Monday, March 28, 2011

Completed Appa costume

To tell you the truth, I finished it on the 23rd or 24th, I don't remember, but I have this knack for getting distracted.

Don't worry, the hat goes on like a bonnet.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Appa Costume 98% done

I was originally going to do a tutorial for this one as well, but I kind of got into things and forgot to take pictures...I also apparently forgot to pick up elastic.  So that is why it is only 98% done.  I need it for the gloves and booties.

I based the pattern off a 9 mos old onesie that I enlarged so that is should fit 10-12 mos.  The child was just born in February, so it should be plenty big, but just in case of a growth spurt I made it bigger than it should need to be.  The child is put into the costume from the crotch area, which seals with Velcro, and there is a Velcro notch in the back to give room for his head. There is a button on the back to attach or detach the tail for sitting purposes.  This is all made from silk, fake fur, plastic eyes, and imitation suede.
This costume would have been easier if I didn't have to line it, but the opposite side of the fake fur is quite itchy!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here, have a video! 

I DID manage to finish it in time!


Busy Busy Busy

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!  I was going to post an animation, but I'm not done yet.  Let's see if I finish it before the day's out!

So, I got back from the wedding out in Milwaukee only to turn back around 2 days later for a funeral.  A friend of mine's father died.  I got to see many of my friends, which was great, but I've got to stop putting my foot in my mouth.  My only defense is that they gave me sugar soda, and I usually drink diet.  I might as well be semi-drunk with how I react if you give me enough.

On a different note, I love Ragstock. I got all these for $36.

 Usually that's the price for one cheap obi online.  I got them for gifts for a different friend of mine's wedding to give away to her bridesmaids.  I'm one of them.  To tell you the truth, I hope I get the mostly white one, but we'll see. :D All I know is that her specifications were either to go for blue, purple, or silver on the obis.  If you ever check some of those out, you find them in the more fruitier flavors.  Mostly, purple shows up in a little too pink consistency.  Oh well, I hope she likes these too.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Back from the Wedding

So I'm back from the wedding this past weekend.  I got to see family and friends and got to look like a chubby Audry Hepburn.  Yes, I am using the term "chubby" affectionately, but ya gotta take what you can get. *Sigh*  Just why does everyone want me to stand in their wedding when I'm the biggest I have ever been?  No justice there.

Alright, let's get out of this pout fest!  Here are a couple of pics of my cat (who lives at my parents' house.  He'd die as a city cat) with a toy mouse on his head.

Yes, Griz is tolerant of me at times.

I also got to get a new converter for my micro sd card, so I FINALLY, after about 4 mos I think,  got to finish this animation!

I hope you enjoy!


Thursday, March 3, 2011


Sorry I've been quiet for a while.  I'm headed over to Milwaukee for a friend's wedding this weekend.  I'm standing in it, so I've been prepping for a while.

In other news, my hubby has officially been given a job offer.  So off to Maryland we will be moving, for sure this time. :)  I have to say, I am excited for the warmer climate.