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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My knitting frenzy

I have begun to notice a trend based on certain TV shows I watch while I craft. Now, hear me out and answer me this: Do you find you do a certain type of craft as you watch a certain show or type of show? Or maybe you’re a movie watcher, or listen to music, or do leg work-outs… whichever, am I the only one who notices a pattern when I craft? Perhaps it’s just me (because I never said I was a normal person) but with all of you crafters in the world, I find it hard to believe I’m the lone rando who has patterns to her crafting.

For example, I’m a big fan of glitter and painting while I watch “Doctor Who” (TARDIS shirt, ornaments and wine glasses). I also tend to crochet a lot while watching “The West Wing” and do a lot of sewing while watching any comedy movies… If I watch any of the “Harry Potter” movies, I tend to make more jewelry and now, recently, I’ve been going knitting crazy while watching “Once Upon A Time”.

No, seriously, this is real life. Maybe they just happen to coincide with my random marathons. Regardless, I’ve been catching up on “Once Upon a Time” and have been knitting like mad.

I picked up some knitting I had started ages ago and went to town making myself a comfy cowl.

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I am in love with the cowl, it is so darn comfy! And has been perfect for some of these rather frigid winter days! Since then I’ve done additional cowls, scarfs and headbands, one of which is currently for sale at my Etsy shop! The others will be posted soon!

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And I’ve learned I’ve definitely followed my heritage and do Continental Knitting instead of the English way… it’s also the lefty way, but I found it much easier as a crocheter too, it’s similar.

So tell me: Do you have a crafting pattern?! Do you knit? What form of knitting do you do?

Send me links, I’d love to see your stuff!

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