20th October 2011: by the by... Lizzy is coming to Saturday of Expo.... Tribute to Walt and the not-so-well-remembered (?) side of Disney. In the Disney photoshooooooooooooot. I just hope the fire ants behave! Sorry if they sting anyone.
I can't remember if I need to do any alterations to this so I better get all the bits out and have a lookie.
I did bye some new lipstick, but it's a bit dark I think...
24th June 2011: I hope.. .. to attend MCM in October. Been overly ill in hospital for months and after major surgerys and being feed by a machine, I don't have a clue if I will be up to it. *HUGE EVERYTHING CROSSED* If I do, I want to bring Lizzy for the Friday. The brick walls in the exabition halls,(i think) will be good for the photos I want in a 'school hall'. I may get to use a real school hall before then so we will see.
If anyone wants to join me at expo, or ANY TIME in a Meet the Robinsons group, I'd love you forever!!! <3<3
Also, today I took the broken glass of the ant farm (see last journal). I gave the new piece and other piece of glass a good clean with window cleaner spray. Then placed in all back together. I think it needs some new soil in place, but I will do that just before I use her again. [will add photo of broken glass later]
20th February 2011: Midlands Expo 2011 Took Lizzy. We went over to the hall for 11. Queued ect. We we given little ticket stubs to hand over as we walked in. Lizzy's giant fire ant was nibbleing on it. Everyone else was dropping their ticket into a box, but Lizzy held out her hand and ant, and the man took the ticket.. He said "There appears to be some kind of insect eating your ticket" Lizzy looked at him a bit evil. And the man hesitated to take the ticket.
Lizzy was only worn for an hour, as I was poorly. And while being poorly my ant farm glass got rather smashed. Luckily it was just the top glass, so I 'should' be able to fix it. Went straight back to the hotel. Did manage to go back to the hall to watch the masquerade.. Everyone looked amazing!! Especially loved Giselle!!
- I did have several AWESOMELY AWESOME moments. The most exciting, was I saw Kuro!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D She looked AMAZING, I think I scared her with my excitement though. hehe Sorrrrys. This made me smile the rest of the day!!
I saw the Holly, and Zoe and Cat!!! - not for long enough though. Boooo. Also saw some other friends at the end of expo, very glad I saw them!
15th February 2011: See You On Saturday Tried everything on.. although not sure what shoes to wear. My body isn't playing nice so I don't feel very confident about wearing her. Fingers Crossed for weekend.
EDIT AND NOTE TO SELF: Fringe - make sure it's in the right place :P
14th February 2011: Ant Farm finished..... Finished my Ant Farm. YAYs! Although i cleaned it a LOT, there is a large smeer under the top metal - I can't do anything about it as Ihad to super glue the sides together. Don't think it shows in photos so it might be okays.
I really love it any way hehe.
10th February 2011: Sandy Soil... I went to hobby craft - but no luck, only place i could find it was on a vary random looking website, and it would cost £4 P+P...
Forget that! I'm using soil. hehe
I wasn't going to use it, but as it's free and well..... it was kinda obvious thing to use as that's what you put in a real ant farm. But yeah, soil it is.
I took some soil from a bag in the shed.
I dried it with a hair dryer, so it would crumble.
I'd drawn out some guide lines on some paper, which I put under the glass. Added pva glue to the areas needed, and crumbled on some dry soil. I did two layers like this.
Used cotton buds to clean off the extra soil i didn't need. And cleaned up the glass.
Then mixed some Brown and Red paint, and painted on some ants/painted my large ant. Added some purple to the mix and painted the rest of the ants/painted the rest of the large ant.
Placed the second glass on top. Only needed two glass in the end. But the third got very messy when I was trying different things. Glad I bought extra.
It's laid on white paper in the photo.. that's not part of it.
Just waiting for someone to saw the metal and wood for me. I tried but am a bit weak at the minute.
7th February 2011: Glass I bought another frame today, but no luck with the sand. I need hobby crafts!! HINT HINT to Shaun for weekend ;) I'm excited and want to get the farm made. But I need to make myself hold out for brown sand, otherwise i'll regret it.
6th February 2011: Wigs and Farm progress... You'd think a black wig, with fringe... or at least a black wig would be easy to buy. Well,... I just couldn't find one I liked, or that would get here on time. (Planning to wear her for Midlands, YAY - the hall and stall table will make great 'Science Fair' photos!!!!!!) My friend Cez, almost came to the rescue, but sadly the wig she had wasn't long enough. Sooooooooooooo instead, I took my 'Monica' wig, and cut a fringe into it.
I won't be needing it for Monica now, as I'm remaking her in proper colours. I just didn't want to attempt to cut a fringe.. but I think it looks ok... and very Meet the Robinsonsy as it looks fake.
90% of this cosplay is scraps or odd and ends from my craft room!! YESSSS! hehe. I like making use of bits I already have.
It's just the Ant Farm I've spent money on. Plus I need to buy some purple lipstick. I have the rest of the make up ect.
I have 2 photo frames to use the glass, some Alumminum 'U section' and the wood for my Farm. I only have black sand - for the 'dirt' but, Im going to see if I can get some brown at the shops tomorrow. If not, i'll use the black I have. I'm debating a little over how to glue the dirt on. I may need to get another frame.... I will think a bit more... But not for toooo long.
26th January 2011: Ants The ants in the farm will be painted on. But I wanted to have one Queen Ant to hold. I thought a bit about the best size to make her. Lizzy is young and has tiny hands,so the ant she holds takes up her palm. I figured this would be the best thing to do too...
Made from wire, Green Stuff and various beads. All of which were odds I already had.
Needs painting but waiting until the weekend.
Haven't been able to get out of the house to get what I need for the ant farm. But hopfully I can at the weekend or tomorrow.
17th January 2011: Dress wigs and other bits... I messed about sewing the sleeves today. Need to get some hooks for collar as my tub has disappeared... :(
Made plans for my ant farm :D I know exactly what I need.
I need to get a wig cheaply and quickly as I might use Lizzy for a certain event coming up.The only way to get one cheap is to get a fancy dress one.. which I know I will hate. Maybe if I wash it well it'll be okay.... I dunno I think unless someone has one I can buy off them it will have to do.
Keeping the purple fabric I already have. It looks an ok colour on photos, so for now it's staying. That way all the dress was scraps - YESSS!
13th January 2011: Starting.... Slow start, but I had a look through my fabric box, and found two different purples I can use for the stripe on her dress and the bows. I can't decide if I want to use the lighter or darker one.
I found 2 bulldog clips around the house for the Ant Farm, but I may need bigger ones.. :/
Right, I wanted to make her dress from thinner fabric, like a school uniform dress but I have some thicker fabric left over from Monica and a scrap of thicker white I can use for the collar. So, as I'm in the mood so sew, I might just use them and hope it looks alright.
It's looking ok so far. I have the main black part of the dress. I'm just stitching the strip for the buttons. No idea what you would call it. Was hoping to finish the dress today but other things came up. Will continue. Still might finish it.
Yay I found 4 matching buttons in my craft things. Sewed those on. The purple is going to be changed,there's no sleeves yet and the collar doesn't stay in the right place, so need to sew that a bit different i think.
You get the idea...
FuriePhoenix - 26th January 2011
the progress on this is amazing hunni!!! Cant wait to see finished pictures!
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