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Today is Friday. It is the First of May. Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day. Last week we went to the Steampunk Symposium 2015. The next two weekends are booked as well. Monday is May the Fourth. It feels like the Geek Universe is emerging along with the spring.

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The Facts

Fabric: fleece from stash

Pattern: Simplicity 1795

Year: recent

Notions: thread

Time to complete: an afternoon

First worn: not yet

Wear again? Possibly next winter

Total Cost: I have no idea

Quite some time ago, I promised Mr. UncommonGeek that I would make him a hoody that resembled a recognizer from Tron. Since I have no experience sewing sweatshirts, and I am trying to use fabric that I already own (but do not currently own any suitable sweatshirt type material), this has proven rather difficult.

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In Like a Lion

Blowing snow. Drifting snow. Snow that is recorded by the foot. A light dusting of snow. Snow and ice and arctic chill.

Still with me? Good. While I dream about leaving for someplace tropic and never coming back, here is a simple way to create snowmen using socks, stuffing and pipe cleaners.

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I made these after Thanksgiving, but before Christmas. I used them to decorate my desk at work. Since the holidays are over, I took them all down. Now there is snow on the ground and in the forecast. The temperatures are verging on (and breaking) record lows all across the country.

I’m thinking that I may need to place these snowmen on a place of honor to appease the gods of snow and winter so that the icy grip of winter may be reduced down to a gentle handshake of winter. Should my offering not be enough, I beg you dear reader, to make your own snowman offering. If enough of us do something, Winter may become sated and decide to release us to spring a little early.

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While I am figuring out how to schedule my time appropriately, here is another blog posting of something I have made previously…

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The Facts

Fabric: thrifted t-shirts

Pattern: from YouTube videos

Year: 2013

Notions: embroidery floss, bamboo skewers, spray paint, thread

Time to complete: I don’t remember

First worn: N/A

Wear again? No

Total Cost: Used items from my stash, so probably under $10 for everything.

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The Facts

Fabric: t-shirt from stash mountain

Pattern: comfort corset no sew project 7 from “Generation T – 108 Ways to Transform a T-shirt”

Year: 2006

Notions: none

Time to complete: one cup of coffee

First worn: for pictures

Wear again? Possibly, as it is pretty comfortable

Total Cost: Less than $1 for the shirt

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I have been unable to sew anything to share with you this week. I am sad because I think that the next item for me to make is a circle skirt. I really want to make one and see how it turns out. Then I want to make some of the variations, like doing a handkerchief hem, and doing one with lots of layers, and pretty much anything else as described here: (http://whatthecraft.com/circle-skirt-variations-tutorials-pixie-skirt-and-more/)

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