Treasures.


2016? That's spacetimes! That's Elroy Jetson!!

I'm sort of navel-gazey today, and in the mood to re-evaluate/restructure some things in my life -- or at the very least, take a hiatus from said stuff and hit my mental reset button. But that's all vagaries I'm working out in the back of my brain.

For now, just a few pictures from the tail end of 2015.


Finished this floral fox embroidery. I believe I started it in 2012 or 2013? So, well overdue. Sheesh, I like to embroider but I'm not skilled.


For Halloween I scraped together this Princess Lolly (from the board game Candy Land; I believe she's had a redesign since I was a kid) costume. I can't sew, but I can applique like a mofo. I spent an extremely long day cutting, painting, and appliqueing lollipops onto this yellow tulle from dawn to dusk -- not to mention the crown and top of the dress, which aren't pictured here but which you can kinda see in this Instagram pic.

I haven't dressed up in years and I'm not completely sure what possessed me to do it (my hair being Lolly-appropriate, maybe?) but it's cool to have this costume in my closet, at the ready!


Because I spent a ton of time looking at Princess Lolly art and making my costume, when Aimee Ray put this trading card-sized painting up for sale, I snatched it right up. I am definitely a fan of Aimee's -- not only do I have a couple of Blythe dresses from her shop, but I have two of her embroidery books, have done one of her patterns, and also have one of her weavings on my wall -- but I like this particularly because it captures the feeling of my costume and efforts more than actual pictures of me do.


I was lucky enough to see a local production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch this year. I was oddly afraid it would be cringey, but it was amazing. This is the only picture I took, which I regret, but I was very entrangled in the show. I've seen touring productions of Broadway shows as well as other local productions of things, but I think this was the most fun and riveting theater experience I've had.


Finally, Boy got me a geode for Christmas! It's purple!!! I didn't ask specifically for a geode because it's such a random weird thing to want, and I didn't really count on him knowing what exactly I was talking about when I mentioned that I wanted one. I actually advised him to pick me out some nail polish, and bought one of those "break your own geodes!" kits off Amazon with a gift card that I also got for Christmas. Then I was given this! It's beautiful, heavy, and fragile. Now I can break those kit geodes with much less anxiety, knowing that I already have a beautiful one, and I feel happily surprised.

I want to paint the stand (not sure what color; if not white, something much lighter, or maybe metallic) and find someplace special for it. As it's pretty heavy, I can't put it on my bedside shelves where I keep such treasures as my Middie, my TBLs, my Tamagotchi collection, and the little white mice figurines given to me by loved ones.

Decluttering to make room for the gifts I was given at Christmas is certainly in my near future, as is some shelf-rearranging. A happy chore to have, I think.

I hope you all had a nice holiday.

8 comments:

  1. Lovely embroidery! I wish I did more of that, but ya can't do EVERYTHING! A thing I have learned from experience haha... hope your 2016 is the way you wish it to be!

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    1. Thank you!! I am so bummed I can't do EVERYTHING, haha. Best 2016 wishes to you too!!

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  2. Oh, your fox embroidery is LOVELY! You're being so modest, but it really is awesome. And, personally anyway, I *adore* rearranging shelves and things. It gives me a chance to appreciate the items I'm rearranging as well as providing the satisfaction that comes with a freshly dusted/cleaned surface. A happy chore indeed!

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    1. Aw, thanks! :) I have done plenty of shelf-cleaning so far this month and it really refreshes things!

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  3. That embroidery is beautiful. And what a good egg the boy is. I would paint the stand gold but then I love gold over anything else. Happy New year! X

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    1. Thank you very much! He's a good'un :) Also, I totally am with you! GOLD STAND!! Happy New Year to you too!

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  4. Speaking of geodes, I just saw this photo on fb and I knew I had to share it with you! Geode + cake = two great things that are amazing in this combination! :) https://www.facebook.com/intricateicingscakedesign/photos/a.381179699173.159908.243474119173/10153815700784174/?type=3&theater

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