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Oct 28, 2010

Free Witch and Pirate Masks

Two more masks! The first is a witch with tiny hat and large nose mole:

witch mask

view witch mask.pdf

The second is a pirate with eye patch and optional mustache:

pirate mask

view pirate mask.pdf

Have a happy Halloween!

Update: I closed comments because I was getting way too much spam!

Oct 26, 2010

Free Jack O' Lantern Mask

I made another mask! This one is a pumpkin and can be "carved" into a jack o' lantern.

jack o' lantern mask

view jack o' lantern mask.pdf

If you make a jack o' lantern mask or an entire pumpkin patch I would love to see pictures!

Oct 21, 2010


I want to point out my two masks that are available for free download. They would make quick costumes for Halloween.

tiger mask

owl mask

They are available to view and download here:
tiger mask template
      view tiger mask.pdf

owl mask template
      view owl mask.pdf

I am planning on making a few more Halloween Masks that I will post next week. Any requests?

Oct 19, 2010

Sailor Collar

With plenty of interfacing left over I was able to finish this sailor collar:

sailor collar

It is incredibly difficult to take pictures of myself wearing these things. This is the last neckwear post for a bit, I will be sharing a few Halloween projects since it is nearly the end of October. I am not sure what sort of costume I will wear, do you have any ideas? What are your costume plans?

Oct 14, 2010


Here is a work in progress photo of my latest neckwear project:


I was hoping to have it finished, but I am doing some emergency dress hemming and I ran out of interfacing. Last night I stopped at the store and bought five yards of interfacing so I should be okay for awhile. I will have this project ready for Tuesday's blog post.

Oct 12, 2010

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Over the weekend I made this yummy pumpkin bread pudding I saw on Budget Bytes. Unfortunately mine didn't look quite this appetizing so I am not sharing the photos of my pumpkin bread pudding.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding
image via Budget Bytes

It did taste quite delicious though. I don't think you can go really wrong with pumpkin or bread pudding so the combo will always be fantastic*.

*The only time I know of pumpkin something not tasting great was when my Aunt Dot made pumpkin pie using only canned pumpkin - no sugar, no spices, just canned pumpkin. Luckily it was long before I was born so I didn't eat any.

Oct 7, 2010

Neckwear Inspiration and Tutorials

Over the past few days I have been perusing the internet for necklace, scarf, and collar inspiration photos. Here are a few of the lovelies:

And here is a roundup of some neckwear tutorials; I definitely want to make some of these:

images: from respective owners, see tutorial links below

Oct 5, 2010

Loom Knit Scarflette Pattern

I made this little scarf and am sharing the pattern with you!

purple loom knit scarflette

This is my second loom knitting "pattern", my first being this Modified Alice Wrist Warmers Pattern. I was playing with different stitches, noticed this interesting texture and decided to share with you.

knit detail

For this project I used a single skein of Lion Brand Yarn's Hometown USA in Portland Wine (a super bulky acrylic yarn).

wearing purple scarflette

Here is the sort of pattern for this cute scarflette.
      Knifty Knitter purple rectangular knitting board
      Approximately 81 yards super bulky yarn
      Large crochet hook
      One skirt/kilt pin
Instructions: (links are to instructions from Loom Knitting Help)
1. Cast on 20 pegs (or in multiples of 4) using the long tail cast-on method for the knitting board.
2. Your working yarn should now be at peg 1. Row 1 and odd number rows: *k, yo, p2tog, k; rep from * to end.
3. Now working yarn should be at peg 20. Row 2 and even number rows: *p, yo, k2tog, p; rep from * to end.
4. Repeat steps two and three until scarf is desired length; leave enough yarn to bind off.
5. Bind off using the single crochet bind-off method.
6. Wrap scarflette around your neck, fasten with the skirt/kilt pin, and enjoy!