chebe: (Clickey)
I've recently gotten around to refreshing my embroidery. There is a reason why I decided to dust off those cobwebs. Remember the green hat I added LEDs to? Well, to finish it I wanted to embellish the LEDs, make them part of the design. For this I settled on embroidery. I added a star, in split stitch, around each LED. Which served to highlight how non-central I'd managed to place the LEDs in the first place, so I added some French Knots to try and balance everything out a little. But suddenly the large black empty space below them started looking wrong. So I added LEDs and stars to them too. I tried to keep the embroidery imperfect, to soften the look of the hat, which is quite geometrically strong and a touch severe. Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. (I also found the headphones weren't working for me, I'd need to put in much larger headphone speakers for decent sound quality, so I ripped them out.) But now, to model the mark-2, we have with us a very special guest, internationally renowned superstar Chibithulhu! You can see by the twinkle in her eye just how excited she is to be here with us today.

(Chibithulhu would like to clear something up now. She has heard vicious rumours that she is prone to nomming monkeys. She's wants it known that she never has, and never will, nom monkeys.)

Pics from the photo-shoot )
chebe: (BeautyQueen)
I bought a fedora-like hat years ago, back when women wearing suits and hats on nights-out was fashionable. But it sits a bit awkwardly on me, requiring me to wear my hair up/tight, and the front brim almost completely covers my eyes. Gives the hat lots of attitude, but it also covers up my two favourite features for dressing up, leaving me feeling a bit drab. I thought to myself, if I'm going to cover up my hair and my eyes it needs to be with something with a lot of bedazzle, something that grabs your focus. A black fedora-like hat doesn't quite cut it. What it needs is, well, obviously, LEDs.

How-to )


And it's done! Now I can shine with class.
chebe: (Default)
Walking down the street one day, sinuses nearly frozen solid, I happened across a cheap, and warm looking hat. Who was I to be picky about style? Once my brain had thawed I was struck by inspiration! So I modded the hat, based upon the Rock Star Headphones from 'Fashioning Technology' (to be seen on the cover). (Hmm, there's a community too, very, very interesting...) Here's my tale...

A few pictures )


I do realise that is the very short version, so if you want me to explain at a regular pace any particular step or technique, in this or any other post, just let me know and I'll gladly oblige.

In conclusion, this was fun. My first project that I really had to figure out the details for myself, and actually ended up a finished, working piece. Next up, back to the Lilypad Arduino I reckon. But I'm not telling what just yet.
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