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Man, I really suck at this

Posted in Costumes, Crochet on December 31, 2010 by madmaxine

What I suck at is blog posting. Life gets in the way, I guess.

Well, let’s see. Work has been either crazy busy or horribly slow. Fortunately, creativity has been at an all-time high, and I’m working on keeping that going.

I admit to being a crochet addict. I picked up crochet again a few months ago (back in June, even), and I have found that I “get it” this time. Last time I tried it was around 25 years ago as a teenager, and I never really went anywhere with it then.

Now, there are so many free (and not free) patterns on the internet that I will never be bored again. Don’t even get me started on the awesome books that are available. Just wow. And yarn is easier to get than ever. I’m a complete sucker for this stuff.

I made this kitty from a pattern I got on Etsy

http://preview.tinyurl.com/2fgctqb

^first instance of me using tinyurl EVAR, btw.

And I’m working on some stuff from this fantastic book:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/2awwhf3

Like this snazzy vest

And I found a great book that shows an interesting overview of some of the more complicated forms of crochet that are out there. I can think of about 3 huge projects I’d like to do that involves fusing about 4 different styles of crochet from this book:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307586537/ref=wms_ohs_product_img

Unfortunately, there aren’t enough hours in a life.

Current projects

Posted in Costumes with tags , , , , , on January 14, 2010 by madmaxine

Hoopdance costumes. Lots of ideas, including the kerfuffle bustle (or butt kerfuffle). Haven’t made it yet, but it will be a good use of scrap materials. I need to start posting more.

Hooping and the Creative Machinery in My Brain

Posted in Costumes with tags , , on May 4, 2009 by madmaxine

Well, I finally found a hobby that really sparks my creativity, and it gets me off my butt too! Here’s what I managed to finish yesterday. The little tasseled belt/skirt is a separate piece.

I will coordinate that with a headdress and some foot coverings. Those pieces (the belt, the headdress, and foot coverings) will have interchangeable mix and match bits so I can be color-coordinated. This is the start of a steampunk get-up (the skirt is copper-colored).

The hoop suit (numero uno!)

The hoop suit (numero uno!)

Strait Jacket

Posted in Costumes with tags , , , , on October 19, 2008 by madmaxine

Here’s what I plan to make before Halloween:

 

My haloween costume

My haloween costume

To give credit where credit is due, I found this image in this nifty little website:

http://www.esh.dmhmrsas.virginia.gov/crossroads/history.htm