Showing posts from September, 2013

Fluttershy's Skirt

I think my favorite part of my Fluttershy cos-play was the skirt.  I am a huge fan of twirly skirts and this one was exactly that.   It was my first attempt at making a circle skirt so it didn't come out perfect but I learned a lot about what not to do next time and I love it anyways. I used  this  super awesome tutorial from Lex at What The Craft.  The things Lex makes are a kind of awesome I can't even begin to aspire to and should definitely be checked out  here.   How great other people's work is really inspires me to keep trying, even when my attempts massively fail because one day I will be able to make what I see in my head come out looking as fantastic as I think it is going to. So, silly butt that I am I got so involved in the actual making of the skirt that I didn't remember to take pictures until I got to the last step. That was the skirt right before the final step.  I think my biggest error was in the material I chose, it was was too light for mak

When Boredom Strikes

There are days at work when it is so slow we are pretty much watching the paint dry.  They say with seniority comes privilege, in some fields of work that is not true, mine happens to be one of them.  So usually when things get to this ultra level of tedious I am the one here, idly doing my routine work without the occasional in flesh person to break up the hours.  Ok, so maybe it was only an hour today but it felt like just slightly longer than forever.  And when you are calling people and no one answers the phone work that would usually take you two hours to do only takes half an hour and the day feels longer.  To keep my mind occupied while I listen to the endless drone.of unanswered phones I like to doodle.  I find it very therapeutic and I would like to think my artistic skills are improving. I mean you can totally tell what this one is right?  Do you get mind numbingly bored at work?  What do you do to combat it?

Thinking About Halloween

So I always have costumes on the brain now due to my new found addiction to cos-play, but along with the two cons I have coming up there is also Halloween.  I already have a pretty good idea of what I am going to be but I love to look at what's available. I got my first e-flyer the other day and these were my favorite costumes from it so far. This is my favorite, I think if I was going to do a store bought costume this year right now this would be on the top of the list. I like this one mostly because I have a pair of boots that would look stunning with it.  And really, isn't it all about the shoes? Now this one I don't actually like that much, however, I like those stockings and the gloves.  The costume isn't terrible but if those were sold separately I would defiantly pick them up and use them as accessories to do my own thing.  Personally though, I think I shall be a fallen angel this year. 

And So School Begins

Somewhere along the way I got lost in the momentum of my kids growing up.  I forgot to get worried about things until they were right on top of me.  Like Cat starting junior kindergarten this year.   All summer we have been preparing for this day, we bought her backpack.  Hello Kitty, just like every other one she has ever owned.  But black and a little more grown up in her four year old eyes.  She picked out a lunch, with periodic table style wording on it. We talked about how different school would be from daycare.  We went grocery shopping on Friday to buy her school lunches.  She picked out all her favorite snacks.  I thought we were as prepared as we could be. On the first day she wanted to wear her Captain America costume to school so she would be brave.  We settled on the shirt with jeans and a sweater.  On the way it occurred to me maybe Mommy should have worn a superhero shirt because she could stand to feel a little braver.  Having both your kids going to