I’ve had to take a close look at my costume plans for this year’s Dragoncon and do some scaling back. I’ve got a massive deadline that basically coincides with the convention (yay!) but it means the majority of my non-work time this summer will be spent working instead on that project. On the upside, it’s forcing me to not procrastinate when it comes to the two costumes I decided to make. I’m already in the thick of it with the most… Read more »

It’s a little more than 100 days until DragonCon and I’m thinking I need to actually get started on sewing if I want to have my costumes ready in plenty of time. I always start out with the best intentions but procrastination gets the best of me and I’m lucky to have my plans solidified by August 1. I tend to start thinking about costumes before the current con has even ended. This year is no different! I think I… Read more »

I don’t have PS on my laptop. I use my iPhone for maybe 99 percent of the photos I take these days. I’m waving the white flag and giving up on any pretense of polished perfection in favor of actually writing more than one blog post a year. So if less-than-perfect pictures offend you, you probably want to stop reading my blog. Life happens. A lot. So here I am, seven months since my last blog post, trying to start… Read more »

I don’t know about you but I think time has somehow accelerated. Surely it can’t already be February, can it? How did that happen?! I’ve been pretty slack in the blogging department for the past year but I’m determined to make it work (in the immortal words of the fabulous Tim Gunn). What better way to kick off than with my little muse and the quick project she requested. I picked up the ruffled button-down on clearance at the Land’s… Read more »

As cool as it is to have a book of my own, I have to admit that I probably squealed even louder when my contributor copy of Sewn Hats arrived on my doorstep. There’s just something incredibly fun about seeing your name alongside those of some of your favorite sewing friends. It’s kind of like those old Mickey Rooney movies when all the kids got together to put on a show. Carla Crim aka The Scientific Seamstress may just be… Read more »

Welcome to the ongoing geeky adventures of the Craft Addict! Yes, more Dragoncon sewing but I think you’ll like this one. My lovely friend Meredith made a passing comment on the Book of Faces one day about sewing a Star Wars pin-up dress with some sheets she’d bought. The shop had recently gotten in some awesome Star Wars fabric so of course I had to use that comment as inspiration for my own geeky dress. If you’re going to be… Read more »

So, where were we? Dragoncon. Costumes. Geekery. I pretty much had a plan for what costumes I was making for DC this year before last year’s con ended. And, as usual, that plan went right out the window. Blah blah blah procrastinationcakes. That wasn’t the only reason, but let’s run with it instead of getting bogged down with all the other boring crizzap. You might have noticed that I’m kind of a big fan of Urban Threads. When the site… Read more »

You know how a three-day weekend can totally throw off your days? I’m having one of those weeks only it’s compounded by being at Dragoncon for four days. I *think* it’s Wednesday but I certainly wouldn’t swear to it. And don’t bother asking me the date. Clueless. But, oh, it was worth it. For those who don’t know: Dragoncon is a four-day pop culture convention. If you’ve ever heard of Comic Con, it’s kind of similar, only it takes place… Read more »