You May Say I’m A Dreamer

I’ve finally got the chance to sit down and write something. Okay so in truth I was going to write the other day but for some reason my internet and wordpress were just not liking each other so I gave up and went to bed kind of early – early for me anyways.

First I’ll get shop [LINK] related things out of the way. I know it seems that’s all I talk about any more, but I swear it’s not.

Earrings

I made a pair of Hello Kitty ribbon earrings a while ago, well I sold them so I used the new ribbon I got not that long ago to make another pair. Plus I’ve just added a bunch of earrings to the earring section of the shop [LINK].

Okay, 14 pairs of earrings may not seem like a lot but I used to only have around 4 pairs in the section.

I’m also working on a few little pencil pouches. The first one I made turned out fine, but I don’t like it well enough to put it in the shop. So I have two more cut out. I just have to sew them together and put them up in the shop.

I’m also going to do a few cat toys – cat nip free – to put in the shop. They’ll only be around $1.50 per toy.

I did finally finish sewing up Christmas gifts too!

Dino Pillow

My mom found the front of the pillow in fabric someone gave her. So we held onto it until Christmas time. She also had the back fabric. A little boy we know is in love with dinosaurs, so I made the pillow for him. I was going to make a dinosaur plushie to go along with it but I honestly don’t know if I’ll get it finished or not.

When I make plushies I like to do all the sewing by hand…I know that’s kind of weird. I do have a dinosaur pattern printed out. I haven’t cut it out or even looked for fabric yet. I guess the good thing is his birthday was last weekend and they’re waiting until after the holidays to have his birthday party – plus his mom had his little brother two days before Thanksgiving. So I could start it and just see where I’m at by Christmas.

Birdie

I did make this birdie plushie for his little brother since he’ll only be a month old on Christmas.

As for my niece, I’ve been working on her gifts for weeks and I’m finally finished with what I set out to make.

Baby doll Quilt

The first thing I made was a baby doll quilt. I know she’s at least getting one baby doll for Christmas so she’ll need a blanket to wrap it up in. I had all the squares cut out once but I couldn’t find them. After I started cutting a fresh batch of squares out I found the others – the kittens had been playing with them. At that point I was honestly ready to give up on it.

Sewing it together went by so fast. Super simple to get it together. And the reason I used the farm fabric on the back of the quilt is because my niece has a love for pigs – for some reason. My mom even found her a pig purse for Christmas.

Baby Doll Diaper Bag

And since she has a baby doll she’ll need something to put everything her baby doll needs in so I made a baby doll diaper bag. It turns out so much better then I thought it was going to. As usual I was just making it harder then it really was. I’m going to take the pattern and double the size to make myself an overnight bag. I know the fabric doesn’t really day “little girl” or “baby”…but I wanted to use a heavy fabric. And well as long as all her baby doll needs fit in it I don’t think the kind of fabric is going to matter to her.

I did find a baby doll carrier pattern last night – one of those you strap onto your front. I honestly thought about whipping one out, but I haven’t looked at the pattern to see how much fabric I’d need. If nothing else her birthday is in May so I could slowly buy up whatever I’d need.

If I make her anything else for Christmas it’s just going to be hot pads to go with her kitchen – and I found out she’s getting an easy bake oven from my mom. And making hot pads for her would be a great test run because hot pads are something I want to add to my shop. ^_^

I’ll warn you all now, there’s going to be a bunch of food related pictures…

couscous

Since Jamie [LINK] asked me about couscous I was kind of weird and took pictures of it while I was making it. The picture on the left is the couscous before it’s cooked and the picture on the right is the couscous after it’s cooked and fluffed. It’s super simple to make – all you do is boil water, pour the water into a bowl, add couscous and cover. You treat it like rice – well as far as using it for a base and having vegetables (or meat) over it. Couscous is made from durum (wheat).

Spiced Chicken

On the 13th I found this great vegan chicken. So I used a piece to make spice crusted chicken with couscous.

Cream Puffs

On the 14th I made cream puffs, which there were only a few left by that night.

Warm Salsa Chicken

On the 15th I made a simple piece of vegan chicken with rice and warm roasted pepper salsa.

Veggie Dumplings

On the 16th I made veggie dumplings – my version of chicken and dumplings. I always make my dumplings HUGE and add spices to the four.

Amritsari cholle

For lunch yesterday I made Amritsari cholle with couscous. It’s an Indian dish of chick peas in a spicy sauce. It was the first time I tried it and it was so good!

Chicken and Potatoes

For dinner yesterday I made a piece of lightly breaded vegan chicken – I spiced the flour with onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, salt and cayenne pepper – and garlic mashed potatoes.

That’s all the food porn I have for now. Haha. Sorry to everyone for sharing all those food pictures.

Tomorrow (or Friday) I’m going to be making gingerbread! I’ve never made it before so it should be an experience. haha. Oh and my niece will be here to “help”. The first thing I’m making is gingerbread whoopie pies – mini ones! Then I’m going to make like a half a batch of regular gingerbread – but I don’t have anything to decorate the gingerbread cookies with…well as far as I know. My mom got chocolate chips to make fudge with and I’m not sure if there’s any other chocolate chips in the kitchen. Guess I’ll be looking through everything tonight to see.

I had to buy a good sized bottle of molasses and since I’ll never use it again I want to try to use as much of the bottle as possible so I’m not wasting it. So any recipes that use molasses, please share! ^_^

This afternoon my mom and I went out – which was a horrible mistake. First she had to go to Staples, which I didn’t mind because I was still looking for a stylus for my tablet and she was looking for an external dvd burner for my older brother. They have a whole section of Hello Kitty products for tablets. ^_^ So I ended up getting a Hello Kitty stylus for my tablet and I’m going to go back after the holidays to get the Hello Kitty case – a black one because I know the white one would be so dirty in just a short amount of time. And she didn’t end up buying my brother the dvd burner because they only had one and it was just so much.

We went to a local drug store too – oh my gosh, it was packed! We had to drive around the parking lot twice just to find a place to park. Then school had just let out so there was a group of three boys following me into the store…okay not following me in but walking on me! I finally told my mom “You have to walk faster, I’m getting run over by a bunch of brats.” – they heard me too and well honestly that’s what they were acting like. They had no respect for others. I did see something in the store I never noticed before – a toy sweeper! My niece has one but it’s pretty banged up and this one is only $10. So if I come up with $10 before Christmas I’m sending someone out to pick it up.

I’m really not going to any stores until after the holidays – unless I really have to.

 

Blog Title: Imagine by John Lennon

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I Won’t Toss Salt, Kiss It Up, Or Pray

I was going to blog the other day, but I was having some problems so I wasn’t able to. So I’m finally able to blog and I’m going to do it.

First thing, when it comes to website updates I’ve added some “new” pages:
Photographs: With Musicians
Photographs: Cosplay
Photographs: Outfits
Photographs: Me
Artwork

When you look at it, it’s really not a lot of pages, but it was a lot of work. Thanks to Jamie [LINK] all the images on those pages you can click the thumbnails to view the image in a larger size! ^_^ I was having problems with everything not working like it should and she was nice enough to give me a hand and figure it out.

I’ve been sick all this week with a stupid cold. A cold that I got from my niece. Ugh. It’s really just a runny nose and sore throat right now – but it has messed with my ears a little bit. I’m ready for it to be over with already.

Playhouse

Playhouse

Last week my older brother and I decorated the playhouse my niece has here. We even put a small Christmas tree up in the playhouse. Considering we decorated it in the dark I think it looks pretty good.

Stockings

We finally put the stockings up in the house too. Yes the Superman stocking is mine. I noticed when I was putting some stuff in my stocking that it’s starting to come apart, so after the holidays this year I’ll be looking for a new stocking.

This week since I’ve been sick I haven’t been working on things like I should. I do have a package for a friend ready to be dropping in the mail tomorrow – it’s full of her Christmas gifts. I was trying to hold off until I got a few more things finished, but I figured I can always mail them later.

The other day I did sew a little bit. I was able to get the basic part of these new items done, I still need to press them and do the top stitching.

Right now I’m in the middle of cutting out a gift for my niece. Since she’s getting baby dolls, baby doll clothes and my mom is making her baby doll diapers – I’m making her a baby doll diaper bag. Depending on how long it takes me to put it together and how well it turns out, I may make at least one to put in my shop. I mean, every kid who has baby dolls needs something to carry what their baby doll needs!

I’m using a heavy fabric I was holding onto to make myself a new messenger bag, I faced the fact that I’ll never get that messenger bag finished so I’m just going to use the fabric for this. It does have birds and flowers on it at least.

I have like 1/4 of the squares I need for the baby doll quilt. Ugh. I sat and measured it out and due to the size of the squares, I’m going to need 100 squares – 50 solid colored and 50 patterned. >_< At least I have the fabric for the little pillow and the fabric for the backside of the quilt picked out! Haha! I found a star & moon fabric I’m using for the backside of the quilt, it’s super cute fabric too. I wish I had more.

I also have to make a pillow for a family friend’s son. The front of the pillow has dinosaurs on it – he’ll be three Saturday and loves dinosaurs.

His mom just had another baby two days before Thanksgiving. So I’m lost when it comes to making something for the baby. I was thinking about making a tag blanket, but he’s really not even that old for one. I may end up having to buy him something.

Another thing I’m going to be working on as soon as I get Christmas gifts finished, I’m going to be making microwave heat bags. I know I’ve talked about them before, but I finally bought the rice I needed – Sorry, I wasn’t going to use the rice I had in the house because well I could eat rice for every meal. ^_^ I bought over a pound of rice for around $1.50. Oddly enough I bought couscous, and two pre-packaged Indian dinners at the same store.

These rice bags can be put in the freezer too, which I never realized until my mom said something about it. The first couple I’m going to make are just going to be a basic square, then I’m going to make a couple that would work better to lay on your head.

I haven’t started making them yet because I’ve kind of made a huge mess of where we keep the fabric. =_= My goal is to go through the fabric after Christmas and get it cleaned up – plus I’m sure there’s bits of fabric that I really can’t use for anything.

When I go through the fabric I’ll be pulling fabric for my next Lolita style cosplay! ^_^ The next one will be a Lolita version of Little Red Riding Hood – it will fall under Punk Lolita. Which well, since I’m a punk at heart I’m super excited to bring plaid into the fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood. ^_^

Since it’s been so cold – and I’ve been sick – I’ve been craving soup.

Veggie And Rice Soup

So I made Veggie and Rice Soup [LINK]. I made so much that’s all I ate for two days. But it was so worth it. I would have put more veggies in the soup, but I already had carrots cut up and I really didn’t feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

Today while I was out I found “naked” fake chicken. It’s kind of hard to find fake chicken without some kind of breading on it. So I felt lucky when I found some. I’m going to make some curry spiced (fake) chicken to go with my couscous. It was a recipe idea I got last night while I was in bed. I want to try it out before I make it for Jason – he’s never had couscous so I was trying to think of a nice meal I could make with couscous. So I’m going to make the curry spiced “chicken” with a veggie couscous. I never cook my couscous in straight water, I always use a veggie stock.

Well I need to finish cutting out the lining for this baby doll bag, take some pictures of new things for esty, and post some pictures from today.

 

Blog Title: Roll Me Through The Gates Of Hell by Mischief Brew

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Keep The Wolves At Bay

19 days until Christmas?! CRAZY!

Good news is all my Christmas shopping is finished, I finished it today.

I ordered my mom something the other day, and I had to do online shopping for her. She was looking for a ballerina jewelry box, turns out I had to order one from Amazon. She also had me order a Doc McStuffins doll and a Mickey Mouse puzzle.  Fingers crossed it all gets here online. It’s suppose to anyways.

Bad news is, I haven’t finished all my Christmas sewing.

I have everything cut out but I haven’t started sewing. Okay that’s a lie. I don’t have everything cut out. Since my mom is making my niece doll clothes to go with her new baby doll, I’m going to make her a diaper bag. I haven’t even picked fabric out for it! I guess the good thing is, it doesn’t need mailed so I can put it lower on my list of things I have to finish.

I really hope to have a chance to at least sew on the one thing that I really need finished since it has to be mailed. It’s just going to take some time since it’s something I’ve never done before.

While I was Christmas shopping online, I have to admit I bought myself a few things. I found underwear for under $2 (and free shipping) and I bought a skirt for $8 (free shipping). Today I bought a top that will match my skirt so well. I should have my skirt next week!

Today I took my niece to the mall so she could Christmas “shop”. She bought her dad (my brother) a pillow with a moose on it and she bought his girlfriend a nail polish & lip gloss kit. In the end though she bought more for herself – she is 2. She bought herself a bowl that has Santa on it, Sophia the first stickers and a Hello Kitty “makeup” kit.

Hello Kitty Nails

The kit had chapstick (strawberry), lip gloss (watermelon), clear sparkly nail polish, a nail file, a little zipper pouch and fake nails. The fake nails stayed on for about 10 minutes, then she wanted them off. I told her she wouldn’t be able to do anything with them on.

As I said before I bought myself the top that will match my skirt and I bought another top. They’re both “crop” tops and sleeveless. This means I’ll be wearing them with sweaters and such. But I really loved them both and plus they were both on sale and they had a buy one get one 60% off. So I walked out of the store with two shirts for like $5.

While I was out I picked up the last gift for Jason. I just hope he doesn’t have anything like it and that he’ll like it. When I first seen what I bought him I thought of him but I didn’t want to get it right then – I’m glad I waited! They had them on a major sale so I saved $30.

I did buy Jason something a few weeks ago but it’s something that needs painted and put together, I just started painting it. I guess the good thing is it shouldn’t take me very long to put it together. Key word: SHOULDN’T. Which means it will. Haha.

Earlier in the week I did go out with my mom so she could finish – or get close to finishing – her Christmas shopping. Which was mostly just buying for my niece and my “nephews”. I also used the $10 gift card I got when I bought my tablet for a 16gb sd card to be used with my tablet. I only got a 16gb because that’s all they had – so I thought it was better then not having one and I can always get a larger one later. I didn’t get the screen protector like I wanted though. I figure after Christmas I’ll get that and a stylus. It did come with a case that hold the tablet & keyboard, so that’s a good thing…but I an going to make a sleeve that it all will slide in. ^_^ Not until after Christmas though so I can measure it and everything. I admit, it is kind of killing me knowing it’s under the tree and I can’t have it yet. I can survive though.

My mom still has around $5 left to spend on me so I figure she’s going to go to some place like the dollar tree and get me some lotion and bubble bath. I have no problem with that. I know some people look down on others if they shop there, but it doesn’t matter to me. Plus most of their bath stuff smells SO good compared to larger stores. I love the creamy apple bubble bath they had last year.

Oatmeal Cookie Bath

While I’m talking about baths, I made my first bath item! It’s a oatmeal cookie bath. You just put however much (or little) you want in running water and enjoy. It really does smell like an oatmeal cookie and it will make your skin soft. It’s not listed in my shop [LINK] yet. But I have one container like the one in the pictures (the lid is yellow and white though) – which is 12 tablespoons. And I have three smaller square containers – 4 tablespoons.

I’ve always wanted to start making bath items, so I think this was a great way to start. I’m going to hopefully do a few bath salts sometime soon – but it may not be until after Christmas.

When I do finally finish my Christmas sewing I’ll have at least one new thing to add to the shop though. It’s the new thing I’m trying out. ^_^

Tuesday was the last episode of Supernatural [LINK] until January. So I’m going to feel lost until then, I’ll have nothing to watch Tuesday nights now. But I’m glad they ended with the episode they did because I really can’t wait to see how the rest of the season plays out. I used to be so into Supernatural but Season 6 they just kind of lost me, mostly for the fact of Dean having a love life that was one person all the time. Season 8 I got back into it, but that wasn’t until a few weeks before season 9 started. I was able to catch up though thanks to a friend. I’m just a nerd when it comes to Supernatural. I can’t help it. ^_^ I mean I have a tattoo on my arm because of the show.

I guess Tuesday nights I can work on finishing Futurama [LINK]. I think I have like four episodes left in season 3. It’s not new to me at all, I’m just going through and watching all the episodes.

And I can’t wait until I can get season 3 of Wilfred [LINK]. I have the first two season and I could honestly watch them non-stop. I have the first season of the Australian (original) version, but I haven’t watched it yet.

I know it sounds like I watch a bunch of TV, but usually I’m sewing or working on something. Though the other night I did watch a bunch of Futurama while playing my DS…it was just a lazy night.

I have been having those sleeping issues again lately. Last night I fell asleep before 12:30, but I was up at 6am and finally I just gave up on trying to sleep around 8:30am. I just can’t sleep through a night and I think that’s the biggest part of my problem when it comes to feeling so tired. Tonight I’m super tired because of the whole mall adventure too. I was looking at the clock at 9:30 and thinking the clock was way off because I thought I was going to have to go to bed – but I knew if I did I would have been up at 4am ready to start the day.

There’s another wild weather storm coming across the US again. This the weather people are thinking we’re going to get INCHES of freezing rain. Freezing rain is bad, but INCHES of it is just super bad. So everyone is stocking up on food as well as batteries for flash lights and such. I’m hoping they’re wrong and we don’t get the inches of freezing rain they’re staying because I really want to see Jason this weekend. I miss him to pieces.

I have to leave this entry on a sad note.

Today Nelson Mandela [LINK] passed away. There will never been another person like him. Though it’s not a time to mourn him, it’s a time to celebrate everything he did throughout his life. I came across the news of his passing about a half hour after news stations started reporting it. I was shocked at the news, but I knew I shouldn’t have been because of his age and the fact he had been sick for a long time. My thoughts are with his family.

So on Friday, do something kind for another person.

 

Blog Title: Train In Vain by The Clash

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Hanging From The End Of A String

First I’ll get the boring shop [LINK] related talk out of the way. ^_^

Scarves

Since it’s finally going to stay cold I had a chance to whip up five new scarves. The first scarf (left) is a purple scarf [LINK], the next one is a red (dark blue and white) scarf [SOLD], the next one is a dark purple scarf [LINK], then a solid blue (and so soft!) scarf [LINK], the last one is an aqua blue (with white and dark blue) scarf [LINK]. All of the scarves are circle (or infinity) style scarves. I’ve been making (and wearing them) because well I always get a regular scarf stuck on something – or it ends up in something. Circle scarves I don’t have that problem with.

Gingerbread

Since it’s getting close to the holidays I did finally start on holiday related items. These are the only two I have in my shop right now though. The one on the left is a gingerbread boy [LINK]. The one on the right is a gingerbread girl [LINK]. I know the yellow ribbon looks a little odd, but it’s really the only ribbon I could get to when I was making these.

Bow Keychain

Last time I blogged I talked about the Hello Kitty earrings I made. Well now I have a Hello Kitty bow keychain [LINK] in the shop! I realize I need to make myself one.

Now to the biggest project that I’ve finally added to the shop…

Headscarf

1950’s inspired headscarves! This is the one I made myself – and I’m wearing my black wig again (I’m in need of a new wig). I LOVE how they turned out! The ones I made fit adult sized heads fine, mine doesn’t fit me unless I have a wig on – since I’m tiny and I have no hair.

Headscarves

I made five but only three are in the shop – I made one for myself and one as a Christmas gift for someone. The first one is a white fabric with some flower type designs on it [LINK], The second is a purple fabric with white flowers [LINK] and the last one is brown fabric with colored flowers [LINK]. I do plan on getting some more retro type fabric to make some more and making some that are double sided prints. ^_^ I’m also going to take the pattern I drew up and size it down (using my niece) so I can make some child sized ones.

I really do enjoy making retro style projects so I’m already looking for some more retro styled projects – ones that are not clothing because I just don’t want to try to sell custom clothing yet.

The next major project I’m starting on will be heating bags. Sounds weird, I know. My mom has one that she uses. It’s rice in fabric that is sewn so it has four (or five) pockets that the rice is in. You pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to heat it up. They’re really something that I can make all year long because you can use them for aches all year, but in the winter you can use them to keep your feet warm – if they’re big enough. I’m not sure how large I’m going to make them because I’m only making one of each style (lap and neck) to see if they’ll sell.

Now to things that have nothing to do with the shop. ^_^

We did get our first major snowfall of the season. It was part of that huge storm that went through the US. For a while we did get some ice but in the end we got more snow then ice. Wednesday I had to go out with my mom to pick up things for Thanksgiving dinner and we noticed a couple power lines in my older brother’s yard were hanging super low because of all the snow on them. We didn’t lose power or anything – but a town very close did lose power for a day or so.

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The above picture is the footprint left in the snow from my boots. I just had to share. This is why I love the boots I wear in the snow so much – oh and they’re blue leopard print.

Nose ring

I did finally change my nose ring to a captive ball. ^_^ It’s not the original one I was going to use because I couldn’t find it. But while I was cleaning, looking for a CD, I found the one I was going to use! So hopefully tonight or tomorrow I’ll finally change it to the one I like better – it’s a bit smaller compared to this one.

As always I had to make the pies for Thanksgiving – even though I don’t celebrate.

Cat

This is what I seen after taking a little break. Don’t worry, he didn’t get into the pies, he just got into the trash can after I cleaned the table off.

Thanksgiving night, I do have to admit I went out to a store. I was only out to pick up the Christmas gift my mom is getting me for Christmas. I got it before it went on sale – which was a great idea since they only had three in the whole store. I was hoping to get a laptop, but instead I got a tablet. It came with the case, stand and keyboard. I’m going to pick up an SD card for it next week – as well as a screen protector. It just sucks I couldn’t get a laptop because a tablet won’t do everything I need it to do. But I guess it will give me something to write on…since that’s kind of all they’re good for.

My mom still has a little bit of money l left to spend on me for Christmas. So I was thinking about getting a new jacket to replace my old “leather” jacket. The cats have holes in the arms of it from their claws. More then likely I’ll end up getting something related to baking/cooking as well. Either a really nice set of cookie sheets or a wok.

My grandpa is just going to pay my phone bill for two months – which is honestly so much better then anything else. That will give me $35 extra for two months!

As far as my Christmas shopping goes I’m pretty much done. I bought Jason a couple things – one of which I have to paint and put together. I made my niece the ragdoll and have yet to finish clothes for it. And I want to pick a couple more things up for Lori then I’m done with her. I have 60% off one item at a store tomorrow so I’m either going to use that toward something for Lori or something for my niece. It just depends on what they have there. I did see something at the same store last week that I really wanted to get Jason but I didn’t. I’m pretty sure they won’t have it when I go back.

Yesterday I went to the coffee shop for a few hours and just sat watching people. I couldn’t get a hold of anyone to go with me so I was there alone. In a way it was nice but then I felt like an idiot for sitting there alone. Oh well.

outfit

Here’s an outfit picture from yesterday. It’s been a while since I’ve done an outfit picture so I thought it was time to do one. I had to add a picture of my shoes – I love them even though they’re so cold to wear in the snow.

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Tonight we put up the Christmas tree since my niece was here. For the most part there weren’t any huge problems – just the cat. This is the first year he’s seen a Christmas tree, so he found out the branches are great to sit on and hide. Once we got the lights on I found him sitting behind the tree chewing on them. And after the tree was finished he was sitting on the branches playing with whatever he could reach. All I can say it, it’s going to be fun trying to keep him out of the tree.

Well I think I’m going to get in bed and watch some Futurama. I’m finally on season 3!

 

Blog Title: Move Over by Janis Joplin

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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. ^_^

 

Blog Title: Some Girls (Dance With Women) by Jc Chasez

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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.

 

Blog title: Singin’ In The Rain by Gene Kelly

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You Are Trouble Yes Indeed

First snow

First snow of the season happened last night. I didn’t really go out in the dark just to get a picture, I stuck my camera out of the dog door. Haha. It worked because I did get a picture in the end, though Odie had to see what I was doing. He’s a snow dog. There’s not really enough snow for him to play in yet though.

First Snow

First Snow

First Snow

I couldn’t sleep this morning, half of that is because of Lola. So I got up and went outside to take a few pictures of the first snow. ^_^ These are not all of the snow pictures I took, but they are a few of my favorites. The last one is the photo for the day on my photoblog – On-The-Streets.Net – I had to use it for today’s picture because of how great it turned out.

Boot Covers

With hearing there was snow coming I thought it was time for me to make my boot covers. So I’ve heard them called many different things, but I’m sticking with boot covers. I seen them in a catalog I get in the mail, but they wanted $35 for a pair. Overly priced! I knew I needed a pair though to keep my boots from rubbing against my legs and to make sure my feet are nice and warm in my boots. I made mine around 5 inches long – enough to fold over the boot and know there’s still more below the fold keeping it on my leg. I’m glad I finally made them and well even if I ordered them I wouldn’t have been able to get them in black and red! It only took me maybe two hours to make both of them – but I was piecing the yarn together since it’s two colors.

Pumpkin Pancakes

Sunday night I ended up making simple pumpkin drop cookies – I’ll post the recipe soon. I only used around a half of a can of pumpkin for the cookies so I had the leftovers to do something with. This afternoon I used a bit more of the can to make pumpkin pancakes! Oh yeah and they were vegan pancakes. So good. In the picture that stuff beside the pancakes is vegan bacon.

There’s still around 1/4 cup of pumpkin left, so I’m thinking about doing pumpkin french toast tomorrow.

I also have some blueberries. I’m not sure what I want to do with those. I was thinking about making turnovers – because I’ve been dying for a turnover. I just don’t want to make a pie – I know turnovers are like mini pies, but around here turnovers get eaten sooner then pies because you can take it on the go.

A special thing I’m going to be posting a recipe of soon is – well there are two things – the first one being the recipe for Date & Nut Whirl Cookies. This recipe is one my grandma always used around the holiday season. The second recipe is the raisin cookies my grandma always made – it’s a recipe that’s near to my heart because I grew up on these cookies and I’ve made them vegan now so I can pass the yumminess along.

Thanksgiving is coming close here in the US. Which means nothing to me really other then dinner with family. It also means me stressing out over what I’m making. This year though the stress hasn’t hit yet. I’m going to use the same stuffing recipe I used last year, I’m going to make the same mushroom gravy, I’m going to do the same noodles this year…and as always I’ll be making the pumpkin pies. I have thought about doing something else just to mix it up a little bit, but I’m not sure what I’ll do.

Movies

Today I finally took the chance to upload some new film ratings to TaV [LINK].

The first film I uploaded a rating (and very short review) is for Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) [LINK], it wasn’t the first time I watched the film.

The second film is Sherlock Holmes (2009) [LINK], which I liked a lot more then I thought I would. I’ve already started watching the second film.

The third film is The Raven (2012) [LINK], what can I say I’m a John Cusack fan. ^_^

The fifth film is James And The Giant Peach (1996) [LINK], this was the first time I watched this film since I was a child.

The last film is Crush (2013) [LINK], which turned out to be a great little surprise since I didn’t have my hopes up for the film at all.

I still have two films left from when I watched films last week to rate and upload all that info. I’ve been trying to do rating at least once a week to keep on top of the website. So far so good. I even added a TV ratings section [LINK]! Right now all I have is ratings for Supernatural, but I’m working on ratings for Wilfred, Workaholics, Drawn Together and Bob’s Burgers.

Aside from website work I’ve also been working on something new for Cheri Delights [LINK]. I’m making a new kind of coaster. I’m making them in pairs because I honestly don’t know anyone who buys coasters in sets of 4 any more. Also look Cherri Delights up on facebook, I finally made a facebook page. On the facebook page I’ll be making posts of things you won’t find in the store, special order items and images of all the items I have available right now. ^_^

Well I’m going to get back to working on those coasters.

Blog Title: Give It To Me Baby by The Adicts

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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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It’s Just A Little Bit Of Blood

Listening To: Paper Chaser by White Wives

What a weekend!

Friday started off with having to do some running around town. Last minute things.

Nose Ring

The major thing I had to do was get a new nose ring. I still have no clue where my other one went to. I’ve searched the bathroom and my bedroom floor. But I did find this great red flower nose ring! I love it, but the jewelry is larger then the other I wore. So far I haven’t had any major problems with it. It just took me a while to get used to it. Jason only hit it once, haha.

And since I haven’t done it for a while, outfit picture!

Outfit

This is what I wore Friday night. ^_^

The other thing I had to do was to grab some double sided tape for my Halloween costume. And finally – Halloween costume pictures!

Halloween Costume

So the costume was suppose to be a belly dancer, though I realized when my hair dyed it was more like The Little Mermaid. =_= Oh well, in the end I think it was a great costume no matter what people thought I was. So much work went into that top though – I have to find a reason to wear it again.

Friday night Jason picked me up and we went back to his place to make a little shopping list for what we needed because we were planning on making a couple things for the Halloween party Saturday. So we made the list and went shopping to grab what we needed.

We spent Friday night baking vegan cupcakes and making the sugar candy for the top of the cupcakes. We didn’t mess with the topping for the cupcakes until Saturday afternoon. The cupcakes weren’t finished until around 2am. So we were both tired and just wanted to go to bed.

Saturday shortly after we woke up we had to run to a few stores to grab a few things. I grabbed almost two yards of sheer green fabric to finish my costume off. They also had their Halloween items already 70% off so I grabbed a candy mold. I was looking for the ones you put pretzel rods in and couldn’t find one around here, with the 70% off I spent $1.19 on the one I grabbed.

We did stop at a smoothie place too. Yum! I got a soy peach smoothie. So good.

When we got back to his place we started working on the topping for the cupcakes, well he did that while I made lunch.

Cupcakes

Here’s the cupcakes we made! Chocolate cupcakes with a basic icing, cherry “blood” and a piece of “glass” – 100% vegan. These were a load of fun to make with him, as always I loved sharing that time with him.

The party was a lot of fun, though near the end I started feeling like crap.

Sunday was spent sleeping and watching movies. ^_^

As always, I’m bummed the weekend is over. I was just enjoying being with Jason, it’s always a good time. I just keep finding more and more reasons I like him as much as I do.

Today was spent sleeping in, and watching movies. I haven’t felt that great all day. I don’t know what’s going on. Ugh. Just hoping I feel better tomorrow. Tomorrow I’m hoping to get a couple new items in my shop.

I was going to write a bit about a film I watched today, but eh, I’ll write about it and rate it tomorrow. I just want to get in bed.

 

Listening To: In The Mood by The Puppini Sisters

 

Blog Title: Take My Hand by The Creepshow

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