Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Winner of Poppet/Voodoo Doll Giveaway

We have a winner! If you missed our giveaway dont worry we will be doing another in a few weeks. For reference we were giving this little guy away:
Original post click here.

Our Winner is : Jan Johnson Congratulations your guy is on the way.

Thank you all who participated!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Giveaway: Poppet Doll/Voodoo Doll

We are giving away our hand made Poppet/Voodoo Doll!  Made out of black fabric with felt applique work. Stitched with cotton embroidery floss and some on the sewing machine.

Handmade by Willow.

Giveaway Rules:
Must have a valid E-mail address, if you win we need to contact you.
We are limiting our entries to USA this time around, our next contest will be open world wide.
Winner will have 3 days after the contest closes to claim there prize, if we do not here from the winner a new one will be drawn. Once winner has been established we will announce the winners name in a new blog post. This contest ends on September 30th.
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Blue Fairy Cosplay

So my daughter said she wanted to be a fairy for Tex. Ren Fair this year. We will be going the weekend of 1001 Dreams. I was and am okay with what she wanted. So the next step was what type of fairy. I made her do some research and told her we should come up with an original type. So for two weeks she poured over flower books, insect books, elemental books, and a few fay encyclepedias. She finally chose a type of butterfly it is local to our area.

Limenitis arthemis

The Limenitis arthemis also known as Red-Spotted Purple or White Admiral. So we are basing her colors of the one pictured above the Red-Spotted Purple.
So the following is the Work in Progress, we are finally at painting of her wings stage and then it will be time for a photo shoot of all the completed pices. We also are making a prop weapon based of a Sewing needle for her.
Enjoy the pics:

HAnd dyed fabric for wings

We still have some work ahead of us but its coming along nicely I hope to have dress updates this weekend.

Finally Pics of the painted job! October 8th 2013

October 17, 2013
Sward Construction: Sewing Needle

It is now covered in paper machae clay I plan to get update pics today on it. The plastic tip is actually from one of those giant novelty pencils. It fit perfectly so we are using it. I am not even sure how to get those without having to buy those pencils. We will have more pics on Friday!

November 6th, 2013

Sewing needle sward and finished look, The last picture was at Texas Ren Fair a few weeks ago. That picture was taken by our good friend.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Statues and Candles!

We are creating new Candles and Statues!
Some may have all ready seen them up in our shops.
Small Pentagram Statue

Cauldron Statue

Small Pentagram Candle
The Candle is made of our Palm wax with hand painted interwoven pentagram. Completely Customizable, available in our Etsy Shop and our Website.

The Cauldron will also be available as a candle and statue options later this month. You can pre order yours by sending us an e-mail. Statue options will be un painted or painted by us. Weight for each cauldron is just under one pound. Candle version has not been weighed or made as of yet.

Small Pentagram Statue will be available later this week in our Etsy shop and our Website. There will be two listing in each shop, one for unpainted to allow you to decorate your own and one that we can paint for you. Each one takes 2 weeks to make. These are made by the order, completely made of Plaseter. Each statue after it dries weighs approx 1.9 pounds. Shipping will go by weight.

Update on Custom Costuming/Ritual Garb for October: we can no longer take custom orders to meet Octobers deadline, but we are open for custom requests, make sure to put yours in.

Christmass and Yule Commissions are now open, make sure to place your custom order in now to get it by the holidays. November 10th is the last day we can take custom requests for December Holidays. So please make sure to e-mail us now to get your work order on the list!


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Survived 2 Weeks

We have survived 2 weeks of the new school year. We were afraid that our son wouldn't have behave for his new special needs teacher. He was with a really great gal the last 2 years. She had gone on to Teach 1st grade this year, those kids are so lucky to have a wonderful person! To our surprise he has been doing so well. For those who do not know our son is Non Verbal Autism.  He tries to say words and one has to really know and pay attention to how he is saying the words. He uses PICs to communicate mostly or a lot of gesturing. But mostly he just pulls us or brings us what he wants. Some things he has trouble opening. He works mostly by prompts but is improving on independent directions.

Our Daughter this is is doing online school through K12 program. she had missed some comprehension on the STAAR exams by only a few points. So the school felt she should repeat the 3rd grade. I decided to do K12 this year, BEST choice EVER! She is breezing in most areas, she had to take an assessment test once the scores come in her school lessons will change to reflect what she needs. Her only weakness so far is hand writing and music comperhension. But it is improving. I feel by December she will have really improve greatly in all areas. We will see. Some days she likes being home while others not so much. She didn't realize that I would make her work lol.

My son's school is also collecting Box tops for Education, if you by chance have some could you consider in giving them to us or sending them directly to his class?
The aftermath of day 1,  it was a long day

Friday, September 6, 2013

Dark Elf Mage Costume

This is a Work in progress very pick heavy. I am creating this for my hubby, and last night he asked if I would be offering it to the public. I hadn't even thought about it, I was just going to use it as an example of my work. But after much thinking this morning I did a run down of pricing. I have kept a time journal on it, I do on everything I work on. And so far the numbers are really up there. I don't know if I will or not but I did decide to start this post over it. It will be updated as I go through the stages.

Concept Art:
This art has been on many Fantasy and D&D websites. I have no clue who done it and would like to find out. I have been searching for over 5 years for the artist, if you know them Please let them know I am making this outfit!
Now I been wanting to make this for about 3 years and I finally have the courage the last 2 months to start on it. The hubby is working on his version of the belt in leather, I might one year get Worblas Finest and try to recreate the whole belt thing, but for now I wont worry about it.

So I started with the base pices which I dont have any pics of yet. Then went to work on the pauldrons armor sections. I decided to go with craft foam for these reasons
1) Its light weight easy to take off and on
2) Wont poke kids eyes out if they bump into it, or hurt anyone.
3) I can use it, I dont work with leather its too expensive and makes me nervous if I mess up.
4) easy to paint and fill if it cracks.

Pics of pieces:

The Following is the trim work for the outfit.

Thats all I have in photos at this time, As I finish layers and such I will update this post with more.

Update September 9th
Hubby is working on his leather components while I work on sewing.
Before Painting and assembly 

Gold work, embroidery work around the applique 

Gold work, embroidery work around the applique 

Gold work, embroidery work around the applique 
I ran out of gold thread, now I have to wait for a few sales before I can order more.

Update Sept 18,
More thread arrived! And hubby started painting his leather work.

Saturday September 21, 2013

More work done, almost finished another week or two on the whole thing.

Sept. 25, 2013
I spent the morning looking over the wig we are going to use, and as I went about loosely playing with it, I came to a horrid conclusion. I am going to have to add layers into the wig and try to cover the horrible brown thread the company used on the platinum wig. It will take about a week to fix. I am at a stand still with adding the sketched out trim until I can get more fusible webbing, which will be after the first. I was hoping to be near finished by no. No some horrible wig shots.

Update October 17, 2013

Just 2 more days to get everything finished!
We scraped the above wig and found a White one from a great cosplay wig place will show pictures later on with links to them, let me say BEST WIGS EVER! okay onto current pic updates.

Leather belt is finished!

I have gotten more sewing done, just no pic updates yet been really swamped and forget to. But I plan to by tonight or on Friday!

We do hope you have enjoyed or progress :)

October 29, 2013
Pic updates.

Last update! November 1st 2013

Wig from Epic Cosplay, it is an extra thick lacefront wig and if you are going to need wigs use these!