Wednesday, January 6, 2016

I'm not dead!

Please don't hate me. I'm working on rewriting, editing, and (hopefully) publishing my first book, so I quite honestly forget this blog exists. That being said I have in no way forgotten about my crafting hobbies. Let me share some of my 2015 adventures!

First, I got a bunny. OMG BUNNY! 

I made this stupid *censored* *censored* queen sized *censored* blanket as my sister's wedding gift.




The loving couple modeling their gift:
 I know it's crazy colors, but if you knew my sister you'd know how well it works for her. 

I'm still doing yoga. Knocked it up a notch and teach under a black light with dubstep.

And just recently I'm undertaking the designing of mandalas for henna work, and learning how to paint with watercolors. Then, you know, that whole book writing thing. Mustn't forget that. 

Stay nerdy!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Read This Book!

This book is epic. Yes, I know the author, and yes, I know what happens. YOU WANT TO READ THIS. It's free for a limited time, read it, write a review, buy it when it's out. First of five, brace yourself, the author has a twisted mind and loves to play with her food so to speak hehehe.

Download HERE.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Toothless 2.0

I've been crafting to make a little extra Christmas money (since I haven't been working yet) and tadaa!

Three new cuties!

Similar glory to the previous model. 

Ridiculously cute face.

Impressive wingspan. 

Look look! They open! 

And to exaggerate the cute:


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wedding Assistant

I spent the last month visiting my family and working on my sister's wedding. She wanted a lot of stuff DIY.... which turned more into "make your sister do it."

I did manage to sneak away to VanCon (a Supernatural convention for those who don't know) while I was there.

Here's the run down of my crafting and assistance:

Most of a day carving a stamp.

Canned some homemade jam. Topped it with the stamped fabric. I also made the chalk signs and wrote the various instructions for multiple tables.

Days and days of set up. I also sewed the table runners and hand dyed the napkins and runners to match. I then wrapped forks in said napkins and tied them with a little bow. Oh and I was in charge of flowers so I worked on all the table pieces, boutonnieres, corsages, and a bit on the bouquet. 

I also spent time making ribbon garlands and hanging them all around the farm.

(When that was done I flew with to Minnesota where my sister's new in-laws live for a reception. 
It's been a busy month.)

For VanCon I cosplayed Abaddon.

I hand painted the shirt since I was too cheap to buy a proper one. I'm actually rather proud.

And my favorite photo op with Osric Chau, who also enjoys a good cosplay.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Adventures in Sewing


Oh, sorry. After two weekends at a Ren Faire I'm even more inclined to yell that all around.

SO. With the help of my beautiful friend I sewed my FIRST ever dress! Taadaa! The corset was necessary though as I couldn't get the stupid waist to fit right. The shoulders were also a bit tight, and the darts for the chest were terrible. Happily the corset hid almost all of those flaws.

The same beautiful friend made the leather hip bag that I sported on both trips to the fair. It was her birthday gift to me and I'm not going to lie. It kicks ass.

But yay! First time at a Ren Faire! In my youth I had a terrible old woman tell me how I shouldn't go to faires unless I wanted to offend people by not being historically accurate or using the wrong fabrics. As an impressionable 13 year old at the time I took her at her word. It wasn't until my friend bought us tickets and demanded I attend that I gave in. Well, you know what? MOST FUN EVER.

Never have I had so much positive attention in my life! Men were free and honest with their compliments. Women ranged from historical, to stunning, to whimsical, and everyone was there to have fun. We attended on opening weekend and were given free tickets to return again the following week.

Not having a lot of accessories or brilliant costuming I went with some super henna. 

By comparison my friend was royalty.

She MADE her dress. I mean, just, WHAT?

Not expecting to receive tickets to return we rushed about to make me another quick outfit. She had another dress in her closet from previous years ready to go, but I had to scramble a bit. This was the result.

Fairly classic wench.  However, I looked a little mismatched walking next to this gorgeous lady.

Yeah. She made that dress too. 

I made this though!

I realized after the first trip that I needed more storage to carry around a water bottle and snacks. I whipped this up and hung it off my belt for the day. It matched quite nicely! 

The Ren Faire was magical and helped me to feel both confident and beautiful, two of my weakest subjects. However, I'm a little addicted now and want to go back. I found a rather perfect image of this on pinterest.

Yup. That's me.