I haven't done too much cool stuff lately

Etsy has been a slow start, but alright. I have made and sent off two sales, which was very exciting. I've also gotten a bunch of favourites. Otherwise, I have a few people I know in real life who have bought stuff off of me. Everything they have on the "Etsy tips" just says I should "Add more items" at this point, so I'm going to try to get around to that soon. I did add a second Sailor Moon/Princess Serenity mask where she just has the crescent moon symbol in the middle of the forehead. (Here.) I had made one before that I sold at Anime North, and I figured that it would be an easy cheat-y way to add another item to my shoppe. :)

And in case you were wondering, this is how my garden grows. :)

I think it's (from left to right): lettuce, a couple of flowering plants I bought at Canadian Tire, peas, the random leftover bits of my tomatoes and hot peppers from last year, and corn. Yay cultivating life.

Now I should fold and put away the eight loads of laundry we did last night. :)



I think I've all but given up on the 30 days of creativity thing. I sew almost every day so I think I can be forgiven. I was starting to let myself get stressed out about it so I decided to just let it go and not worry about it. If I do make some things I will still share them.

Around the same time I stopped, I started reading the Hunger Games. I put it on hold at the library in March and on Thursday it came in. I enjoyed it for the most part, but I felt like the pacing could have been different to make it more exciting. The "romance" within made me feel like seeking out fanfiction for the first time in several years. I'm not sure whether that means that I liked it and I want more or that it was lacking and someone else could write it better. Today I picked up the second book. (My hold hasn't come in, but I noticed that the reference library had an un-hold-able copy in the Browsery, so I found it and picked it up when I returned the first book after work.)

Today I quit my second job- the one where I sell pantyhose and get discounts on tights. I am sort of sad about it but the way they wanted to change my schedule I just couldn't make it fit with my life and the way I want this summer to go. I was getting bored with it anyways, since it has been pretty slow. It would get busier in the fall but my other job will too, so I wouldn't have been able to keep up with it anyways.

I've been meaning for a few weeks to start gardening on my balcony. Last year, I had a few plants, but I sort of dropped the ball on them and they dried out and died. This year, I am determined to make it work. I got a couple of plants and the biggest bag of potting soil I could carry from the Canadian Tire garden centre yesterday, and a few weeks ago, I picked up a couple of packs of seeds at Dollarama. Today I planted it all and hopefully it lives and grows and flourishes. Then my balcony will be all fancy and I can sit out on it with a drink and be awesome.

In other news, I've been working on getting an Etsy shop up and running for what I have left from Anime North and other cool things I make. You can see it here. I still have a few things I need to put up. I'm having a bit of trouble getting the photos I need because I only have a couple of hours of natural lighting every day in the evening after I get home from work and it has just been so sunny on my balcony and everything turns out the wrong colours. I don't really want to touch Photoshop until I get a new computer, which I should do very soon since mine is frequently very angry at me.


June 7: 5/30 - Dominion Reference

I didn't really have the energy today to do anything fancy, so here's some sketches of humanoid Dominion cards because I'm trying to figure out if Dominion cosplay would be an attainable thing.


June 6: 4/30 - Eggs Bageldict

On my way home from work today I decided I felt like eating Eggs Benedict, so I decided to try to make it. With nearly the last of my phone battery, I googled a recipe so I could grab the proper ingredients at the grocery store. Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, butter, and white pepper were what I didn't have, but I only got the first two, since I had margarine and black pepper at home.

When I cook, I tend to make a lot of stuff up as I go. For instance, I don't have utensils to measure "teaspoon" or "tablespoon" so those measurements are always haphazardly guessed. I don't have a microwave, so I often make a makeshift double-boiler to heat stuff up by boiling a pot of water and putting a dish on top.

This is what I ended up with for supper: Vegetarian eggs bageldict

Two poached eggs on a poppyseed bagel with cream cheese, sliced tomato, sliced avocado, and Hollandaise sauce.

I'd never poached eggs before so that looked like this:

It looks like it would fit better with yesterday's cloud theme. (As would the next part.)

Then with the leftover egg whites from the Hollandaise sauce, I made meringue because why not? I put it on top of a loaf cake thing I grabbed at the grocery store.

Lemon-Rasberry Meringue loaf cake. Hopefully it is good. I haven't eaten this yet.

Now I have a giant mess I need to clean up, because I am incredibly talented at making messes.


June 5: 3/30 - Krillin Slumber Mask

For today's creative, I wanted to finally do something where I was sewing, so I made another mask for my slumber mask collection. I've been trying to stick with characters with distinct and recognizable upper faces to applique. This time I went with Krillin, who is one of my very favourite characters from Dragonball Z.

And here it is on the foam head. The head itself is a bit small so they always look a little off - this one especially, since Krillin does not normally have a nose.


Fairy Creative

For my second day of 30 days of creativity, I made another watercolor fashion drawing for the series I am making for my mom to put up in her café. This one is a fashion fairy with a scarf in the wind as her wings.


30 days of creativity

This is a thing that is happening where you have to do one creative thing every day in the month of June. This is exactly the kind of creative motivation that I made this blog for!  I am going to try to do this and I will do two extra days into July since I am starting behind. You can find more information by clicking here.

Today, I had to work and Logan came back from being away the whole week so I didn't have too much time for a creative project. So I painted my nails, since they needed it anyways. I painted little hearts on them. I need a little more practice at nail art to make cleaner designs and make my left and right hands match better. :)

Tomorrow is my day off so I will try to do something cooler.