thing-a-day twenty-eight: the final bite

I finished up the felt apple by attaching it to a headband.  The month-long dash has been a great one, and I move on with a lot of energy into preparing myself for the final stretch of student teaching, and onto job applications!  Hopefully this last project – an apple …

thing-a-day twenty-seven: apple one

Yesterday I spent most of the day putting in applications for teaching positions, doing this until late at night.  I didn’t spend much time crafting, but I did pause to make this little felt piece, in honor of the first applications of my teaching career being sent out! Technorati Tags: …

thing-a-day twenty-six: finally fitted

There we go!  A nip and a tuck here and we’ve got a better fitting dress.  This is the lining, with edits pinned. Wonder what’s going on with my funny dressed dressform?  Well, it’s not exactly my size, so I padded it with some extra fabric and an old, er, …

thing-a-day twenty-four: Refia’s earrings, part two

And done!  Alas, I am fighting to find a wig in time for Animeland Wasabi… I had no luck in my local store, and online shipping takes a while… Here’s hoping! Technorati Tags: cosplay,costumes,jewelry,thing-a-day

thing-a-day twenty-three: Refia’s earrings, part one

I started out with some gold feathers/leaves charms and enameled them with some nail polish (which is still technically enamel! hee!).  Glad I had that green polish in the bathroom.  Tonight they are drying and tomorrow I need to acquire gold-tone earwires to complete. Technorati Tags: crafting,cosplay,costumes,jewelry,thing-a-day

thing-a-day twenty-one: Refia’s dress pattern

I started out the day patterning from what turned out to be entirely the wrong starting point; I made a too-huge mess of an unfitted top, and decided to start over.  I cannibalized a different pattern that I KNEW fit well, redrew it, and that’s ready for cutting tomorrow. Technorati …

thing-a-day twenty: Refia’s boot cuffs

Into the twenties we go!  Just eight days left!  I believe I will be able to finish Refia’s costume in this last week; that’ll be my goal for the end of this experience! I purchased these great boots and only needed to add a white cuff to them to create …

thing-a-day nineteen: bursting the bubble

Nick and I had a few engagement photos taken today by our friend Lilacwire, using both her camera and Nick’s.  As a part of the project, I made these two chalkboard speech bubbles for us to hold!  They came out super cute, and we’re thinking of having smaller versions of …