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This is the vibe I am getting from the blush and black combination on the 1890s riding corset. The addition of lace only strenghtened the theme.20161011_16454920161014_133900
The corset is actually done, but I didn't manage to get good pictures of it yet. It is raining cats and dogs outside and the light is gloomy at best.
It is not as comfy as the black overbust I made this summer, especially when I don't move much, but it is amazingly nice to wear on a walk - which was sort of the idea. It is supposed to go under an 1890s hiking outfit at some point, after all.
It gives me between 7 and 10 centimeters down from my natural waist (depending on how much said natural waist expanded after a meal of fresh stuffed pasta and how tight I lace it). I know I can get down a further 2 to 3 centimeters, but that requires a really different patterning.
Now of course I have tons of idea for the next corset I want to make, or rather the five or six I want to make, oooooops. At least I am enjoying having some creative output again !

September has been really hard on me, stress, bad news, looming bad news that took ages to arrive... that really slowed me down and killed any motivation I had. The riding corset, even thought it was nowhere on my "to sew now" list, helped me get back into the groove. I have also joined Inktober - a bit late, but still. I managed a quick drawing per day for the last week. It is good to get back into the drawing habit. I am forcing myself to make this quick and easy and to not overthink it. Maybe I'll get back to more intricate stuff later, maybe not, it feels good to make things a little looser  and put away my perfectionnism once in a while.
So this happened, and now I kind of want to make myself a tartan, victorianesque young McGonagall outfit... It hit a record number of likes on IG, too, which I really didn't expect.

I have started the Halloween stuff for the kids - Heimlich's bat cape just needs a closure. I have to make him a mask and arm braces after that, then I'll just wait on the clothes I need to customize for the rest of their outfits.

Oct. 4th, 2015 06:13 pm

365 project

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Starting in March, I have made one drawing per day. there have been a few days off, and one or two breaks when I was away from home and my routine was turned upside down, but mostly I have stuck to it this time. I'm about halfway through, which is a lot more than any previous photographic project I have tried in the past.
Mostly I work in china ink - there have been a few digitally colored things, some coloring pencils and some rough sketches have made it on days where I was a bit too tired for proper inking.
We are planning the Troll's birthday party and he asked for a crocodile on the invitations.
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He chose the second one for the invitatiosn but now wants hats like the first one. Anyone has good tutorials to guide 6-year-olds throught eh process of making a paper top hat ?

I'm having fun taking a little time each day to draw - I have cranked out mroe stuff in the last months than in the years since the kids were bornd, an probably before that. Not everything is good but it keeps the hand going, and I found back my love of pen nibs. Here are a few more :
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(all pictures link to the FlickR album)


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