Hey there all! So I finished my N.E.W.T. and had to wait for my partner to receive, which she did, and then I promptly forgot to post it!!
Here was my original post, since I see it wasn't added to the N.E.W.T. list on the front yet.
NEWT subject proposal: Arithmancy
Title: A Frozen Spectacular!
Description: I am in the Frozen swap and it requires a large medium and small items. For the large, I am going to make her 8 year old an Elsa costume that she could also use for special occasions or church as well as a costume for fun. I am going to make it with removable mesh sleeves and a removable cloak/cape. I am also going to crochet her daughter a pair of mittens like Anna wears when she is in her Winter outfit. I will be using the Afghan stitch because there is also embroidery on the back of each. Elsa has snowflakes in her hair and I am going to make barrettes and bobby pins for her daughter. If I do end up having extra time, I am going to make another pair of mittens for my partner herself. This will take me at least 5 weeks to complete as I am having to mash up several patterns together and adjust sizing on certain pieces. I have placed this under Arithmancy because I will have to do mega amounts of geometry on resizing and meshing the pieces together. As well, I will have to do math for the mittens in the pattern itself as well as the cross stitching on the back.
N.E.W.T. complete subject: Arithmancy
Title: A Frozen Spectacular!
Description: I was in a frozen swap and my partner specifically wanted a dress for her daughter. But she wanted it to where she could have it be a regular dress for special occassions, too. So I stitched one up (mega re-sizing and pattern matching) with a detachable cape so she can be just herself or Elsa! I also finished making a few snowflake barrettes and also added a snowflake ring so that it would look like she was producing snowflakes while she danced around. I attempted mittens. Boy I tried hard, but no matter how hard they kept coming up different sizes and I couldn't get them to match. I will include a photo to show but it's rather embarrassing and I scrapped that project. Instead, I did a wood burned sign of the Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna.
Here it all is!
I will start with my FAIL mittens and get those out of the way. I swear I know how to crochet and gauge and everything! I don't know what kept happening!
and now on to the good stuff!
Here are the barrettes I made:
the snowflake ring: It's hard to see in this picture. I used hot glue and a crapton of glitter. I fastened it to a length of copper wire and fixed the end to a ring.
the Wandering Oaken sign:
and the dress and cape:
Here's a link to the page where my partner posted what I sent her so you can see it on her daughter - it looks much better that way http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432379.20#axzz30h5RStl8