Dwarven Battle Bonnet pattern by Sally Pointer/ Wicked Woollens *NEW! A lot of people are asking me for the modifiations with cables, bobbles, ‘spectacle helm’ and a ribbed beard. This has now been written up as a new version ‘Dwarven Battle Bonnet 2’ which is also top down construction and desn’t necessarily need fulling. Do check that out too before you buy the pattern, see which one you prefer! Sally April 2012* By popular request, here are instructions for the Dwarven Battle Bonnet. Gauge is pretty approximate, this is a very forgiving pattern to knit, but the pattern as given does assume you will be fulling the hat to shrink it. Everyone needs a silly hat in their life! Update 31 Jan 2009: After several very useful suggestions for improving the red beard, I have recrunched the numbers and there is a new version out. The ‘Winter King’ version uses the beard from this added to a basic pointy hat and embellished with holly leaves, just an idea of another way to use the basic pattern idea.
Caricature Map of Europe 1914 The Clanker Powers: Germany is a massive military machine with weapons aimed outwards to all surrounding countries. It points threateningly at Britain, not so much as a sign of direct aggression, but more as an indicator that it was now Germany’s turn to start a grand global Empire to challenge the world’s current one. Austria Hungary is an aggressive armoured giant, teetering on shoddy foundations. The Ottoman empire is a teetering automaton, collapsing under the weight of a paranoid and ungainly spying network that gazes at Europe through many lenses and spy glasses. The Swiss watch ticks away the time, comfortable to wait it all out. The Darwinist Powers: Britain is an militaristic lion with a Roman Imperial italic-type helmet. France’s elephant beast (wearing the French kepi they started the war with before adapting their firefighter helmets) is influenced by the Elephantine Collossus built for the Universal Exhibition of 1889 in Paris (later it ended up going to the Moulin Rouge.)
NatureMill Automatic Compost Bin | Composter | Compost | Composting | naturemill.com - StumbleUpon Goatee Beard Mustache About BustedTees Products BustedTees super cool t-shirts have made it an Internet staple since 2004. We work with comedians and brands including; CollegeHumor, Saturday Night Live, Funny or Die, Upright Citizens Brigade and Conan O'Brien, to crank out funny t shirts, hoodies and great gifts for our millions of awesome customers. All our tees are screen printed on soft, high quality, 100% cotton blanks, tri-blends and 50/50's. Shoulderless Shirt 30th September 2010 Introducing DIY Weekly! I have to admit that when I do DIY projects, I always forget to take a before shot and write down exactly what it is that I did, which is no use to you! Here’s this weeks DIY. Before: After:
dinosaur heels Talk about walking with dinosaurs! Kick it really (really) old school with a pair of Dinosaur Heels that look just as good touring Jurassic Park as they do strolling down Park Avenue. These prehistoric pump upgrades are fully functional, the standard heel has been replaced with a steel bolt welded to the sole shank, with hollow dinosaur toys to cover up the hardware. It looks like these tiny terrors are holding you up, or maybe chasing you down as you are running away trying to escape Isla Nubla. After the internet went crazy a month ago for these dinosaur shoes I knew I wanted to recreate them. Here's the basics on what you need: Ready to make your own? A molecular link between the active component of m... [Mol Pharm. 2006 Nov-Dec] - PubMed result Eco-Friendly T-Shirts Turn Aid Into Sustainable Charity In the United States, 95% of shirts that are donated to places like Goodwill and the Salvation Army are not actually sold for resale, but sold for incredibly cheap prices and then shipped to developing countries where they are put back on the markets. Inspired by the latest fashion trends in Nairobi, the founders of Project Repat saw this system as an opportunity support local artisans and NGOs. How does it work? The t-shirts are purchased on the local markets in countries like Kenya, where Project Repat commissions local artisans to take the recycled shirts and make them into new t-shirts, scarves, skirts, and bags. The resized, refashioned apparel is then shipped back to the United States and sold, with all profits going to the people in Africa who make them and to local NGOs. Each t-shirt has a stamp on it indicating where it was purchased and when it was brought back to the United States. Project Repat
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Lace Embelished Sweatshirt 10th October 2011 If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know that I fell in love at first sight with the Jason Wu AW11 collection. Gorgeous tailoring, velvet bow ties and thigh high splits were topped off with one stand out piece for me – a lace embellished sweatshirt. Inspired by this gorgeous collection, I recently embellished an Asos Lightweight Sweatshirt with some scalloped lace to wear to the Asos Tea Party. The project was really quite simple – I just pinned some scalloped lace along the shoulder seam and down the side of the sweatshirt and then carefully handstitched with black thread all the way around. Update: In response to a question from a reader, in the corner where the lace does a sharp turn, I cut it and then layered the bottom piece underneath. And voila! Have you voted for your favourite Asos Tea Party look yet?