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Hi, everyone! I got many questions about the gloves and nails, so i tried to create a little “tutorial”.I use basic patterns for gloves, but made the fingertips  longer. Then I sewed the gloves, but left the fingrtips unsewn. Then I glued fake nails from the inside of the gloves to one side. Cut other side of the fingertip and glued it… hope my horrible drawing will help to better understand XDD

By the way, beautiful ring was made by http://toxicsugar.tumblr.com/

BeginningsEndings

Each new beginning
Means something has to end–
Stitches get unsewn,
What came together rends.

Every fresh start
Means something has to die;
Sometimes we must mourn,
Give a proper goodbye.

But oftentimes closure
Is impossible to get;
We mustn’t start to choke
On undissolved regret.

Even if the fresh start
Is one we didn’t plot,
We should do our best with it,
Make the most of our lot.

Medieval Women's Clothing, A Masterpost of Sorts

This is meant as an information resource for creative folk, not a complete guide. Be sure to supplement this with additional research. Find the rest of the series, including the previous posts on clergynobilitycommon medieval jobsdivinationspirit animalsmythical creaturesstructuring an armymedieval punishmentsarmorpre-gunpowder weaponssiege warfarecastle anatomy, and common terms of medieval life.

Find the masterposts for Men’s Clothing, Children’s Clothing, Shoes, Clothing Materials, and Fabric Colors.

Aprons: Used by middle- and lower-class women, they could be a variety of colors.

Barbe: A pleated piece of linen similar to the barbette and widows, it was worn underneath the chin or widows and over the chin to denote a noblewoman.

Barbette: A linen band that wrapped around the head, under the chin. It was usually pinned.

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Mojo Bag for Spell-work

A potent time to make Mojo bags is during the Dark moon - make small bags filled with items and wear on you until they fall off, no longer need them, or until the next Dark moon, but remember to keep it hidden. 


Cut two pieces of material in a color that is specific to your dream, desire or spell. Sew three of the sides using a color that corresponds with your spell, while leaving one edge unsewn to add your contents into the bag.

traditional items: roots, dirt, herbs, coins, crystals. (anything that supports your main intention.

example for an Abundance bag: 3 coins and 3 pieces of ginger with a handmade sigil for abundance, also add something that represents yourself, like a few strands of your hair or writing your name on a piece of paper and folding it three times. Breathe your breath into the bag after adding your contents and then sew it up or tie with a ribbon. Tap it 3 times to activate its magick. Feed the bag with an essential oil like rosemary or anything you feel corresponds with the dark moon, new beginnings, and activation. (request FREE Herb Sachet, Mojo bags, Smoke blends, and Sigils from me if you’re interested).

Blessed be,

Rosemary Milk

Swan Brothers

It happened one summer that a curse fell on my family. The details aren’t important. We could be here all night with who married whom and who cursed what. There was a curse, that’s all you need to know.

All seven of my brothers were turned into swans. From loud, hard-handed boys, they became mute birds, with wings as white as cloud and eyes as dark as heaven.

There was a great deal of chaos. There usually is, when someone turns into a bird. They went mad indoors and had to be ushered out into the gardens, to flap and sulk and arch their necks in beautiful reproach.

The wise woman of the woods came to me, with her hair wrapped up in leaf and copper wire. She told me that I was given the task of weaving seven shirts in silence, and only then would they be restored to human form.

A single word spoken, a single stitch unsewn, and they would be swans forever.

As soon as the wisewoman left the room, I pitched my spindle into the fire and sang aloud the raunchiest song I knew.

I never liked my brothers. They made much better swans.

The End

Cosplay Tutorial Thursday — CANDELA from Pokemon GO

I know I know, I meant to make this tutorial a while ago, but things got a bit hectic after the convention. Now onto the tutorial!

Step 1 Patterning - Time: Too long

This was by far the point that took the longest. I started off by sketching out some basic pattern ideas while at work one day to reference when I started to make the actual pattern, so here’s a reference for that…

Lovely right? Very rough but it helped to break down how many pieces this jacket is. 

Next make a mockup out of some tracing paper or scrap mock up fabric (cotton scraps or muslin is normally what I use, even pieces of left over fabric from other cosplays) 
I used a women’s blazer to trace around to get a general idea of how the seams would lay, but a lot of it was me looking back at reference photos and the drawing I did.

As I made the pattern, I would staple it together in order to try it on and get a general idea of how it would lay. When I tried it on, I would use a sharpie and mark the jacket mock up with drawings of where I need to make darts, decorative seams, and where I needed to add more fabric.

Step 2 Fabric Cutting - Time: 1 hour

Trace your pattern onto your fabric (I got about 2yds of white Sateen sportswear fabric and 1.75yd of red Sateen fabric). The front jacket seams I did put a dart on both sides just under where my breasts are.

Cut the pieces out. I left a few inches of seam allowance when cutting my fabric, mostly because I wasn’t using fabric for my mock up and wanted room for error.

Cut out pieces of a light-medium weight interfacing to the front and back white pieces of the jacket. For the red pieces (the facing and triangle flap pieces), I only added interfacing to the red flap at the base of jacket.

Step 3 Sewing and Figuring out the Body Pieces - Time: ~10 hours? (Idk tbh)

This is the fun part. My main method was continually trying the jacket on and making marks with chalk or pins of what I needed to alter. 

Start by sewing the back pieces together. Also sew all three front pieces together (separate of the back). With the front pieces, I’d recommend top stitching the seam just to give it a little more presence and to keep the fabric flatter. 

When I would try it on for reference, I would pin the sides and shoulders together and I didn’t work on the sleeves till another step.

For the red facing and weird flap things at the bottom of Candela’s jacket:
Cut two pieces of fabric that was like a rounded triangle (one piece should have a piece of interfacing) and then sew them together. Be sure to cut slips along the curved seams so the fabric lays flat when you flip it. Do this with an identical white piece.

To attach it to the jacket, place it the opposite way and line it up to the jacket edge, then sew it and flip it again (the image below sort of shows how the red piece was attached).

As an added bonus, I sewed on some small basic pockets (just rectangles of fabric) to the inside facing of the red facing before I attached it to the jacket base. 

***LEAVE THE TOP AREA (from the black buttons up) UNSEWN!!! YOU’LL SEW IT WHEN YOU SEW YOUR COLLAR ONTO THE JACKET IN THE NEXT STEP***

Step 4 Quilted Collar from Hell - Time: 3 hours (I’m just making up numbers at this point; it took a long time -_-)

I was lucky in the fact that I have encountered quilted cosplays before (Noctis I’m looking at you) so I’m only gonna skim over what I did with the collar and if you want more information on the technique, refer to the post I made when doing Noctis’s tutorial. 

The collar is wide at the ends that fold in front and smaller around the neck. I’m gonna say it was roughly a 2:1 ratio in the fact that the wide part was twice as wide as the neck part. 

I figured the pattern out then used the quilting technique mentioned to create the 5 stiches that decorate the collar. Be sure not to have the fabric pucker as you sew, least you have to redo it (*coughs it’s not fun to seam rip this part, just don’t do it -_-)

Step 5 Sewing this Son of a Pidgey Together

After getting each piece figured out for the main body (aka NO SLEEVES yet) just sew that sucker together at the sides and shoulders and give it a try on to see how it lays. Again a lot of my process was just trying it on, seeing what was not fitting then attempting to fix it. Not a very helpful tutorial right? ^^;

Step 6 Sleeves from Krazy Kanto 

Sleeves uhm. Started with a basic sleeve shape, then tightened it so that it would fit my arm a bit more. I kept the sleeve ridiculously long (as I always seem to make sleeves too short). Before sewing it together, I laid out the pieces of red on the shoulders which sorta look like a large V with a large central rhombus with two smaller rhombi next to the top of the main rhombus .

I used a tight zigzag stitch on the red parts of the sleeve, though I wanted to do a hand satin stitch originally and would recommend that instead. Go slowly if machine stitching it, I figured out late in the sewing that slower resulted in much much much cleaner lines and less weird puckering.

For the edge of the sleeve, cut the sleeve to an appropriate length that will cover half of your hand. Then sew a rectangle of red fabric that’s about 4-5″ tall to the cuff of your sleeve (right sides together then flip it). I pinned the sleeve edges (the long seam) and pulled it onto my arm, then drew with a piece of sewing chalk a circle of where my thumb hole would be cut. DON’T CUT THE HOLE OUT YET! 

Use a button stitch setting and sew around the circle mark you made for your thumb. Once it’s sewn, then carefully trim the inside circle of the thumb hole.

When your red V/diamonds are on and your thumb hole is finished, just sew the line of the sleeve together and attach it right side out to your jacket.

For the wrist bands, I sewed two rectangles and flipped them inside out and topstitched them. Then I hand stitched it to where I wanted it on the completed sleeve.

Step 7 Finishing the Queen and Gloves - Time: 1 hour

Final steps where just attaching two decorative black buttons to the right side of the jacket flap and adding a few snaps and hooks and eyes to various places on the jacket to keep it closed. 

Her skirt I just made a simple rectangle of fabric with several darts in the top then attached it to a waistband and sewed in a hook and eye. 

The gloves I used that tutorial that floats around of using knit fabric and just tracing your hand on the fabric then sewing around the tracing and trimming it. 

That’s about it!

Happy sewing and Pokemon Go Walking and feel free to send an ask if you have any questions!

Medieval Clothing, a Masterpost of Sorts

This is meant as an information resource for creative folk, not a complete guide. Be sure to supplement this with additional research. Find the rest of the series, including the previous posts on clergynobilitycommon medieval jobsdivinationspirit animalsmythical creaturesstructuring an armymedieval punishmentsarmorpre-gunpowder weaponssiege warfarecastle anatomy, and common terms of medieval life.

This post includes women’smen’s, and children’s medieval clothing terminology, materials, colors, as well as a note on medieval shoes.

Medieval Women’s Clothing Terminology

Aprons: Used by middle- and lower-class women, they could be a variety of colors.

Barbe: A pleated piece of linen similar to the barbette and widows, it was worn underneath the chin or widows and over the chin to denote a noblewoman.

Barbette: A linen band that wrapped around the head, under the chin. It was usually pinned.

Keep reading

So I posted the unsewn pieces of this a while ago, but here is the finished sea turtle pouch!

It’s being hand delivered to its new home today, and I’m so excited to have been able to do this little commission piece!

Ursula Vernon wrote the most amazing very short story and I absolutely had to illustrate it. This was a super fun self-initiated project and I really enjoyed working in a slightly different style than I usually do. Also: coloured lines!!!

ursulavernon

It happened one summer that a curse fell on my family. The details aren’t important. We could be here all night with who married whom and who cursed what. There was a curse, that’s all you need to know.

All seven of my brothers were turned into swans. From loud, hard-handed boys, they became mute birds, with wings as white as cloud and eyes as dark as heaven.

There was a great deal of chaos. There usually is, when someone turns into a bird. They went mad indoors and had to be ushered out into the gardens, to flap and sulk and arch their necks in beautiful reproach.

The wise woman of the woods came to me, with her hair wrapped up in leaf and copper wire. She told me that I was given the task of weaving seven shirts in silence, and only then would they be restored to human form.

A single word spoken, a single stitch unsewn, and they would be swans forever.

As soon as the wisewoman left the room, I pitched my spindle into the fire and sang aloud the raunchiest song I knew.

I never liked my brothers. They made much better swans.

The End

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Dust: Dust an Elysian Tail
== Full Body chibi-ish Plush ==
It stands on its own with his tail. It has a wire in it so it can bend and keep Dust standing upright.

The moment of truth! Finally, after a month’s work, This plush has been finished and I am very pleased with its results ( except for the boots tho. Black Vinyl was kinda hard to work with). Satin also was a bit hard to work with since it kept speading all over the place when I didn’t want it to. I also left his cape cuts unsewn and left to fray for a bit of a more tattered look. This was pretty fun to do. I should make another plush sometime in the future :D

(I also had to take these pics with my phone since my HD camera couldn’t get the lighting right. They still look a bit off tho but trust me, they look very similar to his original colors )

colourlesskai-deactivated201604  asked:

Hello! I just wanted to say that I love your Joseph Oda cosplay and was wondering if you made the gun holster or purchased it. You did a great job! :D

Oh my gosh thank you so much! ♥ That means a lot to me!

The holster was made out of vinyl !

I was really happy with how it turned out!  I did a lot of google researching beforehand to see if anything like that was even available to buy, but both Joseph and Seb’s holsters are actually pretty odd and unique designs. (lol enyen​ knows this too ;) ).

I don’t really believe in full-on cosplay tutorials because I personally feel that creating the cosplay is half the fun (and quite the adventure) but here’s a few tips and tricks for holster/harness making.

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Review: The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski

[Goodreads Link]

Plot:
The second book in the political fantasy, the Winner’s trilogy, The Winner’s Crime follows the story of Kestrel and Arin, two very driven, intelligent people from opposite sides of the war. Kestrel is a war strategist, Arin is a leader. they are enemies. Arin will damn the consequences to be with Kestrel; Kestrel will do whatever it takes to keep Arin, and his people, safe.
Until she can’t any more, that is.

Picking up where the first book left off, Kestrel finds herself playing politics in the capital, walking the dangerous territory between obedient pawn in the game, and traitor. All she has to do is keep up the façade until the time is right. Subtlety is key, but her drive and the influence of others pushes her too far in.  

Writing:
Action packed, totally engrossing, page turning, with all the allure of the first book. I really love how Rutkoski manages to just drag me right into the story and doesn’t let me go till it’s over. 

I’ve seen quite a few people say they just can’t get into her writing, or they find the story boring, but I am not one of them. I adore this series as it is so far, and I can’t wait to see how it ends after this cliffhanger.

General Comments:
Kestrel is one of my favourite characters because she uses her tactical mind to make decisions. She’s clever, and she never turns to violence as an answer. She tries to avoid conflict where ever possible, but she can never seem to stay out of troubling situations. If anything she falls into them head-first and manages to think her way out each time. 

Favourite Non-Spoiler-y Quote:
“Kestrel wondered what it would be like if time could be unsewn, the threads ripped out and redone.”

Overall Rating:
5/5

catsbythegreat  asked:

Daisuga, Daichi says 'I love you' to Suga for the first time?

It happened before he could stop it.

Daichi didn’t mean for it to happen. He had been keeping it hidden away so well, for so long. Why did his heart fail him so suddenly?

Maybe it was the way the wind sifted through Suga’s grey hair, tinted with gold, or the way their teamwork had been so seamless on the court.

Daichi had been in love with Suga since he had met him, probably.

As Suga stood underneath the pagoda shade, chewing on a pork bun, cowlick sticking up like an adorable antenna, Daichi’s mouth finally came unsewn.

“I really do love you,” he said like it was the most natural sentence he had ever spoken.

Immediately, though, Daichi clapped a hand over his mouth, unbelieving that it had actually escaped him. But the way Suga’s eyes crinkled at the corners, the way they always did when he was amused, proved that Daichi had, indeed, let his biggest secret slip.

“I thought so.”

“You, uh, you, w-what?!” He managed to stammer out in reply. Suga seemed so calm, so unaffected by Daichi’s earth-shattering confession. He wasn’t running away the way Daichi was so absolutely sure Suga would if the truth came out.

Instead, Suga was closing the gap between them, reaching out his arms to wrap them around Daichi’s shoulders.

He must be hallucinating.

“Hey, you big lump,” Suga said with all his usual sweetness, “I’m hugging you. Hug me back.”

“R-right,” Daichi gingerly lifted his arms and felt them wind around Suga’s strong body, somehow not actually feeling as though they were a part of Daichi.

“I wondered when you would say it,” Suga breathed against his ear.

Daichi stood, stock-still, speechless, for more breaths than he could count. Suga wasn’t going to run. Suga was only getting closer, embracing him.