10 November

Coming soon: A larger workshop

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Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

We just bought a house, and it’s going to have a two-car garage, potential backyard space for a workshop shed and my sewing area will be doubled. We’ll finally have a room we can put all his grandparent’s antiques in and not leave them somewhere and hope they don’t get scratched.  The house will be built to the design we want, and will be ready in a few months.  Which means we have to move again.

Hubby’s working on a large vacuum former, which right now is taking up a lot of space in our rental place, but soon things will be changing. We’re one big step closer to renting out our original home after this weekend.  In the mean time, we’re plotting up next DragonCon’s costume line up. I think the bug finally bit my husband and now he’s eager to put his workshop skills and tools to use on some fun projects.

This year, we went as our first ‘paired’ costume set, Rocket(te) and Groot. By DragonCon next year, we’ll likely again be Upgraded (fursuit)Rocket and (latex)Groot, some D&D characters from the cartoon back in the day, and a RIFTS duo.  His costume, I think is secret for now, so I’ll just say I’m starting plans for making myself a Lay-line Walker and leaving it at that.  My purple padme gown will make four costumes, and hopefully by then I’ll be in shape to wear Cursed Midna again, making that more or less my costume limit, allowing for one surprise outfit of some kind, maybe. I’m finding myself just not wanting to change all that often anymore.  I’m having more fun wearing a well-made costume ‘all day’ rather than switching out to something I haven’t spent as much time on.

Poking around for Rocket Racoon reference images, I think this is my favorite thing that showed up. (artist and original comic book unknown)

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4 November

Fabric find!

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I’m now sure that I can finish Padme’s Purple Senate gown.

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Now I just have to find out what kind of dye to use.

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Hehehehehehehe

21 August

Snake Award

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So some drama happened out in the Wilmington office – a copperhead snake got in the building.  They’re in a building were they can’t kill snakes, so they had to remove it alive somehow.

I whipped this up for them on the fly.

 

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13 July

I’m amusing myself again.

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BestPilotMeme

 

Made this for a friend.  Heard about Ford’s on set accident, looked it up, went to Wikipedia and found out he is an honest-to-god helicopter pilot and really has personally saved a couple of lives.  Pretty awesome, actually. My husband’s alternate title was “is actually a pilot”.

27 May

Godzilla and Friends

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My best friend has been bugging me to make her a ‘badass’ photoshop ever since she saw the Jedi confronting the Balrog. So I spent five minutes on this and posted it to her facebook wall.

I’ll make her something nicer soon, but she and her husband (right) will get a kick out of it anyway.

 

22 May

More Shenanigans

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Brandon_EwoksI know it’s silly.  For some reason the Star Wars shoot generated a lot of potential for silly photos and Photoshop comps.  I’ve been amusing myself a lot this week.

 

20 May

Fun with glow

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Chris_shallnotpass

I readily admit this turned out better than I expected.  Chris Burnside is one of our resident “Generic Jedi” at our Blue Ridge Base with Rebel Legion.  We had an informal/non-event photoshoot a couple days ago to get some character shots, and he half-jokingly posed for this “YOU SHALL NOT PASS” shot.  Half an hour ago, I asked him if he could think of any particular shots he wanted glammed up.  He said no, so I took it as a personal challenge.

 

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