I bought a vintage Davy Crockett costume pattern on etsy a few weeks ago, and then got ahold of some gorgeous Essex Linen (in Camel), and gave up on finding nice vinyl or leather fringe, and accepted the faux stuff they sell at Joann. Luckily it came together really well, and the boy-o woke up today (his birthday), and found this complete costume awaiting...
He's actually using it to play "Woods Runner" (because he loved the book by Gary Paulsen), not Davy, but that's the joy of costumes, right?
the fringe was stiff and icky feeling, so we washed and dried it really quickly this morning, hence the wrinkles, but the essex is so soft and wonderful, that he's loving it.
the tough faces are due entirely to his needing to hide from the Hessians and Redcoats, not because he's unhappy about the costume or photos. Fully in character.
I got this awesome book at the library, and I made my wonderfully patient and loving husband look at ALL the blocks with me to choose the one he liked best.
He liked this one. #189 (sorry, the picture is upside down!)
It's called "Willow"
I decided to do blues, greens, browns, and cherry, with natural wool as the border on all of them... so each block will have brown/tan/cherry in the middle, and a blue/green/teal color next, then white on the outside...
I realized after wetting and pinning that I should have sewn in the ends first... oops.
oh well, given that this will take about 3 years (averaging 1/week), I think I'll have time to hide the ends and reblock it.
For my first block, I think it's quite nice!
I had pepsi at lunch (caffeine), and wine after dinner (poor
judgement) so instead of going to bed early I stayed up and tested one
of my Xmas books. Tasty Crochet sure offers tasty treats! My kiddos
need more play food, so I asked Santa for this book. I made the apple
tonight, and it came out rather small. More like a homegrown apple
than a store bought apple. Which is fine. I'm sure D will appreciate
it. My red is not showing up nicely here, but it is a candy apple red
rather than a fire engine red. Still appley though, not weird orangy
brown red like the picture shows.
Joanns is having a yarn sale right now, so I think I'll take the
little monster (L), and get some more colors of wool. I seem to have
oodles of blue yarn in my stash, but that's not particularly helpful
when trying to make play food...