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Total length of this podcast: 40:00 minutes
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Today's bumper music is an original guitar piece I call Belleville Blues.
Here's a photo of the costume I made for Teddy this year. He's in his second year (although he has junior standing) at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering where he's majoring in Chemical Engineering. The costume is an anime character called Organization XIII from the video game
Kingdom Hearts. He ended up making a couple of modifications to the costume himself (the first time he ever used a needle and thread ! LOL!)
Here's Teddy's Christmas gift. I'm also going to make an earwarmer for him based on the scarf pattern. (Don't worry, he doesn't bother to read his old Mother-De-Mums's blog!)
Here's a photo from the crochet book I like, Happy Hooker Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet by Debbie Stoller. (By the way, Podcast listener gave me a heads up to check the book's Web site for corrections to some of the patterns!) I am hoping to make this sweater by Christmastime. It's on page 202 of the book. No, that's not a picture of me! One can dream!
Here's a photo of this podcast's
Alice in Wonderland redwork, The Cheshire Cat. CLICK HERE to download the free pattern.
Here's a photo of Titus Andronicus, my son's newest kitten, playing with today's project, the Hearts and Violets Cousinet Biscornu. OK, it's not really a cat toy -- it's actually a pin cushion, but tell that to the cat!
CLICK HERE to download the Hearts and Violets Cousinet Biscornu project sheet.
Here's a slideshow of just a few of my mom's cross stitch creations. I wish I had better photos, but I took these 10 years ago.
|Make a Smilebox slideshow|
Here's a really great software program you can use to design your own professional-level cross stitch patterns: Pattern Maker for Cross Stitch by Hobby Ware
Cutting the eraser
Exercise 1, Continued
Exercise 3, Continued
Linoleum (Lino) Cutters and Gouges
CLICK HERE to download the recipe.
THE GRAB BAG [Podcast minute marker: 32:00]
See you on the trail!
Creativity isn't a race...
it's an adventure!