Not Much

I know it’s been a while since I’ve actually wrote something worthwhile. Well, I am still alive. I’ve just been working odd hours and lately I just want to go to bed after work. Saturdays I’m now working nearly 9 hours. For the past two weeks though I’ve had three days off in a row. On these days off my body just doesn’t want to do anything.

When it comes to life, I am dating. I’m dating someone I’ve honestly loved for a while. I adore him and I’m happy for the first time in a long time.

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That bombshell’s a punkrocker

So the other night I made myself a nice chocolate cream pie! [Recipe]The only part that isn’t fun about making it is all the stirring you have to do. By the time I was done my arm was ready to fall off. It was well worth it though!

The sad thing is I had to put a piece of paper on the top of the pie that reads “DO NOT TOUCH!”.

Yesterday I went out and bought a few things to make “magic wands”. It should totally be easy to make, but I have a feeling it’s not going to be as easy as it seems. I haven’t had a chance yet to go through the ribbon we have to pick out the colors I’m going to use. I’m just going to use some random colors since the end is going to have a yellow star.

While I was out yesterday I even bought myself some hairdye. It wasn’t the blonde I wanted, but it did lighten my hair up a bit and it just feels better to have a change. I’m hoping before June to be able to re-dye my hair the normal red.

Oh! And in June I was invited to go see Screeching Weasel & The Queers in Pittsburgh! As of right now I’m going. Fingers crossed I’ll be able to pre-order my ticket though. If I can’t I don’t think I’ll be going. I just don’t want to be the only one there without a ticket and them sell out. I am excited at the chance of going because it’s been way too long since I’ve been to a good punk show.

I know this is super short for me, but I just can’t seem to write today.

Blog Title: Keep It Punk By The Queers

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You Have No Integrity

I’m just not going to take my time to address it. That’s all I’m going to say.

Anyways…

I spent two days searching online for a new cosplay wig. The one I have is just so old. I finally found one Sunday night!

Wig

This is what my new wig looks like! I wanted a straight wig, but I couldn’t find one in the price point I wanted to stick to. But even though it has wave to it, I’m happy. I can’t wait to get it in the mail. I should get it sometime during the end of the week.

To celebrate the new wig, this means I’m making a new outfit. I’ve had the dress cut out for a while but I’m finally putting it together now. It’s a JSK (Jumper Skirt) but I’m considering making it so the straps tie behind my neck instead of making it like all the other JSKs out there. ^_^ It’s like 60% finished right now, that’s just the basic construction.

Once it’s totally put together I have a layered ruffle to sew along the bottom of the skirt – the top layer is lace, second layer is sheer white, last layer is solid pink. And I think I’m going to do small bows down the front of the bodice. The straps have a main fabric that is white and I’m going to layer blue, pink and purple on them.

When that is all finished I have to work on the blouse to wear under it. It seems like it won’t be very hard, but we’ll see. I’m going to make a large white detachable bow for it too. ^_^

I’m still searching for a pair of mary jane’s that are not black. But I’ll wear my black ones until I find the perfect pair.

Framed

I did finally frame that picture of the RMS Queen Mary that my grandma book in the 50’s. For the background all I did was cut a piece of cardboard to fit the frame. I found fabric and painted the cardboard with homemade mod podge. I laid the fabric down and smoothed it out – that simple! If you do something like this, let the glue & fabric dry 24 hours. You don’t want to mess your picture up.

Even though it’s framed now, I have yet to put a nail in the wall and hang it up. I’m honestly not sure where to hang it.

Painting

I started on a couple new paintings last week too. I really haven’t painted in a while and both of these paintings I’m doing are for me. I’m doing two paintings that are lyrics from a couple songs that mean a lot to me.

The first one says ‘Everything gets reduced clarified with truth’. The lyrics are from the song The First Of June by Dandelion Snow. I’m nearly finished with it, I just have a bit left to paint.

The other painting will say ‘There are some things you can’t stop from happening’. Those lyrics come form the song Fireworks Display by Dandelion Snow.

Last night I went with my aunt to the store. It ended up being a like four hour trip.

We did get something to ear first.

The first store was the dollar tree. Sorry, I love that place. I was able to find the book Death On The D-List by Nancy Grace for $1! I’ve been wanting to buy the book but we don’t have a bookstore around here and since my mom wants to read it too I was going to buy the hardback. Yeah, hardback for $1- you can’t beat that!

I did get a cute Valentine’s Day card for J – well funny is more of the word, not cute.

And I found two little books for my niece. One is colors and shapes and the other one is ABC’s. The book has plastic on the pages so you use washable markers to write on the pages and it can be washed off.

Aside from the book the only other thing I got myself was nail stickers – the set I found is skulls.

After that we went to another store and I had to get cat food there…$5 later…Okay I know I shouldn’t complain about paying $5 for cat food because I know some cat food is $10 for a small bag. But these cats are so picky. >_< Usually when my mom buys the cat food she’ll get random generic cat food, I think they just get sick of it after a while. So this time I got them 9 Lives…well I had to get 9 Lives because the store didn’t have anything else stocked.

The last place was JoAnn Fabric. To my great surprise I only bought a few small things! I bought my niece a new Dora book and one of those paint with water books, and I got Jason something funny for Valentine’s Day. ^_^ I’m super glad I didn’t go crazy in there because I always do.

Today I’ve just spent most of the day laying around. I couldn’t sleep last night and I guess I fell asleep around 4am, but I was back up at around 6am…in the bathroom being sick. =_= Ugh. Even after that I couldn’t fall back asleep. I finally did though around 8am or so. I slept until 11am. I ended up getting a warm bath and when I laid back down I fell asleep until around 2:30pm. I think it may have been something I ate yesterday, I still feel just yucky.

I guess the one good thing is I was able to get through nearly half of Supernatural season 3. ^_^ I’m sure if you’ve visited my blog before you know my deep love for that show. I’m just glad to have all the seasons so I can rewatch, which I’m enjoying doing. I’ve seen all the episodes before but it’s just nice to watch them again.

And tonight the new episode of Supernatural was on. I’m enjoying this season a little more now. But I have to say seeing that snookie thing int he previews for upcoming episodes made me want to throw up. Considering she’s on Supernatural though, I hope she’s a demon from hell so they can kill her. Just saying.

Friday night some friends are playing a free show, but I’m not sure if I want to go. I mean it’s been a while since I’ve seen them play so it would be nice to see them play and everything…the cold weather is just holding me off a little bit. I know it’s inside and everything but you still get blasted with cold wind going inside the venue. And deep down inside I was hoping to see Jason this weekend…I miss him so much.

Oh! One last thing. I said something on twitter this morning about it, but would anyone want to do a small, fun candy swap? It’s been so long since I’ve done any kind of swap and I kind of want to do one. It wouldn’t have to be a candy swap, any kind of swap honestly. ^_^ I’d have to look up shipping costs first though.

 

Blog Title: Think Of Me by The Eyeliners

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I Want To Wake Up, In A City That Never Sleeps

Happy 2014!

Wow…did I really say that? 2014 already? Hard to believe!

So what are my memories from 2013 that will live on into 2014?

One of the major things would be the first time I met Jason. I was so nervous that he wouldn’t see anything in me and would really want nothing to do with me. We met at the end of July and it’s already January. I still get those butterflies too.

My niece finding a love for singing – basic children’s songs – has to make the list. It’s funny because she has a bit of a lisp, and the songs don’t come out like they should. She replaces ‘I’ with ‘Me’.

In 2013 I tried (vegan) sushi for the first time and have quickly grown a love for it. My favorite favorite favorite is avocado.

I started selling my crafts online [LINK]. It was a long process to get it together and off the ground but I’m glad I put the it together.

Jason and I went to our first concert together – Sundowner – and I’m pretty sure he had as much fun as I did.

And through the year I’ve grown closer to friends who don’t live around me. The few friends I’ve grown super close to I know I can trust everything with them and I’m glad they’re in my life to support me and kick me in the ass when I need it.

I know my top memories really are not much compared to others but this year wasn’t very eventful for me. In the end though it was a good year.

In 2014 one of the major things on my list is to open my shop up to international shipping. I haven’t done it yet though because of the high cost it will be and I’m honestly not sure if people are willing to pay so much in shipping for small handmade items. For international readers, would you be willing to pay the high shipping for something that is homemade?

Another thing that’s on the top of my 2014 list is to do a ‘XXX books in 2014’. I know it’s already the 1st and I haven’t made a page or even picked the number of books I want to read. I know every year I expand my creativity but I’ve been lacking on expanding my mind – which I’m highly ashamed to admit. Considering I’ve started reading a book only a few hours ago I think it’s okay to not have a page up for the list of books I’ve read. What number of books do you guys suggest I read? I’ve seen people do 25, 50 and 100 – I just don’t think 25 is too low. I know people are busy with life and studies so I understand .

I do plan to make do a movie challenge though! I know everyone knows how much I enjoy a good film – especially b-rate. So I’m going to challenge myself to watch 200 movies in 2014 – 150 movies I’ve never seen before. This will count both older films and new films. I’m going to have a page for that on here, and I’ll also have a page on TaV [LINK] for it – I’ll also be reviewing the films.

On a sewing note, in 2014 I plan to work more on construction of clothing. I’m 100% self taught so I think it’s something great to work toward. The goal is to understand and get good enough at construction to make myself a knee length coat.

With my little reflection on 2013 and looking forward to 2014 over I’ll most onto what I did yesterday and today.

Yesterday I really spent the day laying around and sleeping. I had this great idea to go with Missy to work. She worked from 11pm to 7am. I figured it would be funny with everyone coming from the bars and celebrations. There was one point during the day there was no one there. It was so quiet. But that was after the bar crowd was there. One table was eight people. One of them – adults – thought throwing food was a good idea. The lady should be happy I didn’t get up and punch her when whatever she was throwing hit me!

One of the guys that works at a local bar made it in around 5am or so when there as no one else there. I talked to him about music – he thought I listened to metal due to my look – and a few random things.

Then around 6am a group of 20 people came in! Yes one table with 20 people! So she had to push tables together and everything. Within a few minutes of them sitting down a table of 10 came in. So we didn’t get out of there until after 8am.

It was well worth it though – I love people watching! And I also was able to find and download a free coat pattern! I’m super excited to look at it and see how much fabric I need so I can start keeping an eye out for fabric on sale for it. I finally was able to load all my books on my tablet. 90% of them are cookbooks or even craft books. I just can’t help myself when I find free cookbooks or craft books. Haha!

I did download a couple apps that my niece can play with. One is making a pizza – she made a pizza for my mom this afternoon…it had carrots, candy canes and strawberries on it. I did download another app for preschool kids but it wasn’t worth it so I deleted it. The other app I’m keeping for her is a finger painting app – okay I might use it too. ^_^

I did break down and get the app of the day for today through amazon called Little Things Forever [LINK – this is the google play link]. I haven’t really played it yet, but I looked at the screen shots and it looks like a lot of fun. My mom is addicted to those hidden object games, so I’m sure if I need help finding one of the objects I won’t have my tablet for a while because she’ll keep playing. haha.

Another app I found is one that helps you find cruelty free products. It’s going to come in super handy for sure. Next time I have wifi I’m going to look for an app that help you pick out vegan foods – when you find something new it just gets so tiring having to read everything that’s in it before you know if it’s okay to buy. An app would just make shopping so much quicker.

Last night I did pay a bill off, then I ordered  something fun for Jason. ^_^ It won’t be here until around the 17th and that’s just going to kill me!

While I was doing bills and shopping I did look at my domain that needs renewed on the 16th – I’m a few cents short to pay it with my credits! And I don’t have enough in the bank because the lowest amount you can add to your account is $10. >_< I’m going to contact them and see if there’s a way around it since it is really just a few cents. I had two domains that needed renewed on that day so I renewed the cheaper one first – which is my photoblog [LINK]. Ugh. It’s just so stupid that they can’t take the credit from my account first then that the rest from my bank account.

Yesterday before going with Missy I finally got my package from Lori – okay I say finally because I’m pretty sure it was at the post office on Monday. Now…picture spam of some of the fun things she sent me. ^_^

Hello Kitty Shoes

Hello Kitty Van’s! If you don’t know, Van’s are the only “daily” shoes I wear. My boots and Mary Janes are both different brands but when it comes to shoes I wear for basic day to day needs it’s Van’s. So Van’s teamed up and did a line of Hello Kitty shoes. Around here I couldn’t find them and Lori found them at an outlet store. They are a bit more roomy than my old ones, but the great thing is I can wear socks with these ones now…wearing no socks makes your shoes yucky and smell bad so I won’t have that problem with these.

Love Shirt

I do love this shirt!

Wild & Free

This sweatshirt is all related to White Wives. They have a song ‘Grow So Wild & Free’. I’m so glad Lori found this and picked it up. It’s a small so it’s big on me, but the right kind of big. I washed it and wore it last night and just wore a tank top under it – so comfy! The fabric is so soft too, I’m going to look up the company that made it and order more sweatshirts from them. And it’s the best kind of fabric too because it is thin enough to wear during a cool spring day as well. Last night I wore it with a pair of pink skinny jeans and I can’t wait to pair it with a pair of black leggings.

Hello Kitty

Yes I’m a Hello Kitty fan. And these made me smile. My niece already took the tennis one. I have the pie one on my desk – the pie smells like cherry too! I’m going to put the artist one on my nightstand.

Hello Kitty

Band Aids, stickers and ribbon! I admit, I will be using the band aids for the right reason. And the ribbon I’m going to save because I want to make a Hello Kitty themed Lolita dress.

Hello Kitty

The package on the left was a mega block Hello Kitty. She came with a lollie pop. The middle is a cute Hello Kitty bracelet. And the last little package is “America The Beautiful”. The state I got was Oregon – so she’s dressed up like a beaver! ^_^

Hello Kitty

And lately some stickers and a notebook. Two sets of the stickers are confetti stickers – which I’ve seen before but never Hello Kitty ones. And the notebook will come in handy. I keep changing passwords and such so I can keep track of them in a notebook finally.

Tonight I did finally do something – aside from lay in bed and ready. I finally started cutting the pieces out for my dress.

Swing Dress

This is the dress I’ll be making. The skirt of the dress will be 18 inches of black & white fabric with red cherries on it – 4 inches of the bottom of the skirt will be solid black fabric. The bodice (top) of the dress will be solid red fabric. The straps are going to be black fabric with red cherries on it. And the belt is going to be solid black fabric. ^_^

To my huge surprise it didn’t take that long at all to cut out and honestly I wanted to start sewing it tonight. Construction of dresses has always scared me and I don’t know why. It’s so simple. I’ve only been making clothing for about three years now and I think in those few short years I’ve come very far compared to where I started. Ever since I started sewing I secretly wanted to have a clothing line. Well that’s a huge dream, so I’ll be happy with making a clothing line just for myself. ^_^ A clothing line with a vintage spin and punk at heart.

I’ve promised myself to hold off on buying back seam stockings until it’s spring – which I’m sure I’ll break that rule soon. Haha.

Is there a time period that you LOVE the clothing from?

As you can see in the dress I do adore the 40’s/50’s. I’m not super girlie at all, but the clothing was just great. I’m not a fan of high waist clothing though – I’m short so it’s just not a good look even if it is clothing made for my body. I do dream of having a pair of high waist sailor shorts though. With that said the clothing from the 60’s – especially the hippie clothing, I love that too.  All of the clothing I wear though will always have a punk influence to it. This dress I’m making is full of red and black – but also reflects my love for rockabilly. Cherries are greatly used within the rockabilly community. The first time I wear the dress I will pair it with a pair of fishnet stockings and combat boots.

Fashion shouldn’t be something to be afraid of, even if you don’t know anyone who embraces the kind of fashion you do. Fashion is a way to show the world who you are without having to say a word.

With all of that said, I think it’s time to get in bed. It’s already past 1am.

 

Blog Title: New York New York by Frank Sinatra

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The Ships And Parades Fade Into Dull Greys

Listening To: Fuck The Pain Away by Peaches

Sundowner

Sundowner

Sundowner

Sundowner

Sundowner

Sundowner

Sundowner

On the 26th I went to Cleveland to see Sundowner [LINK] with Jason and a few of his friends. When Jason had first mentioned I did take a listen to a song, what can I say I’m a sucker for acoustic music – as long as it’s good acoustic. And the show was at a venue I had never been to – Now That’s Class [LINK].

I had an awesome time at the song, even though I really only knew one song by heart. As usual I took a load of pictures so I had to share a few. I have the rest uploaded at my photo gallery, which is still under construction.

Yep, photo gallery. It will be so much easier to upload pictures on there and keep them up to date then it is the way I have pictures uploaded on here. My only question is what categories should I have? Right now I only have the Concert section up and done. I was considering making the main categories: Concerts, Nature, City, Countryside, Animals. There will be subcategories within those.

Aside from working quietly on the photo gallery I’ve also been busting my ass on my Halloween costume. Oh yeah! And I can finally share what I’m going to be. I’m going to be a belly dancer! ^_^ The idea sounded fun so I figured why not. I’ve made everything for my costume as well. Right now I’m in the middle of doing all the beading on the top. The colors are two shades of green and then blue. Right now I’m adding the blue beads to the top, then I have some clear ones I’m going to add on…and last of all is finishing/fixing the sequin work on the top. The other headache is the belt. On accident I put the hooks too close tot he edge so it doesn’t fit as it should.

I also have an apron I’ve been working on. The color combo is black, white & hot pink. It’s super cute and I think the person I’m making it for is going to love it. I have leftover fabric from the apron so I’m going to either make something like a tote bag or matching pot holders to go along with it all. I’m just not sure. I do have to re-cut one piece of the apron, but it won’t take that much fabric at all to re-cut what I messed up. I just didn’t measure the length right, but considering where I was cutting the fabric I’m surprised I wasn’t further off then I was.

I still have the goal of at least having an Etsy shop open by the end of the month. I haven’t given up on that yet, it’s just taking me a while to do it because I want to make sure the pictures for it are all great and everything runs smoothly with it. I also want to have a few envelopes on hand before I start selling so I don’t have to run out to stores to try to hunt them down.

This weekend started off with watching Jason and his friends play Magic [LINK]. People think I’m telling a lie when I say I like watching people play (even video games). I’ve always been a people watcher though.

After the gathering was over we cuddled and he had me watch the first episode of Continuum [LINK]. Yeah, it was new to me since I don’t really watch any channel side from Food Network [LINK] anymore. But it was a good show, I’m just not really into shows with that kind of storyline I guess.

Sunday afternoon we watched ABC’s Of Death [LINK]. Loved it! It was the first time we both had seen it. I really can’t wait for 2 to come out…but that’s not until next year! =_=

We went out for a late lunch after, then he brought me home. I’m always bummed when I know it’s time for me to come home, but it just makes me excited to see him when I see him the next time. I do think it’s good that we don’t see each other every day. It makes the time we’re together even more special.

Listening To: The Preacher And The Slave by Mischief Brew

Blog title: Them Angels Been Talkin’ by The Lawrence Arms

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