Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Learning New Things

I taugh myself to double and triple crochet from these great video tutorials by KnitWtich. Learning something new, I had little practice bits. I made some little wristbands. They each begin with a row of single crochet. Chain enough stitches to go around your wrist plus a little overlap. Then a row of triple, or treble, crochet and finish with another row of single crochet. I stitched a button to one side and the triple crochet stitch acts as a buttonhole. The middle one is yarn and the others are thin ribbon.

I also did my very first quilt binding. I can't show more, as this is a Christmas gift. I used this tutorial. It was very simple and it came out very nicely.


So only a week or so late with my Halloween post. Between the craft show and work, I didn't get as much decorating done as I hoped, but there's always next year. (I have ideas already.)

I did get my styrofoam skulls settled in their new home, along with some plastic bug friends.

I was also really happy with my costume, which I think I'll be wearing to HeroesCon, much to Bats chagrin. (I wasn't mad, just making a Baroness face). I made everything except the shirt and pants. My kneepads are two pieces of felt with silver vinyl cobras. I was really happy with how the chest plate came out.