16 October 2017 @ 08:57 pm
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After a comedy of errors that included a hairball, dripping paint, finding the paint didn't run so resist was unnecessary, and being thankful the paint wiped off the floor easily, and starting over, the rainbow panel for the back overskirt train drapey thing for the rain cloud dress is half done. Once I stopped fumbling around, this only took about half an hour, I think, but I was Done. So hopefully the other half tomorrow...

And bonus Koshka :)
 
 
 
 
16 October 2017 @ 10:06 am
I made this last night and it was an Experience.

Dietary and accessibility notes )

What you need and what you do with it )

Makes 3-4 servings
 
 
15 October 2017 @ 09:46 pm
But Twila and I went to faire!


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Then I graded papers and now I have no energy. But we had a great time and I loved having another chance to wear my beetle wing Game of Thrones dress. And of course I had to get a picture on the giant roadrunner. Close enough to the House Caron nightengale sigil :)
 
 
 
 
15 October 2017 @ 08:06 pm
Pipe bomb found behind tents at a re-enactment. It was neutralized but, please, be careful. This is sadly only one of many incidents this year. A group of re-enactors were pepper sprayed a couple of months ago.
 
 
14 October 2017 @ 06:15 pm
The plan was to start the skirt for the rain cloud dress today, but then errands happened. Boo. Most likely, just collar embroidery tonight!

But, ren fair tomorrow! I'm wearing the beetle wing GoT dress. It will be fun :)
 
 
 
 
14 October 2017 @ 06:39 pm
The purple pair were just finished - I kept getting distracted by other projects, but finally got there in the end :)

here be socks )
 
 
13 October 2017 @ 07:44 pm
It's Friday, therefore I'm exhausted. So no bodice at the moment, but collar embroidery is easy. 9 3/4 (ha!) points left to fill with dots!
 
 
 
 
13 October 2017 @ 07:04 pm
https://quickdraw.withgoogle.com

Just click and have fun. :-) Best if you have a touch screen...
 
 
13 October 2017 @ 08:34 am
Since it's Friday, I thought I'd check in and see how everyone is doing.  Hope y'all are having a better writing week than I am!  Even though it's Friday the 13th, I'm hoping for some good luck today instead of bad, so I can spend some significant time writing!

Looking back at the week, how did it go?
  •     I thought about my fic once or twice
  •     I wrote
  •     I did some planning and/or research
  •     I edited
  •     I've sent my fic off to my beta
  •     I posted today!
  •     I'm taking a break
  •     I did something else that I'll talk about in a comment
Looking forward, how are you planning to spend your weekend?
  •     I'm going to make up for not writing all week by having a writing marathon
  •     I'm going to keep writing at my current rate and see how it goes
  •     I have other plans, but I might have time to get some writing in
  •     I'm going to take a break from writing
 
 
12 October 2017 @ 10:16 pm
The hem and neckline of the rain cloud dress are finished!

And I ordered twelve yards of organza ribbon to make into a headpiece. Along with the six combs/hair stick things for rays of the sun.

Lots to go, obviously...
 
 
 
 
11 October 2017 @ 07:44 pm
The main sewing on the rain cloud bodice is done. There's obviously tons left, but it feels good to have that done! Especially the darts. Of course, this is one of those silks that pull at the seams if you look at them funny, so the darts already have a little white showing. Oh well, it'll be very busy with trim.

Just over a month left. I still seem to think it's far away...
 
 
 
 
10 October 2017 @ 05:03 pm
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So, now I have a 3D printed Cersei's crown from Shapeways. This might be the project I'm currently most excited for. Now, or not now because I need to get stuff done, to find the best way to make it silver.

It's open in back and a tiny bit big. This is good because it'll fit over a wig or can overlap as necessary.

My deadline is April. Loads of time!
 
 
 
 
10 October 2017 @ 09:00 pm
 
"I hope he gets the kind of church coffee that relies on faith to make one scant teaspoonful of cheap instant serve thirty members of the congregation."  - [personal profile] sillymouse 

Context is non-believers culturally appropriating churches for nebulous reasons
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09 October 2017 @ 07:44 pm
Just over half of one scallop left to buttonhole stitch, and the edging for the collar is done!

Also, I really planned on starting the machine sewing on the rain cloud dress. But then I made actual food for dinner and now it's almost 8 and I'm tired in that way that only Monday can be tired. So I think it's just collar embroidery tonight!
 
 
 
 
08 October 2017 @ 07:42 pm
The rain cloud dress is started!

The false back seams are sewn and it's pinned. I briefly thought about hand sewing them because they're short, but decided the time would be better used on the collar.

I will get this all done...
 
 
 
 
"So, fellow ambassadors, where should we designate as the capital, bearing in mind the long history and proud traditions many of our members have and taking into account--"

"The humans will screw anyone, won't they?"

"Um...well...well, yes."

"Earth. If it's not going to be my homeworld, at least make it one where the natives are up for some fun."


As Spock would surely say, the context is only logical, Captain.
 
 
07 October 2017 @ 05:54 pm
I'm nearing halfway on the collar embroidery buttonhole stitching. My hope is to work on it a little each day even if I'm working on other things.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll cut out at least the rain cloud dress and hopefully the bloomer dress. Those are definitely getting machine sewn. Enough of the lazy ha d sewing that's slower...
 
 
 
 
07 October 2017 @ 08:32 am
Hello on Saturday!  What kind of a writing day has it been today -- or yesterday, if today hasn't gotten going yet?
  •     I thought about my fic once or twice
  •     I wrote
  •     I did some planning and/or research
  •     I edited
  •     I've sent my fic off to my beta
  •     I posted today!
  •     I'm taking a break
  •     I did something else that I'll talk about in a comment
Saturday Discussion - Today is a good day for talking about general writing topics or posting snippets of what you are currently working on.  Feel free to share whatever is on your mind with your writing today!
 
 
06 October 2017 @ 01:11 pm
It turns out if you go to bed late the night before you have to go to work an hour early, you don't feel like doing anything that day.

I thought I'd at least get embroidery done, but nothing yesterday. But I'm in a pretty good spot to get everything done, so it's ok :)
 
 
 
 
06 October 2017 @ 09:58 am
Hello on Friday!  I have one obligation today; once that's over, I can start my weekend.  Hope you are looking forward to the weekend, as well!

Looking back at the day today -- or yesterday, if today hasn't gotten going yet -- how did it go?
  •     I thought about my fic once or twice
  •     I wrote
  •     I did some planning and/or research
  •     I edited
  •     I've sent my fic off to my beta
  •     I posted today!
  •     I'm taking a break
  •     I did something else that I'll talk about in a comment
Looking forward, how are you planning to spend your weekend?
  •     I'm going to make up for not writing all week by having a writing marathon
  •     I'm going to keep writing at my current rate and see how it goes
  •     I have other plans, but I might have time to get some writing in
  •     I'm going to take a break from writing