The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Loom Knitting Horse, or My Little Pony



 helpful videos for techniques
This one to show double e-wrap, and tail and hair technique
This shows basic technique, as well as internal decrease.
Options for adding eyes, and how to make them.

Loom Knitting Horse, or My Little Pony

Supplies:
24 and 12 peg loom
Looming Hook
Crafters Needle
Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Yarn (strands doubled)
Eyes

Terms:
DEW: Double E-Wrap (this is a technique to assist in making the knit tighter for firmer stuffing, you EW your pegs 3 times to start, then toss bottom loop over top 2 loops keeping 2 loops on the peg) Please check out my Eeyore video to view this technique.
EW: E-Wrap
ID- Internal Decrease
CO: Cast On
DSCO: Draw String Cast On
COF: Cast Off
DSCOF: Draw String Cast Off

Head: Flat: 24 Peg
DSCO 18 pegs
Row 1-3: DEW18
Row 4: DEW4 (Ear: DEW4 pegs 4 rows, DEW2 pegs 3rows, DEW4 pegs 4rows) DEW2, Repeat ear section, DEW4
Row 5-10: DEW18
Row 11: EW18 (note throw both bottom loops over top loop to leave 1 loop on the peg, this is to prep for the ID.)
Row 12: ID from 18 to 9 pegs
Row 13-17: DEW9
Row 18: EW9 (repeating the same thing  as row 11 to prepare for COF)
DSCOF
Sew up snout, ears, and close back of head. Stuff

Neck: Circular: 12 Peg
EW CO 12 pegs
Row 1-4: DEW12
Row 5: EW12 (Toss bottom 2 loops over top to leave 1 loop remaining.)
COF
Tighten cast on, sew head on from your cast of side. Stuff.

Body: Circular: 12 Peg
DSCO 12 pegs
Row 1-9: DEW12
Row 10: EW12 (Toss Bottom 2 loops over top loop leaving 1 loop)
DSCOF
Close up one end, then before closing up other end stuff then close it up. Start by sewing the bottom of the neck to the closed hole of the body and work your way around. You should create a nice angle for the neck and head sitting on the body. 

Legs: Flat: 12 Peg
DSCO 10 pegs
Row 1-12: DEW10
Row 13: EW10 ( again toss bottom 2 loops over top to to leave 1 loop for cast off)
COF
Close up bottom and stuff. Make 4. Sew on all for legs 1 right in front of the other on the belly leaving 1 column space between the left legs and right legs on the belly.

To View Hair technique also view Eeyore video for what I am doing for the tail and mane, for visual help.
Tail: Flat: 24 Peg
EW CO 18 pegs
Row 1: EW18
Row 2: EW2 23rows 9times
Pull cast on loops back onto the pegs
Row 3: EW18
DSCOF
Sew on tail at back end area. Trick pull on your loops to make them longer.

Mane: Flat: 12 Peg
EW CO 12 pegs
Row 1: EW12
Row 2: EW2 17rows 6times
Pull cast on loops back onto the pegs
Row 3: EW12
COF
Sew on mane starting and inch infront of the ears and on down the spine area.

For eyes you can add my crocheted eyes and instead of glueing plain black pony beads take your color buttons with black pony beads and glue them to the fatter end. Crochet black around your edge if desired to create the My Little Pony eyes. For Horse use whatever you like.

Loom Knitting Mini Elephant





Loom Knitting Mini Elephant

Supplies:
12 Peg Loom
Looming Hook
Crafters Needle
Crochet Hook
Scrap Yarn
Polyfil
I Double up on my yarn to allow firmer stuffing.
And eyes

Terms:
EW- E-Wrap
K- Knit
P- Purl
CO- Cast On
DSCO- Draw String Cast On
D- Decrease
COF- Cast Off
DSCOF- Draw String Cast Off

Head: Flat: 12 pegs
EW CO or DSCO 12 pegs
Row 1-5: K12
Row 6: K2 (Ear: K3 pegs 11 rows) K2, repeat ear section for next 3 pegs, K2 (note for larger ears, K1 (Ear: K4 pegs 15 rows) K2, repeat ear section for next 4 pegs, K1.)
Row 7-9: K12
Row 10: D1 K1, D1 K1, K4, D1 K1, D1 K1 (8 loops)
Row 11-12: K8
Row 13: D1 K1, K4, D1 K1 (6 loops)
Row 14-16: K6
Row 17: D1 K1, K2, D1 K1 (4 loops)
Row 18-19: K4
Row 20: D1 K1, D1 K1 (2 loops)
Row 21-22: K2
Row 23: D1 K1 (1 loop)
Cut end pull tail through. Sew up trunk, ears, and close up back of head. Stuff.

Body: Circular: 12 Pegs
EW CO or DSCO 12 pegs
Row 1-10: K12
Row 11: P12
Row 12-14: K12
DSCOF
Close up bottom, tighten cast on or draw string to a point that you can stuff your body.

Legs: Flat: 10 Pegs
EW CO or DSCO 10 pegs
Row 1-4: K10
Row 5: D1 K1, K6, D1 K1 (8 loops)
Row 6-11: K8
COF
Tighten cast on, or drawstring cast on to a point to make flat and rows close together. Sew up bottom and front. Stuff. Make 4

Assembly
Sew on head first. Head will help you get alignment to sew on legs to body. Following the line of the ears sew you upper legs at the top of the body lined up with your ears. Sewing on the bottom legs line the outer edge of you bottom legs with the upper legs. Sew bottom legs along the purled row. Hot glue or sew on eyes and your done.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

How to Loom Knit a Kaftan or Poncho



Kaftan or Poncho

Supplies:
60 peg loom
4 skeins of 4ply yarn
looming hook
crafters needle
crochet hook
4feet of ribbon

Terms:
EW-E-Wrap
CO- Cast On
D- Decrease
YO- Yarn Over
P-Purl
COF-Cast Off

60 Peg Loom: Flat: 1 strand of yarn
EW CO 60 pegs
Row 1: EW60
Row 2: K1, P1 all the way around (Note you can EW instead if you like)
Row 3: P1, K1 all the way around
Row 4-11: Repeat rows 2 and 3
Row 12: K1,P1,K1,P1,K1,D1,YO1, EW1 (Repeat D1, YO1, EW1 all the way around stop just before the last 5 pegs)P1,K1,P1,K1,P1
Row 13: P1,K1,P1,K1,P1, EW50, K1,P1,K1,P1,K1
Row 14: K1,P1,K1,P1,K1, EW50, P1,K1,P1,K1,P1
Row 15: P1,K1,P1,K1,P1,D1,YO1,EW1(Repeat D1,YO1,EW1 all the way around stop just before the last 5 pegs) K1,P1,K1,P1,K1
Row 16: K1,P1,K1,P1,K1,EW50,P1,K1,P1,K1,P1
Row 17: P1,K1,P1,K1,P1,EW50,K1,P1,K1,P1,K1
Repeat rows 12-17  9 more times.
Then Repeat Rows 2-3 5 times.
COF
Make four, sew long ends together completely, then fat ribbed short ends half way up both ends. You should have a hole for the head. If adding the ribbon, count 7 holes down weave in and out 8 times in front and back.
Your done. Not you can choose to EW everything rather than Knit. Also if you want you cand leave off peg 60 and do everything the same you will just have the K1,P1,K1,P1,K1 the same on both ends.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

How to Loom Knit Eeyore



This is the tutorial to make the eyes for Eeyore.

How to loom knit Eeyore

24 Peg Loom
Looming Hook
Crochet Hook
Crafters Needle
Light Blue, Light Pink, and Light Yellow Yarn
Scrap Black and White Yarn
Polyfil

Terms:
EW: E-Wrap
P: Purl
I: Increase
D: Decrease
WT: Wrap and Turn
COF: Cast Off
DSCOF: Draw String Cast Off
CO: Cast On
CC: Change Color
DEW: Double E-Wrap

Head: Flat: 24 pegs
Light Yellow DEW CO 24 Pegs
Row 1-6 : DEW24 (Last row toss loops to leave 1 loop on each peg)
Row 7-12: CC Blue, DEW24 (Last row toss loops to leave 1 loop on each peg)
Row 13: D1, EW1, D1, EW1, D1, EW1, D1, EW1 (Bring loops together and tighten loops) EW8, D1, EW1, D1, EW1, D1, EW1, D1, EW1 (Bring loops together and tightn loops.) 16Pegs total
Row 14-22: DEW16
Row 23: EW2, (Toss second loop over on next 4 pegs, CC Pink, Start Ear: DEW4 3rows, I1 DEW4 I1, EW1 Don't toss, DEW4, EW1 Don't toss, DEW6 10 rows, DEW4 3rows. Toss second loop over on last row. CC Blue, DEW4 3rows, I1 DEW4 I1, EW1 Don't toss DEW4 EW1Don't toss, EW1 Don't toss DEW4 EW1 Don't toss, DEW6 10rows, Toss end loops down to 1 loop, D1 DEW2 D1 DEW2, DEW4 6rows End Ear) Note on increased pegs make sure not to toss previous loops over or you connect the face with your ears. DEW4, (Repeat 2nd ear just like 1st ear.) DEW2
Row 24-29: DEW16 Last row toss bottom loops down to 1 loop on each peg
Row 30: D every other peg toss bottom loop over, DSCOF
Sew up ears, snout, back of head, stuff.

Legs: Flat: 24 pegs
DEW CO 18 Pegs
Row1-6: DEW18 (Last row toss end pegs down to 1 loop)
Row 7: D1, DEW15, D1, DEW1 (Toss end pegs down to 1 loop) 16pegs
Row 8: D1, DEW13, D1, DEW1 (14pegs)
Row 9-18: DEW14 (Last row toss all pegs down to 1 loop on each peg)
COF14
Make 4, sew up bottom and front, stuff

Body: CIrcular: Blue Yarn
DEW CO 24 Pegs
Row 1-8: DEW24
Row 9: Flat DEW12 WT13
Row 10: DEW11 WT12
Row 11: DEW10 WT11
Row 12: DEW9 WT10
Row 13: DEW8 WT9
Row 14: DEW7 WT8
Row 15: DEW6 WT7
Row 16: DEW5 WT6
Row 17: DEW7 (note when starting this section on the WT pegs toss 2 loops over the top 2 loops)
Row 18: DEW8
Row 19: DEW9
Row20: DEW10
Row 21: DEW11
Row 22: DEW12
Row 23: DEW13
Row 24-31: DEW24 (last row toss down to one loop one each peg)
Row 32: P24
Row 33-36: DEW24 (last row toss down to 1 loop on each peg)
D every other peg, toss bottom loop over, DSCOF
Close up bottom and stuff.

Tail: Flat: Blue Yarn
EW CO 6 pegs
Row 1-15: EW6
DSCOF
Sew up tail

Hair: Flat: Black Yarn
EW CO 24 pegs
Row 1: EW24
Row 2: EW2  15row (Repeat 12x) Pull original cast on back onto pegs
Row 3: EW24
COF
Tail hair
EW CO 12 pegs
Row 1: EW12
Row 2: EW2 15rows (repeat 6x) Pull original cast on back onto pegs
Row 3: EW12
COF

Assembly:
Line back of head up with back of body, and front of head with front of boy, sew on. Line tail up with center back sew on. Line top leg up with curved line sew on the top side near head, repeat on both sides. Sew bottom legs lining the outer edge up with the top legs, and sew onto the purled line, repeat on both sides. Tie hair ends together, add short length hair to end of tail sew on, the sew the long length hair onto the top cent of the head down the body. Add your eyes leaving two columns between them and sewn at the decrease point. Embroider eyebrows and smile. Your done.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

How to make homemade cosmetics

How to make homemade deodorant

Supply List:
Baking Soda
Coconut Oil (Or Good Skin Oil)
Essential Oil (Perfume Oils to be exact)
Small Bowl
Spoon
Small Cosmetic Storage Container

1/4 cup of baking soda
1 1/2 Tablespoons of Oil (adjust as needed for thickness and texture desired)
10 Drops of Essential Oils
Put in small bowl and use spoon to mix into paste or cream consistency, once achieved put into storage container and your done!!! Lasts anywhere from 3-6 months depending on amount of use.

How to Make Summer Soap

Supply List:
3 Cups of Lard
2 Cups of Shea Butter
1 1/12 Cups of Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup of Olive Oil

1 Cup of Lye
1 Cup of Cold Water
1 Cup of Goats Milk
1 Cup of Jewel Weed Tea

30 Drops Allspice, Clove,  Patchouli
20 Drops Lemon Eucalyptus, Citronella, Lemongrass
15 Drops Tea Tree. Sandalwood, Clary Sage

Follow instructions in video above.

To process your lard, put lard in large pot with water, bring to a boil 10 minutes, let cool, then scoop off solid lard into a storage container.

To make jewel weed tea, go out and cut up a jewel weed plant into a large pot add water and boil for 10 minutes. Let cool and strain out the plant.

This is what Jewel Weed looks like

 This is what your soap should look like color wise when it is removed from the molds.

For extra scent on your soap you can cook citrus rinds in a pot for an hour in your lard to get extra natural scent.

How to Make Fall Soap

Very popular for spicy 5 spice scent!!!

Use same fat and lye ingredients as Summer Soap

Essential Oils

20 Drops Anise, Cinnamon
15 Drops Allspice
13 Drops Clove
11 Drops Ginger

Repeat process just like summer soap just using different essential oils. Also note for extra scent you can cook your lard with some cinnamon sticks, star anise, fresh ginger root, and cloves if you have them, for about an hour.

How to Make Winter Soap

Nice cool mint smell, feels fresh!!!

Use same fat and lye ingredients as Summer Soap

Essential Oils

30 Drops of Wintergreen
10 Drops of  Anise, Spearmint, Peppermint, and Ylang Ylang
5 Drops of Cinnamon with Cassia mix

Repeat process just like summer soap just using different essential oils. Also note for extra scent you can cook your lard with some pine needles, mint leaves, star anise, and cinnamon sticks for an hour.

Also if you would like to try Almond or Avacado oil in place of Olive it will still turn out the same. If you do not have shea butter try replacing with coconut oil or lard.

Quick Mix Vapor Rub

If you have ever been in a situation where you need a vapor rub in the middle of the night and no stores are open and there is no one to go get any, there is an alternative. I would suggest keeping these essential oils in your home for this very purpose. This is fast to make in minutes.

1 1/2 Tablespoon of coconut oil
1 Drop of Peppermint, Camphor, Clove, Cinnamon with Cassia
2 Drops of Menthol

Mix together in small cup rub on chest, and put in vaporizer for relief. It works I have used this on my child. It opens up for breathing in a quick hurry.

Note: I am not a physician, so please consult your doctor about this essential oil mix before using. 

I am all about natural chemical free cosmetics, I only use my own soap and deodorant. These soaps you can use to wash your hair. Great thing is all these recipes you know what is in them, and you can read the ingredients without struggle.




Wednesday, May 28, 2014

How to Cover a Bra



When covering a bra start with a corner of your fabric with the top corner of your bra. Start pinning the fabric to the top of the bra. Work in you triangle pleated area then pin the fabric to the bottom. Adjust fabric pinning around bra til as desired. Trim your fabric around the cup. Sew up your pleat first, then sew up the rest of the cup. Trim up the fabric some more. Repeat on the other side.

I love this pattern for general costuming for belly dancing. Have used the coat pattern plus the shimmy skirt pattern, and tie straps. I used pattern piece 11 to get my straps for the bra. The sides straps I cut and sewed together as is with a front and lining. I used 1 for the halter strap on each side folded in half and sewn together. Sew on your straps where desired. Add your hook and eyes for proper fit or tie it in place.

Above are several photos for different ways to design over the top of your covered bra. Feel free to use these as examples in working on creating your own beautiful costume bra.

Also for the first one for the tear drop panel here is the video link for it.

Also here is the link showing you how to cover your bra for visual aid.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

How to loom a teardrop panel for costuming




Teardrop Panel for Costuming

Items Needed:
Fancy yarn
24, 29, or 36 peg loom depending on bra  size
Looming Hook
Crochet Hook

Terms:
EWCO: E-Wrap Cast On
EW: E-Wrap
K: Knit
D: Decrease
YO: Yarn Over
COF: Cast Off

A cup: 24 peg loom: flat
EWCO 24
Row 1-5: K
Row 6: EW
Row 7: Skip peg 1, D1 every other peg, toss bottom loop over all the way around.
Row 8: EW, YO all the way around (note EW all pegs but toss every other loop over)
Row 9: EW
Row 10: D1 by on each end, skip one then D1 every other peg all the way around. 22pegs
Row 11: EW, YO all the way around
Row 12: D1 on each end, EW all 20pegs
Row 13: D1 on each end, skip 1 then D1 every other peg all the way around. 18pegs
Row 14: EW, YO all the way around
Row 15: D1 on each end, EW all 16pegs
Row 16: D1 on each end, skip 1 then D1 every other peg all the way around. 14pegs
Row 17: EW, YO all the way around
Row 18: D1 on each end, EW all. 12 pegs
Row 19: D1 on each end, skip 1, D1 every other peg all the way around. 10pegs
Row 20: EW, YO all the way around
Row 21: D1 on each end, EW all. 8pegs
Row 22: D1 on each end, Skip 1, D1 every other peg all the way around. 6pegs
Row 23: EW, YO all the way around
Row 24-28: K6pegs
COF

B cup: 24peg Loom: Flat
EWCO 24 pegs
 Row 1-5: K
Row 6: EW
Row 7: Skip peg 1, D1 every other peg, toss bottom loop over all the way around.
Row 8: EW, YO all the way around (note EW all pegs but toss every other loop over)
Row 9: EW
Row 10-12: Repeat rows 7-9
Row 13: D1 by on each end, skip one then D1 every other peg all the way around. 22pegs
Row 14: EW, YO all the way around
Row 15: D1 on each end, EW all 20pegs
Row 16: D1 on each end, skip 1 then D1 every other peg all the way around. 18pegs
Row 17: EW, YO all the way around
Row 18: D1 on each end, EW all 16pegs
Row 19: D1 on each end, skip 1 then D1 every other peg all the way around. 14pegs
Row 20: EW, YO all the way around
Row 21: D1 on each end, EW all. 12 pegs
Row 22: D1 on each end, skip 1, D1 every other peg all the way around. 10pegs
Row 23: EW, YO all the way around
Row 24: D1 on each end, EW all. 8pegs
Row 25-29: K8
COF

C cup:  24peg Loom: Flat
EWCO 24 pegs
 Row 1-5: K
Row 6: EW
Row 7: Skip peg 1, D1 every other peg, toss bottom loop over all the way around.
Row 8: EW, YO all the way around (note EW all pegs but toss every other loop over)
Row 9: EW
Row 10-12: Repeat rows 7-9
Row 13-15: Repeat rows 7-9
Row 16: D1 by on each end, skip one then D1 every other peg all the way around. 22pegs
Row 17: EW, YO all the way around
Row 18: D1 on each end, EW all 20pegs
Row 19: D1 on each end, skip 1 then D1 every other peg all the way around. 18pegs
Row 20: EW, YO all the way around
Row 21: D1 on each end, EW all 16pegs
Row 22: D1 on each end, skip 1 then D1 every other peg all the way around. 14pegs
Row 23: EW, YO all the way around
Row 24: D1 on each end, EW all. 12 pegs
Row 25: D1 on each end, skip 1, D1 every other peg all the way around. 10pegs
Row 26: EW, YO all the way around
Row 27-31: K10
COF

D cup: 29 peg: Flat
EWCO 29 pegs
 Row 1-5: K
Row 6: EW
Row 7: Skip peg 1, D1 every other peg, toss bottom loop over all the way around.
Row 8: EW, YO all the way around (note EW all pegs but toss every other loop over)
Row 9: EW
Row 10-12: Repeat rows 7-9
Row 13: D1 by on each end, skip one then D1 every other peg all the way around. 27pegs
Row 14: EW, YO all the way around
Row 15: D1 on each end, EW all 25pegs
Row 16: D1 on each end, skip 1 then D1 every other peg all the way around. 23pegs
Row 17: EW, YO all the way around
Row 18: D1 on each end, EW all 21pegs
Row 19: D1 on each end, skip 1 then D1 every other peg all the way around. 19pegs
Row 20: EW, YO all the way around
Row 21: D1 on each end, EW all. 17 pegs
Row 22: D1 on each end, skip 1, D1 every other peg all the way around. 15pegs
Row 23: EW, YO all the way around
Row 24: D1 on each end, EW all. 13pegs
Row 25: D1 on each end, EW all. 11pegs
Row 26-30: K11
COF

DD-DDD cup: 29 peg loom: Flat
EWCO 29 pegs
 Row 1-5: K
Row 6: EW
Row 7: Skip peg 1, D1 every other peg, toss bottom loop over all the way around.
Row 8: EW, YO all the way around (note EW all pegs but toss every other loop over)
Row 9: EW
Row 10-12: Repeat rows 7-9
Row 13-15: Repeat rows 7-9
Row 16: D1 by on each end, skip one then D1 every other peg all the way around. 27pegs
Row 17: EW, YO all the way around
Row 18: D1 on each end, EW all 25pegs
Row 19: D1 on each end, skip 1 then D1 every other peg all the way around. 23pegs
Row 20: EW, YO all the way around
Row 21: D1 on each end, EW all 21pegs
Row 22: D1 on each end, skip 1 then D1 every other peg all the way around. 19pegs
Row 23: EW, YO all the way around
Row 24: D1 on each end, EW all. 17 pegs
Row 25: D1 on each end, skip 1, D1 every other peg all the way around. 15pegs
Row 26: EW, YO all the way around
Row 27: D1 on each end, EW all. 13pegs
Row 28-32: K10
COF

When doing sizes bigger than DDD just go to a 36 peg loom, work all pegs like above, on the single and double letters follow the general guide for D-DD but Decrease your pegs down to 16. Follow DDD when doing tripple cups with 36 peg loom, work all pegs like above and decrease down to 18pegs.
When making a belt using the panel make anywhere from 4-6 panels depending on your hip size using the A cup pattern. Add tassels to the ends for a nice touch. See image as example. If you have bigger hips in the 44-50in range make 6 panels. 
Please feel free to use the photos as examples for costuming you might want to make.