Christine's Blog proudly presents Christmas Presents Part 2 (The Makes). These are some of the things I couldn't show before Christmas in case of sneaky blog peaking.
Here Eloise is modelling the Harley Quinn Dress, (adapted from Simplicity 3833 by cutting the upper bodice as two pieces and adding applique diamonds to the skirt)
And here is Naomi in the Supernatural Dress (New look 6208, as pattern except cut much shorter, fabric with a pattern of salt, holy water, enochian symbols and assorted weaponry from Spoonflower here) Note: I will never ever make a dress with piping in curved seams again.
And here is a rear view
Still on the sewing front, a pinny I made for my friend using a combination of vintage and retro fabrics and buttons. Not a great picture I'm afraid.
I made the girls one of these Supernatural charm bracelets each. Why yes, that is real salt in the little bottle.
The Sam, Dean and Cas charms are made by gluing tiny photos onto frame shaped blanks and covering with copious quantities of varnish.
For those of you unfamiliar with the show (it isn't big in the UK) here is a link to the IMDb page and, for your edification and the further beautification of my blog, here are Sam, Dean and Castiel.
I also made the girls a magnetic chalkboard each for their rooms. They are made from MDF, painted with three layers of magnetic primer, followed by a couple of layers of balckboard paint, then the slogan is just painted on in white acrylic. The button magnets are from No More Lost Needles. This is Eloise's. Naomi's says "Plans for World Domination".
Last January I started keeping a tally of how many projects I completed, books I read, and pairs of shoes I bought during the year. The final tally was 57 books, 73 finishes and 17 pairs of shoes. I offered a prize for the nearest guess. You were all way out on the books, but Kerry was the closest to the mark on the finishes with a guess of 76. I think I've got your address Kerry, so watch the post for a small prize coming your way soon.. I've reset the count for this year now, so if you want to win a prize this time next year just pop your guess for the 2014 totals in the comments.
And finally the first finish of 2014. Inspired by this necklace on Flamingo Toes, I made this assymmetric necklace from a a couple of broken vintage pieces and some new beads. (Shhh, dont tell anyone, but the tiny teardrop shaped dangly rhinestone charm came off an old bra)