So… An unfortunate thing happened yesterday. I leaned on my ironing board and one of the legs bent, rendering the item near useless. This makes me sad since I use this thing for so many projects. It also serves as a reminder of how little money I have to replace it. That means that I won’t get to make as much stuff and post it here.
I’ve been thinking about my problem of lack of money for a while now and I need a solution. I opened up an online store here, and plan on going to some flea markets to sell some of my excess stuff. However, I wonder if there is more I can do without getting completely over my head. Perhaps a donation button? Patreon? Craft fairs? I’m not sure what I should try next, but I know I need to try something. This lack of money stuff is extremely limiting and frustrating. Universe! Please help! Send me some money so I can continue to make awesome magical stuff!
Around three years ago, when I made the Rose Lolita outfit, I was also still into Cosplay. And ponies… I got hooked on the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and when I was introduced to the character, Princess Luna, I KNEW I needed to make a cosplay of her.
I started with some images that I pasted together using Photoshop, all the while thinking of her personality and the things she might have experienced. It ended up looking something like this:
Once I had my design down, I found a pattern and fabric to work with. I lucked out because the Joanns near me had just donated some of their fabric to Goodwill and it was CHEAP. Once I had everything together, I started sewing. And sewing… and sewing. Till I got this!
Once again, it was the lovely Amie who supplied the expertise with her camera to get these shots. You can visit her website here: http://www.photographybyamiee.com/
Overall, I’m really happy with how it came out. Even if I’m still finding glitter in random places! ❤
About thee years ago I was into the Lolita scene. I was so inspired by the fabulously frilly dresses that I had to make my own. It has about 30 yards worth of ruffled lace on it, handmade ribbon roses that I bought on Etsy, and a lot of pink. There is a huge bow in the back and I made the beaded flower crown and necklace myself too. Sadly, I only have this one picture of me wearing it. It was taken by the lovely Amie, a professional photographer I can’t say enough good things about. Her website is here: http://www.photographybyamiee.com/
Normally I would not post stuff as sketchy as this, but I consider these to be finished pieces that I absolutely love. I was first inspired by a friend picking a tarot card, the Star. I started wondering what a star faery costume would look like. So I drew it and colored it in colored pencils. Then I started to draw more. The flower one is inspired by a rose Lolita dress I made a long time ago, and the dark one is inspired by some wings I made a while back. I would love to make these. Maybe I could even make some for other people and get a group going! What do you think? ❤