Monday, July 26, 2010

Back from the Con

More pics soon!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

This Post is g33ky - Morrigan Skirt

Since I've lost all the baby weight and then some, I decided to go to Comic-Con in costume this year! Possibly with Charlie! And since I'm still obsessed with that game, I'm going as Morrigan (my top is slighty less boobtastic).

Here's the skirt.

This is possibly the most well-constructed piece of clothing I have ever made. The invisible zipper is vaguely invisible!! I kind of want to wear it around my normal life. But don't worry... I won't. Probably.

It's made of ultrasuede and is patchworky. I got the studs from Tandy Leather in North Hollywood, and the fake leather and suede fabric are from

The pleather flaps are flippy and fun to walk in.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tour of the Living Room, Part 3: This Time It's Personal

Charlie loves to take things out of things. He also loves DVDs.

He is truly his father's son. I am truly not enamored of a pile of DVDs strewn all over the floor.

Solution: the bottom shelf of our DVD storage shelf is now devoted to shiny toys, for him to pull down with impunity.

This bookshelf was originally a white crappy bookshelf, but now it's a white crappy bookshelf that I painted dark and light blue. Don't worry, by the way, this really tall and heavy piece of furniture is anchored firmly to the wall with earthquake straps.

Speaking of resurfacing living room furniture, I got bored of my coffee table and decoupaged the bottom of it. I love it now.

This was surprisingly easy -- I just lay down three sheets of nepalese Lokti paper (from Continental Art Supply, they have a huge selection of decorative paper and awesome service, my favorite local art store), stuck it on with Mod Podge, and then sealed it with polyurethane.

Isn't this paper beautiful? Happy accident, it also matches my coasters.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tour of the Living Room, Part 2

Time for more living room crafts, with host Charlie the flying baby.

Geoff took this photo, that's why it's all artsy.

If your monitor is really bright, you might be able to see to the left of the adorable cherub, behind the TV, there's a fun wall hanging.

I bought one of those college dorm room "tapestries" at Bed Bath & Beyond one time for a film shoot. I decided I liked the fabric but I'm a little too old for pinning trippy fabric to the wall, so I mounted it on canvas stretchers like in this tutorial. Enormous, 48" canvas stretchers are from Dick Blick.

This is a great way to cover a lot of white wall, and cuts down the glare behind the TV.

I had some extra from the borders, so I turned them into bolster covers (see here) and also added some trim to my curtains.

Main curtain material is Liz Claiborne Lilly Meadow, and the the curtains are installed with grommets, just like the ones in the nursery.