I got to the zipper step on the Elsa dress and realized that I had an invisible zipper but no invisible zipper foot for my sewing machine… Thankfully I was able to find one for a pretty good price on Amazon and order it with Prime two-day shipping. So for the past two days I have been reading during naptime instead of sewing, not such a horrible thing. And I practiced an elven hair-do to go with my Tauriel outfit, it turned out pretty well I think. 🙂 Here is a quick picture I took, gives you a little bit of an idea what it looks like. I just did a couple braids to pull most of my hair back, except for pieces of hair in front of the ears, of course. Next time I’ll try to get my husband to take a picture to show the rest of it, it is more fun when you can see my naturally pointy ears (or mutant ears, as my Dad has called them). 😉 Also, notice the N7 hoodie, extra points for people who recognize where it is from.
The sewing machine foot should get here today so I can get back to the costume. After the zipper I will just need to sew on the sleeves, iron on the applique snowflakes and hem the skirt. Almost there!
In other news, I really need some new bookcases!! The book hoard is overflowing again…this time with non-fiction books. My in-laws found a treasure trove of books at a flea market, mostly on the Civil War as well as some coffee table type books on animals and the World Wars. The History major in me is really happy while the organizer in me is wondering where I will put them all!?! If I ever get the urge to write a research paper I have all the books I need to write about Abraham Lincoln or battles of the Civil War now…maybe once the kids are in college I’ll do that. 😉 Between potty training, pre-K homeschooling and keeping up with housework I don’t really have the brain power for research right now.
And….only 32 days until Dragon Age: Inquisition comes out!! Good thing all my current sewing projects will be done by the end of this month. I’ll be a little busy for a while once the game comes out. There will be 30 mounts to find and a castle to decorate! And saving the world of Thedas or something like that, but there is an empty stable to fill first, priorities, you know. 😉
Books read since last post:
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Firewall by Diann Mills
Without a Trace by Colleen Coble
Into the Deep by Colleen Coble
Fatal Judgement by Irene Hannon
Deadly Pursuit by Irene Hannon