Sunday, December 7, 2014

Jewelry 2014

Halloween 2014

Adventure Time!
Marceline, Jake and Fin!

Jake is her favourite!

I made her costume out of fleece and she is wearing her winter coat under it. It was pretty chilly. 

I made the guitar after looking at many cosplay instructions, its not a prefect prop, but I am very happy with it. Its flat and doesn't have much detail. If I planned on using it again I would have made a better one. I used foam core then paper mache it, two layers. Then I sealed it with gesso and painted it. 

There was a local fund raiser the next day for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Steampunk Cabaret hosted by The Bra Lounge. I finally got around to sewing the bustle I have been wanting to make for a while now. I have had the fabric and lace for months. 

We had a great time, the entertainment was so fun! 

 Excuse my pantry, ha ha.

Mall Market!

Parkland Mall in Red Deer held a Mall Market competition in October, It was a lot of fun and a great learning experience. I didn't win but I made a lot of sales and connections. It was a lot of fun. 


 I was very happy with my display, although I think it was a tiny bit bigger than the size requirements. My math said the size was alright but it could have been off a bit. 


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Quick Skirt Projects

Hello! I have been working on a lot of things. Sorry for not posting much lately. Many new jewelry designs and even more daydreams of future projects. Updates soon, I promise.

I am planning some steampunk costumes with a friend and it has inspired a whole wardrobe of projects to DIY. I will share the results and tutorial references for you to try yourself. I have a lot of inspirations collected on Pinterest.

I have been daydreaming of making a full costume for quite a few years now, I am finally getting around to it. It helps to have a friend to work on it with, also helps that my friend is a model so photo shoot in the future! I have an extra sewing machine so we can work at the same time, help each other and discuss patterns and alterations. :D

I did a quick sewing project with my friend Creative Creature. She made a tutu type layered skirt they has a red t shirt for a waistband and lining. The top fabric is some spider web printed gauzy fabric.

The one I made is another t shirt skirt with an elastic waistband. So comfy.

I love upcycling and reusing t shirts to make cozy clothes that breathe. Please share your t shirt projects in the comments!

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Jewelry Display

DIY Table Frame Display




Wooden frames, drill and bits, safety glasses, cardboard box, fancy nobs (drawer), fabric, burlap (for earring frame), hot glue gun, craft sticks, pencil and ruler.

These are the supplies that I used. When it comes to anything DIY, use what you already have or substitute where needed. :)  Everything pictured I bought at Michaels. The frames were 65% off and the nobs were found in a bin at $1.50 each! For my this project didn't cost much and has a great look. 

Necklace Frame

First take apart your frame. Measure and mark where you want your nobs to go. I put mine in a straight row, on a wider frame it would look interesting if the nobs had a varied placement. Wear you safety glasses. Using a drill bit the same size as the threaded part of the nob, drill. I put my frame on a thick cardboard box when drilling so that I wouldn't drill into my table.

Place your nobs into the holes that you drilled and attach the back of it to make it a snug fit.

Use the paper inside the frame to measure your fabric. For this frame you could also substitute paper.

Assemble your frame! Wipe the glass off to make sure there isn't any dust or lint on it. This frame stands on its own, a wall hanging frame could also be used.

Earring Frame

Take apart your frame. Measure burlap to fit inside frame. Glue (or staple) the fabric to the inside edge of the frame. I wrapped mine around popsicle sticks to give it a nice edge and one it up straight. Window screen can be substituted for the burlap.

For a wall hanging frame you can leave off the backing to allow more space for the earring hooks. Mine is standing so I put the back on it, making sure there was an empty pace for the hooks inside.

I am very happy with how they turned out. If you make one I would love to see a picture. 
Please feel free to ask me any questions.