If only I had my sewing machine in my possession (I lent it to a friend) and a place to set it up, I might have given this a shot! See, deciding to work with my hair (it’s pink), I opted for a pink-hair-friendly Halloween costume and am currently sitting in my office dressed as Ramona Flowers. I went the easy route and bought a pre-made star purse, but how awesome would it have been if I’d bought this pattern and made my own bag with a star I could swap out in any color? That woulda been pretty sweet….
If I’m up to it in the future (or you want to give it a shot prior to next Halloween or any impending cons or costume parties), you can pick up the pattern from Haley’s Wonderful Distractions.
Oh, and happy Halloween!
I always wonder where they find fabulous material like this for these kind of creations – I definitely never see it at my local fabric stores!
I thought about posting something about Hobbit Day – since September 22nd is the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins – and the movie Facebook Page posted a great How to Throw a Hobbit Day Party guide. But September 22nd is so yesterday, so today I bring to you a Game of Thrones Targaryen House dragonscale bikini top. Because, thanks to the Internet, such a thing exists.
The crafter decided since the Targaryen house symbol is the dragon, and Danerys is the “mother of dragons”, after all, it made sense to create a “scaled” fabric. She also suggests that you “Wear this bikini top with a cute pair of daisy-dukes…people will stop and stare at you as though you had little baby dragons crawling all over your shoulders.” Indeed.
Now this is my kind of party! After seeing a plethora of cool decoupaged shoes online, Amy Ratcliffe decided to host a “Nerd Shoe Craftacular” so she and her friends could try their hand at some of the projects. And pardon me for saying so, but I’d say the results are a SHOE-IN for geektastic delight.
A variety of geekdoms were represented, including Star Wars, Dr. Who, Game of Thrones, and comic book heroes, but I think my favorite project is this pair of Clone Wars pumps. Sublime.
Seriously, these are crazy cute. I haven’t tried to make any yet (partially because I already have too many knickknacks and gewgaws), but I could use a bit more flair on my desk at work…. Project!