Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Branching Out

I've been rather busy lately, doing all sorts of things. I really do enjoy making things, whether is be in an art-related subject, or engineering.

I've gone back to work for my last co-op session at a company I don't much think I'll return to. This, coupled with an hour-and-a-half commute, means I have very little time for myself these days, so I try to make the best of it.

I finally ordered from The Ring Lord. I designed a costume of Kitiara Uth Matar, from the DragonLance series. I'm going to take it to DragonCon! But this means I am to learn to make chain maille and scale maille.

I'm doing pretty good, so far!
Its being shaped into a halter top, so it looks a bit weird.

So many rings!
I've been bento-ing again, I'm going to try to lose some weight for DragonCon. I haven't really made anything visually pleasing, or else I'd post pictures. I did get an onigiri mould, though. It really does help! Its a great way to portion your rice in a super cute way.

Michael's was having a sale on 2oz pieces of Sculpey, so I decided to try my hand at it. I made Cthulhu!

Kinda bad picture
I really had fun using it. Its like playing with Play-Doh, except I get to keep it! I really need more practice, though. I used one of my aluminum jump rings from the scale maille to secure it to the ribbon. 

Great idea though--awesome buttons!! Much cheaper than buying expensive fancy buttons, and you have control over what you get. I might put then on my next knitting project.

As far as knitting, I'm working on a shirt. I got a bit frustrated with the lace pattern I picked, and just decided to knit stockinette. I just want something i don't have to think about, that I can just make. I still haven't finished those damned stockings. They are in the Hibernation Box of Shame for now. 

My plants are growing well! Everything germinated except rosemary, I have no clue why. I have quite a little collection now, its very nice to go out on the porch and chill with. I'll be able to harvet some basil soon, which of course means pesto! 

I think I might buy a cheese-making kit.

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