Someone asked if they could remake the skirt I made for Sam and I realized that I never uploaded progress pics since it was a secret project

So here are progress pics for the outer shell

This entire group was one of my favorite things ever, but also, one of the most ridiculous.  These skirts are no joke people.  There is a ton of time, tears and money into these things.

I’ve done some genealogy work, too, and I think it’s fascinating. 1500s is very impressive!

I know, I was really surprised.  The interesting ones were the “Born in 1666, Surrey, England, Married in 1703 in … Virginia, you get the idea.  You can see when the various ancestors made that journey to the US.  He’s got settlers in Jamestown, VA in the early 1600’s which I find fascinating.

One of my dad’s many hobbies is genealogy, and tonight he sent a message with a detailed lineage of my family as far back as he has been able to go in the many, many decades he has been doing this.

He’s managed to trace our family roots in the USA through the 1600’s and then back to Ireland, England, Germany and Switzerland in the 1500’s!

It’s a 35 pg tree.  That’s just the tree, he apparently has stories and photos for some of them through the 1700’s.


people starting new costumes a few days before con:


people freaking out about finishing their costumes:


people wanting me to help them finish their costumes:


people already done with their costumes:


cosplayers when they finally get to con:



New Tutorial! Using boiling water to curl wigs! :)


Asked by ANON: Favorite 80s Fantasy Films

The 80s was truly the best decade for cheesy 80s fantasy films. If you haven’t seen all of these, you’re missing out. In order of pictures:

  • Legend (1985) 
  • The Last Unicorn (1982)
  • Ladyhawke (1985)
  • Labyrinth (1986)
  • The Secret of Nimh (1982) 
  • The Neverending Story (1984)
  • Red Sonja (1985)
  • Masters of the Universe (1987)
  • Return to Oz (1985)
  • Highlander (1986)
  • Conan the Barbarian (1982)
  • Krull (1983)
  • Excalibur (1981)
  • Clash of the Titans (1981)
  • Dark Crystal (1982)
  • The Princess Bride (1987)
  • Willow (1988)
  • The Beastmaster (1982)

Feeling very sad and sentimental tonight.  It’s something I try to avoid, and since I live with two aspergers, I’m usually successful (logic trumps sentiment).

But, my friends Isa and John are leaving soon and having to part with so much of their stuff, so I’ve been going through some of my family’s old stuff to donate.

Goodbye, worn out picture books that I read over and over to my children while they were toddlers. Goodbye, outgrown clothing and costumes.  So long Matchbox car collection and play kitchen. 

My friends are off on a grand adventure and they are going to be fantastic.  But, I’m going to miss them and tonight I am sad.





Reproduction 1740s stays

absolute perfection

Augh, just perfect perfect stays.

fiberistanora replied to your post “Took a good look at the existing bathroom decor and decided. The…”

Towels for everyone.

Indeed.  :D  

I found a lovely laser cut decal seller that is working with me for a couple specialty pieces.  I may have the whole thing done before next week.  

I can’t do much about the tiles themselves (the original owner did construction for a living and he tiled the entire thing - floor, walls, ceiling, closet), plus my budget is <$50, but I think guests will get a kick out of it.


Tomm Moore - Secret of Kells Watercolors