Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Truth about Dragon*Con

So, promptly after writing my last post, the plague broke out at my house.  Ugh.  So frustrating when the same illness just keeps circulating through the household over and over.  We are all on the mend now, mostly.  So now I can give you all the nitty, gritty details on Dragon*Con!

Two words my friends, HOLY COW!  This event was unbelievable!  Never have I seen so many weird, crazy, awesome, and questionable things in one place before.  It was really all overwhelming to say the least.  There is NO way that I could go over everything that we did, or that I even remember everything that we did for that matter.  But I thought I would go over the highlights.

Friday was the first day and we, or at least I, was not expecting the sheer amount of people and events to choose from.  Yes, I had the paper schedule, and yes I had things all planned out on my Dragon*Con app, but it still got me.  I admit I had a bit of a panic attack.  So we spent most of Friday wandering around aimlessly, trying to get our bearings and figure out exactly where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do.  The next two days were better, I think because we knew what to expect and we were getting the hang of things.

We ended up taking all sorts of photos of other Dragon*con attendees who we dressed up in cosplay and boy did we have some explaining to do to the girls with some of those get ups.  As far as they were concerned, walking around in public in your underwear is a no-no.

Unfortunately, my photo skills are a bit lacking so most of the pics came out burry, but I chose the best from the bunch just so you can see some of the cool things that were there.

I knew that I definitely needed to go to the The Guild panel.  No way was I missing that one.  And then after that we went the signing session so I could meet them and get their autographs!

I totally geeked out on Felica Day, but I'm ok with that.  And look!!!  I got a picture!

So exciting!!!  They all seemed super nice and it made me happy that I watch their show.

There was a parade,

and light saber training,

and most importantly......

So the truth about Dragon*Con, is that it is completely amazing!  and I can;t wait until next year.  I fully intend on participating in the cosplay this time.  But not in my undies.  The world isn;t ready for that yet.  :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Here I am!!

So with the hustle and bustle of the kids going back to school, things have been a bit nutso lately.  But rest assured, there has been a bunch of sewing going on.  First and foremost is this,

My very first tutorial is up on Sew Mama Sew!!!  I am so excited!  So head on over there and check it out along with all of the other awesome tutorials they have over there.

I have been going back and forth with the idea of releasing a pattern/tutorial here on the blog.  I have been playing around with this idea for a while and a couple of weeks ago I finally was able to take the idea from paper and apply it to fabric.

What do you think of my Yeti Iceberg Ombre tote bag?!  Would you be interested in a pattern for this?  

So we went out of town for Labor Day, down to Atlanta for, wait for it.......
Dragon*Con!!!!  My very first con ever and I had a blast.  I plan on doing a full write up on it tomorrow, so check back with me.

I hope your Labor Day weekend was as great as mine was, Happy Tuesday!