a.k.a. Goblin Girl

Day 2 of my sewing a tunic underdress.  Today was the day I started learning about collars.  I didn’t accomplish as much as I wanted on the outfit, but learning more about interfacing and techniques on YouTube was probably time well spent.  I still need to work on the collar some more, but at least I managed to cut out more fabric, fold the patterns back the way they came, make a full bobbin from my new thread, re-thread my sewing machine, and get the facing attached to the neck.  I’m looking forward to what I can manage tomorrow.

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The Turkish company Pugedon has recently introduced a vending machine that’s an innovative way to help both the environment and our furry friends. It releases food for the city’s stray dogs and cats every time a plastic bottle is deposited, and it allows people to empty their water bottles for the animals as well.

This wonderful service operates at no charge to the city because the recycled plastic pays for the cost of food. So, with a little financial investment, the simple machines do a lot of good. They provide a steady source of sustenance to the animals, many of which rely on caring residents to regularly feed them. It also encourages people to make a habit of recycling and help conserve our environment for future generations.

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my hair and i have a very complicated relationship </3

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Wow.  What a nice guy.  I hope I made a friend tonight.

Remember that local Filmmaker I mentioned a few weeks ago?  Remember how I was too skeptical about going up to his table and trying to start up a conversation about my own acting and creative skills?

I’ve been following his public Facebook page and tonight he invited me to his personal one.  I went to send him a message to thank him for the add, but then he replied back and we’ve been chatting ever since.

  It’s been going pretty well… until my fucking internet started to disconnect me during the conversation.

patryninabox said: Let me know how it is. Have fun!

It was interesting.  It had some unbelievable moments, but also had some very touching and deep moments as well.  My favorite part is when she calls her mother.  It certainly is an interesting way to look at life and ask, “What if?”. 

I also get a kick out of the idea that Scarlett Johansson’s role of Lucy is not too far from that of Samantha in “Her”.

Hubby and I had dinner at a nice Chinese restaurant and now we are at the movie theater, getting ready to see &#8220;Lucy&#8221;. 

I just noticed in the restroom that my freakin shirt is wrong side out.  Meh. I decided to leave it that way.

Hubby and I had dinner at a nice Chinese restaurant and now we are at the movie theater, getting ready to see “Lucy”.

I just noticed in the restroom that my freakin shirt is wrong side out. Meh. I decided to leave it that way.


a little love story about mermaids and tattoos

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So it’s been 5 hours later and I managed to wash and dry the fabric, clean off my work area, iron and refold the fabric that was needed.  I then pinned it and even added more fabric allowance, since my bust and hip measurements are dangerously close to the maximum line.  I also managed to burn myself with the iron and stab a few pins into my fingers, but at least I made it this far. 

If you’re more interested in what I did, step-by-step, I added a few comments to each of the pictures.

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Speaking of Vikings, today marks day 1 into my attempt to make something for the upcoming Renaissance Festival in August.  I’ve always wanted to go to the festivities in costume, but I have never had the preparation nor determination to get one done in time.  This year, however, my mother, brother and his daughter are going to come visit us here in Minnesota.  I’d really like to try and see if we all can go to the festival as a nice ensemble.

I don’t want to do anything too elaborate, so in doing some Viking Age research, I discovered a few basic tunic ideas that could work both for the men and the underdress for the women.  Yesterday I bought a very simple pattern and cheap muslin.  If all goes well I can make those and then move on to the men’s breeches and the women’s hangerok, which is the apron-like jumper layer of the costume.  Ironically enough, the weekend that they will be in town is also the weekend that the Ren Fest is having their pirate theme, but I’ve really been wanting to try for a Viking look.  I’m washing the fabric now, but in an hour, it’s go time.  Wish me luck! (Sources: x, y)

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