I live!

Oh man, I didn’t realize it’d been that long since I posted.

I actually really miss posting! But I feel like my house progress isn’t really… postable, it’s so slow and the differences are that noticeable unless you’re doing it or 2″ from the thing being sanded for the bagillionth time. And for sewing, I get so excited to sew when I *can* sew that I forget to take progress pics 8D  Or they’re gifts and I have to wait.

I’m currently gift sewing so, more waiting, but I realized I DO have some things I can post!

… coming soon.

I figured if I put this reminder to myself here, I would actually do it! So hopefully 😀

Random Mobile Photos

In lieu of actual content, I cleared out some of my mobile and table photos, exciting right?

These are all my socks lacking a sole mate D:
Having just moved, I really thought I’d find everything. Alas.
(Actually, I did find two or three of these after taking this pic last month, but then I also added two or three to the pile!).
I’m going to give it another month, and then see what craftiness I can get up to with socks 8D

Anyway, onward!

This is me and (some of) my sisters on the couch at my parent’s house over the holidays.
The awkwardness of the pic is I was actually taking a picture of Pippin, the cat, as you do, and realized I could probably get us all in the shot with some judicious angling. It turned out to be much brighter than I realized, and I take no responsibility for our expressions.

Took that pic the first night in my house!

Bonus, my house already has roses.

All my keys look the same, so I attacked them with nail polish. The shiny one on the left ended up a dark sparkly green.

The first picture I put up!

My shadow against my garage door, this hat is the original hat that sparked the hatting parties, and I made it way back in 2005 or 2006 (or 2004 now I think about it…). I’ve slept in it loads, and practically lived in it when I had no hair, so one of the wings doesn’t stick up anymore. It amused me.

On top of my fridge, I sense a theme.

Some pics from the hat party! Check out those awesome colours!

That stack was new stuff this go around, though I’ve had neon pink and orange before.

Going down the street to my parent’s, eventually we’d like to do a Regency shoot in those rolling green hills. But they don’t stay green! So we need to plan accordingly.

My first experiment with pickling! Doris fed me the most delicious pickled carrots the other day, and I just had to try my hand.

My kitchen table!
The table runner top was made by my gramma and quilted and bound by me.

Speaking of my gramma, these are scraps from some quilts and I’m trying to use them to fulfill some of the sewing challenges.

Lastly! Picked this up off the side of the road yesterday. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at restoring furniture and reupholstering, so we’ll see how this goes!
I think at the very least I can get it in good enough shape for some historical-esque pictures. It’s really not in great shape, but it was free and if nothing else I’m sure I’ll learn loads as I work on it!

The Return!

Back from Thailand!

Came back in the evening on Tuesday and was back in the office by Wednesday morning, I didn’t miss this! But until I figure out how to Not Work and still do all the things I want to do, a necessary evil!

I was really inspired to sew while I was gone, but I promised myself that on my return I’d focus on destashing, so I’m resisting for now ;_;

But I have some small projects lined up that I may squeeze in! Some more bags, small crafty things, and a pile of WIPs.

Hopefully my next post will be about destashing or WIPs, if it’s not a backlogged post!

Thailand – go!

Just a quicky, off to Thailand tonight! (well, technically the wee hours of tomorrow morning)

Super jazzed to be traveling again, I wish I was brave enough to take the plunge and travel all the time!

But then, how would I sew?

When I get back, I’m hoping to squeeze LOTS of sewing (and actually posting) in! I’m also going to try to actually comment on all the lovely blogs I follow, so we’ll see how this goes!

Destashing musing

July was hectic! As such, I didn’t make ANYTHING new. Not even a cute bag or crafty thing.

In between crazy life things, I really need to buckle down and purge things.

So I’m trying to figure out the best way to do this :/
I’m not sure if I should go through my WIP stuff, and finish or toss, and just get that out of the way first?
Or go through my fabrics and purge what’s realistically not going to be used.

The latter is super hard because I see all these cute things people recycle fabric for. But figuring out what I’m *actually* going to get around to is the hard part!

So maybe go through… and assign things. And then go through everything unassigned and decide from there?

How do other people deal with their stashes?


In 2012 I went to my first Costume College, it was fantastic!

After I was browsing about at peoples’ blogs and generally being inspired when I thought, I should do a sewing blog!
Not so much because I have so much insight, I don’t, but I believe it might motivate me.

So, I already have a livejournal, here, which is a catch all. If you’re also interested in random fandom thoughts and travel musings you can see it all there. For just sewing, I’ll be cross posting here 😀



I generally go by Mi, and I’ve been sewing since 2001. I started with anime cosplay, and have gradually taught myself pretty much everything I know. I have a huge sci-fi partiality (hence my blog name!), so most of what I sew has a bit of a geek bent. I still costume loads, but make random sewy crafts as well. In 2001 I broke into historical costuming, and here I am!