Things are getting down to the wire at casa Asheland. Trying to get everything together at the last minute for dragoncon, so much for not procrastinating this year. Just wait till you see what ends up happening with these fun things....
Quiet rainy evening at home, I'm meeting hubby a little bit later at our favorite cheap theater (gator cinemas!) to see Maleficent. =) I'm enjoying watching a fantastic miniseries from the people who did the documentary The Business Of Being Born that basically delves deeper into the topics covered by the documentary. I'm sipping on some delicious red raspberry leaf tea (or my uterus tea as Brian and I affectionately call it) and munching on some incredibly mind blowingly delicious almond butter thins from Trader Joes. My life is pretty freaking sweet. You can be jealous, it's ok.
Ahh progress! Feeling accomplished today! I finished the apron that is the main piece of my 1950s stormtrooper housewife outfit. I'll definitely post more pics of the finished outfit once I have it all together! In other news, my unborn is trying to make me blind. I now have an astigmatism in BOTH eyes (where before it was only one) and the original eye has gotten substantially worse. Now I'm trying to get used to feeling of the thicker and larger contacts my poor blind self requires. Wah wah.
So I'm finally making real progress on my cosplayed for dragon con this year! Talk about procrastination, less than two weeks to the con and I have exactly zero full cosplays completed. The scheduled lineup is: Day one: vintage 50's housewife stormtrooper? This May end up on another day, my awesome mama is going as a coordinating Darth Vader. Day two: Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones. I'll be wearing her wedding dress/funeral pyre dress. I figure this will be pretty maternity friendly. I have the dress essentially completed, the pin ordered and on its way, and all I need to finish are the arm bands and making a dragons egg. My mom and dad are also coordinating with grandma and grandpa Dany and Drogo cosplays. Yay! Day three: Melisandre from Game of Thrones. We're going for her "pregnant-with-a-demon-baby" look. Red dress, belt, necklace and cloak. So far I'm finished with the cloak and dress (pics to come?) and need to make the necklace and belt. Day four: an unknown cosplay. Or maybe just a nerd outfit. Or maybe a disney princess fifties housewife. Who knows! I'm trying to finish the ones I'm certain of before I tackle this day. My mom is also being awesome and supplying wigs for the two full on cosplays that I'll hopefully be adept enough to style when I get there.
So I started an etsy shop about a month ago (which you can definitely find here) and it's been going pretty swell so far! Two sales in a month, huzzah! Today I shipped off one item to it's new home and started work on some new goodies for the shop.