Drawing Me In With Those Big Brown Lion Eyes

I had no reason to be nervous or scared about last night.

In the end I had a fun time and I hope he did too. It was great to see his face in front of me and just randomly talk. ^_^

Oreos

He did bring me a little gift that made me laugh. I usually don’t like Oreos at all but all last week all I wanted was an Oreo. Every time I was at the store I just forgot about picking some up. So he brought me a whole package of Oreos. It was really sweet.

Stack The States

This was the free app of the day on Tuesday, so I figured I’d give it a try. Half of the time with games I don’t even play a whole game before I realize I don’t like it. Stack The States is fun though – yes even though I know all the states and everything. You answer questions to get a state and on the screen here’s a checkered line. You have to stack enough states to reach that line. And there was other small games you can unlock.

Free Flow

This is another free game that I love. It’s called Free Flow. It’s super simple and a great time killer. You pick a time limit and just connect the colored dots. But you have to use the whole board!

I still only have a handful of games on my tablet. Most of the room on my tablet is filled by books – mostly cookbooks.

I did find a book on gardening in a small space. Every year I try to grow a garden my older brother’s dog makes it a point to come and dig everything up. So I’m thinking about moving it closer to the house this year and seeing how well that works. I’m glad it’s still cold though because I have no idea what I want to grow.

I am thinking about growing carrots because my niece loves them and I think she’ll like picking them out of the ground.

As always we’ll have raspberries. haha.

Oh and I have kind of cool news! On the 22nd I’ll be at a con! It’s a one day con but I’ll be there all weekend with a couple friends. So these next two weeks are going to be me working on costumes.

I’m going to try to fix the ruffle for the little bo peep costume. It shouldn’t take that long, it would only take long if I have to take it completely apart – which right now I don’t think I have to.

I’m also working on that new costume I’ve been talking about. I started sewing it last night, but I was only sewing the top ruffle for the skirt. It’s going to be white and a light green. The bottom ruffle is going to be solid white. I don’t even have the bottom ruffle cut out yet – mainly because I know this top ruffle is going to take so much more time.

By the time I go to bed tonight I’m hoping to have the top ruffle finished and the bottom ruffle cut out and hemmed.

My thought is to get the skirt together first since it won’t take as much time as the top will. I don’t even have the ruffle for the collar thought about yet. haha.

I’m doubting if I’ll be able to get this costume finished in time.

I know it’s only a one day con but I want to take two Lolita costumes because I don’t know what I’ll feel like on that way.

I am super excited to wear my new wig though. And both of my Lolita costumes are skirts but I wear tights under both of them so I’ll be warm no matter what! haha.

This new costume I’m going to have a basket – I’ll make a basket liner – and I’m going to have a basket of green & white mints. ^_^ So This new costume has gone from Alice In Wonderland to Mint Queen. haha.

 

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Your Hair Is Dyed Or Spiked With Glue

New Wig

I finally got my new wig! ^_^

I admit, when I ordered it and read that is had a curl I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it. Thankfully the curl is really just a wave – to me anyways.

The downside is, I don’t have my new outfit finished. It was my goal to have it finished by the time I got the wig…opps! Haha.

The good thing is, I am getting near the end of it all. I just took too much on at one time. =_=

When it comes to the blouse, I will finish it tomorrow. I was going to finish it tonight but I just don’t feel like messing with my sewing machine. This last piece I’m adding to the blouse needs to be gathered, which is one thing I hate to do in general. Haha. It shouldn’t take long at all to do it.

The dress in another story…

The basic construction is finished – except for adding the straps. I still have a bit of hand work to do on the straps – which is just adding a couple pieces of lace.

I still have a lot of sewing to do to the bottom of the dress and the top. This means a lot of lace to be added.

The last major thing is making the belt. I don’t even have the fabric ironed for that because I was thinking all along I’d leave that for the last thing. I’m making the belt so it will snap in back and have a place to snap a bow on. I’m not going to just make a big long strip and tie it because…well when I tie something my bows never look nice.

Aside from the dress, I’m also making a new petticoat for this dress since it’s a different length.

And I’m looking for a new pair of Mary Jane shoes since they don’t make classic Lolita shoes in my size. >_< I guess the good thing is a lot of shoe stores sell Mary Jane shoes for Easter. It just sucks that I have to look in the girls section. Ugh.

I know it’s only Monday, but I hope the week started off in a good way for everyone.

 

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Let’s Get On Down To The Boutique

Tonight to take a break from all the work I’ve been doing on that new Lolita outfit I spent most of the night in the kitchen.

First I made myself dinner, which wasn’t nothing great. It was just a mixture of potato and carrots in a soy spice sauce.

When I was finished I made cupcakes…

Peach Cupcakes

I made peach cupcakes!

The idea came to me when I was just doing a random look around in the kitchen – kind of like one of those times you’re looking for something but don’t know what. Well I found a cake mix in behind a bunch of stuff where I put anything baking related. General cake mix is just gross, I always make my batters from scratch. So I grabbed two cans of peaches to make it fun.

In the batter I used 1/4 cup of the peach juice in place of 1/4 cup of the water, applesauce and cinnamon. Once I had it all mixed up I took the can of peaches I took the juice from and cut them up in chunky – I did big chunks – and folded that into the batter. Mixing it would have just broken the pieces down, I wanted to know there was a chance of biting into a piece of peach!

The “frosting” is your basic frosting but with 1/2 cup of peach puree.

And that second can of peaches I used around half for the peach puree and the other half I cut into chunks to put on top of the cupcakes.

It is super easy to make.

This afternoon I had to walk over to my aunts to get two buttons to fix the button down shirt I’m making to wear under this JSK (jumper skirt).

Well she did have the two basic buttons I needed, but she gave me these buttons too…

Buttons

They really do match the fabric I’m using for the dress! I just don’t know what I’m going to do with them. I was thinking about making fabric (or lace) flowers and using them as the middle of the flower. But I don’t know…flowers and bows on one dress…hm.

Bows

These are the bows I have made for the dress. One of the big ones will go on the back of the dress at the waist, as soon as I figure out what I’m doing to the waist. I thought about making a fake belt out of pink fabric.

Strap

Both of the straps are just solid white, so the tie in the pink around the bottom of the skirt I’m going to sew a strip of pink to the straps.

Skirt Bottom

This is the bottom of the skirt. The first layer is the same pink fabric that’s going to be on the straps. The next layer is a sheer white fabric. And the last layer is a piece of lace.

Bodice

And this is the bodice (top). I added a piece of the same lace that’s around the bottom of the skirt. I know the bodice needs more done to it, but I’m just having a block as to what I should do to it.

The “theme” for this dress is “nap time”. When I first seen the fabric that’s what it reminded me of was a child’s pajama’s.

I have zero ideas when it comes to the headpiece. But I know someone who has made beautiful headpieces for himself, so I think I’m going to either ask for ideas or ask him to make me one.

Considering this is only my second Lolita outfit, I think I’m making good progress on it. It did take me three months to finish my first one, but I think it would take anyone that long to finish it due to all the work the skirt was.

Either today my wig wasn’t in the mail or no one went to get the mail. I have my fingers crossed for tomorrow. I’m just so excited to get my wig…kind of sad, huh?

Before I try to sleep these past few days I have been able to read for about an hour. I’m just not making it through this book that quickly because it’s just to heartbreaking, it’s a book you need to buy tissues to read. I did think about changing to read a different book, but I’m not going to do that. I’m going to finish this book.

 

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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.

 

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Buy The Next Round

This week is just going to overly suck, I don’t have that person I always talk to. It has really bummed me out but I am trying to make the best of the week. I just never realized how much I talk to him until today, I miss him a lot. It’s just the small goofy texts that make my day.

Anyways…

I’ve been trying to keep my mind off missing him by keeping busy.

I admit, yesterday (Monday) I didn’t keep myself busy. I just laid around and watcher Supernatural. With that said, I was able to submit two job applications. Crappy internet kind of doesn’t help when you’re trying to apply for anything. =_=

Today I kept busy by doing a few things.

First thing I did was sew on a couple things. I was able to get one apron sewn together and the second one…I ran out of thread! I haven’t finished the second apron because we don’t have any thread that matches what I was using and it was just too cold today to walk over to my aunts to see if she has any that matches.

When I was finished with that I went to my room. I admit, I don’t keep my bedroom spotless and ever since I’ve been working on running the online shop and going to events I’ve really let it go. So I’ve started spring cleaning!

I know it’s not even close to spring, but like I said I’m trying to keep myself busy.

The first thing was my closet. First off it’s not really a closet. My bedroom doesn’t have a closet, so I have a nice sized bookcase that I use for a closet. And I have three baskets on the shelves for socks and such. I still don’t have a curtain made from the front of it though, which needs done.

Two of the shelves had t-shirts and I also had a stack of shirts that wouldn’t fit any where. I was able to get rid of at least four grocery bags of shirts! It felt so good to just let them go! And I know the shirts are going to a good place – we donate clothing to local churches and such. The biggest part of my shirts are band shirts and well I’m sorry I will never let them go.

Last week I let around 10 pairs of jeans go.

Today I also got rid of maybe three pairs of pajama pants. ^_^

Now all my shirts fit on both shelves!

When it came to the basket my underwear is kept in…it was a mess. The basket is a nice sized basket, so in the back of the basket I had a could dresses and well everything was just thrown in there. Folding underwear isn’t fun but I got it done. I even threw out older pairs – the kind that you buy and after like two washed the images that used to be on them vanish. So now everything is nice and neat in the basket – and the back part is filled with folded dresses and skirts. When I buy some new underwear though I will be throwing some more out.

After that fun I went through my bra basket. In the back of this basket I keep tank tops. I didn’t have to get rid of any bras because I just did that maybe two months ago. I had a bad habit of taking my bra off and laying it somewhere and not being able to find it – now I can them all of them. Ha ha! I have maybe six bras but I only have two that I really wear, they’re just comfortable and well if I’m just going to the store for a few I don’t want to be uncomfortable…heck half the time when I’m just running out for something I don’t even wear a bra.

My sock basket was the biggest…headache. >_< I didn’t really get rid of any socks but I was able to match a few of them up to their mates. When I was finished I realized I had over 20 socks with no mates! What the hell?! Not only that but my favorite pair of socks is now just one sock. >_< I’m hoping it’s under my bed or some stupid place. I did notice I need a new pair of fishnets, mine are just so old and you can tell.

I even cleaned at bit at the foot of my bed. There’s not really a lot I can do to the foot of my bed because all of my books are on the floor there, not only that but my basket of costumes are there too. I’m really scared to pull all of that out to start cleaning.

I have a nightstand there that has my stereo on it…that thing scares me. I know there’s a load of things in the nightstand. I guess the one good thing is once I get inside the nightstand cleaned I’ll be able to fit a few of my books in there.

Nail Polish

Tonight I did go through my nail polish. I got rid of at least 20 bottles of nail polish. I also go rid of expired bath stuff. I can’t believe what used to take up half a shelf in the bathroom now takes up like 1/4!

I did take a break from cleaning tonight to watch the new episode of Supernatural. That also means I made myself junk food.

Fries

Okay, I know fries are not really junk food. I have never made fries before, this was my first try at it and they turned out awesome. I made seasoned fries – which are fries with a mixture of flour and spices on them. The mixture isn’t as thick as when you bread other things, you take the mixture and water it down so it’s thin. It was so worth all the work. ^_^

Earlier this week I also started a little photo series Punk Is Pretty. It’s really just a way for me to work on lighting effects and such. I thought I’d share the first two pictures in the series. Don’t worry the first one isn’t nude, even though it looks like it. Click the images to see a larger size. ^_^

Punk Is Pretty I Punk Is Pretty II

Everyone seems to love the first image – which was natural light and zero touch ups (and zero make up). I haven’t posted the second one to my facebook yet, but I did post it on twitter.

Today I didn’t do another image for the series because I just didn’t feel like it. I’m hoping tomorrow I’ll be able to and I’ll feel like it.

I did do another image today…(click for larger size)

Lolita

This image came out of just being bored. I threw on my sweet lolita cosplay – okay really it takes me a while to put just the clothing on, not counting the wig.

Valentine’s Day is coming up. Which is kind of hard to believe.

Anyways I’m not 100% set on a gift for J yet.

I had the idea to do a little photo book for him, but I want to make the book myself. That means I’d have to print the images…I have no printer. A friend suggested going to a store to print the pictures, but um I wanted to include a personal one – if you get what I mean. So basically I’m down to trying to find a friend who would be okay with me printing the pictures on their printer or a friend I completely trust to print them. I haven’t found anyone willing to print the pictures.

So this leaves me kind of…not having an idea of a gift or anything. I don’t really want to do anything huge, just something small. Ugh. I’m bad at the whole gift thing.

 

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I’m Like A Soda That’s Been Shaken Up

Sweet Lolita
My large project is finally finished! I started my sweet lolita cos in July and I finished it this week. Yes it really did take that long and most of that work was just on the skirt. The skirt is three layers. The petticoat is six layers, making the skirt have that classic cupcake shape that most of the lolita cos is all about. ^_^ I made a “bib” for the front of the top since it was cut too low. I’m not sure what my favorite piece of the cos is. I am looking for the perfect place to get some better pictures taken of the full cos.

Pouches
I did make a few new items for my shop [LINK]. The first item are these. I made a leopard print tampon pouch [LINK], a cherry print tampon pouch [LINK], and a cherry print sanitary pad pouch [LINK]. I made myself a leopard print sanitary pad pouch. The idea of these pouches came to life because I always end up having to search through my messy bag when I need a sanitary pad…and well I don’t want to sit in a public restroom searching through my bag for one. I am pretty stoked about how they turned out. I’m going to do a few that are just solid colored too.

onigiri
This is the major add to my shop today. My first plushie in my shop! I figured I’d make a kawaii onigiri plushie [LINK] for my first plushie for sale. I think he turned out so cute and well I kind of wanted to keep him when he was finished. I’m not going to keep him though because I’m sure there’s a home out there some where that would give him loads of love. ^_^

After I finished the plushie I started thinking about making kawaii onigiri earrings! I’ve made keychains before, but never earrings. So I figure tomorrow afternoon or so I’m going to start playing around with trying to make the keychain idea into earrings. If it works out, they’re going to be the cutest earrings ever.

Hello Kitty Bow Earrings
Today I went out and I found Hello Kitty ribbon. I couldn’t leave the shop without buying some. The roll I bought was turned into these cute Hello Kitty bow earrings [LINK]. I only have one pair of earrings finished right now and I hope to finish another set tomorrow. I’m also going to make at least two bow keychains. I just wish I would have bought two rolls of ribbon.

Socks
As I said before I went out today. I did buy something I shouldn’t have bought – these socks. I have a pair like them that are red and black. I guess the good thing is they were only $2.09 – so I didn’t pay full price. I do love them but the only skirt I have to wear them with is my black pleated skirt. I kind of want to make a tutu to match the socks. ^_^

I also bought some felt I needed to start on some new things for the shop. But the one color of felt I really needed I completely forgot! Ugh! Next time I’m really making a list on paper instead of just in my head.

Earlier this week I did go out with my mom and I finally found the right color of red nail polish that I’ve been looking for! I usually paint my nails red or black, but the red shades I’ve been seeing have all just been super dark. I was so glad to find the bright red shade I love – and it was only $1! Double win!

This week though I’ve been sewing a lot compared to the past few weeks. I’ve really been working on two rag dolls. The one rag doll I’m making for my niece for Christmas. I have her stuffed but I haven’t added the hair yet. The other one I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it – it does have a red mohawk though. ^_^ And I do have fabric picked out to make a skirt and top for my niece’s doll, as well as fabric for a nightgown and a dress. I’m considering making her doll either a pillow and blanket or a sleeping bag with a pillow attached – I’m just not sure which one I want to make. Either one is going to be a lot of work.

I have started working on getting some business cards made. I’m going to print them myself to save money – I’m sure down the line I’ll send them to a printer place to get them done. I’m just going to make them super simple and have my etsy shop url, facebook page url, and an email. But when it comes to the email should I make an email just for business related requests? I just know I’m horrible at keeping up with more then one email address – but I’m sure if I put my personal email on the business cards I’ll be asked to explain it. Haha.

I just haven’t really been stoked about this business adventure until this past week, and I’m not really sure why. And I know I’ve been talking about the shop a lot. Trust me on facebook I’m really annoying about it – but I really only post about it when I add something new to the shop – and I don’t post every single new thing I’ve added.

Next week I’m going to go through all my fabric and pick out some fabrics to make some new scarves. A friend wants to order some scarves from me for Christmas, so I’m going to make some more up so he has a few to pick from instead of just three.

As far as this weekend, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I know what I want to do though. ^_^

 

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I’m Laughing At Clouds

This weekend turned out to be a lot better then I thought it was doing to be. What can I say, seeing Jason just made the weekend a lot better. All we did was cuddle and watch movies – which I’ve missed greatly since I didn’t have the chance to see him for a few weeks. I really did miss him a lot.

When I was home this weekend though I was able to get some new things listed in my shop [LINK]. I listed a set (2) of coasters and a load of keychains and necklaces that are OSU related.

Today I picked out fabric to make a little pouch to put pads (or tampons) in. The first one I’m making is going to be able to fit at least two pads in. I know whenever I have them in my bag and I need one I always have to search for them, so when they’re in a pouch it will be so much easier. I’m going to sell them for around $3 (or at the highest $5). They’re going to have a metal snap on them instead of just a button.

I also made the pattern for my first rag doll! I have two rag dolls cut out right now too, I was going to sew them together at least tonight but I wanted to look up how to do the eyes and smile on the dolls. I was going to make both of the rag dolls for my niece for Christmas, but depending on how the one turns out I may put it up in my shop. It just depends. I think the hardest thing is going to be doing the hair for the dolls. I’ve never made yarn hair before. I figure by tomorrow night I’ll have one at least close to being ready for hair…or I hope.

Tonight I finished the last piece for my sweet lolita cosplay. I’m going to try the whole outfit on tonight to see how it looks. I’m still trying to find a stuffed lamb to make into a purse, I just haven’t been any where that sells cheap stuffed animals.

I’ve been spending a lot of time just thinking of things I can add to my shop, it’s just really hard to know what people are looking for. I do plan on doing at least a couple Christmas related things, I just haven’t really figured out what I want to do.

I did get the news today that I’ll be getting a laptop for Christmas. I took some time to look online at one place and I found an Acer [LINK] that I like. I’m looking for under $500 – under $400 would be better. And I don’t want one of those netbooks, and I want a nice sized screen so I can watch movies and edit pictures. I also looked at some Samsung laptops, but I don’t think I’d want a Samsung laptop. I guess there’s a chance we’ll be having internet changed over to wifi too, so that’s another reason to get a laptop so I don’t have to mess with adapters.

Short blog for me but I need to find something to eat.

 

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How’d I Ever Know That It’d Sleep Until I Wake It Up

Now Watching: Master Chef Junior

This week has been filled with a lot of sleep, well when I’ve been able to sleep. I’m back to that bad habit of not being able to sleep during the night. Which leads me to sleeping most of the afternoon away. This sucks.

This morning I was awake at around 4:30am. I tried falling back asleep but it didn’t work. So I ended up turning the TV on in hopes there was something random on that would put me back to sleep. Well at that time in the morning there’s nothing on. I was lucky enough to see this weird bag thingie you put int he microwave. It’s like a pouch you put potatoes in – suppose to keep them from drying out. My thought was how great it was…until they said it was $10. No thank you. I’d rather cook a baked potato the old fashioned way.

I haven’t really worked that much on my Sweet Lolita cosplay. For the main reason that once I’m finished with it I won’t have anything else to work on for myself. I just don’t have any other cosplays in mind at this point in time. Which bums me out but makes me happy because my mind can rest for a while.

Yesterday I did start working on some coasters. The first two I kind of screwed up but I was making them to see how well they would turn out. I’m hoping to at least have one set (2) of coasters in my shop [LINK] sometime next week. They do take a bit to make, just for the pure fact you have to line everything up so it doesn’t look totally weird.

I am going to add a list of items I can make on my main shop page. I’m just going to try to list as much as possible in hopes of getting some requests for custom items. Don’t get me wrong I like making totally random things, but I enjoy it more when it’s a custom item. Because I know someone is going to love it because they want it.

Yesterday the big surprise was walking into the kitchen to see four boxes of chewing gum. Boxes as in the box you see at a store near the checkout. Missy’s mom got them some where and sent them here – which makes me happy! I don’t have to buy gum for a while. Three of them were mint flavors and one was berry.

Today I’ve spent the day at home…well that’s been pretty much the last two weeks. I had thought about going to the coffee shop today, but I just honestly didn’t feel like getting dressed. Yes, I’ve been in my PJs all day and I don’t care what people think.

Since I’ve been in the house pretty much non-stop over two weeks I can feel that depression creeping up. It’s far from the best feeling in the world and I’m trying to make sure it doesn’t happen…considering how I’ve been sleeping though that’s a huge sign that it’s already starting to set in. Sleeping the day away isn’t a normal thing…it’s kind of a way to just get through the day. I’ve just felt so alone lately. Those who I’ve considered friends I haven’t heard from in a month, I try to reach out but it ends there. I don’t know what to do. I know the usual thing would be “Go out and make new friends”…it’s not that simple for me, it’s not that simple for people with anxiety issues.

I guess there is a good side to all of this, the fact that I’ve been able to get closer to having all the pages formatted on TaV [LINK]. Once that is finished I’m going to go back and fix small issues on the pages – okay they’re major issues to me but they’re not as important as having all the pages look the same.

Vegan BLT

Last week I went and did some shopping. I came across vegan bacon, so I picked it up. I was only used to one brand of vegan bacon so since this was a different brand I was kind of excited to try it. One of the things I’ve missed the most since cutting meat out of my diet is a good BLT, this bacon worked so well for that! I did make a pig of myself and had one BLT one night and had another the next night.

I’ve been craving a good pot pie for some reason, maybe it’s just the change in the weather that finally says “It’s fall!”. Growing up we always had those pot pies you just throw in the oven, I really don’t remember anyone ever making a pot pie from scratch. I did last year.

I was going to make one tonight…well wait…

I was going to make one earlier in the week. I just got as far as writing the recipe down. Tonight I got a step closer! I cut up the potato and carrot. They’re in the refrigerator. Really I’m just down to the part of putting it all together. Considering I’m hungry right now I have thought about throwing it together and putting it in the oven. I just really don’t want to mess with it. I know I have a few quick fix things I could eat.

Headshot

One last thing I have to share. I’ve been trying to get more used to being in front of the camera instead of behind it. I admit, I still enjoy being behind the camera. So while I was going through shots from a recent photo session I found this one and I just had to share – I love how it turned out. No worries, all body parts are covered.

Well I think I’m going to grab something quick to eat then finish watching The Raven.

 

Blog Title: You Can’t Fix Me by Balance And Composure

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If Only I Was A Star Sewn Into The Sky

Tirck Or Treating

Happy Halloween!!

Okay I know I’m a little late, but it’s never too late (or early) to celebrate Halloween. ^_^ The picture is of my niece and I before we went trick or treating. They held trick or treating in my town on the 30th – which was good because it was raining and windy on Halloween.

I was a bear, she was a cow. I’m guessing she’s never been around anyone wearing tights before because she kept rubbing them – they were warm tights so they did feel different then regular tights.

Candy Haul

This is my candy haul! Yes, MY. I originally was just going up to the houses with my niece, helping her up steps and such. In the end people was putting candy into the bag I was holding. The bag I was holding was just to dump her bucket into once it got to heavy for her to carry. I guess my height comes in handy! ^_^

Batman

On Halloween I was out with my younger brother’s girlfriend and my niece. We took her to the mall to buy my younger brother something for his birthday – she’s only two so it’s more like us picking something. Anyways we picked a pizza up to bring home and as we passed the square in town there was a guy dressed like Batman waving at cars! We went around the block so I could get my camera out and take pictures. I really wanted to get out and have a picture taken with him, but it started raining.

Does anyone have a great recipe that calls for sausage? No I haven’t gone back to eating meat. I have half a tube of vegan sausage that I need to use within the next few days. I know there’s a casserole my mom used to make when we were younger that calls for sausage and I loved it – I’m just looking for some different ideas. ^_^

The reason I have half a tube of sausage is due to the fact that today is my younger brother’s birthday. So for his birthday dinner he wanted lasagna – so I picked up vegan sausage to put in mine.  I also picked up some vegan bacon, it’s a brand I’ve never had so I’m kind of excited to try it out. Best part of all is I got a few packets of noodles I can eat – just something quick when I don’t feel like cooking.

Over the past week I’ve been working non-stop on my Sweet Lolita cosplay. I made a bonnet within a day. I’m glad to say I’m so close to being finished with the skirt, finally! The skirt has been a work in progress for months. Earlier today I finished up sewing all the lace on the skirt. The only thing that’s left is sewing on ribbon. I’m not adding a lot of ribbon so it won’t take that long. Then next week I’m hoping to get close to finishing up the top. I used a vest as a pattern, it’s all sewn together and the sleeves are on – I just have to add buttons to the front then figure out how to fix it since it’s so low cut. I’m thinking of getting a white t-shirt to wear under it and adding big ruffles to the front.

This week I’ll be adding a few things my mom has made to my Etsy Shop [LINK]. I don’t know what all she’s making or the price of the items yet. I haven’t added any new items to the shop lately because I want to kind of sell at least two things that are in the shop now.

Well I’m going to grab something to eat and get back to sewing.

Blog Title: Don’t Say No by Jamestown Story

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Got Me Twisted All Out Inside

New Hair Color

First: New hair color! ^_^ Okay so it’s not a new hair color for me to use, but it’s new considering how long it’s been since I’ve had it this color. I have to say it feels amazing to have this color back. ^_^ Tomorrow I’m going to have the sides shaved and maybe a little length taken off.

Oh and I have to buy a new nose ring. I have a nose ring in but it’s an old one. See I guess it got stuck on my shirt when I took it off…no idea where it went to.

Since the weekend I’ve been sick with a dang cold. It was like just within minutes I was sick. I am feeling better then I had been though. My nose and throat are the two main issues. My nose is just stuffy, my throat hurts.

Yesterday when I went out to get the hair dye and something else I did pick up some lemon green tea bags. So I’ve been having hot tea every day.

Apple Pie Cookies

Saturday I made apple pie cookies. The picture above is an example of what the ones I made look like. The following picture is the two my niece made.

Apple Pie Cookies

Even though I’ve been sick this week I’ve still been hard at work on a few things.

I did finally get something like a closet! Okay so really it’s a bookcase, but at least I have a place to put my clothes. So I started working on that over the weekend. I pretty much have all my clothing in the bookcase, now I just have to finish cleaning where my clothing was. I was also forced to get rid of a lot of clothing because of lack of space – but it was a good thing.

I’ve also been sewing on my Halloween costume. Today I finished the skirt and belt. Tomorrow I’m going to finish my top – which is just adding an additional strap to it. ^_^

And the major thing I’ve been looking forward to for months…MY ETSY SHOP! Right now I don’t really have a lot on there. A few tote bags, earrings, nothing major. I’ve just waiting to get some business going before I fill the shop with more items. If there’s anything you’d like to see in my shop, let me know! ^_^

I do have a side order of a set of navy earrings, patriotic scarf and patriotic tote bag to finish getting together. The Scarf is finished, but the earrings I messed up. I kind of forgot they were in the oven and well…they look dead. Haha. I’m going to do them tomorrow while I’m cutting out the pieces to the tote bag.

And if you want a custom tote bag, it does cost more then the ones I already have finished – because I have to buy the fabric and some cotton is $10/yard. For a custom tote bag I’ll have to charge $25 to $35 (shipping included).

Since I have my bank account all worked out this means I have a paypal – so I’m totally willing to do orders beyond the etsy shop. ^_^ Shipping is just going to cost a lot if you’re outside the US.

Also I should have my photo gallery finished up by the end of the week, so I’ll be posting that link. It’s just a photo gallery of all my concert pictures and so far all the pictures I’ve taken this year.

 

Blog Title: Shout by TLC

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