While up in Edmonton in March I popped into a shoe store, and of course found a super-cute pair of shoes… but a bit too expensive. A bunch of other shoes were on sale, and I asked the clerk just in case…. and they were on sale too! Sold!
Of course, as cute as they were, I thought they were still begging for a bit of an upgrade…
I saw some great photos of cool Visual kei/J-rock masks, and wanted to make one for myself as well. I though I could develop my own pattern, but decided to give a whirl and see if anyone had made one of their own and published the pattern – I was in luck! I decided to give a few of them a try.
I’ve been obsessed with the crochet skull scarf / shawl that makes it to the top page of my Pinterest wall at least once a month. (And even more envious of a friend when she got one from a crafty friend…) Of course the big problem – I don’t crochet.
When I saw this skull-design lace in the Halloween section of a fabric store though… it got me thinking – what if I made my own out of fabric, instead of trying to convince one of my own crafty friends to make me one…? Continue reading →
1950s style circle skirt in a skull & crossbones cotton print.
For the Historical Sew Fortnightly challenge #23, the challenge is to make something historical (or historically inspired) that is wearable in an every-day context. I actually was a bit stumped, but then realized that I needed to test out the circle skirt pattern for my Enchantment Under the Sea costume, and that if I made it up in a fabric I’d love… I could wear it for something other than “costume”.
My lion-head silver Viking Knit chain with a rhinestone-covered lock for a clasp
Around the same time that I was trying to find interesting closures for the Viking Knit chain that I’d made, I ran into a friend who was wearing a chain mail choker necklace – but instead of a clasp, she actually had a small lock on it.
I popped a shiny silver lock onto the tri-colour Viking Knit chain with skull end caps. I originally bought this lock for an accent on a corset – but never ended up making the corset… (yet!).
Three-colour Viking Knit with skull head end caps with a shiny silver lock for a closure
I also added a rhinestone-covered heart-shaped lock to the silver Viking Knitchain with lion head end caps. (Pictured above) I think I like this one even better! I originally bought the lock as a gift for a friend…. but then ended up not giving it to her, and into my stash of crafty things it went instead!