27 September, 2011

The Magicians Nephew the next Narnia movie?

Dawn of Narnia
That's right, MN (the Magicians Nephew) will be the next Narnia movie, or at least according to narniafans.com. However be aware that it isn't official yet, I heard it from/read it on narniafans, who heard it from some guy on twitter who supposedly asked Waldon and Fox about it himself, so whether you want to believe it or not yourself is completely up to you, I haven't decided whether I believe it or not yet. Anyway, what this guy on twitter (Larry411) says is that MN is in development, and SC (the Silver Chair) is getting it's script written. What that means I don't really know (as you might have picked up, I don't know much about the process of making a movie, any one who would like to explain it to me would be most welcome). So the dates that Larry411 says are 2014 for MN and 2015 for SC, (sooo long to wait) but for some strange reason SC is actually further along in production than MN *confused face*.
I'm not quite shure what I think of this, of course I'm super exited that they are (hopefully) making another (2) Narnia movie(s), and I hadn't been able to make up my mind witch movie I wanted them to make next, so this solution is perfect for me. I think my biggest qualm is that I don't want to get my hopes up in case it isn't true *sighs*
Oh well, I guess all I can do is hope and pray that it is true *more sighs*

Queen Nellie

P.S. The link to the actual page were I found this is here http://www.narniafans.com/archives/12209

14 September, 2011

Lucy clothes part 3: lamp post dress

 This was the first of Lu's dresses that I made, but when I decided to post her dresses on here as a series I decided to do it in chronological order, hence my only posting it now.
full length photo
 When I made this dress a couple of weeks ago, ether I hadn't found the wardrobe door yet, or I didn't have access to the Internet  for some reason or another (I'm hopeless at remembering such things), so I just had the pictures on my DVD cover to copy the dress off (not good pictures for that sort of thing in them-self's, plus they are tiny) so this is (hopefully) going to be the least accurate of all the dresses/outfits in this series.
close up of the bodice 
The 'flowers' on the cardigan are slightly very wrong, they are made of round sequins for the petals and for the center I used some shiny-star-thingies that I found in my sequins box. For the 'smocking' on the bodice I just used thin strips of green and red paper because they looked those colors on my DVD cover. 
 Sorry this post is so short, but there isn't anything else I feel I need to comment on. If you have any questions please, by all means leave a comment, I'd be more then happy to answer any questions I can :)
 Queen Nellie

11 September, 2011

Lucy clothes part 2: train outfit

This is the 2nd part of Lucy's clothes. This outfit is the one Lu wears while the Pevinsie kids are on the train to the country/out of London. I've always liked this outfit, Georgie looks/looked so cute in it. I love the coat. I love the hat. I love how the suitcases set it all off so perfectly <3.
The paper I used is actually a photo of the fabric that they used for her coat in the movie that I blew-up and printed out, hence although technically it's the same fabric/paper, the Patton is a lot bigger, which does make it look somewhat different and which is a shame but couldn't really be helped as far as I know. In the movie the coat has double piping of chocolate brown and hunter green which looks amazing, but unfortunately I couldn't get that to look alright with my method (the pipping is a piece/pieces of paper slightly bigger than the one in front of it) so I just used the green instead.
the "label", buttons and pocket (yes, the photo is sideways)
The detail on the coat was so much fun, even if it was rather tricky. Getting the buttons the right size and in the right places, getting all the "pipping" the right size, and all-round doing the label. In case you're wondering what the label says it says; "Lucy Pevensie, 6th Dorset Ave, Finchley N3" and yes that is what it said in the movie (does anyone else think that it is therefore strange, that, while the children are at the train station before the Macready picks them  up, Ed looks at his label and says "perhaps we've been incorrectly labeled"?). One of the things I had the most trouble with was the safety pin that was holding the label on  the coat in the movie, I didn't have any safety pins small enough, so I decided to research the history of safety pins to see if I could pass off not using one as something to make it still historically correct, I discovered... that although safety pins were invented in 1849 they didn't become common until the 1930's, and with rations from WWII (starting in 1939) Mrs Pevensie wouldn't have wanted to send 4 safety pins off with her kids never to see them (the safety pins that is) again, so instead I 'tied' the string onto the button (aka;  glued it under the button)
the hat and collar (sorry about the glare)
The hat I had some trouble with, and I'm still not happy with it to be honest. In the movie Lu's hat comes right down to her ears and hence flattens her hair against her head, unfortunately my model/doll is made of cardboard and therefor her hair won't lie flat so I had to just perch the hat on the side of her head making it look way too modern.
For some reason or another I did the 'pipping'on the cuff in the brown, I don't really know why, I just had an urge to do it and I don't think it looks too bad if-I-do-say-so-myself ;)

next time I'll be doing Lu's 'lamp post dress'

 Queen Nellie

07 September, 2011

Lucy clothes part 1: bomb shelter nightie

the original
I have always loved the costumes from the Narnia movies. While the characters are in our world their clothes are based on  the 40's, a period I have always loved, and their  Narnian dresses look so pretty and Feminine, just like I always Imagined them when reading the books. So I have decided to make them out of paper on this  cute paper doll I found when i was going through my stuff (the doll is 32cm or 12 1/2" tall). enjoy :).
The paper I used is just a white paper that I painted an off-white color because i didn't already have anything that would work. the buttons are little jewels that I found in my sequins box, all the rest of the detail I just drew/cut in by hand.

Lucy's nightie
 I had some trouble finding what length the nightie needed to be, 'cause I could only find the one photo of the nightie (above)... so I had to watch the movie ( what a shame ;) ). the buttons also are incorectly placed, it turns out that the closure is too short but I had already glued it all down and everything before I had any idea that it wasn't going to work so i had to leave it, that'll teach me not to check stuff before I stick/sew it down :( 

the top half
I had some trouble with the collar, if you look in the original photo you can see that the collar has little protruding bits on the edge, but my hand isn't nearly steady enough to cut  that, so instead I opted for cutting a tiny fringe which gives the effect of detail at least. 
Hope you enjoyed it, next i'll be doing Lucy's train outfit
See you next time Queen Nellie