Jeremy’s phrenology head is coming in very handy as a model for baby hats. This one has wildcat ears for a fellow Northwestern Wildcats fan. I wasn’t entirely happy with how the wildcat paw booties worked out, but they’re still pretty cute.
I’ve been wanting to make one of these hats ever since I first saw the pattern, but it took me a while to get around to it. Jeremy’s phrenology head is modelling for me since I didn’t have the adorable recipient around in person. The hat was fun to make, and I’ve mastered the loops and tricky pigtail placement, so if you want to turn a small person of your own acquaintance into a Cabbage Patch Kid, let me know.
I haven’t done anything very crafty for a while, but I did just finish this vest for a friend’s baby (who is yet to be born! Usually, I don’t finish baby presents until the intended recipient is at least 6 months old. Let’s not go into whether this is the same baby I originally started the project for…).
Completing this project also means that my ravelry projects page is a nice grid of pictures, with no unfinished items taunting me with their empty boxes!
I’ve had the pattern for this cute snake eating an even cuter mouse in my ravelry queue for over 5 years (it was the 13th thing I ever queued!). Finally, when a good friend’s baby was born in the year of the snake, I thought it was time to actually make it.
My snake isn’t sleepy, and neither animal is wearing a toupee, but I think they look happier that way.
My enjoyment of crafts and Jeremy’s love of Being Serious have resulted in some elaborate costumes for Halloween and various Northwestern sporting events. We are going to day 4 of the first Ashes test tomorrow, so we obviously needed some Australian superfan outfits.
I didn’t start working on them on Thursday as I’d planned because Australia played so dismally that we thought they might have lost before Sunday. Fortunately, England’s massive collapse yesterday means that we’re in a good position to see Australia win tomorrow, so today was craft day.
Actually, being Northwestern superfans hasn’t required much in the way of crafts, since there are two shops within walking distance that are dedicated to purple gear. It was surprisingly hard to find good green and gold stuff here, so I made some iron-on transfers for plain green t-shirts and painted some cheap sneakers (the second pair are in progress.
Stay tuned for the full outfits and match report.