- finish the Barbie dress DONE!!!
- list 10 items in my shop *um nope not even close...although I listed another Reserved piece...does that count?*
- sculpt a dragon (commission) *shifted to THIS weeks list*
- design & sew a Glam Hotel/Vacation outfit (commission)-- FINISHED!!!!
- complete Parisian Picnic with Monster High Theme-- FINISHED!!!!
Originally I had planned a top and skirt, but when my friend saw the sketch she asked about trousers instead. The main outfit I created was this matching pants suit in a mottled turquoise cotton. I trimmed the top with black satin ribbon. To complete the main look I added teh yellow and turquoise strappy heels, a chunky yellow bangle, a gold bangle, the yellow Swarovski crystal pendant and the gold trimmed sunglasses.
I love the shape of that top but ended up sewing it 3 times!!! I had forgotten, until I was nearly done, that the original pattern fit the MH girls rather poorly and I needed to alter it. Thankfully version one fits my larger bodied girl Nefera very well!
I also sewed up this black trimmed halter top as an alternative top. I honestly think I prefer this second piece more than I like the original one! LOL
My friend likes everything and is looking forward to sending it to her Secret Santa partner!
Next up was the Scarisian Picnic. To those not in the Monster High loop...Scaris, (the city of frights) is the setting for the newest line of dolls as well as a new movie due out next year Trailer here. Scaris is the monster take on Paris. My very patient customer has been waiting several months for this bit as I searched for, and created the various pieces. In this picnic we have 2 bottles of Spark-ing cider, 2 empty goblets, 2 baguettes, a wheel of Scree! cheese (brie), 2 square plates and a bunch of grapes.
One of the thinks that held up the process on this commission was the basket...It was very hard to find a basket that was the size I needed that didn't have either a giant Barbie head emblem or ridiculous molded bows on it...or that fit our budget! At one point I thought I was going to have to make the basket myself! (I was not looking forward to that process!) But in the end I found the perfect piece! ------->
It was originally a very pale pink, I use acrylic model paints and custom painted it in the Monster High colors at my customer's request! I just LOVE the way it turned out!
The other delaying factor was dessert...I had one heck of a time coming up with a dessert that screamed "Scaris!". Of course it also needed to be something that was transportable...you wouldn't necessarily take a slice of cake or pie on a picnic and cupcakes don't really give off a French vibe...and them it hit me: macarons!!!
A lot of people when asked about french pastries will often bring up macarons from Laduree. So I created the monsterfied version...Muckarons from Clawduree! :-)
My mini versions definitely need to be perfected better as the shape isn't quite right...but I think they are adorable! To monster them up a bit I added a spiderweb design to the pink one...it's filled with shock-late ganache, the black one filled with slime cream for a skull and the white one with strawscary jam got a hot pink lightning bolt! I created 2 custom little boxes lined with gold tissue paper to house them.
This set is winging it's way to New Zealand as you read this...It's going to live with an amazing photographer and I simply cannot wait to see what he does with them!