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I basically failed at this.
Actually my boyfriend was in town and then I got very busy with my work and school schedule and I completely just did not have time for the blog – SO here’s a large update.

Rikku is pretty much completed. Sleeves are re-made and finished. Skirt needs eyelets and yellow stringies and it will be finished. Wig and contact lenses have been ordered and are on the way and should arrive before the end of the month.
I purchased a large roll of paper today which I will be using to pattern out my Haruhi bunny suit. Probably going to make the suit out of some fabric scraps I have lying around before I start cutting into really expensive satin and just merrily sewing. Her wig has been ordered, but I still need to get some yellow ribbon for her hair. Fishnet stockings have also been ordered and ship and should actually arrive tomorrow. I ordered some with a backseam embellished with rhinestones for just a little extra added detail.  I also still need to order my spiral steel boning and underwires for the suit which I should be able to do a little later in the week.

Altogether everything is coming along quite nicely and I feel a lot more confident that I’ll be able to finish with plenty of time.  I may even have time to make a North High uniform if I don’t feel like being in a bunny suit all day.  I’m feeling much more confident that everything will be finished with plenty of time before ACen.

And without further ado:

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Day 8 – A photo that makes you angry/sad

In all honesty I couldn’t think of anything and this is what I came up with :p

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Day 7

Day 7 – A Photo That Makes You Happy

Kimber in the SunThis is my fabulous puppy Kimber.  I use the term puppy loosely, she actually turns 2 in April.

If anyone follows me regularly on Facebook or anything you will know that back a couple of months ago my little 7 pound dog had 8 seizures in the space of less than 24 hours.  She now takes anti-convulsion medication to make sure she doesn’t have them anymore, and hopefully at the end of the year she will be able to stop taking them, but I am very very happy to have her with me still.  That was a very scary time for me.

She absolutely loves to lay in the sun and sprawl out and I think it’s just the cutest thing.  🙂

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Day 6 – Whatever tickles your fancy

Ha see, I bet you thought I was forgetting my daily posts with the title there huh!

I plan on beginning work on my Haruhi body suit this week which I’m both nervous and excited for.  I’ve never made a body suit before so it should be a very interesting learning experience.

Unfortunately I somehow managed to break 3 machine needles the last week I was sewing, so I’m completely out of needles and have to drive about 30 minutes to get more.  It’s unfortunate the fabric shop is so far out of the way, or it’d be less of a hassle for me to get the supplies I need.

So the last…week and a half or so, my projects have been sitting near completion without being able to be finished.  I got through one of Rikku’s sleeve remakes I just need to tie and sew the bews in place, the other one is ready for assembly.  My skirt has yet to be done.  I have some material cut for it, but I haven’t sewn any of it.  I’m hoping that this fabric will hold up to the eyelets better….I really don’t want to have to hand sew them…ugggh, although I can if it’s necessary.

I also have to purchase a roll of spiral steel boning this week so that I can finish my corset and also finish my Haruhi bunny suit once I’ve got it assembled to that point 😛

Overall looking forward to the next week of sewing 🙂

I cannot wait to debut all my Rikku changes, as well as the Haruhi bunny suit, AND my steampunk fashion show outfit at Anime Central in May.  Stress is mounting as the date draws closer, as I still have to order and style 3-4 wigs….BUT!  I am confident that everything will go off without a hitch once I’m there and it will all be faboo 🙂

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Day 5

Day 5 – Your Favorite Quote

I am no artist, I am a dreamer

Who takes a pencil

And shows the world, what I see.

Once upon a time I actually did a presentation involving this quote when I was in grade 10 that caused me to cry mid speech – which was rather embarrassing.

This quote really impacts me because I am such a creative individual but I don’t really consider myself an artist in the definition sense of the term I guess.  It’s true I do create quite a bit, I sew costumes and clothing, I paint, I sculpt, I draw, I dabble in digital art, I craft, I knit – in short I do all sorts of things that I consider “artsy” but I wouldn’t really consider any of my work museum worthy or anything like that.

If I can dream it, I can make it real – and that’s really just a philosophy I try to live by.

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Day 3 – Your Favorite Television Program

As someone who is a gamer/seamstress/full time student/part time worker I rarely make time to watch television.  If I’m not online in EverQuest2 or World of Warcraft I’m playing Final Fantasy XIII and if I’m not gaming I’m sewing, doing homework, or working.

My days feel so busy lately – with ACen coming up I feel like I’m in a constant seamstress state….all I hear is the sewing machine.

With that said – when I do watch television I don’t really have any one specific favorite show.  As a culinary student I really enjoy Food Network’s Iron Chef America challenges.  I would also sit down to watch CSI or Law and Order.  Maybe even Heroes, House, or White Collar.

As far as a show that I absolutely have to see whenever a new episode is on?  I don’t do that.  If it gets recorded on our DVR I might sit down to watch it a day or two later, but usually I will just watch it when it’s in reruns during the day (like while turning 12 little ribbons for Rikku sleeves).

I’m just not a TV person /shrug  There are a few shows that I enjoy and will watch if I actually happen to be in front of a TV when it’s on.  As far as something I go out of my way to watch….there isn’t anything.

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Day 1

Day 1 – Your Favorite Song

For me it’s very difficult to pick one specific song to call my favorite.  I feel I listen to quite a wide variety of music and my favorite song(s) is/are very dependent upon my mood at the time.  I have a lot of artists that I listen to regularly – my top five probably being:  Paramore, Matthew Good, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Marie Digby

If I had to pick an absolute favorite song, something that really touches my life and is important to me – it would probably be Paramore’s Hallelujah.  I have some very special moments that I share with the Riot! album but that one in particular, when I’m feeling down, I think of this song and pick myself back up.

If you’ve never heard Hallelujah, or never heard Paramore – I really suggest checking them out.  They have three albums: All We Know Is Falling, Riot!, and Brand New Eyes – they also did the song Decode from the movie Twilight (if you’re into that sort of thing) which plays during the end credits.  Fabulous band 🙂

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To get me blogging on a more daily basis – whether it be about cosplay, or what have you I’ve decided to take this 30 day challenge. Taken from http://megandrinkstea.tumblr.com/

Day 01 — Your favorite song
Day 02 — Your favorite movie
Day 03 — Your favorite television program
Day 04 — Your favorite book
Day 05 — Your favorite quote
Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fictional book
Day 15 — A fanfic
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — A recipe
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A YouTube video
Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 — Your day, in great detail
Day 26 — Your week, in great detail
Day 27 — This month, in great detail
Day 28 — This year, in great detail
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy

I’ll be doing this starting today! woo!

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