I’ve added the project pages for the 2012 Halloween season (before the end of the year, so ‘ha’). Most of them are under “My Closet” and a few were added under “Wardrobe of the Tiny Princess”. I changed the general format from reflections to notes–for my benefit more than yours. I forget things that I often need to repeat later.

This year was a lot of fun, and I learned many new techniques. I met loads of talented people and doubled my fabric stash. I’m already looking forward to next year with a schedule full of faires, bellydance, Steampunk, and a geeky convention or two. My continuing mission, however, is to organize my fabric stash. I started that particular piece of fun this week, and I’m going to try to avoid sewing anything new until it’s done.

As always, this blog is a work in progress. If you find something I’ve neglected, feel free to let me know in the comments section of that particular item. I also welcome comments, questions, and suggestions for new costumes. I’m only going to get better as I try new things, right?

Here’s to new experiences in a new year! Oh, and here’s to our awesome Christmas tree topper!

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Thanks for reading!

The apprentice acknowledges the crowd

So, I’m going to give this blog thing a shot.

I predict an occasionally updated collection of my costuming trials with random tangents that relate to my personal life. I’m not new to crafty things–coming from an uber-talented mom-of-all-trades, but I’ve finally decided to indulge my dress-up impulses with Ren Faire garb. My brain’s creative season starts in the spring and takes a plunge just after Halloween, when my hands have lost feeling. Any reasonable facsimile of “good” that comes out of the creative period can only be attributed to my enthusiasm for all things craft. My arms are open to constructive criticism from those who care to share their talents–your tips will not be wasted. Each experiment will likely be accompanied by photos, provided that I haven’t shredded or burned the product.

Welcome to all, and thank you for your time!