Friday, September 18, 2015

Work and Wedding

Mostly right now I'm working at the costume shop, and getting ready for the wedding. We're gearing up for Reformation Day at the costume shop, which sometimes means more people around, but also that the boss orders pizza more often. She always gets the same thing, but I don't mind because I'm pretty sure that Dominos chicken-bacon-ranch pizza is just the best. 

A shirt for Pirate Festival season

I've been working on tunics, capes, 1970's pants, general alterations and repairs. I haven't gotten to design anything in a while, other than a plus sized shift dress that turned out looking like a big banana. There are some things I don't like working with on the costume front. Fur is one, for sure. Another that is not fabric-specific are can-can or saloon girl outfits. I am sure I make the most modest saloon girl outfits around, but I still don't like the idea behind it.

Thistle Quilt
 I finished the medallion on the thistle quilt. I don't even know when I found time to do that.

Lady Dracula?

I had this custom Etsy order this month. I think it turned out pretty neat, but it's not what the customer wanted. Sigh.

Speaking of quilts, my mom found this vintage quilt top in m Grandma's things. It's been sitting in a trunk for fifty-plus years, so it was pretty musty; I hand-rinsed it in the bathtub and the water turned brown. It was supposedly made by one of Grandma's Aunts out of Grandma's old dresses. It's just the top, so it needs batting, backing, and stitching together. And it's currently third in line on my list of quilting projects!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Matrimony on the Horizon

"When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married."

Sometimes things happen.

And I'm getting married.

I feel like this announcement may be slightly overdue, but that's probably just because of the speed that Facebook adds to any public relationship. We've been engaged for just a week, but already people are asking for invitations to the ceremony. I'm working on that, I promise!

So for years I've been saying that I would probably never get married(like Benedick), because for most of my life the reality was that I would probably never get married. And I was just starting to be ok with that when I got interrupted, by a guy.

Having observed many agonizing weddings over the years, I know exactly what I want mine to be like, so plans are moving along fairly quickly. I am still taking sewing orders through Thanksgiving, but whether or not I'll have time to post about my projects- that's another question!