Archive | October 2014

My Shredder

Once again, my Sweet Pea asked me to make his Halloween costume for him. I’ve had a few CRAZY weeks with working on assignments for the spinning course, but how could I say no to him? It’s not that it’s my intention to spoil him. I love his appreciation of the things that I make for him. He could be just like any other child, wanting one of those costumes from out of the store (which would have been a heck of a lot easier this year! LOL). But no, he wants something made especially for him by his mama’s own two hands. There may come a day where he doesn’t want to wear the things I make anymore. So I’m going to ride this train for as long as I can!

When he told me he wanted to be Shredder (the nemesis of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), my response was “Why do you want to be a bad guy?” He said “I don’t want to be a bad guy… I just love Shredder’s suit!” I was going to make it for him anyway, but I just loved that answer!

Of course since I’m in a time crunch between my course and Christmas orders (and my cleaning jobs and petsitting and single parenthood), I took to Ravelry to see if there were any Shredder patterns. Of course there weren’t. That would have been too easy! So yes, Mama had to get creative. While I did use a couple of patterns as bases, I did all of the details on my own.

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Shredder’s Hand Armour

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Working on some moves

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We must get the Turtles!

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My Little Shredder

Hi! Bye!

Just wanted to check in in case anybody was wondering where I’ve been…

The sad news is that my beloved Kirby had to go to the Rainbow Bridge on Thursday. He was 16. I’m planning on giving him his own post because he really was my furry child. I miss him so much, but he told me he was ready. I had to respect that.

I’m just about done my first series of spinning assignments. More on that in a bit…

Studio tour is finished.

Christmas orders on the hook.

Pet sitting keeping me out of mischief.

I’ll be back when I actually get time to breathe!

Love and light to all ❤