Hello World!

We’re still around and costuming! We’ve definitely slowed down a lot though with life getting busy and some of us having kids (holy cow), but we’re all still active and you’ll see updates here and there.

Latest Blog Posts
game of thrones costume event
Last month, the GBACG held a Game of Thrones costume event at the Castello di Amorosa winery in Napa. It’s an entire medieval castle smack in middle of Napa and it was the perfect backdrop for Game of Thrones costumes. I actually hadn’t watched Game of Thrones yet when I bought my ticket to the event so I was on a clock to watch the show, pick a character, and make a costume.  Thankfully the seasons are short and the show is really good. So then it was time to make a costume choice and I really liked Margaery (although I have to admit I barely remember her from the books… but I read the books a long long time ago). Margaery has gorgeous outfits in the show, but I didn’t want to do a named character, so I went back over her scenes and checked out her handmaidens in the background. They [...]
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 7:12:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
jelly roll dreams book
I’ve been meaning to blog about my latest quilt but I started playing Diablo III again and all of a sudden, I have no free time because I’m busy gaming. =D I purchased a few jelly rolls when I started looking into quilting 3 years ago, but haven’t gotten around to using them. Jelly rolls are actually kinda big and they were taking up a lot of room in my bins, so I figured it was time to start using them. I picked the Kate Spain Good Fortune jelly roll and the For Emma pattern from the Jelly Roll Dreams book. There is definitely something to be said for having all your strips pre-cut. Piecing this quilt went very quickly! In an awesome stash busting move, I dug out some quilting cottons I got in Hawaii for the backing. I got these fabrics 4 years ago when Aimee and I were taking [...]
Mon, Mar 09, 2015 7:16:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Another lovely tea and dance with the Jane Austen Evening! I really love attending this Regency event in Pasadena. Sorry I don’t have more photos! I forgot to charge my camera battery! The Jane Austen Evening is held in such a beautiful building! I made a new dress for this year’s event out of another Indian saree from my stash. This one was shocking hot pink with beautiful gold bullion trim and details. I used Laughing Moon’s new #130 Wrapping Front Gown pattern. I was inspired partially by Jane Seymour’s bright purple dress from the “play” in Austenland. Here’s me with my friend Michelle! I was also excited to bring my “new” cupid candelabras to decorate our tea table. Part of the fun of the tea portion of the event is that people bring their own fancy tea cups and table decorations. They provide lots of delicious period inspired savory foods, sweets and [...]
Wed, Feb 04, 2015 11:13:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
I took a $1.50 bunny hand towel from Daiso and put it on my old navy pullover! If you want to try, I fray checked around the edge of the bunny and cut the bunny out. I pinned the bunny carefully onto the sweatshirt making sure not to catch the other side or the pocket. I then basted the bunny on and used a satin stitch to applique it on. Ta da! [...]
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 6:13:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
I finished up my Art Nouveau River Song from Doctor Who image! I hope you like! The base color was done with COPIC markers and then I overlayed a galaxy photo and colored the linework in Photoshop. If you’d like to buy a print 11×14″ ($12) or 8×10″($8) +$4 shipping, please email me at sweetmomokoATmac.com (replace AT with @). You can also combine with my other current print sales here. There will also be 11 prints of this for sale in person at Gallifrey convention next month. Thanks for your support! [...]
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:43:00 PM, Continue reading at the source