Friday, January 17, 2014

christmas 2013 baking

As usual, I was a baking fiend this past Christmas.  The family members were expecting their yearly cookie tins!

Ricotta Cookies

Walnut Tassies



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.

nycc 2013 - whovian cosplay - clara oswald / rings of akhaten (part 5)

The rest of the details . . . .

I opted to use a pair of black ankle boots I already owned.  Again, not screen accurate, but it was more cost efficient for me to reuse them.

Clara's necklace  which she wore in a couple of episodes . . 

Here was the alt I purchased from Forever 21.  I don't think it's available anymore!

I took an oil based black Sharpie pen and colored my blue stone in to match Clara's.

Clara's 101 Places to See book.

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.

The wig

 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.

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