Saturday, September 19, 2009

Yes, I am in fact alive and no I have not abandoned you blog (and my few readers) I've just been super busy with school, making things, and thrifting! I've got a pile of FOs that need ends woven in and some blocking and then they just need to be phographed. Hopefully that'll be done in a few days. School has been kicking my butt lately but I refuse to let it kill my soul or my creativity, I need my creative outlets for sanity! I've also been obsessed with thrift stores lately. I've got a ton of new clothes in the past few weeks for a relatively small amount of money. I've been playing with the idea of doing a style type what I wore today journey. I've been trying to be more creative in my clothing and I think it'd be a fun push to document it.
Off to celebrate the boy's birthday! Hopefully pictures of his present as well soon, I learned glass etching for it :D

Friday, August 28, 2009

Lookie what a lovely memeber of brb_gallifrey drew for me, it makes my heart squee!!!

And I'm working on stuff for my etsy. It's been months since I got my new store GallifreyKeepsakes but I have yet to do anything with it. I've got a bunch of things to post and I'm working on more. Right now I'm playing with beads and making some stitchmarkers :D

Friday, August 14, 2009

Making our apartment home

So last month I moved into a new apartment. I'm in the same complex but I now have a balcony and some extra space, it's alot nicer and I'm gonna be living with my boyfriend. We were going to originally buy a couch until a family friend offered one for free. It's pretty worn but looks soooo much better since Matt cleaned it really well. I wanted to make some pillows to make it a little nicer and more personal.

The boy actually helped pick out these fabrics :)

These are fabrics are from my stash, the green is a really soft fleece. The long one doesn't look even but it is, I swear, my camera just likes to tell lies!
I also made a few coasters from some of my first attempts at crochet. I lightly felted them and then sewed on fabric leftover from the pillows!

Here's my bookshelf in the living room. I feel kinda bad it's all my books and stuff but truthfully I don't think Matt will care at all. If I had to show people one thing that described me it would prolly be this bookshelf.
Lastly I wanna show you what puts a smile on my face every morning, there's no way you can't smile while looking at this shower curtain:

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Femmie!Five: The shoes

I thought I'd do a small post tonight. Tonight it's all about the shoes! Five wore a pretty basic white leather sneaker. But unless you're running around alot I find a skirt with sneakers super unflattering. A few months back I just happened to come across the perfect shoes ON SALE at Walmart! They're perfect in every way! They've got a slight heel, they've got that sneaker feel, and they've got five's trademark red binding around the edges. Truthfully? The make me squee like the little fangirl I am!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Femme!Five: An intro and the case of the celery

It's been a long time since I last posted anything but I really haven't had much to show. I'd been in a crafting funk for quite a while. It's okay though because I've moved into my new place and I'm working on a huge project. Well not huge but considering I plan to make the whole thing from scratch it's alot to undertake.

For months I've been wanting to cosplay the fifth doctor. He's MY doctor but also I love his crazy style. If you've never watched Doctor Who I suggest you go do that now....

He's played by Peter Davison who's an adorable cricket loving timelord. I also adore five with his companions Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan.

But anyways on to the crafting! I really wanted to cosplay five but I also wanted to put my own twist on it. Some DW cosplayers do femanized version of their favorite male characters, this is something I just love! So I began planning my own femme!Five. Now it's been done before so it had to be something diffrent, not just five in a skirt with long hair. I began sketching months ago until I finally decided on skirt, sweater vest, puffy cap sleeve shirt, and celery in my hair instead of on the jacket. The plan is that this than go three ways: a super cutesey five without the coat, thus showing off the puffy sleeves, sexy five sans sweater showing off the suspenders, and a more typical five with jacket over everything. I'm going to a TARDIS (a Doctor Who convention in Lombard) in November for the whole weekend so I needed some options.

If you've never watched DW the fifth doctor wears celery on his lapel. No one really knows why, he's had a few excuses but personally I think he just thought it'd look good. I wasn't about to wear real celery in my hair cause ew! I knit this celery after trying out a pattern on livejournal and adapting it to my own (hopefully) more realistic version. I then hand felted it some to give it better stability and less stitch definition. I then dipped the leafy parts in kool-aid dye to make them look more lifelike. I'm pretty proud of how it turned out and will probably be selling them eventually.

I then simply attached it to a clear headband and called it a day! I thought it would look really odd but turns out it looks adorable and I'm almost gutsy enought to wear it out on a normal day!

More later, I've got the shoes and shirt to show off and I'm half way through the coat as well as slowly knitting the sweater :)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring equals a new favorite color:

Yellow!!!!! I know it's the hottest thing right now but I truly do love it. I've actually been rockin it for months with my yellow converse purse.

These shoes my mom got for my birthday while in Florida, they're love.

Aren't they pretty?! The American Cancer Society does this thing where they give flowers to cancer patients with a little bear. I'm the survivor chair for my Relay for Life and at our last meeting we all got some. They make me smile every time I look at them because EVERY cancer patient deserves a vase of happiness.

And this hilarious picture is from a "mathquerade" party I attended this week. I made the mask, it was alot of fun. Sadly I haven't been knitting much lately so that's about all the crafting I have to show.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Secret Projects and Convention Lust

I was upset but ok with the fact I couldn't go to Gallifrey One, I had gotten over it because I knew I'd be in my cousin's wedding, who I had not seen in two years. I'd gotten over it and accepted it. Then I started seeing people's pictures. I'm so jealous! I miss dressing up and being a nerd with hundreds of others just as nerdy, or even moreso than I. My jealousy has lead me to start a few projects:

I'm back in full swing of working on my Doctor Who costumes. Current project is five and his sweater, which I am designing and knitting up myself. Bad Wolf is what I wrote inside my fake glasses I bought with birthday money for both my 5 and 10 cosplay. Totally got them at Claire's, haha. Back to working on my Doomsday wristwarmers! Almost done with the first actually, might try and write up a pattern with the second one. As for baby Tardis, Jayne hats, and Sonic Screwdrivers? You'll just have to wait and see, I have something really big for everyone in March!
And because today was awful and rainy:
Soooooooooooooooo scenester! It kinda makes me hate myself.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Quick update: I couldn't figure out why comments weren't showing up and people couldn't post new ones but I finally figured it out! So sorry if you wanted to comment on the last two posts, it's possible now! Also I'm messing around with the layout so tell me what you think. I'm not sure I like it right now but I don't know what to do.

Off to go make some sweet and sour chicken :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Some relaxing time on the beach

Our condo this past weekend was right on the beach in Fernadina, FL. Overall in the trip I didn't get as much knitting done as I wanted but what I did was very relaxing, about an hour and a half on my birthday all to myself, my yarn, tea, and a great view of the ocean. Here's some delightful pictures I snapped of the time away from everyone and everything:

The wedding was great too. My cousin was so beautiful and her husband is so sweet. I cried as I knew I would. I mean I've known her for almost 21 years. Now I'm just bitter we don't share the last name. I'll post more pics of my trip later :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sixty Degrees of Perfection

Does this mean summer is here? I wish...
PS: This photo is totally from 2004.

Edited to add some pretties for inspiration

Saturday, February 7, 2009

No title?! I couldn't think of one thus this entry doesn't get one, ha!

I've been working on my Textured Tunic with Side Buttons and my Linen Stitch Blanket almost exclusively lately. I've been really busy but it still seems like I've gotten pretty far on my sweater. I'm almost done with the body and then on to the sleeves. Hopefully by the time I come back from Florida (next week, for my cousin's wedding) I'll have it done and ready to show off. I've always been to scared to bring knitting on the plane due to horror stories of needles being taken away but it seems to not really be a problem any more. I think I'll have even less trouble since they're circular but does anyone know if metal needles are ever taken away these days? I'd just hate to lose my size10 tips.

This would be my basket full of the six yarns I'm using to make this blanket.

I love how the linen stitch is so easy but looks sooo diffrent on either side. I really wish you could feel how dense it is. It's squishy and soft and will be oh so warm!

The first picture shows the color really well and the second shows the length. Sorry about the flesh, I wanted to try it on with a tank top underneath but I really need to do laundry, haha. I'm not the biggest fan of how this yarn (Paton's SWS) gets little...furry. It totally makes up for it in drape though. With a good wash and blocking it'll fit great. Which by the way there's nothing fitted about this sweater. Some people complained about this but really I like it because it means I can try it on as I go and just add shaping where I want it. As roommate said it's boobalicious, haha.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

What I've been obsesed with of late

My favorite designer at the moment is Stephanie Japel. I have more than half of Fitted Knits on my to do list and am currently working on her textured tunic with side buttons, it looks really beautiful but is so easy. I haven't had to take notes on little post-its like I usually do.
The next is my must have for summer, Japel's Cleo. It's probably the next thing I knit once I get birthday money etc.

I just love the way she structures her designs with the simplest and most attractive techniques. I can see myself wearing anything I knit of her designs for years and years. They're really classics and staples but very special at the same time.

Next would be my favorite blog, a Beautiful Mess aka Elsie, at: I've actually been reading her blog for quite a while but since I've started she's gone from selling her handmade items on her own to having her designs sold in Joannes and Michaels to finally opening her own store next week. Having seen her process it's astounding! It gives me faith that one day, if I decide it's what I want to do I could start my own sewing buisness. Create my own designs and make money while doing my longest standing hobby.

So yes, those are a few things I've been inspired by and in love with recently, enjoy!