In December I FINALLY got some new glasses (for the first time in about 5 years). There are very nerdy.
I wore them with the remainder of my 30 for 30 outfits. I really enjoyed doing this and it encouraged me to try some looks and mix some patterns I probably wouldn’t have otherwise. It is really hard to get dressed afterwards though, so many clothes to choose from!
Bats is very big on Toys for Tots, being a huge action figure nerd. He had the idea for this Cobra Commander
, which we put on Ebay for charity. He ended up going for $75. Yay!
I also spent several days dressing in the Christmas spirit.
And wearing my many Christmas t-shirts. This is what I wore to go watch Tron.
And if you’re wondering about the post titles…
In November, I participated in my first 30 For 30
. I had a lot of fun with it and it’s definitely something I plan to do again.
I made this awesome scarf too.
As well as several more and some little quilts in preperation for the All Arts Market in December.
And of course I wore the peacock dress.
I also made this little commissioned dolly.
In October I enjoyed the spoils of the many thrift stores my mom and I went to during my visit. I love the print on this little skirt!
Bats tells me I have too many Halloween shirts, but I take the entire month of October to wear them. Also most other months. Halloween is my favorite!
I started the work on my memorail tattoo for my dad. This was my first ever tattoo and it’s kind of huge and in a somewhat tender area. I seriously love it and I can’t wait for it to be colored!
The temperatures began to get a little more tolerable and the fall colors started sneaking in.
I went to see Back to the Future at the theatre. (For I think the third time, I love me some 80′s movies.)
I made and wore my Halloween costume. I was a mauled lion tamer. I made the skirt and hat and modified the jacket. The skirt is a little out there for daily wear (even for me), so I have to figure out more costumes that it can go with.
More nerdy plush were made in September. What were you expecting? Beach Head
found a loving home. I will miss his teeny gun and grenades. Who knew weapons could be so cute!
There were more skirts to be made in September as well.
Toward the end of September, it was back to California for another visit with my mom. We hung around in Petaluma again and had a blast. We went to the California Academy of Sciences in San Fransisco. Yes, I voluntarily and gleefully will go to museums on my vacation. This was much to Bat’s chagrin when we went to New York and I spent several hours scampering around the Museum on Natural History while he followed me and sat on benches. Anyway, the Academy of Sciences isn’t really big but it has some amazing stuff. Like the giant indoor rainforest…
…and the living roof.
Also an albino alligator that kept us occupied for about 15 minutes with debating if he was real or not. Apparently his name is Cluade, he was not very mobile.
Afterwards, we went outside to wander in Golden Gate Park and enjoy the lovely weather and botanicals.
We also attended The Great Handcar Regatta
, another activity I would certainly recommend. We watches the handcar races, enjoys the outdoor musc, and perused the vendors and shops along the way.
Despite the disgustingly awful weather, June is one one of my favorite months. I celebrated my third anniversary with Bats with our customary trip to HeroesCon
. (Have I mentioned that was our first official date? Terrible.)
I made a cute little Slimer for my buddy, Tom Feister
, which resulted in much excitement.
I also made a Hellboy for Mike Mignola, which resulted in slightly less squeeling but was still received well.
I bought the most awesome shoes ever and managed not to kill myself walking in them.
I tried to stay cute without dying of heat stroke.
I wished my mom a happy birthday and thought of my dad on what would have been his birthday.
May the Fourth and Free Comic Book day make May the second geekiest month of the year for me. (June being the first with the required trip to HeroesCon
and my anniversary.) What better way to celebrate than comic themed plush?
My dollies started making their way to Hattiesburg to be features at Southern Fried Comics.
I also thrifted the owl skirt, which is a different kind of geekiness.
In April I continued to dress like a peacock.
I celebrated my 25th birthday with Chinese food and kisses.
I bought the little pendant for my dad’s ashes that I wear everyday.
Bats and I found this little cutie a home.
In March I took an impromptu trip to California to see my mom and get some of my dad’s things.
My dad lived in the Napa area, so we stayed in Petaluma and took trips into San Francisco. We drove through this ridiculous tunnel almost everyday.
I started getting back into my daily outfits after some sporadic dressing.
I also did a little crafting too, making this eyeball ring from polymer clay.
February started off pretty usual and with some of my favorite outfits of the year.
Being in the proper Valentine’s spirit, there were plent of pink accessories to be found, including this necklace I made.
However, in mid February I learned that my dad had suddenly passed.
I designed what would eventually be my first tattoo is his memory.
January marked the beginning of my (almost) daily outfit posts. It started with a pink scarf, a green sweater, and some thrifted boots. ($6 boots! I have to brag.)
January also saw the birth of the love of my life, my peacock dress. I’m seriously considering sewing this thing to my wedding dress. Mr. Peacock still resided on the original peacock dress, an house dress I snagged for $2.50 at the thrift store and altered to fit.
Speaking of thrifting, I also found the mushroom shaped cooking jar with mushrooms on it and also a handle made of mushrooms. If you couldn’t tell, this thing tickles me to death.
I also made the Spaceman Spiffy necklace, something I will get more use out of once it’s warm enough to forego scarves.
January was also when I posted the fabric belt tutorial
. I have since made approximately a million of them. They’re so easy, seriously, go make one right now!