Monday, 10 August 2009

Work in Progess

I'm getting on quite well with my dress, though its a long way from finished. I've still got a lot to do to it, but I've got the basic corset and skirt done.

Strange that i can work with such dedication on something that isn't going to earn me a penny, but when it comes to designing my Valentine jewellery, I have complete creative block. Hey ho. I'm sure I'll think of something eventually....

Probably on February 15th.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

The wanderer wanders in

It's been a while hasn't it? I start up my blog again with full intentions of writing down every detail of my life, and then i go and apparently do nothing for weeks. Well, I'm not doing nothing, I've discovered Bejewelled Blitz on Facebook. And, if i do say so myself, I'm pretty damned good at it. Shame it contributes nothing to my life in general, or indeed, in specific. I'm just wasting hours of my life, matching up jewels. Dear lord.

Not been up to much spectacular recently. I've had the last two Saturdays off from the jewellery shop, and had many, many plans, but then J developed a really painful back (doctors haven't done anything, just given him very powerful painkillers and time off work) so I have spent the last two weekends laying on his bed, watching TV, eating, drinking and getting high. Which is all very nice but i wanted to go to the seaside. But i SUPPOSE i can't blame him for having a bad back really ... can i? No.... S'pose that would be mean.

And I've got a few creative projects in the pipeline. I've been making my Halloween costume (Alice in Wonderland, but a bit gothy), and I've sorted the corset out, I just need to make the skirt and the apron. Yes, it is going to be a slightly more risque Alice, but not as slutty as some of the pre-made Alice costumes. Speaking of which, every costume shop or anything seems to have the same trend. Men get a choice of many costumes, ranging from cowboys to full on Scooby Doo, perhaps via various uniforms and 'hilarious' things like sumo wrestlers. Women get slutty schoolgirl, slutty cat, slutty nurse, slutty cowgirl... even a slutty nun. Apparently, the only women interested in fancy dress are anorexic strippers. An interesting factoid, I'll log that away.

I've also agreed to do a jewellery exhibition on the two weeks running up to Valentine's Day. It was only AFTER i agreed to do this and started trying to design something Valentinesque that i realised I'm shit at designing and can't think of anything remotely good. I don't really want to go down the heart shape route, but what else is there? I thought lockets, but I'm not good enough to make hinges. I also have decided not to buy any more materials, I've got to use what I've already got, seeing as my previous pieces of jewellery haven't really sold, and now I've just got a load of jewellery sat not going anywhere, but that cost me time and money to make. So I'm not buying more stuff til I sell some! But i can't think what says 'Love' other than a heart. I keep going round and round in circles, more and more convinced I'm crap. Yay for me.

Time to get back to designing, I'm going to wring my brain out to try and eek out a good idea. I may burst a blood vessel.