09 Oct

21 Days of Halloween

Dalek Dots (with cat for scale)

I’ve made some progress. I covered what should be all the dots on the dalek costume, and I cut out the fabric for my candy corn dress.
I can cross a few things off the list (and why wasn’t “cover styrofoam balls” on my list?):

Buy interfacing, a hula hoop, little plastic cups, bronze spray paint, and a plastic hardhat
Cut out and interface fabric for Dalek
Assemble Dalek dress with straps and hula hoop for shaping
Attach balls to Dalek dress
Cover stiff interfacing hoops for helmet
Paint hardhat helmet
Attach hoops, headlamp, and cups to helmet
Cut fabric for Candy Corn dress
Sew Candy Corn dress
Buy tights (and bobble headband or wings) to coordinate with dress
Gesso box for creeper head and cut out eye holes
Paint Creeper head with green grid
Paint green hoodie with some green squares

My dad is visiting, so there’s not much crafting going on. We spent the long weekend at my aunt and uncle’s house, which may be the most magical place I’ve been to. I took lots of photos which I need to think how best to share in a way that respects their privacy, but also shows what a wonderful time we had and what a unique place it is. Slightly related, I’ve been following The Sketchbook Challenge, and this month’s theme is Cabinet of Curiosities, which dovetailed quite nicely into our weekend. I’d like to post a bit of that too. And, we’ve been good tourists here in Charlottesville as well. Monticello and the UVa campus so gorgeous that even my iPhone photos are pretty. Oh, and I will make some breast pockets for Melanie’s project (go check it out in the inevitable time before my next post). Lots to blog about and no time to blog. I hope to catch up in the not too distant future.

03 Oct

30 Days of Halloween

And we’re already down to 27 (28 if I work all the way up to Trick or Treating time on the 31st).

Costume Supplies

My goal is to go from this box of supplies, and a few more bits I’ve already decided I need (like a hula hoop), to this:

Halloween Costumes

That would be a Candy Corn dress for me, a Dalek costume for my daughter, and a Creeper costume for my son.

I may or may not check off a costume countdown to-do list here on the blog. I figure just this post should be accountability enough. But hey, if I’ve got nothing better to blog about this could be it for awhile. Today, I am covering half styrofoam balls with stretchy gold fabric for the balls on the Dalek.

The rest of the list is something like this:

Buy interfacing, a hula hoop, little plastic cups, bronze spray paint, and a plastic hardhat
Cut out and interface fabric for Dalek
Assemble Dalek dress with straps and hula hoop for shaping
Attach balls to Dalek dress
Cover stiff interfacing hoops for helmet
Paint hardhat helmet
Attach hoops, headlamp, and cups to helmet
Cut fabric for Candy Corn dress
Sew Candy Corn dress
Buy tights (and bobble headband or wings) to coordinate with dress
Gesso box for creeper head and cut out eye holes
Paint Creeper head with green grid
Paint green hoodie with some green squares

01 Oct

Maverick

The most recent Twelve by Twelve theme was Maverick. Today was reveal day. While I liked the concept I had for my piece, I don’t think the final artwork really did it justice.

Others in the group were far more successful though, so go check it out. Terri will announce our fifth and final theme for 2012 on the second, so that should be fun too!