Alive! I swear it!

  
There’s so much to tell! I’ve been attempting to catalogue my days in the analogue (hobonichi & moleskine) and neglecting my digital in turn. Going to have to consult my planners to list the missing bits. Sewing, crafting and our new hobby of vintage goods hunting coming soon!

Reading material & COYI

In the process of attempting to catch up with my analog activities, I have more books I need to read than those I’ve already completed. Ironically, I tend to always buy the physical tome and read the text digitally anyway, terrible habit as sometimes the version I’m reading isn’t at all what the book is (found that out with the bit I read of Magnus Chase: Sword of Summer). The below is just a to-read list for my immediate time…

  • Undeniable by Bill Nye
  • Magnus Chase: Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
  • The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata
  • Several of the most recent volumes of Fables
  • Probablyloadsofthingsiforgotsinceit’sbeensolong

B12e5b9m_400x400ALSO, WHU has been playing splendidly recently! It’s terrible but I generally don’t have hugely high expectations but this season has been absolutely gorgeous so far! Players are meshing well, cooperating smoothly (for the most part) and just performing much better with Slaven Bilic at the helm. It’s great to see! Especially toppling the top-table teams like Chelsea! Here’s hoping we don’t bomb the rest of the season…there’s such a history of diving downhill after Christmas…

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Current days…

Ahhh…I’ve been so slammed since the last post. Most of which has to do with juggling house work and various other activities that I must manage. Mostly work and family.

Stress has finally accumulated into insanity in the past month- one that I’m trying to wind down and prevent any sort of nervous breakdown. Alas, tis the month of PUSHING ME TO MY LIMITS. I’ve been so quick to frustration, anger and despair these days and I know it’s really affecting my everyday. My patience is finally running thin enough to which it’s affecting not only my mental health but physical as well. I’ve been ill and it still lingers beyond the usual recovery period. Ugh. The things I enjoy, I can’t even find the energy to be enthusiastic or enjoy them as I used to.

Work + house issues = testing my sanity.

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Busy busy!

Ahhh it’s already been MONTHS since the last entry? Jaysus. I am so terrible with keeping up (more like editing/uploading photos). That aside, I’m in a brief break between projects so I’ll probably try to play catch up and write up + queue some entries from events recently past…

So far, things will include:
– Katsucon 2015
– Lolita outings
– Sakura Sunday
– Individual cosplay builds that have been completed.

Hopefully I’ll be able to churn some of these out. In the meanwhile, have this glorious shot of my (Hunter) Yang by KG Photography.

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Ahhh!

I’ve been in a sewing slump. Most of my work has been completed for Katsu – with the exception of a coat and a basic gown. I have so many little details to craft and complete for nearly each costume. Ugh…I detest this part. Sewing entire outfits in a day is my strength, carefully handcrafting little bits and bobs is NOT.

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mascot

This little guy is to be ‘Kamiki Tsukumo’s Precious Mascot’ from the manga arc of 青の祓魔師/Ao no Exorcist/Blue Exorcist. I had to somehow rig up a pattern and manage to bring this thing to the 3D world. I remember why I don’t make these anymore. they seem like a fun idea when you start, and then you find you need to make a pattern, hope it works, have five million colors of felt/thread and worst of all: sew by hand. My ultimate weakness orz I cannot fathom how those who do many hand-sewing projects do it. The patience and accuracy is astounding! I applaud thee!

Spoiler: I also made the outfit that goes with the above manga scan.

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While mostly complete, it is now with the matching mini-plush mascot and a brooch. I may forgo the headband as I really am not inspired to make it (can’t be arsed). This image is also missing the inner shirt and petticoat.

Anyway, back to the grind. Gotta get back to sewing.

Nerd Life

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Because I’m the sort that gets something in her head and suddenly has a one-track mind for said goal. Taking a short break from sewing to…veg out. After this whole wisdom teeth removal business blows over a bit, I’ll get back into the fray of always sewing, all the time until things are done. In the meanwhile, 3DS GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMES! Yes. And truly American snacks of candy and soda. Because Murrr’ka.

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This is mostly a little tip for anyone who enjoys those novelty mint tins you can get at Hot Topic/GameStop/etc. Nintendo’s pretty good about their packaging. This controller shape is particularly HANDY!

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On 3DS XL for size comparison

I fill mine with some bandaids, a bit of ointment, bits and bobs from my first aid kit at home. It’s smaller than an actual controller and flat, fitting pretty well in bags, pockets, etc. Thought this might be a cute little tip come con season. You can add emergency pins, some tape strips, hair ties, just about anything small that you might need during your convention adventures, traversing through the various halls and atriums.

Just make sure to finish the mints first, clean the tin out before refilling it with your own things!