things to make yourself

i like the Frenzy ladies – i met them both at Anomnomcon – but this is ridiculous.

 

 

 

 

 

it’s not that it’s a dumb idea – i’ve got two i made myself, and they *are* warm if you add a little more coverage front and back – but as i recall, mine couldn’t possibly have taken more than around five or six dollars in supplies, and it’s the kind of thing you can crochet while you’re watching tv in an evening.
not to mention that there have to be hundreds of free patterns available for similar things on the internet, many of them highly adaptable if you want to recreate this exact item; many of them are better to start with (i like that last one, myself). use a slender-gauge yarn if you don’t like the chunkiness factor, or combine two yarns for the variegated effect. use different buttons, or more buttons, or some other kind of closure like knot toggles.

but, Miss N, you squeal. I cannot crochet or knit!
never fear, reader, go to Hancock’s and get yourself half a yard of polar fleece. it probably takes a quarter yard to make one of these, double-thick and topstitched. how much does that and thirty minutes at the sewing machine cost you?

i wish *i* could get paid $45 an hour, don’t you?

Frenzy Universe. Victorian Scarflet Ruffle Neck Warmer – Pink and Pearl.

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melanie bilenker jewelry | chatelaine

melanie bilenker jewelry | chatelaine.

 

 

i absolutely love this. i don’t know exactly what i’d do with it other than wear it and love it – it’s definitely an art piece – but it’s just amazing.

miz bilenker makes modern, exquisitely beautiful hair jewelry.

 

i’ll never be able to afford any of it.

Re: Steampunk Dos and Don’ts « Clothesmonaut

Re: Steampunk Dos and Don’ts « Clothesmonaut.

general rules of thumb which should prove useful for people who aren’t born clothes-whores.

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