Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Crafting plans for the weekend

With the longish weekend coming up (I have to work Friday. boo!), I'm finding myself longing for Wednesday and the odd amounts of motivation and inspiration I get when I stay up late on a week night. Saturday night never gets me going like a good Thursday. lol I guess it goes back to staying up late during the summer and enjoying all that youth and lack of school had to offer.

Anyway, I want to finish my second foam head tutorial (needs a quick fabric trip), and make that thrice damned shirt for my Klingon costume. With luck I'll also be able to make two sets of gauntlets and two belts for K and Telma.

Oh, I don't know if I've mentioned, but I'm making some mods to Telma. I really shouldn't since she'll be a competition piece, but I think making her look more like a bartender will help rather than hurt.

Wish me luck!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Ranty Rant Rant

One of the worst things about living in an apartment with roommates is that the only space you really have to yourself is your bedroom. I have to pack my entire life into a tiny spot, and trying to craft while existing in that spot is HARD.

I technically have two closets (really just one long one with two doors), but they're both so full I can rarely find anything unless I rip the entire thing out or am lucky enough to remember where I put it. I don't have a fabric stash because there's no place for it, and keeping an open project out is hard because I have to fold up my sewing table if I want room to move.

*grr* When I finally get my own place it WILL have three bedrooms because I WILL have my own craft room for me to set up as I please. I'm SO TIRED of only having three feet to work in!!!

The End :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tutorial Crush of the Day

Violet LeBeaux is a craft girl from Down Under. I've been reading her posts for a few weeks and am in craft-love. She has a very Japanesque-cute feel in her crafting (both in personal style and physical objects).

Her tutorials are well thought-out, don't skip steps, and show TONS of pictures. She does everything from hair bows, modding boots, mixing makeup, and more.

If you're looking for a new project or just want to see how things are done on the other side of the world, you should take a peek. Be warned, she's VERY efficient and posts tons of things. You'll be there for a while. :)

Violet LeBeaux - Tales of an Ingenue

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Not dead, just busy. Holiday crafting + costumes for next year = shoot me now.