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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.

Latest Blog Posts
Mouse and Stars Baby Quilt
Last November, a dear friend told me she was pregnant. She’d waited until pretty late to tell people and I was so thrilled for her! And then I started panicking that I wouldn’t be able to get a quilt done for the new baby. So, everything went on hold for a bit while I rushed to finish this Mouse and Stars Baby Quilt. My friend and her husband own some pretty cute rats and I thought it’d be appropriate do a mouse/rat theme. I had a hard time finding inspiration because a search for mouse themed quilts mostly turned up Mickey Mouse quilts. Thank goodness for Pinterest! I went down the rabbit hole of related pins on Pinterest, and stumbled across an adorable mouse applique from Embroidery Library that I decided to base the quilt around. I used the Sweet Dreams Baby Quilt pattern and altered it to adjust for the mouse [...]
Mon, Feb 01, 2016 5:15:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Star Wars Family Photo
This year’s holiday theme card was of course: Star Wars! I am so so grateful to Jeff Kuo, who is my go-to photographer for everything. He’s so great to work with, so versatile, produces amazing photos, and I love his cat. =D He was also incredibly forgiving of me for waiting until the last minute to pester him for photos. I had grand plans to do the holiday card photoshoot in November and be all on top of it, but I ended up having an emergency quilt to finish in November (which I’ll blog about later), so I didn’t get my imperial officer costume done on schedule, and the photoshoot ended up getting pushed into December. One of these years, I will actually get my act together so that I will not have to pay the rush fee for the card printing. Thankfully the only costume I had to make was mine. The Princess [...]
Mon, Jan 25, 2016 8:31:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
I-Spy Quilt
For Christmas, I made an I-Spy quilt for The Brood, which they love. I’m really happy they like it because they were pretty apathetic about the other quilts I made them (which is fine, I don’t expect a baby to have much of an opinion about which blanket they’re spitting up on). =D I almost wish I had made the quilt bigger with more blocks except that I didn’t want to sew more blocks… I-Spy quilts require a bit of planning because getting enough blocks takes time. I think the best way is to join a swap group. I joined the I-Spy swap group on Yahoo Groups which is a very well run group. I participated in 4 swaps before I had enough blocks to make my quilts. I made 2 I-Spy quilts at the same time, one for my brood and one for Aimee’s girls. Each quilt had 56 blocks [...]
Wed, Jan 13, 2016 9:16:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Just got back from China/Taiwan. I have a million photos to crawl thought but I thought I'd post the Summer Palace ones first.We were actually really popular with the other tourists there which was really cool! Apparently they get a lot of people in traditional type clothing at the Summer Palace so the staff there didn't even blink an eye at us. We got waylaid for photos a lot, but this group of schoolgirls were so cute that we asked them if they'd take a photo with us. =DAnd now I am going to go attempt to put my internal clock back on pacific time. =P [...]
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 8:19:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Still in China! Here's a couple pics for now. We're having a super great time. Great Wall, Forbidden Palace, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace were all epic. I'm even getting a custom chinese-style top made. Pic it up tomorrow. Probably the most epic, for dorks like us was cosplaying at the Summer Palace in the outfits we made. Still have a day or so left, see you on the other side.Me, "Cheryll", AJ, "Char" and Judy on the Great Wall.AJ and Judy at the Summer Palace [...]
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 2:15:00 PM, Continue reading at the source