|H didn’t like me telling him not to pose, so he’s giving me his I will do nothing for you face.|
Its time for some fun! Although the reality of the Hunger Games is not fun… however, to celebrate some of the exciting parts of the Hunger Games it’s time for #happyhungergames with Rae Gun Ramblings!
For my turn on the blog parade, I decided to take two elements from Catching Fire, the second movie (book) in the trilogy.
The first is this cowl vest. I used a pattern that isn’t available anymore, from Anaid Designs. I intend to give this to my sister for the holidays. However, after wearing it for this photo, it is really cozy, I may have to keep it. There was a lot of excitement over this cowl when the previews first came out and a lot of people made patterns for it. The version I choose looked the closest to the original and didn’t require materials that were hard to use or find. In fact, I already had the yarn in my stash. The herringbone stitch was a new one for me, and not difficult. Making the i-cords was very fun too.
Katniss wears this cowl in the beginning of the second movie. It appealed to me for it’s intense warmth and unique take on a cowl. It also had that post apocalyptic feel. It is loose enough to wear over outerwear, and I think it will be loved by my seeeester.
The second piece for this post is a shirt I made for the Hawlster. I was thinking of something that always sticks in my mind after watching the movie, and its when Wiress keeps repeating, “tick tock, tick tock…”
With that in mind, I used those two words and a mockingjay to print a slightly distressed shirt. Hawlster loves it. And I will admit something here that may make some parents shake their heads in disgust. Both of my children have watched both of the movies. We discuss the violent elements and the story while watching the show. They understand the difference between reality and a story and are disgusted with the idea of the Games as I am. But they love Katniss and her bow, and go about defending their yard with bows and blunted arrows in hand.
I used freezer paper and black fabric paint. Here is the best freezer paper stencil tutorial I have found. it is a simple method, and when I am only going to do one, I feel like it’s a good use of time.