Lazy day!

I made a couple of hats, listed some stuff, and took a nap.

This week I’m going to be working 4 days of 10 hours each. It’s going to suck. However, I get Friday off so it’ll all seem worth it once it’s over. I’m trying really hard to hold onto that.

Even with the stupid work schedule I’m hoping to get the two more screens I wanted to make finished, and maybe redo one I already made because it didn’t turn out as crisp as I would have liked. There are also a couple cute ideas for Lolita skirts I want to try out. But we shall have to see.

Say what?

I actually updated the What’s Next page! (See the navbar above.)

Those 5 new skirts I spoke of yesterday? They’re done. Me = BAMF.

Today will primarily be a day of cleaning, but I’m hoping that goes quickly enough to leave time for either more sewing or playing dress-up in the new skirts! I need to get them photographed and listed by next Saturday, because it’s International Lolita Day! Well, one of the two. First Saturday in June and the first Saturday in December, so as to give an opportunity to show off our very nicest items of our summer and winter wardrobes. I’m planning to go to the picnic for the Phoenix lolis wearing something handmade and packing a stack of business cards.

Yay for gettin’ shit done!

Since I’m being brought a different shirt to use for sizing purposes on the top I’m making for my coworker I now have all these days off to work on my own projects!

I’m attempting to make a bajillion skirts. I might be able to get up to 5 new ones by the end of today.

There’s also a hopefully great idea that I had for printed t-shirts for the holidays. I’m waiting for the emulsion on the first screen to dry now.

One problem with having a lot of ideas is that follow through becomes incredibly difficult. I’ve never been great at time-management, so I’m really hoping that I don’t screw up here.  :/

Next project!

I was going to sew today but I had a difficult afternoon and decided to start drinking instead.

Anyway, next up for me is a shirt for my work-buddy Jenna. It’s going to be interesting because I don’t generally work with knits. It’s not super-stretchy fabric though so I’m pretty sure I can handle it. Also, it’s going to be freaking gorgeous.

We’ve already gone out and bought some pretty purple material to use. She doesn’t have a pic of the front of the shirt but she’s described what she wants well enough that I think I can handle it.

I’m excited to do something I haven’t done before. I always love that. Experimenting with draping and new shapes is always awesome! ❤

My work-room is completely organized and cleaned and everything. I’m ready to get back to making messes.

Boo cleaning!

I’m currently attempting to get my work space organized and set up again. I have a habit of trashing the whole room and it’s time to clear it all out and start fresh. It’ll be done before the end of the day today, but I doubt I’ll be able to start in on making stuff.

That’s okay though, because I woke up early early early this morning thanks to little singing birdies I am currently wishing cancer upon. And I made two little hats for my friends’ kids, Alex and Sophie, since I was going to be visiting over there today. So I’ve gotten in a little bit of creation today and that’s enough to hold me for the moment.

Once I get everything organized, I’m going to work on making sure every single item I have is listed in my shops. I really want to get as much sold before the end of the year as possible. Hopefully I’ll be able to get that done tonight too, but I’m not sure since I go to bed pretty early.

That’s all I’ve got for today.

Flapper dress yay!

A coworker had a wedding over the weekend. A themed wedding. The theme was I guess the 20s because my sort-of-boss-lady Monica needed a flapper dress to wear.

After a lovely first fitting where we found out that the bust measurement she gave me was radically off, I managed to put together something cute and wearable and, well, here are photos of the materials and etc.

I’m good at presents.

Actually, a lot of the stuff I make for people is so thoughtful that it’s kind of creepy and stalkerish. But if you can get past that, then my gifts are pretty freaking cool. Not psycho. Not psycho at all.

For my friend’s birthday I made him a photo collage, because he’s a photographer. He’d been showing me all his camera stuff but couldn’t find his Polaroid camera. This led to one of those thoughts you have when you’re almost asleep that a Polaroid photo of a Polaroid camera would be hilarious. Since I don’t have one Polaroid camera, let alone two, I wasn’t sure how I could get this. Then I realized that I could get a print of a photo of the camera and just fake the frame thing. See, I’m a smarty. Then I thought about how back in the day we all loved how Polaroids let you see immediately how the photo turned out, but we never retook the bad ones because the film was so damn expensive. With digital photos we can see that it’s bad and try again immediately. We still all end up with a lot of badly composed, crooked, blurry, drunk photos but at least it doesn’t cost as much. I’m telling this badly but the end of the story is I realized it could be neat to take a lot of really good pictures and turn them into kind of crappy “Polaroids” and then toss them all in a frame.

In the morning I still remembered the idea, so I decided to run with it. I mean, what else am I going to give someone I don’t really know well yet? >_> Gotta go with what I have, right?

Since this was a 25th birthday, I got the idea stuck in my head that there needed to be 25 photos. And once I get a dumb idea it’s hard to get rid of it.

So I turned on my creepy stalker mode and found a bunch of photos from his website and Facebook and got prints made. 

I’m awesome so I own a paper trimmer and all kinds of other fun fun sharp cutting tools. Not psycho at all. So I cut down all the photos to be sort of bad if I could, but that’s actually pretty hard. I thought I’d be better at making things crappy, lol.

“Linen” textured cardstock is enough like the white plastic border on Polaroids that I used it instead of, idk, finding some actual Polaroids to cannibalize. I thought of that, but where the hell would you go to find other people’s Polaroids?

(That’s the only photo I took for this project.)

I used a floating frame so that he could go in and rearrange or remove pictures as he saw fit (there was at least one he’d sent me privately that I figured he might not want to have up on his wall, lol) and I wouldn’t have to affix anything permanently.

Of course I didn’t remember to get a picture of it once it was in the frame, but that right there is the final placement of everything. I’m not really sure how much he liked it, he was really wasted when he opened it and drunk people love everything and everyone, but I think it’s pretty awesome.