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We’re still around and costuming! We’ve definitely slowed down a lot though with life getting busy and some of us having kids (holy cow), but we’re all still active and you’ll see updates here and there.

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Totoro costume
Totoro is one of my favorite Miyazaki films and I’d always planned to make Totoro costumes for The Brood. When Cation Designs announced the “Small Human Being Sew-Along”, I decided this was the perfect time to make them. Lorelai joined in, making a costume for her tadpole so we had a complete set. (Did you know the blue and white ones actually have names? Chu Totoro and Chibi Totoro. Who knew?) Construction was on these was pretty simple with the hoods being the only tricky part. I used my trusted Simplicity 1767 for the bodysuit, and modified Simplicity 1477 for the hood. I also referenced the Totoro tutorial from you & mie. (Her daughter is the super cute Totoro you see whenever you search for Totoro costumes.) I liked how she put her zipper in back, so I followed her example and modified the Simplicity pattern to be a one piece front and installed the zipper in the [...]
Sat, May 02, 2015 5:47:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
game of thrones costume event
Last month, the GBACG held a Game of Thrones costume event at the Castello di Amorosa winery in Napa. It’s an entire medieval castle smack in middle of Napa and it was the perfect backdrop for Game of Thrones costumes. I actually hadn’t watched Game of Thrones yet when I bought my ticket to the event so I was on a clock to watch the show, pick a character, and make a costume.  Thankfully the seasons are short and the show is really good. So then it was time to make a costume choice and I really liked Margaery (although I have to admit I barely remember her from the books… but I read the books a long long time ago). Margaery has gorgeous outfits in the show, but I didn’t want to do a named character, so I went back over her scenes and checked out her handmaidens in the background. They [...]
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 7:12:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
jelly roll dreams book
I’ve been meaning to blog about my latest quilt but I started playing Diablo III again and all of a sudden, I have no free time because I’m busy gaming. =D I purchased a few jelly rolls when I started looking into quilting 3 years ago, but haven’t gotten around to using them. Jelly rolls are actually kinda big and they were taking up a lot of room in my bins, so I figured it was time to start using them. I picked the Kate Spain Good Fortune jelly roll and the For Emma pattern from the Jelly Roll Dreams book. There is definitely something to be said for having all your strips pre-cut. Piecing this quilt went very quickly! In an awesome stash busting move, I dug out some quilting cottons I got in Hawaii for the backing. I got these fabrics 4 years ago when Aimee and I were taking our [...]
Mon, Mar 09, 2015 7:16:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
fleece hats for charity
I’ve been sewing fleece hats the last few days while watching Game of Thrones. Yes, I am one of the few people left who hasn’t watched Game of Thrones. I’ve actually been avoiding the show because I’ve read the books, and it’s hard to watch the show when you know every bad thing that’s going to happen. Season 1 was the hardest for me but once I got past that, I was pretty hooked. HBO did an amazing job with the show and of course, I love the costumes! Anyways, back to the hats… Mi holds a hat making party every few months. She gets a bunch of people together to make fleece hats which she donates to a local hospital to hand out to patients undergoing chemotherapy. It’s a fun event with friends, food, and lots of sewing machines and fabric, and all for a good cause. I’ve been so busy with the [...]
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 5:13:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
lunch bags
I decided to round out my over-achiever Mom streak by hand-making holiday gifts for the Larva’s daycare teachers. I made lunch bags and filled them with chocolate chip cookies. I used the bag pattern from Pink Penguin with some really cute cotton prints I picked up at Joann. I love how these came out! Some up close shots… I have to say that the cookies, while yummy because even I can’t screw up Ghirardelli cookie mix, were not nearly as pretty as the bags. It’s pretty obvious that my strengths do not include anything kitchen related. I’m going to have to work on that. =D And that was the last sewing of 2014. Time to start planning the 2015 projects! The post Cute Lunch Bags appeared first on Confused Kitty Creations. [...]
Wed, Jan 07, 2015 4:55:00 AM, Continue reading at the source