Wherein I talk to myself and pretend other people are interested.

There is sewing. And feminism. But mostly sewing. Probably.

The shapes a bright container can contain!

Why yes, I am the kind of person who puts a scarf on her dog.

Why yes, I am the kind of person who puts a scarf on her dog.

Been fixing my Tippi Hedren costume for the Halloween party I’m going to in a few weeks.  I don’t know how I managed not to notice that it was like two sizes too large when I made it.  I have not lost weight or anything.

Then I’m going to take a stab at the straight-skirt version of Butterick 6094, and maybe a fleece coat or two as well.

Vintage balsa wood hat block I found at an antique store for $20.  Hat blocks generally start around $100.  I’m rather pleased.

Vintage balsa wood hat block I found at an antique store for $20.  Hat blocks generally start around $100.  I’m rather pleased.

"Here Comes Daredevil".
In a car.
Someone didn’t think this through.

"Here Comes Daredevil".

In a car.

Someone didn’t think this through.

Custom CAH cards from PAX.  You can guess which one is mine.

Custom CAH cards from PAX.  You can guess which one is mine.

Tricorder bag

I sewed something!  Yay!  

For ECCC I made this Star Trek TOS dress.  I put pockets in it, but they mess with the line of the skirt.  So this time around, I decided to make a bag in the style of an original series tricorder.

I found a nice remnant of heavy cotton duck and made a simple lunchbag-style bag.  It’s one long rectangle for the front, back, and flap, and two narrow rectangles for the sides.  I sewed on some black velcro to close the flap.

The nice thing about the cotton duck is that the coating on the fabric helps it hold a shape.  So once I folded it the way I wanted, I didn’t even need to get out the iron and press it.  Yeah, I didn’t press my seams at all on this thing.  LAZY.  

I made a long strap out of the duck.

Here it is with the “electronics” laid out in felt

I glued those down.  I was going to sew them all all neatly but of course I was doing this at 9pm the night before the con and that was clearly not going to happen when I had liquid stitch available.

And finally, I attached some eyelets and half-snaps for the buttons and switches.

Tada!  Tricorder bag complete!

I’m on a motherfucking dragon, y’all.

I’m on a motherfucking dragon, y’all.

Gratuitous PAX selfie.

Gratuitous PAX selfie.

Emerald City Comicon Passes & Pricing Information

emeraldcitycomicon:

We’ve changed things around a bit this year, so please be sure to look at our ECCC Pass and Pricing information before they go on sale September 1, at 10am PST.

A few brief points:
You can only buy ECCC passes online by credit card or Paypal. That means there will be no ECCC passes sold at local stores.

Additionally, we’ve terminated the VIP program and instead created two separate passes, one directed towards those who prize celebrity autographs and photo ops (the Celebrity Fast Pass) and one for those who want special access to the show floor and extra comics-related goodies (the Deluxe Pass.)

And yes, prices have increased this year, by a small percentage.

Thanks for planning to attend ECCC, and let us know if you have any questions.

Slightly disappointed you’re not doing the in-store sales and pickup again this year.  That was so convenient and efficient for attendees.  I guess maybe it wasn’t as convenient for the stores, but I did find a great local comic book store because it was on the list of badge vendors.  

Does this then mean badges will be mailed out, or is there going to be a big badge line?

I’m trying my hand at embroidery again.  My grandmother has incredible crewel skills.  This … is a kit because I am not quite on her level.

I’m trying my hand at embroidery again.  My grandmother has incredible crewel skills.  This … is a kit because I am not quite on her level.

I know I haven’t been posting anything interesting lately.  My thyroid levels were way too low again and I just haven’t had the energy to do much of anything.

But he’s tweaked me back up to a dose that works for me, so hopefully I’ll be back in the game soon!


Anonymous

Q: What about like Chris Pratt? Or anybody else from Guardians of the Galaxy?

A:

emeraldcitycomicon:

Will he be french-braiding hair?  Because YES.

Responding to a comment on another site

unfuckyourhabitat:

I don’t like to invade other Internet spaces to defend myself or UfYH when someone takes exception to the site, but I do like to address those criticisms. Like this one (I’m not identifying the source because I do not advocate invading other Internet spaces even in well-intentioned defense. I ask…

Married. Two kids. One kid with ADHD, one with celiac disease, type 1 diabetes, and autism. I’m a cancer survivor on daily medication, with a congenital heart defect.

I mean, if the blog doesn’t work for you then it doesn’t work. No big deal. Flylady didn’t work for me.  There’s stuff on UFYH that doesn’t apply to me, or I’m not in the mood to do, so I … just ignore it.  It’s not like she’s going to come to my house and swear at me until I clean out that invisible corner behind my bedroom door.  Which I’m totally going to do.  Any day now.

Q: I love your bedding in your guide to making the bed post. I see that you sew, did you make it? If not, do you mind me asking where you got it? I'm pretty much always on the search for the perfect bedding.

A:

Thank you!  I did not make it, it’s from Target.  I’ve been ambivalent about it.  Somehow it’s prettier in pictures than it is in real life.

A Simple Visual Guide to Making the Bed, a la UFYH.

Last night there was a lot of arguing over making the bed.  Again.  So I present to you this pictorial representation of bed-making:

Not-made bed:

Made Bed:

"Letting the bed air out" made bed:

That’s it.  It’s that simple.  The only way that bed gets more air is if you strip it completely, and that’s more work than just making it so if you do that you’re probably not complaining about it anyway.

Yes, we do have a lot of pillows.  

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