Bea the Octopus and Skirt #2

I’ve been crocheting a little bit here and there and have completed my next little creation! I made a octopus! I showed her to my niece via Face Time and she has decided to name her Bea! Bea is a shy little octopus with a sweet little removable headband. She’s pink with eight yellowish legs!

I feel like Bea is a bit sloppy made because I’m not too great with crocheting but I am indeed proud of her! =P After practicing so many balls I decided to turn it into something and somehow managed to make little legs then tah-dah there she was! Hope you like!

I completed my second skirt last Friday but decided to let the pleats sit in place for awhile before letting the strings out. Here’s a picture of it when I was still working on it. Took it on my phone, so it’s grainy.

I’m happy to have it done but I can’t believe I pleated 7 yards of fabric! >.< Whew!!!! It’s a good thing I had a handy pleat board, it made it easier but was still very time consuming. After letting my skirt hang on Nicci for a week, I took out the threads this morning and took some pictures of it.

I’m planning on rethreading it before the weekend ends to hold the pleats in again. I remember when I was younger my Mom would tell us to rethread our skirts after wearing them from the New Years, but I don’t think we ever did so she always went behind us and threaded them herself. My were we bad!!! My little sister actually took a picture of my Mom a few days ago and to my surprise she was working on a skirt too. When I go visit her I’m hoping to pick up a few tips and tricks because she’s been making them for a long time now…and without a board. >.<

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Caydi’s Dress Up – Part 9 and Nicci

The Hmong New Years are still months away but Caydi is ready to dress up for them!

Caydi’s outfit here is a “sneak peek” to some other ideas I have coming up. I have so many ideas and projects that I’m sure you are confused with what’s what! I’m sorry! >.< I’m also planning on making Cubli some clothing too, he looks so cold! Lol.

As mention in my last post I bought a dress form and have decided to name her Nicci. It’s been fun having Nicci! She’s a great model and here she is with a skirt I sewed.

This skirt was again Hmong inspired and took me two days to finish. I used four and a half yard of fabric on it. I went to Wal-Mart yesterday hoping to get more of the same fabric to make the skirt a bit more poufy but could not find it at all! I was very disappointed but it’s okay, Wal-Mart hasn’t been very reliable for me as far as fabrics. >.< I came home and decided to just space the pleats out. Instead of using a set waist measurement I did the wrap technique which is how Hmong skirts usually come. I’m very happy with it but am planning on making another one soon and this time I have enough fabric.  😉

Hope you like the new updates. 🙂 Have a great day!