Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Greetings, From the Motherland!

     Hey! I didn't get a chance to let you all know before we left, but my family and I drove back to Minnesota to visit our family for thanksgiving. All of my dad's side of the family lives out here, and its always fun for all of the family to get together. Right now, we are staying at my grandparent's farm, having a ton of fun playing in the snow, eating (a lot!) of good food, and being thankful for family, and good company. I just wanted to wish all of you a great thanksgiving, I hope you have a lot to be thankful for this year-- And throughout this Christmas season!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Narnia progress

      I've been slowly but steadily making progress on my Narnia girls' things. I purchased some real leather to make their belts, and the color turned out to be perfect, even though I bought it online. Susan's quiver is giving me a bit of trouble, as is the closure on Lucy's cordial pouch. neither piece is finished, but I wanted to show you anyways :) So, here are some its-still-dark-out-so-I-better-use-the-flash pictures!
 
The paint is too yellow for these, so I think I'll get some nice gold paint to re-do this. I still have to make the little flap-thingy for her cordial...And possibly slim the actual belt down, I think .5" is too large.

 
The evil flash has erased most of the detail on the quiver, but I promise its there. I 'carved' her initials and a bunch of swirls at the top. She can't wear this yet because on of the top straps of the quiver broke, so it just flops all over when she puts it on.

 
Her horn is my favorite piece, I was really lazy and only carved one side, so the other is mostly smooth. But, it looks good in pictures, and that's what really counts, right? :)
 
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Susan's Bow

     Hey! I've been on a bit of a Narnia kick today, so I decided to tackle a task that has been haunting me for quite a while... Making the Narnia girls' weapons. I commission all of their wardrobe from the talented Misselizabeth on the Agplaythings board, but I have had no luck with finding someone who can make replicas of their accessories. I've been avoiding this for so long, I'm pretty sure I started my Narnia project in 2011-- and those sets are/were first on my list. Anyways, I didn't even come close to finishing, but I did get a couple of major components finished! I made Susan her bow, and horn and I started on Lucy's dagger. All are sculpted from clay, the bow is painted with "leather" wrapped around the handle. I still have to go shopping to find all of the bits and bobs to make the straps and attachments for everything... But I'll try and work on them some more tomorrow. Anyways, Susan was pretty pleased to finally have her bow-- Even if I only had yellow elastics to secure it to her hands! Enjoy the pics! :)





 
Thanks for looking! Hopefully I can get pictures of her horn once I finish baking it... I would really like to be able to finish up these sets this weekend, and start to work on their crowns! :)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Little Bit of Sewing

     Hey! Between school and volleyball, my sewing time has been pretty much non-existent. But, with a new girl arriving soon-- TS MIRWEN!!!-- She needs clothing, so I've made her a few dresses. The dress that I've pictured today isn't for her...  It's more of a fun project than anything else! I've been wanting to experiment with a closer fitting bodice for awhile, but every time I would try to make darts, they would be uneven. So, I chose pleating. There are four small pleats in the bodice front, each "pointing" toward the center. The bodice back got similar treatment, but only two pleats. The neckline is finished with lace, and it also has one relaxed box-pleat in the center. I had some leftover fabric from a quilt, so it was only about 3/4 of 1/8 yd. Usually, I would've liked to have given her a longer skirt, maybe even sleeves, but there was barely enough fabric as is. Anyways, enough talk, on to the pictures!

 
Sorry about the flash... These were taken at about 6am today... Too dark for nice pictures...

 
Pleats!

 
Skimpy hemline...

 
These were not measured out in any way, so they aren't perfectly symmetrical. But it looks close enough, especially for a first try! :)

 
Pretty Camryn, I cut her bangs, but I'm not sure if I like it yet...
 
Thanks for looking!