorials, paper craft

I love paper flowers. They’re so pretty and yet so easy to make (and fun too!). I spent the better part of an afternoon making them using different mediums. My favorites by far were the comic and book flowers. The comics make brightly colored, random flowers and the books make simple, elegant flowers.

Giving Barbie Bangs

Barbie Doll, craft, Doll, My Tutorials, Uncategorized

IMG_1913I’m making a special Barbie doll – I can’t tell you more about it at the moment in case the person I’m giving her to finds this blog – but I needed a blonde Barbie doll with bangs. I had a hard time finding one, so I grabbed a Barbie out of my old box and got to work on her hair.

I don’t know what Barbie I used – I think she was a ballet themed Barbie at one time – but her hair was in a half pony tale so I took it down and brushed it out.

Self Photography

craft, DIY, fandom, Harry Potter, knitting, Photography, Self Photography

Projects shown: Ravenclaw House ScarfAlassë Míriel Hooded Cowl, Twist and Slouch Hat, and two Doctor Who Patterns: The Question Hat, and The Fourth Doctor’s Blanket.

Tassels are in Cowl

craft, DIY, finished knitting project, finished project, knitting, knitting pattern

A new pattern is available on my Ravelry Store, the Tassels are in Cowl. Its a very nice, very simple knit rectangle with tassels sewn along the bottom edge. Knit on large needles and holding two strands of yarn together this knits up surprisingly quickly. I made mine in one evening while watching the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with my mother.

The Cheshire Cat

alice in wonderland, Book, craft, finished project, My Tutorials

1Or, I can’t believe its not knitting!!

Yes my friends, I finally make a post that’s not about knitting! This one is an Alice in Wonderland inspired cat’s tail. The idea origionally came from a contest that I entered, that featured a “Chessie Tail” as one of the prizes, as well as a signed book by the author A. G. Howard who writes dark Alice in Wonderland books. While the tail matched the description of Cheshire in her books, it certainly didn’t match the Cheshire that is most recognizable, the pink and purple one from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland.