Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Brain is scary

  1. Pumpkin/ craving
  2. Owl/post
  3. Leaf/ Erikson
  4. Weasley/ potter potter
  5. Quaffle/ quidditch
  6. Hallow/ground
  7. Mad/ man (in a box)
  8. Dragon/eye
  9. Crystal/Dark
  10. Trees/ life
  11. Hermione/ smart
  12. Hogwarts/home
  13. Burrow/ covers
  14. Dobby/ car
  15. Horcrux/ swap
  16. Ministry/ Mycroft
  17. Magic/ lasso
  18. Sirius/ black
  19. Apple/ mountains
  20. Juice/ please
  21. Candle/darkness
  22. Ghost/ Casper
  23. Snake/ snape
  24. Wand/ arm
  25. Invisibility/ lonely
  26. Tent/ camping
  27. Spell/ check
  28. Umbridge/ decree
  29. Dursely/  number 4
  30. Prophet/ newspaper

Saturday, September 25, 2010

sliding in on the last day (again)

  Sorry about that, my job is such that I never know how busy I'm going to be on a week by week bases (or really a day by day). I've been busy stalking my spoilee  and trying to think of something brillant to do for her kit, I 've got a few ideas cooking but nothing that has me  jumping up and down saying that's it! It'll come when I stop thinking about it so hard.

I'm working on my first sweater, and it's coming out really nicely:

 Now then I'm off to work, I hate working on the weekends, still it's a paycheck and that keeps me in yarn :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Getting to Know you

First, take the time to update your profile and/or blog setting forth your favorites, i.e., colors, flavors, scents, season, holiday, fiber, pattern, designer, needles, etc. The more you tell about yourself, the easier it is for your spoiler to stalk you! Include something about yourself that no one knows!

 Sorry this took me so long to get up. I always find these things difficult to do, especially when I'm newly obsessed  focused on something and trying not let it invade everything.  So about me, I am 27 years old I have a degree in Broadcast Journalism  ( although a majority of my collage was spent in the theater.) I have two jobs one in a retail chain store and the other as a substitute teacher.  My hobbies are rather insane, besides knitting I enjoy making costumes, watching films editing  video, and spending far too much time on the Internet.   I grew up as an only child with my mom, although I do have a half-brother and half-sister who are both much older then me and a younger step-brother. I still live with my parents while I look for a job in my field. I am owned by two cats and a bird.

As for my favorite things 
Color; Purple.  I also love cool tones blues, greens, brown, black, and even some red, yellow and orange have never been favorites.

Flavors:  Chocolate for sure, tea, hmm it's easier I think to say what I don't like Licorice and fake cinnamon (like red hots, real cinnamon I love!)  coconut...

Scents: I love the smells of Fall, woodsmoke, baking, the smell of stew ... well all smells of cooking and baking really)  When I buy candles I tend to get scents like  fresh linen and  apple, or gardenia . I don't like overly perfume scents though.

My Favorite time of Year is the fall, i love the leaves and crispness of the air, I like going up to the mountains to get fresh apples and veg from the farms. and I love Halloween, It's my favorite holiday. The candy the costumes the atmosphere. mmm makes me wish it where her right now!

 Fiber: hmm I don't know I'm only really  starting to get to know fibers,  I really like wool, its so warm. I've tied Alpaca and Lama  both of which I also like. I've loved everything from knitpicks that I've bought The only thing I really don't want more of is synthetic I have way too much of it!

As for Patterns and designers I don't have a favorite at all   Although I will say right now I'd be more in the mood for quick projects ( hats, cowls, etc.) then  long one, since I've got a few long projects already started.

Probably the best way to find out about me is through my live journal  which has my more day to day life on it, I do keep some posts friends only though so you won't be able to see everything.  I may try and find one of those getting to know you  list of questions it's easier to answer direct questions sometimes then to  anticipate what your questions might be :)

Then, find the following people among the wizarding families. (Each person can only be listed once.)
  1. Someone with the same craft as you (either those listed above or another one).misslucy wizard incognito hat
  2. Someone who was born in the same month as you. Knyquol April
  3. Someone from a different country.Selana
  4. A new HSKS Family member. ynkchck2
  5. Someone who has been in 3 or more HSKS swaps.CelticMommy,
  6. Someone who has a bigger stash than you! (And if your stash is the biggest, proudly say so! Mutz
  7. Someone who both knits and crochets.Ronni-licious
  8. Someone who has the same favorite color as you.loverofallemo Purple
  9. Someone who has the same favorite season/holiday as you. bartlebean Fall
  10. Someone who has the same favorite fiber as you. Girlywithatwist (knitpicks

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Hello out there in Blog land, while I'm waiting to find out who I'm spoilling  I thought I'd share pictures  from last weeks conventions. I love making costumes and wearing them, I wish I had some better pictures of  these but  for now these will do:
This is my King Baldwin IV costume from the film Kingdom of Heaven. My friend took this picture while we where waiting for the elevator to arrive. I wish she had told me the fabric at the front and poofed out. Oh well.  My next project will be an over robe for this, well next after I make a new Snape costume for the  last two films :)   

For the parade I wore my Sharaz Jek costume to march with the Doctor Who  group. Don't worry if you a fan of Doctor Who and you haven't heard of this character.  He was in only one story arc so unless you've seen the fifth Doctor's last episodes you would not have seen him. I fell in love with the character  after seening the story and made the costume last year. Unfortunantly the costume did not surrive this years parade, there had been a few rips in the body suit before the parade started but after the photo shoot I threw the suit away. :( sadness. I'll likely try and find something better to replace it. I've kept the mask, belt, and neck piece though.
I'm the second one on the right all in black with the mask on .

 After the parade, which is two miles down Peachtree street in Atlanta Ga, temperature 89 ( we where glad it had cooled off... no I'm not kidding that is cool in a Ga summer)  I changed into my lighter costume for the rest of the day: Tintin. likely you've never heard of him if you are from the states  but he is a well known comic in Europe.  This picture was taken while walking through the hotel I saw someone dressed as the Stig from another of my favorite TV shows Top Gear. I threw my camera at my friend and asked him if I could get a picture. I was acting like such a fan girl, good thing  it wasn't the real one :) (and please don't think that is my hair  it's a wig!)

Last but not least my favorite
and longest running costume the Phantom of the Opera. My friend took these  for me as refrence shots for my costuming blog. I'm hoping I'll find some from  the day I wore it during the con because  I went whole hog on the make-up. This costume gets the best reaction, ratehr then people wanting a picture of me they want pictures with me . It's my favorite now and forever, you have no idea how much fun it is to prowl around in a long cape.

                                           And there you go that was my labor day weekend