My whole family gathered and we had a nerve-wracking, but nevertheless lovely time, sitting all together, eating for the most part (^^) ...AND opening presents of course ;-)
As promised, I now post all the christmas presents I kept secret and which costed me most of december, to make.
First, I stencilled a shirt for my cousin who studies in Vienna. When he was little, he used to like the A-Team, so I made the stencil from a googled picture of Mr. T
(I used cardboard from a cereal box, thats why the edges are kind of messy -.-)
sorry for the hairs, but my cat decided to sleep on it... ugh
He obviously liked it, cause he wore the shirt the next evening when we went to a party =)
(<<< better pun...is last name begins with a "T"...good huh? XD )
His sister got a selfmade apron from me. From choosing the fabric, over making the pattern till sewing it, all of it was DIY originally from me =)
unfortunately I don't have a pic with her wearing it, so my dress form must sufice:
she also got some muffin forms and a tool to stirr and spread cupcake topping (don't know the name ;-P)
My friends got each a selfmade hat, crocheted of course =)
Those gave me the most trouble. I had to undo them several times, cause the directions from threadbanger wouldn't fit the quality of the yarn -.-
each one got a different color of course, suiting there usual clothing or favorite color.
and because my friend Paula (left) had birthday at New Year's Eve, I bought this little brooch to prettify her hat
unfortunately the colors in the picture are all wrong, but you get the idea =)
My brother got also an apron from me, but not entirely selfmade. I only added a nice little detail to it.
Cause my brother likes the idea of having a rat sitting on his shoulder (dunno where he got that from -.-) and also likes the movie "Ratatouille" I decided to get him a lttle helper for the kitchen.
no...not a "real" helper...
...just a soft toy -.-
seriously, what do you think of me?
a rat in the kitchen? ...ugh
but the rat isn't selfmade either.
I made the little hat it is wearing ^^
awful lot of work that little thingy -.-
through a button + whole <<< I attached/ made
it is secured at the shoulder strip of the apron
please excuse the messy room...it was really late when I finished...
That was it for christmas presents. But for a little game we played I last-minute-diy-ed again, namely a mourning veil. We played murder mystery dinner (great play, love it ^^) and the widow needed something to indicate her as such.
I took an alice band (brit.), or headband as you may know it. It was plastic and covered in fabric. I hotglued different pieces of tulle onto it and covered the mess which I produced in ribbon with lace and pearls (a leftover from my the black prom dress). I also added some black rhinestones to the veil. I like the outcome and hope we can use it again =)
That's it for tonight.
I hope I find the wire soon to show the hat pictures.
P.S. my project Wardrobe Refashion will of course carry on, as soon I have had time to relax =)