My Mom made this cute little kitty bag holder (like for the plastic bags they give you at stores) and I thought she was too cute not to post. I love her punky little tuft of hair.
This is one of my fairly recent outfits. I love the red on red print mix of this. I’m also so happy with the way the lighting illuminated the lace. I finally got the DK patch my love bought me sewn to something and this skirt is now one of my favorites. The necklace I’m wearing here is also a favorite. Her name is Karma and I wore her everyday in high school, but at some point the wire she was on broke; I recently found a chain to put her on and now I’m in love her again.
Fashion Credits: Peter Pilotto for Target blouse, Skirt by me, Target Stockings, Mark Poulin Ring and Necklace set, Fox Ring by Michael Tatom.
Back when we took ceramics, when I was working on my AA, my Mom made my brothers and I these adorable dinosaur paper weights. She didn’t get to glaze them until recently, but now that she did, they look so beautiful. Mine is the dark blue one and the impression is the stegosaurus.
I dressed my dolls in new clothes the other day and I decided to get a few pictures of my new Howleen with her big sisters. I think they look really cute. :)
This was a recent take on my “East Bay Ray” outfit, but a little girlier with a skirt. I love that patched skirt to death and I’m so glad I found it. I recently got a couple of Ray-ish bad striped shirts from my brother, so the opportunity to do this was simply to obvious not to be taken. I went with a skull tie as the protest band because the colors tied in.
And yes, I know the socks under my fishnets are stupid looking, but it’s a little trick I learned from a friend years ago to keep your toes from poking through the mesh and once you put on shoes that are higher than the socks, no one can see them. I wore black boots with this.
Fashion Credits: Old Navy Men’s shirt, Dollar Store Tie, Thrifted Skirt (modded by me), Wal-Mart Tights, Forever 21 Socks, Micheal Tatom Ring, Vintage Pins.
Dresses are perhaps my favorite garment, on part because they are so easy. They are outfits within themselves –all you need are shoes and jewelry. But, their appeal is so much more than that to me.
For me, dresses are the most womanly and expressive of garments. Above all, I select every dress in my collection with care, more so than any other piece, go make sure its statement is one I want to make. In fact, most of my dresses are ones I have made by hand, so that I can ensure they are exactly what I want. I always feel most like myself in them. The dress is the garment I would pick, if I could only wear one type of garment ever again.
And I doubt I would get bored. The dress is the garment that I think has the most variety. More than separates ever can, the dress offers almost endless possibilities for different lengths, shapes, structures, necklines and sleeves lengths and combinations thereof. When the possibilities of different fabrics, prints and techniques of embellishments are considered, the possibilities for the dress are endless in a way that they are not for other garments. For me, this is the other big reason why I love dresses, by the power of my sewing machine; dresses afford me the power of endless dreams, which is the most beautiful thing of all.
Just something I did while I was fucking around in school recently. Not my best sketch of Ray, but whatever, I was going off of memory. My new place is empty and lonely a lot, so I play music all the time and sometimes it does feel like East Bay Ray is my best friend, just in the sense that his guitar playing keeps me company. :)
My damask cat print is entered in this week’s Spoonflower contest. I drew it by hand and I think it came out quite traditional and lovely.
You don’t need an account to vote, you just have to type a Kapta. It would really mean a lot to me if you guys please took a minute to go vote and reblogged this post. I’m really proud of this print. And I love it.
Here’s the link to the contest: http://www.spoonflower.com/contest_voters_temp/new?contest_id=270
I think I may finally be getting caught up with the outfits I wore over the summer. This was one I wore near the end. The punk thing with the long black skirt seemed a little weird at first, but I think it looks good. The shirt was part of a little mini updating project I did this summer. I cut the graphics of a few shirts that fit me badly and appliqued them to the backs of others. I posed with the haystack at my old place for the contrast.
Fashion Credits: Shirt from T-shirt Orgy (in Berkeley; modded by me), vintage skirt, JC Penny’s sandals, Cuff by Barbaric Leather Works (get your own here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/197304941/small-spiked-wristband?ref=favs_view_12).
I feel like I haven’t posted any Monster High stuff for a while, so here is my newest doll. I’ve toyed with getting one of the little sister dolls for a while and I just loved this one when I saw her, so I had to have her. I actually bought the entire wolf family four pack to get her (the other three are for sale if anyone is interested).
I can’t wait to try adapting my patterns to make tiny clothes for her, but until then, I put her in Clawdeen’s outfit because the clothes she came with were fucking awful.