Welcome back to another installment of 6 on 6! If you follow its creator, Scruffy-Little Nerd Herder, then you’ll know she’s created another super cool year-long picture challenge. I might try it next month, but for now, I’m sharing my interpretation of this month’s theme: blue.
Blue is sort of my thing right now. I don’t know why. I’ve been the queen of black for quite a while, so this is a change of pace for me. You’ll notice that one of the reasons for this blue spurt is in part due to my newly acquired hobby: sewing. I’ve been trying to strengthen my sewing chops so that I can make my own cosplay for next year, and I’m just breaking the surface on clothes-making. I’m also completing other fun projects, as you will see below. Other than that, there are some other fun pictures that involve blue, so I hope you enjoy my selection!
Perhaps my favorite picture of the bunch, this image features my go-to accessory. I love this necklace. I’m sure I’ve shared it on here before, but I can’t help but share it again. It was made by Sparkle! Designs, whom I’ve mentioned before. I love their handmade products, which have great nerdy flair. This understated Star Trek piece is the right accessory to add a little nerdiness to any ensemble.
My Lil’ Cap was a labor of love. When I began sewing, I wanted to make a Captain America plushie sooooooo bad. After I became more comfortable with the sewing machine–and my new abilities–I tackled this design. Some of the stitches are a little messy, and I’ not totally enthused with his Luchador-like face, but I’m proud of what I’ve created.
I adore Espionage Cosmetics’ nail wraps. They’re super easy to use and they have darling designs. This is perhaps one of my favorite designs thus far, and I’ve already gotten compliments since I put them on. They’re going to fit in perfectly at the Renaissance Faire this weekend.
Another handmade piece by me! This is a Batgirl blanket I sewed about a month ago. It turned out smaller than I would have liked, but I still sleep with it every night. I made it with a cotton calico printed fabric (the Batgirl one), and a gray embossed minky I picked up for $4 at Jo-Ann Fabrics (score!).
For my birthday, I was surprised with a set of Coldplay tickets. They are my favorite band, and I’ve heard that their shows are fantastic. So me and two of my friends ventured to the city for a fun-filled weekend, headlined by the British group’s performance. Many happy tears were shed, and I treated myself to this concert tee. It is one of my most prized possessions now.
And again, another piece made by me! If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don’t, you really should), you saw an up-close shot of the pattern on this dress. So, for those who were curious as to what the actual garment looks like, then here you go! This dress took me longer to make than I had anticipated. I found an awesome, pattern-free tutorial on YouTube to tackle, and this was my choice in fabric. About five hours later, and countless seams ripped, I finally finished this babydoll-style dress. It has huge arm holes, and it’s a little tight in the chest, but I think it turned out pretty good for my first non-skirt project. Plus, the polka dots have little kitty faces on them; how can that not be cute??
That does it for this installment of 6 on 6! I know I haven’t been around nearly as much for the past few weeks, but I have a pretty good reason for that. As some of you know, I was looking for a new job in my field. I had been working two part-time jobs, and I was feeling like a bit of a loser. Well, after a month of interviewing a paperwork, I was officially hired on in a full-time position in my field! Hooray!
Last week was filled with training and an onboarding seminar, so I’ve been crazy busy. Once I get into the groove of things, I should be back in full swing. I also have big plans for September (since it’s the 50th anniversary of Star Trek), and I’m deciding on what to do for the 2nd annual NERDIWEEN event. I have so many plans, and not enough time to execute them it seems. So, thank you for your patience! I promise to be a better blogger eventually.
Life was meant to be lived nerdily, so what are you waiting for?