Monday, January 07, 2008

Monday Morning Blues

I woke up this morning with stomach cramps so I am just taking it easy. I have my cup of tea at my side and am reading blogs getting inspired by all of you. I just don't have any umpf today.

Yesterday I finally finished the packing away of Christmas Decorations. Instead of putting it all in a box I really spent time on it this year. I packaged all of Sarah's decorations in one tote in case she wants to take them to her apartment next year. Her Aunt Peggy has given her an ornament every year of her life so she has a nice collection. Plus other things she has made or been given. I got out some bubble wrap and really spent some time wrapping things up good and actually labeled the boxes and so forth. It took a long time but worth it in the end.

The house is getting back to normal. D went back to work today but Sarah will be home until the 17th. So I guess really getting back to a normal routine will have to wait till then.

In the remaining time we will be working on this costume. Sarah is going to a Con in March dressed as Yuna from Final Fantasy X. We went shopping for supplies yesterday. She bought the skirt at a thrift store but we still need to paint flowers on it. She is going to get the Obi online so I am thankful we don't have to make that. We'll be doing the sleeves and the white piece that goes around the neck. the medallion at her waist and thing on the staff we'll make out of fun foam. We need to dye the lower edge of the sleeve so we picked up some Rit dye to do that. We did not by the beads or anything like that for the earring and embellishment on the sash that will come later. I wanted to see what I had at home that she might use. This definetly will be quite an undertaking. Costumes are fun to make but they really can get involved and challenging to do, at least for me they are.

Quote of the Day: "We are all capable of much more than we think we are." -Lao Tzu


Gemma said...

Oh Kate...Just love making costumes too! You will have such fun making this one.
Soon you will be getting your cotton... I plan to put it in the mail tomorrow!

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Hey, Kate. Hope you're feeling much better. Never did say how much I enjoyed the card you sent me. Thanks bunches!!

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Kate, I forgot to tell you Raf got me a student Navajo loom. Wish you were closer so I could get advise!!

KaiBlueCreations said...

I hope your tummie feels better Kate.
My daughter loves anything Japanese, love final fantasy..I like Grey and Aki as charachters ..
Post the costume when you're done?
PEace, Kai xx

Jonna Barnett said...

Kate, I have used rice paper doing a similiar technique to what Judy was doing on her blog. I've never had a problem with the paper tearing. But you must let the paper dry completely between layers. And I use a dry brush a lot with the rice paper. Another option is the deli wrap paper that one can get at Costco. It is the sandwich wrap that does not have any wax on it at all. We used that in an Anna Bagby class attended. Hope this helps. J

altermyworld said...

Hope you are feeling a wee bit better, i rec'd your birthday wishes today thank you for taking the time for a special little card it is much appreciated.

violette said...

Kate, i hope you feel better!

The costume is very cool! Now is a Con a Comic Convention? My daughter Jessica attends some of the Comic Cons to promote her business Zero to Heros! Fun!

Thanks so much for nominating me for an award! I'm honoured!

Love, Violette