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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
Jigglypuff and Pikachu kid costumes
For Halloween this year, my girls wanted to be Pokemon. I let them pick which ones, and they picked Pikachu (ok that doesn’t seem too bad), and Jigglypuff (ohmigod big pink ball… how do I do that???) After some consultation with Marcus, we decided that the costume would be a big ball shape worn over a jumpsuit. The ball part of Jigglypuff would be a ball shaped hoop skirt (like a Chinese lantern) with plastic boning, so it’d be collapsible and lightweight. I was really happy with how it came out because it was all pretty theoretical until about… 2 days before Halloween when I finally got it working. I did a lot of Googling to try to find if anyone else had done something similar, but I wasn’t able to find anything. I ended up having to try a couple different things before I got the understructure working properly. So here’s a quick tutorial for anyone else who wants [...]
Tue, Nov 08, 2016 11:40:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
I had a bit of spare time yesterday so I hauled out my recently finished teacup quilt for photos. This is actually one of the very first quilts I ever made but it’s been sitting in my closet waiting for the day that I felt confident enough with free motion quilting to attempt quilting it. I finally came to the conclusion that FMQ and I are not going to be getting acquainted anytime soon, so I sent this off to be quilted. I used the Tea Cozy pattern out of McCall’s Quick Quilts. The fabric is a mix of Lakehouse Dry Goods and Bunny Hill’s Windsor Lane collections. I love these fabrics so much! How can you go wrong with teacup fabric?! And the back is super cute too… I haven’t decided yet where I want to use this quilt, so for now it’s hanging out on top of my fabric bins. The post [...]
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 10:05:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Tako Sun Hat
Last month, I released my very first PDF pattern: the Tako Sun Hat. I’ve been meaning to blog about it but somehow, I never got around to sitting down and doing it. I suppose it’s because I don’t really have a whole lot to say other than: first foray into PDF Patterns… yay! =D I needed to make a hat for the Grub to take to preschool so I decided I wanted to try to make a hat based on takochu, a Japanese octopus stacking game. I have a slight obsession with takochu and I own a lot of them. I has a very much incorrect assumption of, “Oh hey as long as I’m making a pattern, I might as well write up a PDF pattern ’cause it will easy, right?” WRONG. It took so much more time than I ever expected. I had a ton of fun doing it but [...]
Tue, Jul 05, 2016 5:37:00 AM, 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