Saturday, September 19, 2009
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
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
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
Monday, August 3, 2009
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
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
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Off to go make some sweet and sour chicken :)
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
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
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: http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/. 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!