UFO Friday is my (usually) bi-weekly series where I show you what projects I’ve been working on (UFO standing for UnFinished Objects). For more of these, look here and for every other week’s feature, Finished Things Saturday, look here.
As always I’ve been doing quite some darning. Keeping my clothes wearable is one of my favourite things to do – and I even like it when it’s visible that they’ve been worn, torn and mended a few times.
With my work pants I’ve established the habit that they all get a secondary colour for mending. My black work pants have a yellow back pocket, and my tan ones get green. The pockets were in no real condition to put anything in there anymore so I finally replaced them with some secondhand placemat fabric.
Of course I’m crafting for ConQuest like a madwoman. My most current project were these small pennants to mark which of the sleeping tents are ours. The stencils came out a little bit messier than I would have liked them to be but overall I’m really pleased about the final result.
Gotta stop typing now, I’m being tickled and somebody’s trying to hit random keys as I write. I love my friends. ^^
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I’ve been really lucky in terms of thrifting pretty print fabrics lately, especially small tablemats and pillow covers. Some of them still have lace on them so I finally took out the seam ripper and made them into actual “just” pieces of fabric.Wednesday morning Scoundrel came to me and asked if I could make a last-minute ban cloth for a LARP character with a dangerous artifact. Of course I could with a little help from my scrap heap and some white acrylic paint, and for once there is an action shot, too!Speaking of LARP I’m colouring my countdown as I go and cross off the days left to conquest. I know that some others have printed it as well and are already done colouring, that makes me so happy!
Have a wonderful weekend! ♥
UFO Friday is my bi-weekly series where I show you what projects I’ve been working on (UFO stands for UnFinished Objects). For more of these, look here and for every other week’s feature, Finished Things Saturday, look here.
I’m finally putting a new lining in this bag I thrifted for one of my LARP characters. I ripped out the old lining (which was horrible in both quality and style), took it apart and used it as a pattern for the new one.
The pieces of old lining ended up here:
That’s the box we use for scraps that aren’t really usable for anything else anymore (or when we have enough rags for the kitchen already) to later stuff draught stoppers and things like that with.
By now I’m done with the small pocket inside the lining for OOC things – I felt like hand stitches might look better here – and the sewing of the lining. All that’s left is to put it in and make a new flap for the bag after I took the zipper out for obvious reasons.
And I’m also experimenting with fruit leather. There might be a recipe coming up sometime soon!
What did you work on this week? What are your current projects?
Have a lovely weekend! ♥
A few years ago I realised that it was pretty much impossible to buy striped pants that were neither skinny nor pretty much beyond my budget. I decided then that I needed to make my own and I’ve had that thought in the drawers of the back of my head ever since. Now that my only pair of jeans were becoming too unsightly I had to dye them anyway and once they were dry again I went straight to work.
I’m also working around some other “problems”, to do with soap, produce and laundry, that I needed drawstrings for. Crocheting them was a bit easier to handle than braiding or twining, and I could make use of my glittery hook again which is a plus, too. I made the pants I’m wearing in that picture, too, but that’s for another post.
What are you working on this week?
Have a great weekend! ♥
Hello, I’m just a little update about what’s been going on craft-wise lately.
So there was this slightly phallic drought stopper, do you remember? It’s still growing with every bit of fabric that I’m throwing away thanks to my other projects!
And I did indeed work on other projects, too. This is a dress for my LARP character Noio, she needed something to change into – only one set of clothing for more than three days isn’t enough. I used to improvise with simple long tiered skirts and my go-to LARP shirts but that’s just not cutting it for me to be honest. And when I found this fabric at the thrift store – I think it used to be a throw blanket – in the perfect shade of pink I decided to make her a new dress.
It still needs a properly sewn neckline and/or straps but it’s coming along nicely.
And for another LARP-related project I bought this fabric which I think I might have mentioned in a vlog before:
The dark colour is supposed to be green, it just doesn’t show properly on the picture, thanks to lazy lighting.
What are you working on at the moment?
After supplying my maternal family with quilts I’m finally making one for myself! I love diamond patterns so it was clear from the start that I wanted a diamond quilt. I was also inspired by the quilt in a painting which I can’t seem to find again no matter how much I search the web – but I believe it was tagged as a William Morris painting. The quilt seemed rather chaotic in nature, with many different patterns and diamonds going off in all possible directions rather than being neatly arranged, and of course that spoke to me.
In this project I’m finally using some scraps of fabric that I always held sacred, that I didn’t want to use for just any project. So far it has several velvets, silk from one of my ball gowns and a vintage children’s fabric, among others.
And in the true spirit of sustainability I’m using the scraps of my quilt diamonds (I need about 400 of them, I’m currently at 130) to stuff this draught catcher for our kitchen made from the most colourful socks Scoundrel could find at the thrift shop. It’s looking a bit phallic at the moment, we admit, but hopefully it will turn into a colourful snake to shield us from the cold within the next few weeks of projects. I’ll keep you posted.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! ♥