Holidays are here!
I had made an extra Verdi dog (Making Verdi) with the intent to give it to the lady who made my Queen of Hearts doll (Tish Tierney's dolls), And, earlier in the year, I had spray painted a chair for a little "Thank you" project for her. But the scene of just "dog and chair" didn't come together until BFF suggested adding a Mad Hatter's hat and then she also supplied a cake for a stand. So the little "Thank you" gift of a dog on a chair became a more elaborate holiday gift scene. My BFF and I decided to join forces and give our mutual friend, Tish, a little Alice in Wonderland's Queen of Hearts theme vignette.
But BFF's cake was purple and white; we needed red and white. (Yummmmm....cake!) So I broke out the paints one evening...
|Used to be purple|
Then came the hat. In theory I had a plan. The vertical part had to be wider at the top than at the base.
|Made my rim and top circles out of cardstock.|
|All done and ready for the scene!|
|I love the green feathers in the hat that match Verdi|
|With the dome on it|
|Ornaments have their first coat of paint; need about 3 more...|
Finished those gifts for my childhood friend just moments before our gift exchange. Whew.
|Used blister packaging to cut liners|
|Liners fit into the drawer shelves|
|Easily removed and inserted|
|My steampunk items that will become clock shop paraphernalia|
|Various left over bits from other projects that will also be clock shop paraphernalia; lesson to be learned here is: don't ever throw anything away!!! You never know when you'll need that little scrap of paper clip for a scene! LOL|
|Organized the bits and pieces for groupings in drawers|
|All glued in place on the liners|
|Was one drawer short (ran out of bits and pieces)|
|Drawer liners in their drawers|
|Looks good in my cabinet so I hope it will look good in hers!|
I bought a set of face masks from Reutter Porcelain but needed them on a stand so I could decorate them in Mardi Gras fashion!
|Gotta get the mask face onto a stand|
|Upturned bowls with a toothpick glued on for the stands|
|Painted them gold and added a dash of glitter|
|Faces are glued to the stands|
|These hair clips had perfectly scaled feathers in the perfect colors!|
|Glued the feathers to the back of the face|
|Glued lots of feathers!|
|Used glitter scrapbook paper and a fleur de lis template printed off the computer to cut out fleur de lis designs to cover the back of the face where the feathers were all glued.|
|So the back looks festive too.|
|Needed to add some bead necklaces to the King Cake I had made previously in the year....|
|Cake is ready...as are some extra bead necklaces to hang around her scene|
|Made the necklaces by "drawing" the necklaces in glue on plastic bags and dumping a bunch of no-hole beads on them. Once dry I could peel the necklaces off, leaving them flexible.|
|To soften the faces I added accessories of beads and chains; Gluing the chain around this face....|
|Ultimately got 3 chain drapes before calling this face "done"|
So that's it for this year's holiday homemade gifts! I hope all of you (all 4 of you who read this! LOL) have a peaceful, wonderful, holiday!