LotR + DW shirt

Started with a men’s shirt that fit me pretty well, except for the fact that the neck was choking me, the sleeves were a bit long, and the hem was too long for me (especially since it was a boxy shirt). Chopped off those parts with a pair of scissors, but after wearing it once, decided that unfinished edges weren’t really great on me. So I ended up handsewing the hems. I also used the old hem to make a collar (which doesn’t really lay flat, I still have to figure out how to sew a collar flat). Anyway, the shirt wasn’t perfect, but it did look a lot better on me after those alterations.

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New swivel knife

So, I was at Lasting Impressions the other day and I couldn’t resist buying the Fiskars Swivel Knife. I’ve done a test run with it, and it looks like it’s going to make my stenciling days a heck of a lot easier. This is definitely going to help in making that LotR/DW shirt a reality soon.

On another note, a bunch of friends and I are making a shirts for this volunteering gig we have upcoming, and I’m planning on using textile medium (finally, I know. I used to use just plain acrylic paint with my shirts) and some more of my slowly dwindling freezer paper stash. I’ll update here after we have the shirts made. We’re working with the word ‘kairos’ as our group name and so far the idea is going to be gears and the word kairos. I’m still figuring out what we’ll be using as a shirt design. Eep. And we have to make these on Friday. Oh, well. Keep moving forward!

Craft blog

I have decided to start a craft blog. Mostly to keep track of crafts and document them. And to keep track of ideas and stuff. I may put craft swap stuff here, but I’ll probably keep them private until the packages are received.

On that note, just a reminder to myself. Had another geeky shirt idea. LotR ring inscription (again, I really am masochistic) + time lord seal inside the empty space. I think this would have to go on the back of the shirt and be as large as possible. Black shirt, color the background of time lord seal so the lines are black. Use gold paint for everything (background and inscription) or use copper for seal background and gold for inscription?