A mad dash finale

In my traditional fashion, I was up creating during the overnight before Halloween.  I made the decision on Monday to make a Murloc costume to wear on Friday for the costume contest at work.  *Warning: gripe approaching* While the fabric department at Wal-Mart was less than helpful in gathering inexpensive felt during my lunch break, JoAnn’s was more than accommodating with their Halloween fabric sale the next day and I didn’t have to wait in the cutting line very long *End gripe.*  From start to finish, the final product was exactly what I expected in look and construction.  I wasn’t very intimidating, but I got a lot of compliments on craftiness and geek-mindedness.  If you’re wondering what on Earth a Murloc is, I recommend the following link, http://www.wowwiki.com/Murloc, as the Murloc is not of this Earth.

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UPDATE: I won first place in the costume contest at work.  Third time’s a charm!

Last faire day this season

Well, the local (in my opinion) faire season is over.  We traveled down for closing weekend of the Maryland Ren Faire.  It was a beautiful day, despite the cold.  I was able to wear my new wool cloak, which was so great!  I didn’t have to carry a basket or a bunch of pouches, and my hands were warm in my pockets.  My Intended went the tights and shirt route (with a modern warm layer, of course), and I cut the tunic  from last year’s Marc Antony costume to make a sort of vest.  I’ll keep my gripes about the faire to myself, saying only that it seemed very popular.  In all, we liked the shows that we went to very much, and will likely attend one weekend next season.

On a side note, I made this year’s addition to the Halloween Closet–The Monarch & Dr. Mrs. The Monarch (Venture Bros….Adult Swim…Cartoon Network…just watch it, and thank me later).  The picture is post-party, but if I feel motivated to do a construction diary, I’ll post our individual pre-party shots.   Now, I have to decide what to wear for the costume contest at work, so that I don’t get fired.Since my primary sewing/crafting season is over, I don’t know what kinds of updates will be made.  I’m currently working on some beginning knitting and embroidery projects, but wedding planning will take precedence for a while.  I’ll also be putting the machine in the shop for cleaning and maintenance when I’m positive that I can part with it.  Ah, the “off” season.

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