Wednesday, December 28, 2011

handmade gifts 2011: operation incognito for Gage


(Late Note: This is now available as an instantly downloadable PDF pattern in both my shops: Etsy and Craftsy.

When we were in London we saw a kit with a bunch of crazy mustaches for kids and I thought it would be fun to make my own version for a cool boy I know. Some are felt, some are faux fur (thanks, Chris!) and all have elastic string to hold them on. They are in a hand lettered portable drawstring bag so he can always have them on hand in case he needs to Go On The Sly.

"And so another case is solved, Sherlock."  
"Exactly, my dear Watson."

 "Arr, that's a grand new ship you be havin', Bluebeard." 
"Aye, me hearty, it do be that."

 "I say, Inspector Smallbottom. Do you detect a certain...odor...in the car?" 
"It must be the rubbish lorry we overtook a moment ago, sir."

28 comments:

  1. This is a wonderfully clever idea! I love the beards. They are all perfect. I know a few boys who would love them! Great JOb.

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  2. Oh how those made me laugh -- they are perfect!!!!! :o)

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  3. What a great gift idea! Any boy would love them!

    Your girls are so cute! :)

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  4. Love this idea!! I have a son in law (yes, he's a grown up!) who would love this! He's a teacher, and a great grower of bizarre mustaches. This would be such a neat accessory for him! I also have smaller person whom I know would love this! Guess I'll have to make 2! Thanks so much for this!

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  5. Hilarious! The girls look like they are holding in a giggle or two. Will keep this idea up my sleeve for a pressie, thanks!

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  6. My two boys would love these! I will be trying these soon...

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  7. Merhaba,

    :) çok güzeller.
    Mutlu yıllar.

    Sevgiler*

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  8. I needed a gift idea for a seven year old boy. This is perfect!!! And I have all the stuff! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. Ha ha, I made one for the boy in the advent calender (hm, the angels made it though)... but your variety is great!

    Have a good and happy new year dear Larissa!

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  10. That is the cutest idea!! We had a spy party a few years back for our son. That would have made a fabulous treat!! I'll have to keep this idea stocked away.

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  11. Super fantastic idea, especially with blue facial hair :) My girl will have a dress up b-day party and those props will be a huge hit for sure :) Thank you for sharing :)

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  12. Would you consider making these and selling them? My middle son would LOVE these! LMK!

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  13. Ichamrick, boy would I love to. But zero time to devote to that, unfortunately. Good thing they are a cinch to make - do you have a friend that sews? All it takes is elastic thread, felt, and faux fur.

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  14. Love this! Thank you, gifts for my little godsons solved. :)

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  15. Fantastic gift! I think my little guy would just love that. Might have to add that little kit to our dress up box.

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  16. Stanger Family, not right now, but because of the interest I may put one in the shop at some point.

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  17. please please please post patterns! love them!! want to make them for every kid i know :)

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  18. These are seriously too cool!! Definitely gonna make these for my son's costume box!

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  19. Brilliant! Love em soooooooooo much!

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  20. Found you via pinterest and I LOVE this!!!!

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  21. Abbie Normal. Ha. Young Frankenstein is so funny. Anyhoo, thank you very much, and just a note to say that a pattern is forthcoming soon.

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  22. (I guess 'forthcoming soon' is a bit redundant. But you knew what I meant.)

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  23. Are you selling these? I would love to get them for my son, but don't want to make them!

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  24. I love, love, love this idea. My favourite one is the blue beard.

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  25. This is the best DIY gift for a kid EVER!! I raved a little about it and shared it on my blog! If you want to check it out, I shared here (and linked back to you) http://littlebitsofeverythingqce.blogspot.com/2013/06/pinned-it-friday-rachel-edition_21.html
    Thanks for sharing!
    Rachel @ Little Bits of Everything

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  26. This is so much fun!!!! I can't take it. My daughter has been wanting to learn to sew and I think she would have so much fun making these for her brothers.

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