Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Been Busy



Hello, friends!

It's been oh. . . a month, probably, since I've been here.
Been busy working with Emily on her birthday party.

This one was very manic.

More manic than usual, I mean.

But in all the best ways.

You can guess the theme, yes?

Her idea, not mine.

Good thing she did about 90% of the work, too.

18 comments:

  1. The Sorting Hat is totally WOW!
    My own little Harry Potter fan would adore it. Will you consider providing a tutorial for it?

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    1. In case Lier does not do a tutorial (and it would be fabulous if she did!), I think you could get a good effect with Simplicity 1582, if it is not too much bad form to mention a commercial pattern here (cringe). I made a wizard hat with that pattern and it looks much like the sorting hat above but straighter, so if it could be scrunched up it might work.

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    2. Hello all! So:
      Anonymous: thanks for sharing the Simplicity pattern! Not bad form at all, don't worry. Much more helpful to readers than hearing my same-old-same-old "er, I don't know how to use commercial patterns".

      Chiara: yes, tutorial. Easier than you think. Soon.

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    3. Oh joy! Thank you sooo much!

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  2. Oh my goodness I can see the face in the hat. Splendid work.

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  3. Ooooh, I'm looking forward to seeing this one!
    MayravB

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  4. My big girl LOVES your sorting hat. Her first question was "can you make one of those for me mummy?" It looks a bit beyond me, but maybe there's a tutorial coming?

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    1. Yes, Katie, tutorial. Soon. For the hat in general, and also for the face-making. I did the face in about 15 minutes while sitting on a deck chair at the swimming pool. Not difficult at all.

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  5. That hat is rad! Nice work. Is it leather or felt?

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    1. Elisha: It was cheap acrylic felt. Like, $2 for the half-yard we used. But we were lucky that it came in this interesting mottled shade of brown.

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  6. Hooray! I'm excited to hear more about this party as Emma wants to have a Harry Potter party in February for her 11th birthday.

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  7. Oh dear, I'm not even going to show it to my crazy HP fan. She'll be 13 soon. Maybe she can make her own...

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  8. I can't wait to hear about this party, I'm sure it was incredible!!
    Harry Potter is on my list of parties I would love to throw, even though my daughter has still not read it because she is still a little young. All your information I'm sure will be precious :-)

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  9. Ahhhhhhhh! Ikat Bag party AND Harry Potter. Too much goodness in one place. I sincerely hope one of my children wants a Harry Potter party someday, so that I can employ some of your genius ideas :).

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  10. I'm curious as to what you used to stiffen your hat brim—interfacing maybe? Thanks!

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    1. Anonymous: yes, interfacing. And the felt itself is pretty stiff.

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