giraffe wear

October 6, 2014 at 7:51 pm | Posted in ideas | Leave a comment
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Fashion trend! I have been noticing a lot of giraffe-themed accessories on ravelry lately. I tend to notice giraffe things because my brother in law really likes giraffes, and I am always on the lookout for gift ideas for family members. It does seem like there are quite a lot of giraffe knitting projects, so I guess he is not the only one who loves them. Dress yourself in Giraffe Wear!,, (these three are a matched set)


a snail

May 10, 2013 at 2:07 am | Posted in sewing | Leave a comment
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I had some leftover goat and giraffe fabric from making zipper pouches for christmas presents. So I made a snail.

He is visiting the potted plants. Maybe he will go in the mail and visit baby Lewis next.

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Then I felt like sewing some more. I have been trying to make myself go to bed earlier, but I am rarely successful. Sometimes when I am sewing, I get sort of lost within all the fabric and ideas and I lose track of time. It’s so satisfying to make something and have it turn out well, and I just want to do that over and over again. Plus there was still a little bit of giraffe fabric.

So I made another zipper pouch.

And then I had this light purple zipper that I wanted to use. So I found a scrap of blue and purple patchwork fabric that I somehow acquired leftover from someone else’s project. And I got very excited because I decided to make it into a pouch with a bright orange tie-dye lining. Because I think orange and purple are quite lovely together. The orange is a happy surprise when you open the pouch!

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I am in love with the purple-orange and it is one of my very favorite pouches that I’ve made so far.

So then I took pictures of everything. It is 3am, and I am writing this blog post. I could have waited and uploaded the pictures later. But I didn’t.

Extreme close-ups because why not?

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Maybe I will manage to go to bed earlier tomorrow?


don’t let go of the beloved

November 3, 2008 at 10:51 pm | Posted in projects | Leave a comment
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S and I have this lovely, comfy cotton skirt with giraffes all over it that we’ve had for, literally, years.  It is soft, and it is happy to wear because it’s covered with giraffes, and it feels good swirling around your legs.  But, alas, like all beloved clothing, it is beginning to wear out.  There are little tears and fraying bits, and the other day at work I had to cut a chunk off the bottom of the skirt where it had ripped because it was hanging down and tripping me.

So I am going to cut the skirt into strips and knit it into a scarf.  And it will be soft and happy.  And it will be a keepsake.  The giraffes will be nothing more than white flecks on the black background, but their spirits will still be present.


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