Thursday, October 30, 2014

Satyr Costume Tutorial

sa·tyr
ˈsatər,ˈsātər/

": one of the forest gods in Greek mythology who have faces and bodies like men and ears, legs, and tails like goats" -(source)

A satyr is what my son wanted to be for Halloween this year.  He was inspired by the books written by Rick Riordan.  We were even lucky enough to snag a signed copy of his latest book!  Exciting!

living with ThreeMoonBabies | signed Rick Riordan book


Here is the finished costume and how we made it...if you would like to create a similar one yourself.  It pretty much consists of a hat, shirt, pants, and shoes.
living with ThreeMoonBabies | Satyr Costume

You will need a hat, orange t-shirt, sweat pants, slippers, fur fabric, Sculpey Ultra Light Polymer Clay, paint, hot-glue, a strong glue (like E6000), and inkjet iron-on transfer paper.
living with ThreeMoonBabies | Satyr Costume: the supplies

 1. the hat: My son had the great idea of attaching the horns to a hat, instead of a headband or something like that.  We couldn't find a "trucker" style hat while shopping, so we made one by painting a black hat.  I sketched and painted the word satyr on the white painted portion of the hat to get a graffiti look.  I made the horns using Sculpey Ultra Light Polymer Clay.  It was my first time working with it, and it really is super light!  It felt like taffy!  I made the bottoms flare out to anchor them in the hat.  After I baked the clay, I painted them and sealed them with mod podge.  To attach the horns to the hat, I made an "X" like slit where I wanted them in the top of the hat, pushed them through, and hot-glued them in place.  You can use a stronger glue too.  I also hot-glued felt over the exposed clay on the inside of the hat to make it more sturdy and comfortable.  
living with ThreeMoonBabies | Satyr Costume: the hat

2. the shirt: This was easy, and I'm sure there are multiple ways to do it (like using a freezer paper stencil).  We just found an image online and printed it on inkjet iron-on transfer paper, then ironed it on the shirt.  Camp Half-Blood is from the Rick Riordan books.  It's "a state-of-the-art training facility for young demigods"-(source). 

living with ThreeMoonBabies | Satyr Costume: the shirt

3. the pants: We used gray sweatpants.  I cut two large circles from the fur fabric (purchased at Jo-Ann Fabric), using a plate to trace out the shape.  I also cut long rectangles to wrap around the bottom of the legs, using the pants as a guide.  I cut out a small circle, cut it in half, and folded it to use as the small tail.  I attached the fur to the pants with hot-glue, but also stitched around the edges to hold in place.
living with ThreeMoonBabies | Satyr Costume: the pants

4. the shoes (hooves): For the hooves, I also used the Sculpey Ultra Light Polymer Clay.  I shaped them to fit around the slippers we purchased.  The fake ugg type slippers would work well too.  We lucked out and found the perfect slippers in gray to use, so we didn't have to cover the entire slipper with fur, just the front.  I baked the polymer clay hooves on glass bowls, so they would keep their shape.  After they cooled, I painted them, sealed them with mod podge, and glued them (with a strong glue, like E6000) to the front/toe portion of the slippers.  You will also want to rough up the underneath of the hooves, so they adhere better to the slippers.  I used a plate to trace and cut a circular piece of fur fabric for the tops of the slippers and cut a slit down the middle, then hot-glued in place.  They turned out so cool and are really comfortable!
living with ThreeMoonBabies | Satyr Costume: the shoes (hooves)

Oh, and we purchased pan pipes for him to carry!  I forgot to get a photo:/

Overall....both my son and I were really pleased with how the costume turned out!  Plus, he has a shirt he can wear after Halloween!  

Feel free to email me with any questions!
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sneak Peek: Halloween Costumes 2014

We've been having fun imagining and gathering stuff for the kids' Halloween costumes!  I hope to share a tutorial for my son's costume soon.  Can you guess what they are dressing up as from the pictures below?

Living with ThreeMoonBabies | Tinker Bell costume
(Tinker Bell...yes, this giant t-shirt will be transformed into a cute little strapless dress!)

Living with ThreeMoonBabies | Satyr costume
(Satyr...or goat boy)

Living with ThreeMoonBabies | Dorothy costume
(Dorothy!)

More pictures coming soon!



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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Nathan Earrings Beading Pattern

Here is a new beading pattern!  They are pretty simple earrings, but the endless possible color combinations can make them stand out and WOW!

In my example, I used primary colors and turquoise.  I was going for a tribal look.

living with ThreeMoonBabies | Nathan Earrings Beading Pattern (finished earrings)


This pattern was completed using a combination of ladder stitch, two drop brick stitch, and fringe.  A foundation row is created using a ladder stitch with two beads in each row (9 rows).  The rest of the beadwork is completed using a two bead brick stitch.  It's a good pattern for a beginner because there are no complicated increases or decreases.  I used round, size 11/o seed beads for the earrings pictured above, but feel free to experiment with the pattern using various sizes, shapes, and colors of beads. 

You can get the PDF download for this pattern HERE.

living with ThreeMoonBabies | Nathan Earrings Beading Pattern

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Enjoy!

(P.S.  This pattern was named after my cousin Nathan.)


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Recent Orders

Here are a couple of recently completed orders:

3moonbabies.etsy.com | custom diamond ring ornament


3moonbabies.etsy.com | custom house ornament

You can find my etsy shop at 3moonbabies.etsy.com.
Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Love is in the Air!

Most of my orders have been for wedding cake toppers or engagement ornaments lately, which leads me to believe LOVE must be in the air!

Here are a couple of my most recently finished orders:


A custom lovebird wedding cake topper:
3moonbabies.etsy.com | custom lovebird wedding cake topper

3moonbabies.etsy.com | custom lovebird wedding cake topper

 A custom diamond Ring ornament:
3moonbabies.etsy.com | custom diamond engagement ring ornament

If you would like to order your own custom cake topper or ornament (they make great gifts!), 
check out my Etsy shop!
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Friday, March 14, 2014

Tweets in Love: Mint, Teal, & Mustard

Here is a lovebird cake topper I recently finished:

tweets in love polymer clay wedding cake topper | 3moonbabies.etsy.com

tweets in love polymer clay wedding cake topper | 3moonbabies.etsy.com


I really love how this one turned out!  The color combo is so pretty!

Congrats on your upcoming wedding Adeline and Andrew!

Would you like your own, unique, custom cake topper?
Check out my Etsy shop!
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Lost Wax Casting

I recently finished a lost wax casting class.
Here is my finished pendant!
(Yes, it was Georgia O’Keeffe inspired.)

cow's skull with rose pendant (Georgia O’Keeffe inspired) | living with ThreeMoonBabies

I think I'm in love:)
It was such a fun class!
P.S.  I'm thinking I can recreate similar pieces using metal clay...so stay tuned!
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