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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.

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macaron pattern weights
I needed pattern weights so I was doing some research into making or buying them. I found some really cute polymer clay ones on Etsy but I am world’s biggest klutz (like I run into walls on a regular basis), and anything made from sculpey is pretty much doomed around me. Then I remembered these cute plastic macaron boxes I had seen on Amazon that I could turn into pattern weights. Those would stand a good change of surviving an unexpected trip to the floor! If you’re interested in making a set for yourself, here’s a super fast tutorial for making macaron pattern weights… Purchase a set of mini macaron trinket boxes from Amazon. Make sure you get the plastic ones. The boxes with the hinge are made of some sort of porcelain or clay and break if dropped on the floor. (Ask me how I know…) You’ll also need to swing [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 6:26:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Hey guys! I set up a proper mailing list! If you like my art or pins, please sign up: http://eepurl.com/c2D9H9 I won’t mail that often but you’ll get first dibs! I’m going to be starting a kickstarter soon and there will be early bird stuff on that! Thanks! [...]
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 4:48:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Ikea 18th century round gown
In May, I made an 18th century round gown to wear to Colonial Williamsburg. I’ll post photos later from the trip (assuming I ever catch up on photo processing), but I wanted to post a couple of quick photos of the dress. A lot of people in the historical costuming community have made dresses using duvet covers and curtains from IKEA. I needed a breathable fabric for the heat of Williamsburg and I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on fabric, so an IKEA duvet cover was a perfect choice. I decided to dye the fabric because I don’t really like white. I washed my fabric to pre-shrink and wash out any sizing. The next step should have been to dye the fabric before cutting, but I didn’t have a pot big enough to dye an entire duvet cover. I decided to cut all my pieces out first and serge [...]
Fri, Sep 08, 2017 5:36:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Pokemon Go Holiday Card
Uh… so here’s our Pokemon Go holiday card from last year! It’s six months late and almost too late to even bother posting, but I’m processing photos so I figured I’d share a few. Photo was taken by Jeff Kuo, graphic design by Cheryll. Here are some photos we liked but didn’t end up picking. I like this photo because you can see Pikachu’s tail, and it’s standing up! I’m very proud of managing to get that tail to stand up because it’s quite heavy. =D Now I have to start thinking about what to do for this year’s card… The post Pokemon Go Holiday Card appeared first on Confused Kitty Creations. [...]
Sat, Jun 24, 2017 7:05:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
dye
I couldn’t find any red jackets that I really loved. I’d love to get a “real” Star-Lord jacket someday but in the meantime, it’s pretty hot here in SoCal so I thought I’d go with a vest instead. I settled on this jeans vest since I couldn’t find any good red ones. I dyed it red with Rit Dye (easy!) and then started adding flair! I got the large back Guardians of the Galaxy patch on amazon here and the smaller GotG patch here. The star patches and heart axe pin are from sugarbones. The “bless your heart” pin is from Micheline Pitt. Awesome Mix pin from MoPin. The cuff, Awesome Mix bag and t-shirt are from HotTopic! [...]
Tue, May 09, 2017 9:06:00 PM, Continue reading at the source