Monday, April 21, 2014

Motivation for fighting Mundane Mondays

Week of April 21, 2014

Mondays can often be downers. It’s the beginning of yet another work week. That’s 5 whole days before you’re free, be it to craft and create or to attend the next event. But instead of letting the weight of a new week stifle my creativity or energy I’ve collected some links to use as inspiration. I’m sharing them here to give you a little Motivation for fighting Mundane Mondays.

1. Katherine from The Fashionable Past posted another new tutorial. This time on hemming without help. I have tried many methods of doing it myself and this one seems the easiest by far. It makes me wonder why I never thought of it before!!

2. This one is a little older but I just recently found it. Klaire over at Klaire de lys makes some extremely creative face masks. I found her through her Ice Queen mask tutorial. Can you believe its primarily hot glue!?!?!?! She has several others. She's also an extremely gifted make up artist. Here's a link to her Snow Fairy make up tutorial.

3. Isabella from Isabella's Project Diary explained how she took a pair of thrifted shoes and turned them into passable late 16th early 17th century shoes. I will have to keep it in mind for the times I don't want my pretties to get dirty.

4. Speaking of pretties, American Duchess promoting her next Signature series shoe, the an Edwardian version to be named Seabury. She has a vote going on right now to determine the top 2 color options.

5. A how to for Elsa Hair. It comes with instructions, pictures and even a video.

6. My big event this week was Wonder Con in Anaheim. My favorite part, by far is getting to see all the different costumes. Whenever I get tired of walking the floor I find a shady spot to sit and just watch. Next year the hubby is not allowed to carry the camera. I missed so many awesome costumes simply because he had the camera. Here are the ones we were able to get.

Here is a Flickr link to even more WonderCon Pictures. If you have some time to kill and want to be inspired, then browse through those.

A few pictures and highlights of the weekend for me are:
Getting to meet and talk with Yaya Han. I've followed her since the early 2000s, so it was really really cool to meet her at last.
- The best part of wearing my Sleeping Beauty costume is having all the little girls come up and ask to have a picture with me. I had a close to 5 mins conversation with one little girl. Makes all the effort of wearing that one worth it!

-I started something with this Con that I plan to continue at future ones, and that was trying to get pictures with any and all Captain America related costumers. My favorite from this year's Con was this Captain America made by a fellow Veteran. His costume is made from different Camo patterns to create the iconic Captain America uniform.

1 comment:

  1. This is really a great idea! Because Mondays? Not so great :)

    And I'm so glad you like my tutorial! It's one of those oddly logical things--once you think of it. It's annoying to do, admittedly, but gets good results with minimal frustration. And I really don't trust my dressform for things like that. It's sorely lacking in curves...