A WIP of my first ever leatherworking project. It’s gonna be a bag! And it’s gonna be adorable!
wait, you mean it’s going to get even cuter than it already is?!
SIGN ME THE FUCK UP
That’s the goal, anyway! Progress:
Painting up the main piece! Gonna antique it tomorrow. Things are going slower than I’d like, because a friend’s friend’s goat chomped a hole through my glove and fingernail and it feels like I slammed my fingers in a car door. Hopefully it’ll still be done in time for Christmas!
Everything’s painted! Now I just need to antique it and assemble the bag!
Finish is applied! Time to put everything together!
IT’S DONE! Only glued rather than sewn due to my nommed-on hand, but it still looks nice enough! Better pictures coming soon.
You can find this free crochet pattern for a Krampus Hat at Morale Fiber here.
Who and what is Krampus? From wikipedia:
“In Central European folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as “half-goat, half-demon”, who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts.”
Below is a modern interpretation of Krampus by Derek Yaniger for sale on Outre Gallery here.
Krampus can be traced back to pre-Germanic paganism. His original name, krampen, means “claw”, and he was also the son of the Norse god of the underworld, Hel.
Krampus visits houses with St. Nicholas on the night of December 5th. St. Nicholas puts candy in the shoes of good kids, while Krampus puts birch twigs in the shoes of bad kids.
Now Krampus has become the incarnation of Scrooge and the Grinch mashed together, with a little terror thrown in.
Here is a Krampus greeting card from the early 1900s.
This is a reblog for those who missed my Krampus post last year.
Are you looking for a cheap, easy, and original holiday gift idea? Make these Witches’ Spell Napkins using tea/coffee dyed thrifted napkins and iron on transfer paper. I have had great luck using these tee shirt iron on paper – the images come out sharp and can be machine washed over and over again.
DIY Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath
Make this DIY Jack Skellington Christmas Wreath using a Dollar Store plastic Christmas ornament, foam wreath ring, fabric, and craft foam.
From Jen at EPBOT:
Oh, and I haven’t done this yet myself, but to make this transition into Christmas better you can add a Santa hat & beard on Jack! You could also tack on some extra red-and-white swirls to look like peppermints.
Left Top Photo: Melissa Campbell’s free crochet pattern is on Ravelry here. Link to crochet Viking Helmet below.
Right Photo: Santa Beard from For the Knit of Ithere.
This image was posted by Projekte, Projekte here – the beard, helmet and horns. The beard was made from Melissa Campbell’s free pattern, and the knit viking helmet is also a free pattern from aknitica on Ravelryhere.
Here’s another take on Melissa Campbell’s free Viking Beard Ravelry pattern by tat2kitten.
The crochet Lael Viking Helmet pictured on the Top Left Photo is a $5.50 pattern from Tara Murray here.
To get these free printables you have to subscribe to The Navage Patch blog. Then you will get a password to their free printables library.
Print them out cheaply on engineering prints. What are engineering prints? They are extremely cheap prints made on regular paper. They used to be available only in black and white, but now you can get color ones.These prints are 36″ wide and then you can go as long as you want. A 36”x 36” will run you $4.50 at my Staples. Find out more here:truebluemeandyou.com/tagged/engineering-prints
Here are the rest of the Animal and Human Skeleton Printables:
From The Navage Patch
we designed these free animal skeleton printables in several colors and four sizes: 8.5×11 inch, 11×17 inch, 12×18 and 16×20 inch. The sizes 8.5×11 and 11×17 inch are PDFs, so they are not scalable. But the 12×18 inch and 16×20 inch are prepared as JPEG, so you can scale them up or down as necessary.