♪ She is the one named Sailor Moon ♪

This year I had a colleague at work ask if I was able to make her a Sailor Moon costume for Halloween/C4 (Winnipeg’s comic convention). I admit I wasn’t sure how but she had found a tutorial that I thought seemed relatively easy so I agreed.

I wasn’t going to post until I had completed the skirt but I’m impatient and felt like posting the top and brooch.

I’m not 100% satisfied with how I did, but we’re our own worst critics. Though I can say I’m thankful for purchasing a dress form, an early Christmas gift from my parents. (Thanks Mum and Dad).

Here’s the link for the costume.

The brooch I made out of a thick piece of cardboard with felt glued to it and fabric glue for the gems. I hot glue a hair clip the back and clipped it to the bow so it’s removable for washing.

If I had known that the black pen I used oh-so-lightly was going to stain like it did when it dried I wouldn’t have used it. I have plenty more fabric so if my colleague hates it I’ll redo it.

I’ll post pictures of the skirt and choker and if she wants me to modify the gloves she has I’ll post those as well.

Until then… Happy Sewing

Coffee Cup Cozies have been my little project lately. So easy to make, all except the orange one, they’re knitted on circular needles taking away the need to sew a seam.

Even though I love the pattern of the right twist of the orange cozy I think next one I attempt I’ll do a crochet provisional cast on and kitchener stitch for a cleaner seamless look.

I’m contemplating making lots and trying to sell them. Maybe add some button or felt embellishments.

For the few people who received one of these they’ve commented that they beat the cardboard sleeves that get thrown away anyway.

Does anyone else make their own? Knitted? Crocheted? Machine or hand sewn?

Let me know.

Until then… Happy Crafting!

Sorting Hat says:


Yup that’s right! I’m knitting another Hogwarts school coloured scarf. This time for a Christmas present. I figure if I get started now I should be done in time to send away.
I’m hoping that I have enough of the red wool left over to make a matching pair of fingerless gloves. We’ll see.
Can’t sit here all day when I have a scarf to knit! :)
Happy Knitting!

Sorting Hat says:

Yup that’s right! I’m knitting another Hogwarts school coloured scarf. This time for a Christmas present. I figure if I get started now I should be done in time to send away.

I’m hoping that I have enough of the red wool left over to make a matching pair of fingerless gloves. We’ll see.

Can’t sit here all day when I have a scarf to knit! :)

Happy Knitting!

It’s Horror Block time again… I know I’m a little late posting this.

This Block didn’t wow me so much this time around. Having two shirts this time was nifty, though. A Pennywise shirt and a rather neat looking zombie/skull shirt.

Just in time for Halloween Horror Block added a mask, Eddie from Iron Maiden. As a kid my Uncle had posters of Eddie up in is old room at my Nan’s house and I remember he creeped me out… a lot!
I’ll admit the warning on the tag of the mask amused me.

Lastly we got scartemporary tattoos and a Horror Movie Heroes Book brought to us by Rue Magazine. Some interesting stuff in there, from old school Jason and the Argonauts stop animations monsters to the horrors of Freddie Kreuger.

This will be my last Horror Block review/unboxing. Since the announcement of Arcade Block I am going to give that box a try and see what delightfully gamer items they send.

Until then, hope you all have a Happy Halloween!

Prom Sashes.

Remember I said I had a productive day this recent weekend? Well here are the sashes I made for work. We’re having Formal Day for charity (United Way) in the office on Wednesday, so for $2 we can dust off our grad gear (Suits and dresses) and wear it to work. I’m quite excited to wear my grad dress to work tomorrow! Every now and then I put it on and walk about the house and then hang it up again. Don’t ask, just some weird Emma thing that I do!

So, one of the gals from the committee asked if I could help out and make sashes for the crowning of Prom King and Prom Queen. Here they are on some left over blue taffeta with 3D white puff paint outlined in sparkly gold.

I’m partial to the King one myself because, and to quote Mel Brooks, “It’s good to be the King!”

Until next time, Happy sewing and crafting!

Emz

Brownies and projects oh my!
I had a productive day this weekend, sewing sashes, painting letters and finally making brownies!
I’ve made these brownies before. Super moist and delicious, you can find the recipe here at AllRecipes.com.
For the first time I made a chocolate fudge icing. Normally I don’t bother and just make the brownies as is but there is something satisfying about that added chocolate icing layer on top of brownies. I found this recipe also at AllRecipes.com, here’s the link.
I cut them up into bite sized pieces as they’re very rich but delicious. I have a container ready to take to work to share. Makes me wish I had a little tub of vanilla ice cream in my freezer, what a sinful and perfect match that would be!Until next time, Happy Baking!
Emz!

Brownies and projects oh my!

I had a productive day this weekend, sewing sashes, painting letters and finally making brownies!

I’ve made these brownies before. Super moist and delicious, you can find the recipe here at AllRecipes.com.

For the first time I made a chocolate fudge icing. Normally I don’t bother and just make the brownies as is but there is something satisfying about that added chocolate icing layer on top of brownies. I found this recipe also at AllRecipes.com, here’s the link.

I cut them up into bite sized pieces as they’re very rich but delicious. I have a container ready to take to work to share.
Makes me wish I had a little tub of vanilla ice cream in my freezer, what a sinful and perfect match that would be!

Until next time, Happy Baking!

Emz!

Delivery day! What's in the booooooox? What's in the box?! Saw figurine. A bone finger pen. Zombie decal Alien shirt (huh, wonder if it glows in the dark) Rue Morgue Magazine ZOMG TALES FROM THE CRYPT COMIC!!!!

Horror Block August!

This literally is the highlight of my long week. It’s been long and stressful so coming home to see this propped up inside my screen door makes me so happy!

I’ve never seen Saw, so I’m not a fan of the figurine, but it’s still cool anyway. This is my second Rue Morgue magazine, I’m beginning to wonder if this will be on ongoing feature.The bone pen is amusing I think I may have to take that to work, it appeals to my Halloween side.

It’s a real shame about the zombie decal, I’m terrible when it comes to stickers and such, they’re too nice to use. To be honest I’m not sure where I’d put it! Maybe on my front window at the start of The Walking Dead! Ha!

I can tell you what I am most excited about… the Tales from the Crypt comic book and the Alien t-shirt! So excited! I grew up watching the old Tales from the Crypt TV show, I even have a comic on my shelf that I love. Now I have two! I’ll pull this out of it’s packaging later and give it a read.
I didn’t look at the label on the t-shirt so I have no idea if it glows or not, I’ll press my face to it later and check… or go in a room with the lights off. *shifty eyes* yeah that makes more sense!

Well until the next Horror Block… see ya!

Emz

Too full. :(

Dice Bag!

I made myself a new dice bag. My old one was far too full, and I bought three new D20’s… because reasons!

I’ve made this style bag from Tallys Treasury before and I like how roomy it is, not to mention you don’t have to dump out your dice to pick out way you need. It’s lined too so I made my liner lighter to make seeing inside easier.

A super easy bag to make. Here’s the link in case you want to give it a try. Lined Dice Bag by Tallys Treasury.

I’ll use my old dice bag for my minis. I bought a bunch of those to paint up too. I’ll post more on those later on.

Happy sewing!