Costumers who are busy often and travel regularly know the challenges of making costume pieces on a deadline, and then having to pack and carry everything with you when you’re out in the world. Since I knew I’d be out of state visiting family during my favorite holiday, I had to use the weeks leading … More Monster Claws Tutorial
While I was out of state on vacation, the Spoonflower swatches for my book designs showed up in the mail! I was really excited to see what my new art would look like on fabric, and these swatches didn’t disappoint at all. The colors and details look great, and I can’t stop thinking about what … More Bookish designs on Spoonflower
After weeks of waiting, my newest batch of Spoonflower swatches has finally arrived! I’m really happy with how my bat design looks on fabric… …and I finally got swatches for the Krampus pattern I made last year, too! Krampus turned out a little darker than I’d expected, but the fine details are still there, and … More Creepy creatures on Spoonflower
I decided I want to make some changes to my Etsy store this year, so in anticipation of making some new products available, I’m offering some serious discounts on a lot of my handmade work! Here’s a comprehensive list of everything that’s on sale: First up are these earring sets I made a while back, which are still waiting to go to a … More Etsy sale!
Some of my readers might remember those cute little stockings I crocheted last year to give out to my friends as Christmas gifts… well, I liked them so much that I decided to make some more this year, too! To make these, I used a size G/4.25mm crochet hook and Vanna’s Choice yarn in scarlet and white, and … More This year’s Christmas stockings
Just before Halloween, I managed to finish the last, and perhaps most important, part of my costume: the wings! With Halloween only a day away when I started this project, I was worried that I’d run out of time and be stuck with either store-bought wings or no wings at all. But after browsing lots of costume and … More Fairy wings
After several false starts and lots of delays, I finally have some progress to show on my Halloween costume! The last time I posted about my costume ideas, I was still trying to decide on what materials to use. Since then, I’ve picked out my pattern, fabric, and thread, and am officially ready to get started on … More Starting my Halloween costume
Last week, I ordered some Spoonflower swatches of those cute pumpkin patterns I made. This week, they’re finally here! All designs were printed on Basic Cotton Ultra fabric. The photos I took don’t quite do the fabric justice, but the colors printed true to the original artwork and the details came through nicely! These designs were all … More Spoonflower swatches have arrived!
This post contains affiliate links – please click here to read my full disclosure policy. A while back, I ordered a couple of ink pens to play with, but I’d been so busy with my summer job and Harry Potter projects that I hadn’t had the time to try them out properly. This week, though, I finally … More Brush pen comparison
This post contains affiliate links – please click here to read my full disclosure policy. After lots of layers of paint and some spray finish, my magic wand is finally done! I used Raw Sienna mixed with Titanium White Liquitex paint to make a base coat for the bits I’d sculpted with Apoxie last week. Since the Apoxie … More Homemade magic wand – Part 2