I'm So Great: The Rantings of a Jaded Youth

When I grow up, I want to be just like me.

HorriblyAdorable August 25, 2011

Filed under: Etsy,My Life,Things I've Made — Stephanie Fantastic @ 5:10 pm
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I know I mentioned it a few posts ago but guess what’s been selling like hotcakes? Everything on HorriblyAdorable. I’m super excited to be making so many awesome things for so many awesome people! If you like what you see there, like us on Facebook.

 

What I’ve been keeping under my hat. July 30, 2011

That harpy is clearly my sister, Ashley.So I mentioned that I had something I’d been keeping under my hat that I didn’t want to spill the beans about. It’s this. I started up this shop a few months ago with the great idea of making children’s clothes with mythic themes, but things in my personal life kept me from working on it initially. Then later I talked to my sister and her not-girlfriend about the idea and suddenly things were flowing again. We’ve got all these drawings just waiting to be put into use. Then we were all busy again. Now I finally have some things to sell including and almost limited to those dinosaur hoodies I mentioned a few posts back. Before your jaw drops in disgust, I know they’re expensive, but so is fleece. I assure you that I won’t be able to quit my day job any time soon even if those sweaters sell like hotcakes.

Check out the ideas though and give me some feedback if you like what you see. I keep meaning to get on making some designs to go with the amazing and adorable drawings my cohorts and I have provided, but you know how life is.

 

What I’ve Been Doing For Forever June 15, 2011

Okay, I know I’ve been mysteriously absent from the internet for a while now. Several private life things came up, but also I’ve been keeping a secret under my hat and I didn’t want to clumsily spill it off my head before I’m ready. For now, though, here’s what I’ve been up to:

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These dinosaur sweaters will eventually be up for sale in pretty much any color that fleece comes in. I’ll let you know when I’ve got that all set up.

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Baby monster footie pajamas!

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I’m going to both nights of the Labyrinth Masquerade of Jareth on July 1st and 2nd and I’ve been hard at work designing costumes for me and my babay. I’ve spent the last month being jazzed out of my mind about it and driving everyone around me insane.

So basically, my sewing machine has not stopped sewing for about two months and I’ve been working like a ferret on crack to get things done before birthdays and baby showers and balls in between work and sleep. Woo!

 

Birthday Dress! December 2, 2010

Sorry, this is not the same as a birthday suit. I’m about to gush a bit, so if you don’t care about sewing, skip to the pictures. As I’ve mentioned before, I always expect to be able to walk into any retail outlet and spot the perfect dress for whatever occasion I’m attending immediately as I walk in the door, but since I generally already have a very clear idea of exactly what I want, this does not happen. This year I decided ahead of time that I wasn’t even going to set foot in a store. I’d only be disappointed. This year, I was going to make my own birthday dress and it would be exactly what I wanted in exactly my size.

On the recommendation of a friend (and later an awesome random woman at Joann’s where I was scouring the patterns for the perfect base pattern), I saved my fabric-buying for a store in Anaheim called M&L Fabrics. If you live anywhere near Anaheim and you sew, I’d definitely recommend it also. The atmosphere isn’t as bright and open as your average Joann’s, and if you want pretty much anything other than fabric or trims you’ll have to make two trips, but the prices are insanely low. All the fabric for my dress was $1.98/yard, which made it possible for me to make the biggest dress ever for about $70. I’m Jewing, lol. I usually don’t talk about prices, but it really made making my own clothes in my own style a lot more affordable. Of course, the ladies cutting my highlighter-green fabric looked at me like I was effing crazy, but they’ll just have to get used to my blinding fashion choices.

So here it is! I wouldn’t let anyone post any pictures of this dress until after my party on the 27th, but then I waited forever to actually post any, although if you’re observative, you can see it’s what I’m working on in Jake’s shoot. All of the good pictures were taken by Jamie, who is generally great.

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At some point during the party, every sparkly thing in the house was put in my hair. You can tell I’m really broken up about it.

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The Great Sewing Shoot November 15, 2010

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Thanks to Jake Reinig for the great photoshoot, and for buying me lunch and not murdering me even though I met him off the internet. Also, for the lol I got when I actually looked at his business card just now.

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Simple, but telling. Mr. Reinig, in addition to being King Awesome, is currently attempting to get 100 photos of people being themselves so if you’d like to help him out, contact him on his web site, linked above. He’s a fun guy and he’ll make you feel at ease. Good luck, Jake!

 

The Dinosaur Saga October 4, 2010

It started, as a lot of things I do, with a drawing.

This drawing encompasses how I often feel on a day to day basis. Look at me! I’m in a costume! I’m stomping on things! ROOOOOOOAR! So I sent it around and immediately got texts back from my bee eff and old Lames Foreman saying that they wanted that to be their Halloween costume. :D I set to work over the weekend making it a reality. I’m not so sure about that middle panel on the head, which was added in last to make it more t-rexey, but all around the construction was simple and quick. I’ll have to grab some more angles of the back.