Sunday, June 30, 2013

Costume Pieces- Halloween is a bit early this year...

Last post I mentioned that I was making my Halloween costume, and as it would happen, Bruce decided that we should do a couples costume. And since I'm already making mine he suggested he be the Mad Hatter. So, I'm making a costume for him too. I've already gotten a few pieces of his costume done.
I made buttons for his cuffs.

Hat Pins!
  And a few of mine as well.

Bracelet. I started with the chain link one,
but then I found the bangle on clearance at Jo-Ann Fabrics
(Another wallet killer for me)
So now I'm transferring all the charms to the bangle.
Pendant for my necklace, which i still have to paint, and add a handle to.
However none of the super important stuff... Like the actual outfits... urgh... Oh, well I kinda have the corset for my costume... Still in the works though.

Looks a bit crap right now, but I'm working on it!!
 However I do have colorings of Bruce's costume. :P
Jacket... I'm worried about the color scheme...
Does it look too Mardi Gras?
Should I go for a more Avocado Green?
Did I mention that Bruce wants his costume without sleeves? But he does want cuffs... So he's going to be the Mad Hatter were the Mad Hatter a male stripper. *facepalm* Oh well... I guess if I'm going to go for a kind of Pin-up look he can look like a stripper. Lol.

 So, this is where I am at. What'cha think?

Monday, June 24, 2013

My Own Wonderland... This post has a lot of pictures.... And has been divided into multiple posts.

 I'm making an Alice costume for Halloween. I'm basing it on the Alice costume in the Mad T Party stage show at Disneyland. I know it's only June, but when you're making a costume it's best to get a head start.  Here's a picture of the costume I'm basing my own off of:
I'm going to try to emulate the one on the right...
In case you weren't sure.
Anyhow, my love of Alice is nothing new, and it actually started a long time ago. Ever since I was little I've LOVED Alice In Wonderland. I was actually Alice for Halloween one year. There should be pictures around here somewhere... AHA!!! Here we go.
Day of Halloween when I was about 3... 
Obviously not time for Trick or Treats yet.
My mom and I ... Almost time for Trick or Treats.
And I mean LOVE... I made my family watch the Disney cartoon at least 3-4 times per week. And I would act out parts of it, while the movie was playing.
"Don't... Step... On... The... Momeraths...
The Momeraths?!?"
This phrase would become the hallmark of my growing up years.
If only I had realized it sooner. :P

Anyhow, my love affair with Alice in Wonderland wasn't limited to the movie.

I've always loved the Mad Hatter's Teacups at Walt Disney World. (My mom used to work for Disney, and absolutely adores everything about Disney, and as such, I've been indoctrinated in Disney culture, and have been to all the Disney parks... Except for the one in China... But that'll get checked off some day.)
Disneyworld Teacup Ride.
When I was almost 5 I got to go to Disneyland for the first time.I had only ever been to Disneyworld before, so it was a new experience, and clearly I was determined to have fun.
My Daddy and I in Minnie's house in Toontown.
Just look at that face.
This is actually probably my favorite picture of me as a kid.
They have Spinning Teacups there too!
Disneyland's Teacups.
They also have a ride!!! :D

Alice In Wonderland: Ride Edition!

This pic is from 1958. The Alice in Wonderland ride
is at the bottom of the picture, you can see part of the track.
 And then when I was 6, we went to Paris Disneyland. They were celebrating their 5th anniversary. The castle was made up like a giant court jester. I loved it.
Well, many jesters really...
 And they had a Teacups ride there too!!!!
Paris Disneyland's Teacups
 However the coolest thing about Paris Disneyland for 6 year old me was the fact that there was an entire area in Fantasyland dedicated to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
A model of the Alice section of Paris Disneyland.

The Castle of the Queen of Hearts

It's like you're in the Wonderland Forest!!!
And there's a Hedge Maze!!!!
 The hedge maze was really cool, and seemed absolutely gigantic. But I was like 4 feet tall, so, everything was huge. But it was still probably one of the coolest experiences of my life. There were characters hidden in the maze, so it was like a giant look and find. I don't remember much of the rest of the park. But I definitely have memories of the hedge maze. 

Some years went by and I visited Walt Disney World many more times.

Back when regular people were allowed to ride in the front of the monorails.

Miss Piggy and Moi!
My mom and I with Phil.
I'm a Cheetah! Rawr!
I think this was from our trip to Disneyworld
shortly after Animal Kingdom opened.

 And every time I rode the teacups. Sometimes by myself, because the spinning made my parents sick, and I refuse to go on unless I can spin. The teacups are by no means my favorite ride, but they are special to me because they are from the Alice in Wonderland story. That and I like to spin until I can't walk a straight line to save my life. (Not that I can walk a straight line when I'm not dizzy as hell, it's just funnier when I am.)

 Coming up: Part Two of My Own Wonderland

In which I explore the years 11-20. (Spoiler Alert: I go to Tokyo Disney.)

Not Really A Post

I'm stilll working on my actual post... It's being decidedly uncooperative. HOwever i did come across this and was kinda amazed and wanted to share it with you all...

Sunday, June 16, 2013

I'm Working On Something Special...

I'm working on a super spiffy blog post, However it is taking longer than anticipated, so I bring you my summer project...

I'm planning to create a Little Free Library!  However I'm not sure how I want to design it...  Anyhow, this isn't really a post, more of a "Hey, I'm not dead", type thing. :P

Also, Happy Father's day!!!
I Love You Daddy!
Anyway... Hi!  Hopefully I can finish the post in this coming week. If not I will for sure have some project photos for you.
All Little Free Library pictures were taken from the LFL facebook page.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Phrases That Confuse Me

People say the English language is the hardest language to learn, and I can believe that. I mean there are people who grow up speaking English that do so improperly. ( Bruce says I'm a Grammar Nazi, but what does he know? :P )

However there are some English phrases that we use that confuse the hell out of me...

For Example:
"Fat Chance" means the same thing as "Slim Chance" WHY?? Fat and Slim are opposites, and yet by throwing the word "chance" behind them they now take on the same meaning... Unless Chance is a person... In which case, I apologize to the Chances in question.

A meal that "Sticks To Your Ribs"... Why do I want to eat something that completely bypasses my digestive system? And HOW DOES IT DO THAT!?!?!?!?

There are many more, but I am tired, and have to get up in 5 hours to work for 14 hours... Yay?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

It Has Been A Busy Busy Week...

A Busy Busy Busy Week. Between working (AM care for a quadriplegic on the weekend,babysitting for 6-8 hours at a time, and then tutoring) , and tearing apart my closet, putting in shelving, and then putting it back together, I have had very little time to do much of anything. I've managed to spend a bit of time with Bruce, and I took Emmy to breakfast on her birthday.  Other than that I have been searching for various other jobs to fulfill the 40 hours/week requirement my parents have set for me, in order for me not to have a ridiculous curfew. And honestly the closet has taken a majority of my time.

Here are some photos of my closet after the renovation.... Trust me, you DO NOT want to see before pictures. (There are none, because honestly, I didn't want to see them either.)
Oooooh!!! Empty Shelves!!!
Empty Racks.... Pretty much just empty.
Clothes!  A cutting mat, and a box of polyfil...
I'm 22 going on 93...
(And yes, that is a Build-A-Bear box on my shelf.) 
More clothes!!! Would you believe I got rid of 1/6th
of my clothes and this is what I have left?
I clearly have too many clothes.
The colorful bins are from Five Below.
The ones that look like wicker are from Jo-Ann Fabrics.
Tah-Dah!!! Organized. Now if only I can keep it that way!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I've made things!!!

 ^Bunny For Bruce's Newborn Nephew
 Hippo I made for me! Her name is Paisley.

She's so Pretty! And she weighs about 7.5 pounds.... Biggest stuffed animal I've ever made. :D Anyhow, I have to go finish some stuff so I can have an actual post for tomorrow... maybe...