Monday, 30 May 2016

Restless sleep = Productive Mind?

Okay, it was weird not going to Anime North this year. Like, not even attending regardless of vending, was weird. Whatever, moving on.

This weekend's restless dreams foretold to me I needed random new ideas to test out. Of those, Sailor Moon Tiara Bracelets (inspired by Crystal borne nostalgia) and Neko Atsume Bracelets (inspired by my temporary obsession with this ridiculously addicting game) seem the most fesible.

Not that the swishy-skirt-pants and armor get up, my brain dreamed up, wasn't cool - it just wasn't practical....or obeying the normal laws of physics. But they sparkled.

So maybe.... I'll give those a go. I snagged some ribbon for the cat bracelets, but I need to get beads.... specifically 10-15mm beads. Glass or stone, not plastic, because due to influence, I cannot abide plastic beads anymore....unless specifically required for effect. The question pearls or transparent? I need to keep costs down, but perhaps I will file these under a separate overhead file... like those other things.

.... I spend way too much time formulating my budgeting spreadsheet and its mathematical formula. High School math is useful kids. You'd be surprised where and when it crops up again.

Hm hm hm..... I'm so distracted.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Turned it around

Well, I put my creative sulk to good use and found a skirt pattern to replace the one I was using that I actually think will work better for me - More pleats. Love me some box pleats. Will pick that up next time I'm at fabricland via sale.

I was also playing dress up with Coco (my dress form) once I concluded that the vest I bought kinda reminded me of Rey's outfit. While it does lack the cross at the front, it just.... speaks Rey to me. Especially once I belted it. Now, I'm hungrily on the hunt for a henley that I can artfully destroy for SCIENCE AND ART.

Plus I have created my own template for her cuff - it's not the wrap around like in the movie, but I've fused the look with my own that I use for my cuffs I sell - seeing as it's my personal take on her outfit, I think this will actually accent it better than a direct copy. (If all goes well, I might even have some for Fanexpo) Of course, I lack the actual materials I need for constructing it, so it's another thing that I need to get from Fabricland.

.... Which, ironically enough, I was at yesterday buying like....two cards of buttons and that was it.

Ah, well.

I also ended up buying one of those slim card holders that you are suppose to be able to card stuff in rather than wallet and whatnot. I am using it for a business card holder, and today I filled it with said cards. There was no actual reason for me to do this, but it made me fill good and important and I fully plan on keeping it with me in the 0.01% chance I require my business cards.


Well, that's irratating.

So, my plans for starting a little skirt for my own usage has been foiled by the fact that I can't find the pattern instructions. After tons of searching, I located the envelope with the additional pieces, but no instructions.

...It's not a hard skirt to make...I should be able to reverse engineer it, based on the one that I already made's just turned a simple project into something that has me second guessing how it was constructed and I really wanted it low stress.

Whatever. I'll figure it out or something.