My sweetie’s work was having a t-shirt contest at work today. So what did we work on last night? Yep. Well, it took us a couple days to decide, then we had to find the stuff to do it with, then we had to find the time to DO it. But here it is in all its glory. Alas, he didn’t win, but a lot of folks really liked his shirt. ( a kid in a shirt with a girl in a bikini on it…hard to beat a girl in a bikini, lol)
It started out as one of those electric yellow shirts. I used a brand of tie dye that I will NEVER bother to use again (it doesn’t look like it was supposed to at all. It was more of a tie dye paint rather than a straight dye. oh well, live and learn.) Then I sprayed the paint in blotches for that grunge, graffiti look. The cookie monster graphic I made up on my computer along with the text and used iron on paper to make a transfer. We’re going to get some fabric paint and spruce that up a bit next paycheck, I think.
I know I’ve been a bit quiet of late. I’ve tried to take advantage of the gorgeous weather this week and get some things done outside. I’ve also been trying to wrap up some projects and try others out.
I gave myself a deadline of the 24th to have a new supply of jewelry/gifts made for my display at the store where I sell things; Keepin’ It Local in Athol, Mass. I’ll post those soon as I get them finished.
My sister’s hat is getting mailed out on Friday. Unfortunately too late for her to use it this winter, but hopefully for next.
Took on another project that I’ve wanted to try for some time now. I finally have enough materials to do it with and am finishing it up today. (hopefully). I’ll post that one, too.
In the meantime, I finished a project for my hubby. For a little back story…
When we were first married, as most young couples, we didn’t have a pot to piss in. We decided for our anniversary we would make each other something. He made me a beautiful teak box and put my name on the top with cape may diamonds and pretty pebbles (which we got when we went there on our honeymoon and the pebbles were from Stafford Forge, NJ where we went on our first date). I made him a flannel stuffed bear. He had never had a teddy bear so I made him one.
Now, 23 years later, the bear is a bit worse for wear. Flannel doesn’t hold up that well apparently. So Flannel Bear is now lovingly sitting on a shelf to spend his remaining years. Since the sweetie loves Cookie Monster I went looking for a pattern…and found a great one. I had never done anything like this so it was interesting. I think it turned out pretty well though and at least is recognizable as “The CM”.
The pattern was free from http://a-crochet-ninja.blogspot.com/ . The yarn she used however was no longer available. It is a yarn from the UK, but they stopped making that particular color. I used Angel Hair yarn. It’s the same yarn I used for his scarf and worked out really nicely. He is soft, furry and totally cuddly. He is also about double, or more, the size that hers came out. I used 3.5 balls of the yarn to make this. The cookie was my addition and made with scraps of the peruvian wool that I used for my sister’s hat. What’s a Cookie Monster without a cookie after all?
Another project finished. The hubby loves cookie monster and we found this awesome yarn that was the exact shade of cookie monster blue. We had to have it. It’s an angel hair yarn so it will be really soft and the tight crocheting will make it nice and warm. He hasn’t seen it yet cause he’s sleeping. I’m gonna surprise him with it tomorrow morning.