what with all the shenanigans and goings-on

First Night Of Rehearsals

Tonight was Ralph’s first night in rehearsals for the Rocky Horror Picture Show, put on by the Driftwood Players. We found  him a wee floral arrangement and made him a card – with lots of lipsticky glitter, natch.

Silk Jacket For A Client

I sent off a fully-tailored silk coat to a client. I spent about forty hours on this project – a great deal of this in hand-work. It was a real learning experience, and I mean that both in a positive way but also the kind of way where you cry many tears.

More sewing – my first pair of jeans:

Jeans (Jean-ius Class On Craftsy)

Jeans (Jean-ius Class On Craftsy)

Jeans (Jean-ius Class On Craftsy)

I copy-catted these off am RTW pair that fits the owner well, thanks to the Jean-ius class on Craftsy. This was an amazing process! I consider my results successful, too. However, these are only the first pair and I’m going to be distressing them and setting rivets, so what you see here is not the final product.

Some work of Phoenix’s:

Birthday Present: Designed By Phee

Birthday Present: Designed By Phee

She had sketched this lovely little fox, so we sewed it up in faux fur and wool, as part of a birthday gift for a friend.

Wee Finn

Still more sewing! My latest Finn hat – a design I ended up adoring – and a footed pair of PJs. Better pictures soon if I can get my shit together.

The new Hands On Childrens Museum:

At The New HOCM

At The New HOCM

At The New HOCM

At The New HOCM

At The New HOCM

My Little Dude. He loved driving so much. But at one point while he was driving the fire truck, I pretended to be run down by him. That made him cry, so I kept further horseplay a decidedly non-matricidal type.

Mathematical!

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Mathematical!

Mathematical!

Hat, Adult M/L
Faux fur
lined in 100% cotton knit
two straps ‘n’ two snaps!
$20

Let’s be honest, I am a passionate seamstress but also, well, a passionate seamstress. I get it in my head I want to make something and I will go to (sometimes inappropriate) lengths to get it done. Then? Time to move onto something else. Not much of a mass-producer, here. And truth be told, not an obsessive perfectionist. Just a reasonably competent, high-energy Creative-type.

So anyhoo in honor of the family’s much-enjoyed cartoon caper show, I’m attempting to create the perfect Finn hat! I’ve got some other plans for Finn gear but we’ll see how long my ardor lasts. I’m offering this Finn hat up for super-cheap because I have been seeing all the really sad, ill-fitting and poorly-constructed Finn hats out there, made of pill-y cheap-arse fleece. Which, I mean I’m all for just grabbing a hat, but how about a hat that HUGS you?

Mathematical!

Hat: fine fur exterior, 100% cotton knit lining (an upcycled remnant from Grays General Store in Hoquiam!).

Mathematical!

I liked the print on the lining fabric, which reminded me of the style of toonery in the show.

Two white snaps so you can wear it under your chin – or just let the straps dangle like you DGAF!

Mathematical!

Size: The model has a 21 1/2″ head. If this is going to belong to a smaller head, cool, because hats look okay when they rattle around. But don’t buy the hat if your head is much bigger than that 22″. A tight hat is a total drag, man.

Mathematical!

Want it? Text me & I’ll let you know if it’s taken. 3605003287. If it’s not, you can Paypal me at kelly AT hogaboom DOT org $20 + $8 shipping. If shipping costs less than $8, I’ll send you a refund. And I’ll ship it ASAP. SEE IT’S JUST THAT EASY