Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Making stuff

The past week and a half have been crazy. Crazy. We dealt with sickness (mostly Dan and Gwen), wrote and gave talks in church, and just had a bunch of little responsibilities to attend to. Most of all, I was busy making stuff. I was asked to make a "freezer paper stencil" shirt to display at a homemade holidays themed activity, which I did.

Honestly, this has been on my "to do" list for a long time. My friend Jen, who is an awesome designer, gave me the high-res designs of her robot coins almost a year ago, and I finally got around to using them. That is how I roll. (See Jen's original project here.)

I put some metallic paint in with the black. I like it. Asher loves it.

I also made a Halloween costume for my girl. She looks so much like an Alice right now, I just had to try and replicate the Tim Burton movie costume.

I know where all the mistakes are, but honestly I am so happy with the way it turned out. And I entered it into a costume contest. I probably won't win, but if you want to vote for me you can click this link and help me win some cash. Until Halloween, that is, when the contest will be over. You don't have to sign up for the site if you sign in through your facebook or twitter account.
I include this picture because she looks exactly like me when I was her age. I should find an old photo and prove it.

Last but not least, I have been working on my niece's Zelda costume. The dress and the crown are done, but the armor has been giving me some trouble. I have it all molded out, but the resin coating won't dry! Frustrating. Anyway, this is the picture my niece referred me to when she asked me to make her costume.
It is a bit detailed, don't you think?? I'll post pictures of that when it is completely finished.


Erin said...

I totally thought that Gwen looks just like you in that picture. Thanks by the way for making the shirt. It is adorable!

Lori said...

Good talented work Jamie- wow. Can't wait to see the finished zelda... you are so nice!

T-Ray said...

You are so awesome at these sewing projects. They are totally professionally done too. You rock. I also agree that Gwen totally looks like a mini you. SUPER cute.

Lynette Mills said...

Having flashbacks when I look at Gwen ... She is so precious. Not only does she look like you, she is mellow and sweet like you were too! Does God do clones? Good luck with Zelda

Kristy said...

You are way talented to be able to make a costume from a picture! And I agree with are nice to make costumes for other people. They take FOREVER!