Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Owl Hat!

I had my birthday last week, and since the weather's thankfully getting cold enough for hats, I thought I'd make this as a birthday present to myself :D I've been seeing a few owl hats around lately, and I think they're adorable, so I was inspired.

The pattern I used is this one. I did the teen/adult size, which ended up being a little big for me (or maybe I just like my hats a little snug, I don't know).

I also made a few modifications to the pattern - made the earflaps longer and a bit rounder, changed the nose a bit, and I also added a pom pom at the top and a single crochet edge using all the colors. I used two buttons for the eyes.

I'm really pleased with it. I always wanted a hat with earflaps!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Superhero Undies

I don't know what it is about comics and cartoons, but they make me want superhero-themed undies. Last year, after reading Batman comics, and having just done laundry, I transformed a pair of plain black undies into these kick-ass ones:

They ended up being my favourite pair that I wore on bad days to make me feel better. (Yes, that is my secret - Batman underwear.) So a little while back, I was inspired to make more while marathoning Batman Beyond, since I had just bought some plain underwear. (Sidenote: how amazing is that show?)

And so, here are Batman Beyond-style and Nightwing undies!

The Nightwing ones again (he is my favouritest).

All of these were made using stencils that I made out of cardboard and acrylic paints. Out of all of them, the best one is the Nightwing one, because the fabric is a lighter color, so I didn't have to use too many layers of paint. The stencil came off easier (whereas with the other two, bits of cardboard stuck to the edges and had to be peeled off with tweezers) and it looks more matte and less 'plastic-y'. The acrylic holds up pretty well in the wash too - like I said, I made the first ones over a year ago, and the stencil is still holding up without peeling off or washing off. The acrylic cracks and 'breaks' a bit, which gives it a distressed, grungy look that I absolutely love.

Are you inspired to make your own superhero panties?