Let’s talk about Comic Con!

I know, I know. It’s been so long since I’ve wrote or posted anything. Going on a vacation followed by moving, well that just made everything so hard to catch up on. I’ve also been working, it seems like all the time. Being on opening shift is kind of okay. I mean I get the rest of the day to do things, but it also means I have to go to bed crazy early because I get up at 4:10am.

Now, vacation was amazing. I went to Comic Con with my boyfriend and a couple friends. I just can’t wait to go again in a couple years. There are a lot of people, which is no surprise to anyone. I did have a panic attack while lost in the crowd one day when I didn’t go to the convention – I walked around the city instead.

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One Perfect Night’s Not Enough

What a crappy weekend.

Friday afternoon I was in town with my aunt, mainly because I needed to go to the bank to deposit money. The bank wasn’t the only stop.

Before I left my house though I was on my phone checking my bank account, only to see I had a few extra dollars in my account! The reason for this is there was something I was thinking about buying and I kept thinking I didn’t have that extra money…when I never ordered what I was looking at. haha.

I also had to mail a package before going to the bank so I only put $5 in my account – which is enough to renew my domain and still have extra left in my account.

And my aunt gave me some money to put in my account to order her something from ebay since she doesn’t have a computer. Which I’ve already ordered what she wanted.

I do have to get on ebay sometime to complain about a package I ordered nearly a month ago and I still don’t have it. I want a refund if I don’t get it any time soon.

Anyways…with the little cash I had on me I did buy a few things, but I bought nothing for me.

I bought my niece this magic wand that makes noise when you shake it and I found a piggy coin purse.

After I talked with my mom yesterday I think we’re going to do an Easter egg hunt for Easter…as long as there isn’t snow. We have a bunch of those plastic eggs so we’re going to get little candies and things to put in the eggs.

So we’re leaving for con on March 21st around 11am.

I know it’s so early to be thinking about things, but what can I say I don’t want to forget anything at home or not get something finished.

My goal is to be packed on the 20th – as far as a couple outfits, pjs and things like that goes. The morning of the 21st I’m going to gather up all my bath items and get a little sewing kit together.

The big thing is going to be taking the two outfits. One of them I have on two hangers with a plastic bag over it – I still need to fix the front ruffle on that one. So I’m going to be looking through the house for two more plastic hangers and another plastic bag that will fit over this outfit. I’m going to take both petticoats just in case I get there and I don’t like wearing one I have another one to wear. And I’m just not sure how to pack my wig. I still do have the net on it that it came in the mail with, so I may try to put it with my clothes. I don’t know.

top

This is the top of my new outfit, so far. It is suppose to have four buttons but two of them came off when I was trying to sew the white ribbon on it. But I love the buttons! I was going to use smaller brass buttons but when I found these huge white ones I had to use them.

The last major thing I have to do to the top is the collar of it. I have it sewed together, I’m just waiting until tomorrow to iron it…once I iron it I have to figure out how I’m going to sew it on. Fingers crossed what I have in my mind comes to life.

skirt

And this is the skirt so far. For the most part it’s finished. The only major thing left is adding a bit white bow to the back of it. I was thinking about adding some beading work to it but it’s all going to come down to when I finish the top if I have time for that kind of work.

I have tried the skirt and top on, but I haven’t tried them on together. I’m kind of scared to because I don’t want it to look horrible. Unlike some people I don’t have $300+ to spend on an outfit, so I know mine are going to just look so bad next to theirs. That is honestly the only reason I’m scared of going to con.

Aside from that I’m excited to go. As I said we’re leaving the 21st and won’t be coming home until the 23rd.

I am worrying about having the money to eat on. To get in the con it’s only $3, but eating isn’t going to be that cheap. Well at the con it should be because it’s a college and well college kids don’t have a lot of money. Fingers crossed it works out that way. But it’s around a 3 hour drive from home to where the con is so since we’re leaving around 11am I’m sure we’ll have to stop for a snack or something…same way with coming home – plus dinner Friday night and at least breakfast Sunday morning.

My mom is going to pick up some snack food when she goes to the store this week so at least I’ll have some snacks while I’m sitting in the hotel room.

Due to con and a few other things I am doing something special for blog readers with my etsy shop [LINK] – or not through my shop. This is for US people only – all bow earrings and (bow) keychains I’m offering free shipping! ^_^ If you order any of the bow earrings/keychains drop me an email and I’ll take the shipping from your order or drop me an email and we can do an order through paypal!

I’m also thinking about doing a mini giveaway to celebrate my blog turning 8. It won’t be a huge thing due to money and it will only be open to the US only, I’m still on the fence about doing and I’m not even sure what will be in the giveaway. I’m glad I still have a little time to think about it. haha!

Blog Title: Constant Headache by Joyce Manor

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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.

 

Blog Title: The One That Got Away by P!nk

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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.

 

Blog Title: Punk By The Book by Anti-Flag

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