I kind of feel like life threw me in the deep end and told me to swim... but I barely know how to doggy paddle, then work threw in some sharks and said "good luck with that". I am hoping in a few weeks I will look back and laugh at myself for being such a baby. For now though... it is just that overwhelming.
In less depressing news I have been sewing. I altered my Italian Ren a bit. I wanted it to be newer and more improved for my second weekend at faire this year. I know I would win the award for world's slowest sewing and wouldn't even be trying for the award. It took me 12 hours of solid work to get what I did get done, done. I had hoped to get a lot more done but ran out of time. ;( I was afraid I would hate it. Since I started this project I was torn between two lengths. I started leaning towards the shorter one when I kept getting stepped on at the faire, but I was afraid if I cut it shorter I would hate it and you can't go back once you've taken the scissors to it. But I like it so there was no need to stress. There is still even more I want to get done with this costume but I am grateful my latest adventure with it has not put it into the ruined pile. Photo on left is before, Right is after. I had to resew the hanging sleeves into the armholes. They were starting to pull out in a couple places. I Added the frogs to the front. I think if I can find some new ones that absolutely thrill me I will probably change them. If not I might just add one or two more to the bottom. I cute off the bottom by 6 inches and added the black velvet hem guard. I still want more velvet trim to trim the front similiar to the sleeves, and I want to add a second guard to the bottom of the kirtle. After all that I just need a veil and to bling the heck out of it... Yes... BLING it. *grin*
also finished a UFO. My father-in-law wanted me to fix or make a new a tea pot holder that his grandfather had. I felt it would be wrong to just recover the piece so I used it as my template and made a new one. I ABSOLUTELY hate the top pillow part. It would be burned in a fiery pit if it was for me. But its not... and my hubby says its fine and wanted it by his Dad's birthday this weekend. I hate giving someone something that is not my best work. The only thing I like on it is the ribbon trim. I work so hard on that.
Pictures below: Left is a quilted piece that wraps around the tea pot, that then goes into bowl looking thing My remade version is the green one. The Right picture is the pillow type thing that sits on top of the teapot with a space in the middle for the handle to come out of.
Other than that, good news is Costume College Limited class registration came and is out. There are a TON of classes I want to attend this year. Which means ALL costume MUST be done ahead of time this year. There will be no time to work on them there. I am going to be naked.... Unless something changes that is. So far I have no new costumes. I am hoping to change that!