Aaaaction shots! Here they are. I have hispeed and photobucket loves me again. Yay! I'm not going to post the shots of items that aren't very action-y, because MacNatalie's pics definetely show how great the items are. My camera's a video camera, so is sort of lacking in the land of stills.
Feather bookmark is chillin' in my favorite novel! It lives there now XD
My awesome pillowcase in action. Look, it fits my massive pillow! Fortunately, my blonde chihuahua is not that interested in laying on that pillow (because it's overstuffed) so the pillowcase is remaining somewhat hair-free!
Caplet #1. LOL@ my face in this picture. Am I plotting or something? Seriously. However, as you can see, it looks awesome! The caplet, not my face XD
Lace caplet. My dad managed to sort of get the awesome giant silver feathers in there. Excuse my dorky expression, I just burst out laughing (... my dad told told me to say 'homosexual pickles' as he snapped the picture. You would laugh too XD)
As you can see from the pillow picture, I have red walls, so the watercolor will look great up there. Just need a frame now~
My little four pound pooch Camila needs to be dressed almost all the time, or she shivers like crazy! Especially because we live in Northern Canada. I have a bit of a different style, and almost all of the dog clothes on the market are just... ech. I started making some little shirts for her, and long story short... I got a consignment offer. I've whipped up some samples that I'll be showing to the store owner this weekend, and I wanted to hear what you guys think! I made all patterns myself.
A simple sleeveless made of sweatshirt material, 'serged' (zigzagged) around the edges. It has a coffin shape stenciled on the back to add a little interest.
Simple cotton sleeveless, with added pocket on the back. Pocket could probably fit one empty poop baggie. I stenciled a key on the pocket - skeleton key, hahaha? I was going for a 'busy' look with this one.
Handpainted cotton shift dress. BRAINS!
Double layered fleece (for extra warmness), 'serged' together. Contrasting fleece machiene-appliced skull for interest.
Cotton cap sleeve with lace trim. There's a decorative vine stitch around the bottom hem and the sleeve hems.
Cotton mandarin-collared shirt.
Faeriewear for dogs! Fleece, all hems are done with that alternating zigzag stitch.
Simple black velour dress with gathered skirt.
Wolf-y minky hoodie with functional hood (alot of a chi's heat escape through those big ears, they use them for cooling off).
Cotton dress with contrasting cap sleeves, pleated skirt, and functional hood (though this one's more for show, it's still functional because that's how I roll).
I am back and I come bearing pictures! Angelcallie, if you have some feel free to post them, because a) My camera is a bit of a POS when it comes to taking stills and b) It's been miserable here lately so no natural lighting -I ended up having to take the pictures on the bathroom floor. Unfortunately I can't get good enough photos to do my awesome package justice!
So I open the box, take out all the padding, and I unwrap...
This adorable little guy! Because no one probably knows, it's Mepple from Pretty Cure. I'm cosplaying as Cure Black this year, so he'll be great to finish off my costume! Look at his sweet face and cute little star tail!
Then I pulled out a little package. Hmn, what could that be?
Aw, it's a little Q-chan pin! That my camera hates because it cannot take pictures of small things. I'm trying to think of somewhere good to pin him.
Then I found this great little journal inspired by Earthian! I'm pretty sure it's hand-bound, it looks so professional! The paper is really gorgeous. The underlay on the white wing is shimmery and has gold swirls, and the overlay of the black wing is also shimmery. The underlay of the black wing has words on it (that are pretty appropriate actually! Was that intentional?). The wing design is mirrored on the back too. I love it, I actually already started using it to sketch out some new crafty ideas!
OMG, it's my awesome new bag! So perfect, I carry a bag everywhere with me (it's like a security blanket XD) and I'm due for a new one. It's got Leon and D on it! The different fabrics in the patchwork represent their personalities. Leon has skulls, baseballs and something 'loud and orange' XD and D has leopard print, ivy and scales.
Here's my attempt at getting a closer shot of the fabrics/showing the cool button to close it. It's a little ivy leaf!
Here's one last shot, this is the lining of the bag.
Also in the box were pocky (which I never get. Yay pocky!) and some Japanese fruit gummy treats which I'm interested to try, being a fan of gummy treats in general. And a nice letter, of course!
Thank you for being a great partner angelcallie! I love everything. I'm so anxious now that my package isn't good enough. It all fit in a very small box... eh, good things come in small packages I hope?
Recieved from DesignVigilante last night! Got some pictures of my little pooch wearing her new PJs and scarf!
Here's her cute little scarf. Ignore her annoyed look, I woke her up to take pictures. Picture is sideways because I have dialup and it takes an age to do anything on photobucket. *headdesk*
There's a quick picture of the PJs. They're going to be nice and warm in the winter months! They have a cute little bum flap but that's not in the picture because I haven't positioned the buttons that hold it closed yet.
Basically, I'm an enormous geek. And what's my favorite fandom? Mercedes Lackey's Last Herald Mage trilogy. I love the Tayledras (a race of people for those who don't know) so much it borders on a bit sad. So, as well as writing incredible amounts of Starwind/Moondance fanfiction, I made Tayledras masks.
... Yes, really.
(At least this is my second set of pictures. In the first I was trying to photograph it on me, and I had my hair braided like Starwind's. Have you ever felt extremely lame yet extremely cool at the same time? Yeah. Emphasis on the lame, seeing as the hairstyle didn't work on me... I have assymetrical hair and one side's only about an inch long)
On with the pictures! This is the gyrfalcon mask, and the first one I did. There are a LOT of flaws. My fingers itch to redo it. I had no idea what I was doing with this one, so it involved alot of trail and error, burning myself with hot glue, and alot of subsequent swearing.
Also, I HATE. The headpiece. HATE IT. I want to rip it off and throw it across the room.
And the back (which turned out awful on this one)...
It's held on by three straps. I can see out of it, but barely. There's alot of feather-fluff inhalation involved. It's actually strangely comfortable... but about a foot and a half wide. I wanted it to turn out sleeker, I sort of look like a startled owl. It looks awful around the eyes. Then of course, there's the atrocious diadem/headpiece...
I do love the beak, it's the entire reason I want to do a second version of this mask. The beak is long and curve, and actually goes into my mouth a bit. Not right in, just parts my lips. It's great.
Now, the second mask, a pereguin falcon. SO MUCH BETTER.
Close up on the ends of the ties...
The construction of this one went much faster. The eyes are smooth and nice, and so is the back. The headpiece isn't horrible. The feather placement is quite a bit better. Beak is not quite as nice, but that's because it's a pereguin falcon.
That's about it! I love these silly things, so comments are totally welcome. If you'd like a tutorial so you can be as geeky as me, I'll happily oblige!
So. I had this pair of jeans I never wore because they are dead boring (and I'd just about rather die than wear boring clothes). I decided I wanted to paint them. Then, on a random inspiration... Petshop of Horrors jeans! I wanted them! I needed them! I could make them!
For those who don't know (which, unfortunately, is probably almost everyone), Petshop of Horrors is a manga - not just any manga, the most incredible manga ever! I painted the main character, Count D (a Chinese kami) on the front of the left leg, butterflies across the top of the right leg, and T-chan (a totetsu) on the bottom of the right leg. On my butt is Q-chan (telling you what he is would give the plot away!).
Completely terrible picture of me wearing them. Also, stand in awe of my messy room!