Erica and I dressed up as Salt N Pepa for Halloween this year. I made the jackets (turned out so fly!) and we choreographed dance moves. It was hot... we didn't perform any choreographed moves due to no DJs had ANY S-N-P... (um, can you really call yrself a DJ if you don't at least have 'Push It'?) We'll be back as S-N-P sometime in the future. Black unitards, boots and oversized satin jackets is the most comfy costume ever. I pretty much want to wear my unitard all the time; my jacket too, but out of context, it's kind of much. and here is Chris... the hamster. I made his fuzzy-wuzzy suit, but not the hood. He wanted to find an extra-large rodent water bottle to carry around, but couldn't find one. Actually, what he REALLY wanted was a big clear ball to roll around in. That didn't happen either. shucks. All photos taken by Teafly. (I am just now posting photos, because I just snagged them from Teafly's Picasa album. Check her blog Support an Artist )
This is my friend Sheareen with Sailor, modeling the baby sweater I made for Sheareen's baby who is due at the end of January. The hood is a bit small (well, on Sailor it's small; hopefully on a newborn it will be just right), but I like the overall fit of the hoodie. I made it from a knit top I had - thought this was a better use of the fabric. Sheareen and I had a chat about zippered sweaters, and how they bug us because the little tab pokes the baby's neck - so I came up with an alternative. Buttons are a bit taboo with baby clothing, but I figure since it's for a little peanut, she won't be yanking or chewing on the buttons for a few months, and by then it won't fit. Plus I kind of hate velcro. Gotta get more snaps.
I am no longer a Roller Derby virgin. Tonight there was a Renegade Rollergirls bout between the Radar Lovers and the Skull Rollers. Radar Lovers kicked ASS and won their first bout ever! and I would like to think it had something to do with the uniform skirts I made for them: The girls looked so good! Neon green blurs around the rink. Sally ScumF*ck ... aka Lisa, wife of Sailor's Godfather, Spencer. Sailor had fun too - he was entranced by all the rollers. I was in awe of the fights! So crazy how many fights broke out. Ladies just pushing, tripping, smacking each other. bOnkers. Anyway, we had a fantastic time. Chances are we will be at the next bout.
This is the window at Treefort which I made the stockings for. Astacia and I decided on the yellow and white theme, and I threw in blue for good measure. We both love the way it turned out - in fact, I think it's the coolest window in downtown Bend.