Thursday, January 11, 2007

#61 - Tord inspired T-shirts

Made for: Little Man

Technique: Traced the Tord Boontje panels from Target (explained here), then used Angry Chicken's technique.

Materials: T-shirts from Michaels. Jacquard paints. Fabric brushes.

Notes: The most important part is to iron an extra piece of freezer paper inside the shirt to prevent the paint from bleeding onto the back layer of the t-shirt. Also, my edges weren't as sharp as I wanted, so after pulling the freezer paper off, I did a teeny bit of touching up along the edges.

Date: January 2006

#60 - Christmas Stockings for MafiaBro & MafiaMom

Made for: MafiaBro & MafiaMom

Pattern: Created on the fly. I looked at a handknit sock, drew the basic shape onto some sketch paper and cut 'em out. After finishing the main stocking, I decided it needed some jazz, so I added the toes and heels. If I make stockings again, I'll make the toes and heels a bit bigger. I cut the letters free-hand, and if I do this again, I'll definitely use a template.

Fabric: Wool Felt from JoAnns.

Notes: Fun. Fast (done late on Christmas mas Eve). I'm keeping these in my xmas boxes so now they'll have stockings whenever they come visit.

Date: December 2006

#59 - Little Man's Hat & Mittens

Made for: Little Man

Pattern: Created on the fly. Knitted-on cast on. 2x2 ribbing. Decreases in 4 places, at the same place every time. 'Floof' sewn to the top. Described here.

Yarn: Cascade 220 in navy, stranded with Crystal Palace Kid Merino in Indigo #4675

Needles: Size 6 (4?) Addi Turbos 40"

Notes: I love the tweedy effect from stranding these two yarns together.

Date: December 2006