Holy crap, I just sewed a gown!

*knock, knock, knock* “Heather?”

Yes. I’m alive. Please know I haven’t forgotten about you little bloggy blog of mine! It has been quite some time and in between work-outs, trying to keep up with my shop, working and trying to keep my social life at least a little bit afloat, I’ve spent the remainder of my time asleep. And these hours are very few and far between. So weekends, the free moments I have, oh you better believe I am snug in my bed, blissfully napping.

Unfortunately, I’ve forgotten that days only have 24 hours in them and have had none left over to just sit. I miss sitting. And staring off into oblivion. And it’s my favorite time of year to do so… I need to find time to do that. Outside in a pair of jeans, a warm sweater, a hot cider and my thoughts. Doesn’t that sound glorious?

But I’m glad to get a chance and touch base with my blogging world. I feel like we need to sit down on a cafe terrace, sip lattes and talk about the weather, our families and Bethenny Frankle’s new talk show (God she’s hysterical, I adore her) and Tamra Judge’s wedding (GORGEOUS!).

In the meantime, let me share my biggest feat to date… or at least what feels like it to me.

I sewed a gown.

*pause for reaction*

Yes, I said gown. Remember last year’s Comic Con that I slacked and never put up pictures from like I promised? Yeah, so that happened again. But the shirt wasn’t enough this year, I had to kick it up a notch. So to Cosplay City we went. I did. I cosplayed. I wore a costume. And walked around downtown Baltimore. Like the ridiculously awesome fool I am. That happened. This is real life right here.

Join me on my sewing adventure.

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River Song Appreciation Day!

HAPPY RIVER SONG DAY!

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Ok, I’m about three days late for posting this and be prepared, it’s about to get a tad nerdy up in this joint.

River Song is a character played by Alex Kingston on “Doctor Who”. Again, if you have never seen “Doctor Who” and are into the nerdy, space travel, british comedies then WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!? Seriously, you need to GET ON THAT. Those of you who know of River Song and know me, know that I adore the hell out of that character/woman and is pretty much one of my goals in life to be as badass as she.

dcwhoomgFriday was the 5th Anniversary of River’s first appearance in “Silence in the Library”, an episode from season 4 with David Tennant and Catherine Tate as his “I’ll dish your sassiness right back to you” companion, Donna Noble (another favorite of mine!). Please be prepared if you watch this episode and it’s companion (ha, see what I did there?) because there are a lot of emotions. Seriously. Good luck with that.

Also, can we talk about the season finale?! Let’s talk about how I cried rivers of tears (ha, bah-dum-dum-psh!)… let’s talk about how I walked out into my living room and the conversation went like the following:

Dad: So, how was Doctor-

Me: OMG! *bursts into tears* RIVER! MY FEELS! RIVER AND THE DOCTOR! I JUST… I CAN’T! RIVER! NOOOOO! MY FEELS!

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Anywho, I decided that since I couldn’t cosplay to work (even though it was casual Friday) and it would probably be highly inappropriate to walk around calling everyone “Sweetie”, or trying to use my sonic screwdriver when my stupid computer wouldn’t work (I actually have two: River and the 10th’s) and saying “Spoilers” anytime anyone asked me where one of my reports were (Seriously, I saw a very pink psychic paper in my future if I ever tried to pull this kind of shenanigan)… all of these under consideration, I decided to marathon River’s episodes and make a lovely decor piece in honor of our favorite woman with the funny name and the fantastic space hair.

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DIY: Glitter Ornaments – Mixing Glitter

Well hello sweetie, fancy meeting you here.

Little different, eh? I’ve changed my name, after all, what do I blog about more than glitter? Well besides Doctor Who (in which this post will contain both!)… wibbly wobbly bloggy woggy. The layout is not agreeing with me, so that must remain the same… for now.

I felt it was only fitting that with the revamping of my personal life, my blog should get an overhaul as well. The revamping is not done, as is the life of a crafter, but a work in progress.

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Anyhoo, the Christmas holiday is just around the corner now! Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? Before Halloween I was playing with glitter ornaments (remember this post?) and decided to play around with mixing the glitter. My sister made some Star Wars ornaments for my brothers birthday this year and it inspired me to make another TARDIS ornament, this time, in space. I wanted the space effect to have a Van Gogh feel to it so I decided to mix a little black and blue glitter… have a look!

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The convention is bigger on the inside: Part 1

Hello Petals,

The following post was written just under a month ago. Life became full of uber craziness: some good, some bad, some downright confusing. I sometimes have a hard time processing those types of crazy, but have worked through it. Through it all, I’ve realized how much of an adult I’ve become. My advice for today: Change is inevitable, and most of the time, it’s good because there is a reason it has occurred. You’re meant to grow and change, because it means you are alive and breathing. If you stayed the same, well, lets just say that life would be far too boring and you can never get anywhere in life without a little evolution… just ask our ancestors. 😉

So this is to you, whom are reading this and may be going through a rough time: chin up, it will get better. If all good things are in your realm: EMBRACE them and be proud. Because you haven’t gotten to this good place without hard work and some distressing moments.

With all the good things happening to me, I’m embracing all that I’m surrounded with: An amazing family, a great job and a bright future. But know, I’m also BACK. 🙂

Without further ado…

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I came, I saw, I totally nerded out…

I wear bow-ties on my nails now, bow-ties are cool…

Fare warning, this will be a post of ultimate nerd proportions. Today, we will be discussing Baltimore Comic Con. Yes. Yes, I did indeed attend. And it was glorious to say the least, my little nerdy heart was full and warm from fellow nerds and nerdettes running around Baltimore in cosplay and taking pictures with each other.

Say what you will about us folks that attend such shindigs, but also be jealous, because those are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. I had a blast.

As I am a broke kid with college loans, I was not able to cosplay… I also have had zero time to do any fabulous sewing, so I decided just to make my own shirt!

Behold, I’m the future companion!

All shirts were handmade! Courtney and I (far right and far left) used the same technique to make ours, for Jimmy and Lisa, we used iron-on transfers!

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Important Moments: My other-half graduated!

I met Catie–my other half and sister from another mister–when we were in our last year of high school. She transferred in and once I heard her mention RENT in our vocal ensemble class, my little sensors went off and I thought “I think I’m going to like this girl!” We have been through A TON together: high school craziness, graduation, finding jobs, college, student government, performing, living a minute away from one another… We went to the same college, though in staggered years, and graduated a year apart. She has done SO many amazing things as a college student including meeting with our Governor, getting to be on a call with the President (as in of the free world… also known as Commander in Chief), was our SGA President her senior year, sang in the a capella group, and was just a straight up BAMF.

The only other moment that tops the list of me being immensely proud of her graduating was the fact that she finally jumped on the Doctor Who bandwagon and understood my obsession with the witty British comedy. Despite the fact that she is a huge Rose and Ten(nant) fan and I’ve sat and listened to her cry over just how sad their departure from one another was (Ok, yes it was devastating when I saw it, but I’ve never been a huge fan of Rose), I still love how excited we both get over the silly nonsense and adventures of the Doctor (and of course Doctor Donna who is my favorite!)

So I’ve been debating on what to get her for this momentous occasion. After I purchased a vintage planner (for which she was present for) and some mustache stickers (that I’ve been shaving for her) I decided that I would do something along the lines of the gift made for my grandlittle: A TARDIS! I mean, the Tardis is the only constant thing on Doctor Who through all the years and different regenerations of the Doctor. So what is better than a Tardis jar full of goodies?! I think nothing… nothing at all.

Again, I went through the same phase of painting glass and of course a few different trials and timey-wimey tribulations of this project, but I think it came out relatively well! Note to remember when painting glass: I’ve found it’s much easier and looks cleaner when you use an enamel based paint and be sure to seal it with a clear sealer (gloss or matte, your choice!).

The beginning!

I decided I like coating the inside more, it gives the outside a really clean and glossy look.

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