OH. MY. GOODNESS. Look at all these amazing swap packages! Folks, you've outdone yourselves!
The boobie hat put me in absolute stitches, I laughed so hard I thought I was going to cause a riot. The colour choices were perfect!
Those thirteen pasties make my eyes pop! What a wonderful and well-crafted assortment. Your upper half is going to be very well decorated, Shar!
Ya'll are amazing, and you ought to be proud of yourselves. I can't wait to get my package out and join in the fun (EDIT: OH MY GOD out of context that sounded entirely wrong! NO PUN INTENDED.). Cheers!
Hey, who else had an awful weekend? I sure did. My dog-- the best friend a girl could ever hope to have-- passed away, my marriage license application has been turned down twice, and I got scammed and stolen from, losing $3,500 and a bike! (There's some good mixed in with the bad, too. I got a phone-call from a long lost and estranged sister whom I haven't heard from for several years, my fiance beat my father at chess and thus earned his blessing for our oncoming marriage, and I have a meeting tomorrow with the Junior Partner at the firm I work for, and I expect that to go well.)
(I'll be sending a duplicate of this message to my partner and my group organizer.) I went down to the post office this afternoon, only to discover that I don't have enough money to ship my package! I am currently awaiting three separate paycheques, the earliest of which is expected to arrive this friday-- knowing my bank, I'll be able to cash the cheque the following monday (the 23rd) but I'm shooting for an earlier send-out. This swap is my priority. I'm anxious to send, and making every effort to get this package out as early as possible.
Kaiser, I'm sorry. You are a great partner, and I (think) I put together a great swap package for you. I'm sorry to have to ask you to wait a week, but I promise I will make it up to you. Due to the theft, money will be tight even after my paycheque goes in. However, if at all possible, I will send my package by priority post in an effort to make up lost time.
To the organizers, I'm sorry. This is my second swap, and it shames me to put up a poor showing by sending late. I want to state, once again, that I do intend to send. If you require proof of my intentions and situation, I can provide you with the number of my police file.
Package is close to done. I could send on the 13th, but I'll probably think of something genius to squeeze in there on the 14th (you've all been there, don't deny it) so I may send on the new send-out date, but no later.
Ladyblades and Trampycouture, I know exactly where ya'll are at, right now. Between the new apartment, multiple new jobs, the new school semester starting, my upcoming nuptials (before the month is out I'll be wed) introducing my fiance to my family, meeting his, starting no less than FOUR NEW JOBS... Ah, yes, and then there's the whole "six dollars and fifty cents to my name until the 12th" thing, but that's a temporary situation. A hungry, but temporary situation.
I'm exhausted. There has been little time for crafting, but this will come together in due time. Keep at it, folks. We're almost there.
I'm almost done my package, but... I'm moving (again) this weekend. I'm going to try to keep my crafting projects in an easily accessible box, but you know what they say: roads that lead to bad places are paved with good intentions. Again, I should be sending on time.
In other news, I start a different new job next week. (Why? Because I'm crazy, that's why.)
I find the "flattery" of a dress has more to do with the shape of your body, not the size. I have met many plus-sized women with hourglass figures, and damn near everything looks good on them.
Actually, A-Line dresses are renowned for looking good on every figure. They're the go-to for all shapes and sizes.
A-line dresses, in my opinion, look best on pear-shaped women-- girls with soft wide hips who are proportionately smaller up top. The cut of this dress would draw attention to your shoulders. Improperly tailored, it might also pinch your skin in front of and below your arms, causing you to look heavier than you are. In case of emergency or in the interest of modesty (if you're the modest type) consider acquiring a drapey, gauzy, elegant shawl to cover up.
If you're an apple-shaped woman-- if your widest point is your middle, not your hips or your shoulder/bust, do not despair. You likely have lovely legs. Consider bringing the dress up to tea length (upper calves) to show them off and get people's attention where it is most flattering for you.
Here's the important bit: don't fuss over perceived flaws. Find your best feature and flaunt it with your dress alterations, and you'll look fabulous.
The brains are JUST. SO. CUTE. They're so adorable they make me squeal. The bitten brain is so nerdy, it makes me chuckle. Plus, they're pink and glossy. Who doesn't love pink glossy jewelry? I admire the craftsmanship of the finger.
Well done all around, mate. If I had a quick critique, it'd be the fact that you've left thumbprints all over your polymer clay pieces. There's a place for that if you want something to look textured, but since the televisions are supposed to look like smooth steel, the thumbprints break the illusion.
Honestly, I'm falling behind. I'd like to be done by now, but my package isn't quite where I'd like it to be. We'll get there before the due-date, certainly, but I had my heart set on sending early, not just before the deadline. Hm. We'll see what we can do to aspire to that. In other news: It seems as though I'm moving once again, which makes it three times in two months. I am one step shy of being a transient hobo. Moving into my own apartment August first-- will update organizers and partner with my new address ASAP.