Sunday, April 29, 2012

Parasols and Lace!

I've been on a lace kick lately, doing panel overlays on modern parasols. People seem to enjoy them as much as I like making them, too, because one sold within hours of it being listed. Here's two new ones in my shop, and a preview of one that I'll be listing after next Saturday.
Pink Black Cupcake Goth Parasol Lace Overlay EGL Lolita Venice Lace

Black on Black Lace and Satin EGL Gothic Lolita Parasol Venice Lace

And here's the newest one - I'm using it in a photoshoot next weekend, but will have it up for sale afterwards:
red parasol black lace 1
red parasol black lace 3

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Norwescon 2012

Another fine weekend spent at Norwescon. This was my lucky 13th year in attendance, and either my third or fourth now as a pro on the costume track.

nwc badge 2012

My badge was approved by the Ministry of Magic this year, and I got a Slyterin house badge as well.

As usual, there was costuming and geekery galore!

nwc predator jacket 2012

nwc riff 2012

nwc tardis 2012

I didn't get to attend too many panels, since I was talking on so many of then, but I did get to hear Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett talk about and read from their newest book, Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention:

nwc anina and paul 2012

The husband rocked in his new frock coat:

nwc paul 2012

And the munchkin did her darnedest to steal the show in her Jager outfit:

nwc jager 2012

Both Friday and Saturday evenings, I put on party shoes and we hit various shindigs in the party wing:

nwc shoes 2012

And of course, there was mischief managed.

nwc liz and me 1 2012

This year, I got to make myself a fuzzy critter at the Monster Mashup, a panel where we cut apart and reassemble stuffed animals. My critter was deemed especially disturbing, for some reason:

nwc monster mashup 2012

It was nicknamed "Little Squeaker" by the munchkin, as I found a squeaker from another disassembled stuffed animal and sewed in to my critter. It also made a new friend, as another attendee brought a little baby Cthulhu:

nwc monster mashup cthulhu 2012

We finished off the weekend watching the Muggle Quiddich matches, and the munchkin got to play a couple of rounds in the under-14 games:

nwc kiddich beater 2012

nwc kiddich 2 2012

Sadly, all good things must come to an end.

nwc the end is near 2012

The countdown now starts for Westercon and the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire.