Hazel got her 4 month shots right on the nose and I tried to do pictures that same day. She wasn't having it.
Screaming Dalek baby.
She wasn't a fan of any positioning this time and too much fussing over moving her around was making her cranky.
So NOT having the full costume. I wanted to do How to Train Your Dragon. My original idea was to dress her up as Astrid and get a Stormfly plush. But Astrid was movie only, not book, so I was torn on a purity level that I likely didn't even need to worry about. So instead I made Hazel into a dragon. I had a dragon costume after all!
Well... dragon costumes in August, even in air conditioned houses, are not appreciated by 4 month olds. In case you ever needed that information.
So the next day, after letting her aches fade a bit, and trying the dragon costume ONE LAST TIME just in case... I decided the wings alone would have to be sufficient. Diaper decorated babes are adorable right? So that's what we went with.
She has a little Toothless to play with.
I'm pretty proud of those wings, by the way.
Made entirely with fabric and wire by hand.
Books are delicious. But eating out of a bottle is impossible. Obvi
I picked up this pretty, spider webby teal fabric
And this shimmery tulle like stuff
At first I was going to go with one layer of each but realized it might not photograph well. So I sandwhiched the teal between two pieces of the tulle.
Then I cut them into wing shapes
And sewed together. I didn't do all the little wing details in sewing, just made a triangle. I was suprised I could sew this stuff.
Then I wove wire into the fabric, in and out. One piece did the main structure of the wing and then each point got a wire.
I got two different gauges of wire. I didn't realize this immediately. I added the thicker gauge to the outer structure for support so I had enough of the thinner for the inner wing
I bent the wire into a harness to fit on Hazel's back and covered the wire ends with black duct tape.
And in other news... I got the job offer! The pay/schedule isn't ideal to start, i.e. I won't be making much profit after daycare and gas cost is taken out, but I'm looking forward to being back in the lab!