I spent this weekend with my boyfriend on the large get together of my favorite forum. As usual when a big group of DIY nerds get together, there were plenty of opportunities to learn something new - be it a technique, a trick of the trade or just which whiskey tastes awful! ^^ We also had a DIY exchange planned for which the participants had to prepare 2 things to give away in advance. Here is what I made:
A fascinator with peacock feathers
The basis is thick felt, it is covered with cotton satin and taffeta. I added ostrich and peacock feathers and little paper flowers to it. It sticks to the head with crocodile pins.
As a second piece I made some jewelry which was loosely inspired by stuff I made for myself before. The choker has 2 hanging drops of blood and is elastic, the earrings are rather simple but pretty.
I'll post pictures of my presents as soon as the weather permits me taking non-blurry pictures!