Before I get back to all my NYCC2013 cosplay breakdowns ( yes I have a few more) - thought I'd share a few pics of my christmas craft insanity.
Basically most of the "kids" in the family are no longer kids - all teens or pre-teens who are quite happy with a gift card as an Xmas gift. Of course that does make things easy when it comes to shopping, but of course, wanting to find some crafty aspect - because, well, because I'm a sucker for punishment and of course I need to fill my life with more things to do!
Since the family matriarch ( Great Grandma Spina) moved to Florida recently, and would not be at Xmas this year, I was determined to carry on her tradition of giving a little knitted something or other to the family. She is probably the smart one and starts a the beginning of the year to do this - explaining why she gets so many items done by Xmas. I of course made this decision at the beginning of December.
Since I still consider myself a very remedial knitter - I went for the easiest thing I could put together: scarves.
Here are some of my results. (You'll note that Sexy and my Clara/Snowmen cosplay is helping with the modeling.) These aren't all of the scarves I finished, but you get the gist.
Now these two below I ended up stitching the ends together to make them as infinity scarves.
I purchased a fat quarter and mod podged it to a blank book.
My book, unfortunately was a bit big - and very heavy to carry around all day. I think I'll use this as a personal journal and find a slightly lighter and smaller book for the next go around.
The red leaf I purchased at a craft store in the fall, in a packet of assorted fabric fall leaves.
I know it isn't in Jenna's actual hair color, but if I was going to purchase a wig to reuse - I was damned if I wasn't going to pick one that I could use again for other things - so I opted for a color close to my natural hair color that I could style more like Jenna's hair. Perhaps next time I'll just grow mine out. This wig seemed a bit too full after I had it on. It will be good for other things down the road, but maybe not this cosplay.