The convention is bigger on the inside: Part 1

Hello Petals,

The following post was written just under a month ago. Life became full of uber craziness: some good, some bad, some downright confusing. I sometimes have a hard time processing those types of crazy, but have worked through it. Through it all, I’ve realized how much of an adult I’ve become. My advice for today: Change is inevitable, and most of the time, it’s good because there is a reason it has occurred. You’re meant to grow and change, because it means you are alive and breathing. If you stayed the same, well, lets just say that life would be far too boring and you can never get anywhere in life without a little evolution… just ask our ancestors. πŸ˜‰

So this is to you, whom are reading this and may be going through a rough time: chin up, it will get better. If all good things are in your realm: EMBRACE them and be proud. Because you haven’t gotten to this good place without hard work and some distressing moments.

With all the good things happening to me, I’m embracing all that I’m surrounded with: An amazing family, a great job and a bright future. But know, I’m also BACK. πŸ™‚

Without further ado…


I came, I saw, I totally nerded out…

I wear bow-ties on my nails now, bow-ties are cool…

Fare warning, this will be a post of ultimate nerd proportions. Today, we will be discussing Baltimore Comic Con. Yes. Yes, I did indeed attend. And it was glorious to say the least, my little nerdy heart was full and warm from fellow nerds and nerdettes running around Baltimore in cosplay and taking pictures with each other.

Say what you will about us folks that attend such shindigs, but also be jealous, because those are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. I had a blast.

As I am a broke kid with college loans, I was not able to cosplay… I also have had zero time to do any fabulous sewing, so I decided just to make my own shirt!

Behold, I’m the future companion!

All shirts were handmade! Courtney and I (far right and far left) used the same technique to make ours, for Jimmy and Lisa, we used iron-on transfers!

Materials at the ready…

I hand drew the TARDIS on to Freezer Paper (I FINALLY FOUND IT! YES!) and ironed it on to the bottom left of the shirt.

I thout it would be a really good idea to spray bleach on the shirt, over the TARDIS. Well, I wasn’t very careful because I realized it was squirting and not spritzing onto the shirt… which, resulted in the freezer paper becoming too wet and the bleach bleeding through the paper. SAD OWL. It was ok until it completely dried.

See? 😦

So I did some damage control and went through and put a ton of glitter puffy paint around the edges to really give the TARDIS shape.

That’ll do.

Then I decided to use the freezer paper again for the text. Again, I hand drew the text and then traced it out with an Xacto knife.

After ironing it on the shirt, I used gold puffy paint and sponge painted it on.

I felt it needed something more… so I poured gold glitter on top. πŸ™‚

Hello, sweeties. πŸ™‚

I was pretty proud of it… minus the mishap with the bleach (OOPS!) But still, I got compliments on the shirt. I can’t wait to share with you the other portions of my travels within ComicCon.

Until then, my loves,

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