Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dressmaking - Project 2

This was my second project at dressmaking class.  I wanted a pleated skirt and did this.  Slight improvement but I somehow take a long time at the sewing machine. :P

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Cow Beanie - Moo

I got an order to make a cow beanie for a baby girl to be born soon.  But her mum wanted something a little bigger in size with no ear loops and strings attached, so I came up with this.  I wanted to add a butterfly which looks like one that has flown passed the cow and stopped over at its head.  Hence, I doubled the layers to make it stand. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Little Cow Backpack - Oz

I wanted to make some animal backpacks and decided to start with a cow, which would be largely white it color.  Not a wise color choice, but I had lots of white yarn so thought that'd just be it.  I don't usually use any patterns as I find they limit my creativity somewhat, and so had to trial n error to get there.  My idea was to create a broader tummy, with limbs attached and a cow face on the cover.  This took me a while as I was trying to get the shaping right.  I was kind of ambitious as I want the pink portion on the tummy (as the stomach) but didn't want to cut of the pink yarn every row.  When I eventually finished it, I like it so much that it has to go to my girl.  Am still thinking if I want to offer this in my Etsy shop. :)