Y'all, I just got pimpslapped
with a couple custom orders. I am, however, very very excited to have work. Random update time!
SO. I ran out and bought Heartless
by Gail Carriger, which is the most recent in the Parasol Protectorate series, and it was made of WIN. Whenever I have the time/energy to do a proper review of the whole series, I am. Go forth and buy them if you have any spare pennies.
Speaking of custom orders, I just ordered a fat quarter of fabric from Spoonflower
. It was really on the expensive side, but I'm very hopeful it was a worthy investment. If it works for something I have in mind, I will be most pleased and purchase more. I'm going to save my dollars and buy this
for myself to make something out of. Look how adorable! Eeeee! I am almost done with a set of Milky Berry inspired dreadfalls as well, and they are so sweet and treacly it's making my teeth hurt a little. Still, they are some of the best I've made--the detail is so tiny and complex.
On a personal note, I got my hair cut off! I had been attempting to grow it out again, but srsly, I am not meant to have long hair in 120* weather. Really. Crappy webcam pic ahoy!
It's basically still long in the front, short and cracked out in the back. Pointed bangs have returned as well. It curls up pretty awesome in the back when it's wet, the girl did an amazing job.
Also on a personal note, I am finally
shedding the damn pounds I gained when I came off my meds for insulin resistance, and then my thyroid decided to have a party. I'm down to about 1600 calories/day and I WAS walking/running every night, but that isn't happening now that the weather is being a hoar. The torn muscle(s) in my back are finally starting to mend as well, so I can maybe start to lift weights soon. I hope. It made it so much worse from driving a carriage with a new horse. D: She spooked all weekend, and it destroyed any progress I'd made.
BUT! Look, see, weight loss! Also, my niece because she's goofy and I love her. Also, those are some dreads I made back there. Also-also, my boobs are out of control and have plans for world domination.