Sunday, 11 June 2017

To do, Has done.

-still hasn't organized her thoughts about costume con

- has barely organized thoughts about anime north

- DID start organizing her fabrics.


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Animenorth Prep thoughts

I.... realize I haven't written about costume con yet.

.... Soon. <3

ANYWAY. Animenorth is soon. Stock build up is going well.

Just finished my four Critical Role inspired fascinators, which I will photograph and post soon, once I get a good background or a nice head I can borrow from someone's shoulders.

Made more of the very popular flowers, featuring many new fabrics.

Hmm... I need to lay everything out and see how it all fits but with the construction at the house it's not the best time for that.

...still want to try to put together my Wishing Blossom Jars.


Maybe more butterflies first.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The perspective of Time and Work

It is done. It has taken me months of work, and many long days for the final push, but my entry to Costume Con is complete. But I took the time I need to do it, and time is what it needed. And I think I am pleased with the result.

....and then on the flip side with three days left before the convention, screaming like warrior going into battle, I dive into a new piece of fabric, and will have another full costume done in less than two days. Is it the same caliber and detail? Not remotely - but it is interesting what one can accomplish when the adrenaline of creatively is still pumping through the veins.

Now then. I need fire and glue.

...And maybe breakfast.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

It's really less than a month to CC35 now?

Yikes. Where did those years between those Cons go?

My major project is...going.... We're, well, not in the home stretch, but it has taken shape and form to what it will be the end. Which basically invokes days and days of embellishment.

I think it's good? <- no longer has a frame of reference to this anymore.

It comes down to: Finishing the skirt embellishments. Finish the bodice embellishment. Do the embellishment on the underskirt. Finalize jewellery. Throw handfuls more of beads and flowers at it all and scream MORE MORE MORE at it.

So, nothing to do at all.

...And yet, I still want to have a new little dress to wear for the Friday Night Social. Because, I can't Wear The Same Thing, two conventions in a row.

.... we'll see how that goes.

....Need one last Fabricland 50% off sale....

Sunday, 12 March 2017


Why do I always get ideas for new costumes, right when I am up to my armpits in current costumes. Brain, we need to discuss this.

Costume Con project is in progress. Outfit bases are almost done. Need to do a rather large hemming job and then put in the closures and then the grand decorating can begin.

We were accepted into Animnorth Crafters Corner this year (!!), so once the contract goes through, some more planning can occur (post Costume Con construction anyway).

Brain. No. I heard that.

No. Brain. Stop.

Brain. Put that idea DOWN.




*runs off to fabricland*

Thursday, 2 February 2017

A random thought

Completely ignoring the fact that I am now terrible at blogging about stuff these days, I leave just a random thought.

My newfound adoration for Critical Role might actually just naturally flow into my habit of making bird fascinators.

Raven Queen and Vex's Blue feather hair clips anyone?

*exit stage left, accompanied by bear*

*pokes back in*

Or owl bear.

Or Druid themed.


I have ideas to flesh out.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Stuff. And things.

Right then.

It's been a weird couple of months. I'm going to blame most of that on the fact that I am currently unemployed due to the fact the company I worked for, well, died/went/up in flames/chose your adjective of choice. It's sucked. It's been stressful and depressing. But whatever, I still have my creativity which never got used there ever.


The good news is, FanExpo has been confirmed, the contract sent and the must needed-much look forwarded to, first con...only con...of 2016 is right around the corner, and I really have done nothing at all.

This changes today.

It's been a lot of prototypes the past little bit.  There's new fandoms I have been introduced to, and new fandoms that have been created, and old ones that have been revived.

1. Pokemon Go. Welcome to the Pokemon world, new kids. It's fun here. Most of the time. For this I will and have created simple bracelets for each of the teams. Bamboo, glass, very subtle representations of Team Valor, Mystic and Instinct. There's also a matching necklace, because why not. They will be under $10, so nice and affordable for everyone, and easy to wear. Good for everyday. Or when you take a gym and victory lap over it. I myself, at this time, have not chosen a team. I will one day.

2. Neko Atsume bracelets - I started them. I have two testers of the ribbon and pearl - yes, we went with glass pearls, it looks good - examples, and but I need the ribbon clamps and some clasps for the other ones. It's going to be a two or three stackable bracelet, because that's more fun than one. And trendy, aptly enough, if you were aware of that kind of thing or care. Not sure about pricings as of yet. Need to finish one first.

3. Sailor Moon Tiara Cuff bracelets - prototype created today in progress. A modified version of my traditional fabric cuffs. The base seems nailed down but I am working on the trimming. Had to scratch a few, before deciding on the current one. Needs to be more gold, so I am looking into paint tinting it. They're gonna be a lot of hand sewing though. The sharp curves aren't something a machine can control well.

4. Steven Universe. We're (I refer to myself in third person a lot when I am blogging about my stuff. I feel like my tumblr sounds like there is a whole team of people at Magic and Stitchcraft instead of me, myself and I.) Anyway. Stevie U. For that, there is going to be hair flowers, and slightly fancier versions with feathers in fascinator form. Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl for sure. Need a better button for Garnet, I think. The one I current have is too small.

There are several of my other existing products that can do for a rebrand with the current trends. My articuno fascinator is much more relevant now as a Team Mystic item, than it was before. Therefore I will create Zaptos and Fire-Chicken as well to round of the set. I need to work on displaying them for their respective fandoms better as well. Make 'em pop out.

Other than that, I have Triforce cuffs to make, since I was able to get to Sussman's new Hamilton location. (Miss you guys in Hogtown. <3 - But I totally get needing to move from the expensiveness of it all) some more Marvel flowers, and general flowers over all.

Work work work. Get to it, Moofy