Archive | June, 2013

Pinterest Dress 31

30 Jun

We got everything moved out of the brother’s apartment yesterday – yay! There’s still some stuff in the trucks that needs unloaded and brought in, but at least we don’t ever have to go back there. Thanks God – I am sooooo sick of moving. There’s still a bunch to sort and clean and put away here, but at least it’s *here* and not there. Still need to do some change of addresses and such, too, though we have mail being forwarded for awhile. I think it’s six months or something like that.

I’ll be sad to give the mother-in-law back her expedition – we’ve been borrowing it to move as she rarely drives it since it guzzles gas. I’ve gotten used to the behemoth and am not looking forward to going back to our sad little car (we need a new one once everything gets straightened out – we’re thinking of looking in September). Ah well, at least gas will be cheaper.

Enough drive. Today’s outfit is for Jo  (You can get her here). originally I saved the pin number for Katelina, but changed my mind when I went to draw it.

Here’s the pin

Click for full size then right click and save as

Click for full size then right click and save as

You can see I used her long hair for the preview. It comes on the page with the doll. Also the flower pattern isn’t even  close to the original, but I like it anyway. I used preset shapes that I bought from graphisxtras a year or two ago. Love them and have some more I want to get one of these days.

Okay, Have to go do some carpet cleaning and get to work. Fun, fun.

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Pinterest Dress 30

29 Jun

My battery is low, low, low, but I have real internet again. Hubby managed to jimmy rig the router so it is working well enough to scan and do net for now but we’ll need a new one soon. My laptop needs a restart so Chrome isn’t working. Doing this in IE because don’t have the battery for a restart right now. Need to find my cord.

No time for chat, today’s dress is for Katelina (You can get her here).

Here’s the pin

Click for full size then right click and save as

Click for full size then right click and save as

No idea who she borrowed this from; but it’s black, lacy and looks like a vampire dress to me. Maybe she bought it at a store in the Citadel’s mall. Maybe Geneva’s store.

Got to go. Two days left to get the brother’s house done. Cross your fingers.

Have a good one.

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Pinterest “Dress” 29

28 Jun

Missed a couple days *sigh* but got a lot done. A few more loads from the brother’s house to the storage unit and we’re be done. Yay!

Dad went home this morning. it was nice to see him. maybe next year or the year after we can move up to Iowa and see him more regularly. That would be nice.

Lots of yadday-yadda-yacking i could do but think I’ll skip it except to say there’s been a rash of car break ins around here – or at least *our* cars, anyway. The neighbor said his car got broke into buuuuuuutttt being the paranoid person I am, did it really, or did he make that up to cover the fact that he or one of his friends broke into ours? It’s a group of 17-20 year olds who are in and out; there’s always a crowd and god knows what they’re doing. I try not to be an age-ist old fogey and assume all kids are doing drugs and running wild, but I think this group actually IS, so….

Anyway,  today’s “dress” is for Thane  (You can get him here). It’s the last one so unless we get some scanning going on it may be awhile before I come back.

Here’s the pin.

Click for full size then right click and save as

Click for full size then right click and save as

Lots of fun texture again. The jeans are the texture from D. Sharon Pruit again. I’d find the link but I have to take a set of washer/dryers to the B.A.M.A. store and then get to work.

Have a good one, all!

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Pinterest “Dress” 28

25 Jun

Yesterday I got some new dresses drawn – two for Katelina (three counting the one I fixed) and two for Jo, but hold the excitement because…. drum roll… I can’t scan it. My scanner is wireless and the router isn’t working. Ha ha! But they’re there anyway, waiting for a scan.

Meanwhile, we got the brother two new dressers after what I call dresser war III. Well, I say new, but I mean new to us, as we got them off Craigslist. My first time of ever using Craigslist, so it was a good experience. We got a bunch of stuff out of my brother’s apartment, though there is a lot left to get and only five days left to get it all out, including rearranging storage to make sure we can fit all their stuff in – it will fit, it’s just a matter of tetris-ing it out.

Enough rambling,  today’s “dress” is for Thane  (You can get him here). We FINALLY got to take a break for a bit today and watch a dvd and eat our ice cream; been trying to do it for days, so this is Thane’s casual dvd/ice cream eating outfit.

I lost the pin number for this one, so I just made up the colors.

Click for full size then right click and save as

Click for full size then right click and save as

I thought the red shoelaces were fun, but then I like red. The sweater is a mix of two textures, and the jeans are the texture from D. Sharon Pruit. If i was good I’d have a link, but I am in a hurry because we have to head back out to the brother’s house and get some another load. Fun, fun.

Have a good one, all!

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Pinterest Dress 27

23 Jun

Hubby is back to night schedule, so that is going to mess us up a bit. The brother is at his home packing and Dad and I are just chilling out, I admit it. I sold a couple covers, sent them off, and then colored this. Dad is visiting for a few days – yesterday was his 75th birthday – and I feel bad because I know it’s got to be a boring trip for him as we’re all busy for the most part moving crap. We have seven days to get all of my brother’s house emptied. Yikes. Things here are moving along a bit; the kitchen is pretty much done – yay –  and the other rooms are shaping up. I never want to move like this again!

Moving on. (ha ha! pun intended!) I was going to do Katelina’s dress today, then noticed it was missing some lines. Apparently I didn’t ink it all. Well crud. I need to get some more drawn and hook up my scanner.

In the meantime, today’s outfit is for Jo  (You can get her here).

Here’s the pin

Click for full size, then right click and save as

Click for full size, then right click and save as

I should color one for tonight but think I am going to call my brother to see how his packing is going or else watch a dvd with the dad – not that we have a couch, lol! ah fun!

Have a good one!

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Pinterest “Dress” 26

22 Jun

We’ve moved all the animals in, though there’s still a lot of moving to do – we have to move all of the furniture and belongings into my brother’s bedroom, a bunch into my mother’s, and some into the rest of the house including a stand and maybe a pair of chairs, as well as random crap like bathroom stuff etc. Anyway, they’re all doing fine except the two dogs. Fido (the lab mix) is out to get the chihuahua and I don’t know what to do about it. We’ve been squeaking the hedgehog squeaky toy at him (he’s afraid of this thing – seriously, it’s so weird) every time he growls or what not, and been keeping them separated by keeping one dog shut up, but eventually we’ll have to stop that. i just hope they can learn to get along again like they used to.

Moving on,  today’s “dress” is for Thane again  (You can get him here). He has a couple more, Jo has one and Katelina has one, then it’s drawing time. Crap

here’s the pin 

Click for full size, right click and save as

Click for full size, right click and save as

I’ve noticed Thane’s clothes tend to have a lot more texture than the girls’. I’m not sure if I add the texture because I think the outfits are boring, or if men’s clothes really do have more texture than women’s. I kind of think it may be the latter one. Interesting. Probably because men are supposed to look more “rugged”, so thick, heavy textures look “tough” on them, while smooth textures suit the slim, silky, sexy female persona better.

Okay, I have to get back to work looking for an image that represents overcoming your past… fun times.

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Pinterest Dress 25

21 Jun

We traded in the California King for a Queen yesterday – my mom had a nice one; box springs and all, in storage, but we had to buy new sheets and holy bejeebies! A sheet set plus pillow cases is 25$! and that’s the cheap ones! There were some sets that were 70$ – SEVENTY DOLLARS!! For $49 we got a whole bed in a bag set including shams, a comforter, sheets, pillow cases and a bed skirt. It’s pretty snazzy – I think this is it.

I guess you can tell that I haven’t bought sheets in awhile. I admit it. While I am on the topic of new, the washer included with the apartment crapped out (gear in the transmission thingy slipped or something like that) so the landlord bought a brand new one. I want to take photos of it and call them “The only brand new washer I will ever use in my lifetime” LOL! Speaking of pictures I got some uploaded to flickr including the new place, the old place and some random stuff.

As I am using real internet today,  here is an outfit for Jo  (You can get her here). The pattern on the dress does not exactly match the real one but I like mine better.

Here’s the pin

click for full size then right click and save as

click for full size then right click and save as

If anyone cares, the way I do the patterns is to flood fill a layer above the clothes, then use the mesh warp function to bend it around, so to speak. Pretty easy and it’s pretty effective, too and save me a LOT of time hand drawing patterns in.

Okay, I have to go color a quick one for tonight’s post then get to work on book covers while I have some net. I am almost out of predrawn clothes, so I may need to take some time soon and draw some more. Hopefully I can get back to drawing them one a day again soon.

Have a good one!

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