Archive | August, 2013

Pinterest Dress 62

23 Aug

Missed yesterday because we went berserk and watched Supernatural all day. I know. bad Jo. Saturday is Glitchcon and we may go to it. We’ll see.

having net issues so no chatter today. It’s another outfit  for Jo,  (You can get her here). I know. unfair, but it was too cool to skip.

Here’s the pin

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Click for full size, then right click and save as

The dress turned out awesome. The hair is okay, I dunno, I have a hard time with her hair because she has so much in her face. Ah well, design choices.

Gonna try to get this posted. Have a good one.

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Pinterest Dress 61

21 Aug

Nothing much of interest going on here. I have a book cover in a contest – actually there are two by me. #14 is my book and my cover (Amaranthine Special edition) and #16 is my cover and DM Yate’s book (Always), so if either wins I’d be delighted. Feel free to vote if you want, there’s no sign in or anything, just a flash poll.

I need to bake those cookies to get mailed, and I have a long to do list of other stuff. I did get the second shelf for the hall bookcase painted – they’re both brown, while the bookcase is black, which looks dumb, needless to say, so I used rustoleums any surface, any angle paint and let me say it goes on really nice and smooth and dries with a high gloss. I am quite happy with it.

Enough spray paint chatter, today’s outfit is for Jo,  (You can get her here).

Here’s the pin

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Click for full size then right click and save as

It’s not exact, but I like it. There’s a lot of interesting textures for a change, so that was fun. I did add the knee socks and boots, which gave it a mid 90s vibe, but i *liked* the mid 90s, so what can I say?

Have to hit a couple book covers, so have a good one!

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Pinterest Dress 60

20 Aug

Spent yesterday grocery shopping from about 5pm until midnight, that is. We had to hit about four stores to get everything, but we should be set for two weeks. Just as well we get used to that if we’re planning to move to BFE Iowa in a year or so. That’s how you have to do it there.

Hubby was an ass all day yesterday because he is working a double today (his idea) and feels under appreciated, but I am not in the mood to coddle him. Sometimes it’s like “grow up”. No one gets accolades for doing what they’re supposed to do. No one claps me on the back and makes a gushing big deal because I do the dishes or pick up the house or work on book covers or format documents or tidy the patio or water the plants or do laundry or… the list goes on and it gets no accolades, no high fives, and no “aw, poor Jo.” Sometimes I get tired of doing it for him all the time.

Enough of my domestic affairs. Today’s dress is for Katelina  (You can get her here).

Here’s the pin.

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Click for full size then right click and save as

It makes me think of St. Patrick’s day, but i like it. I imagine Katelina borrowed it from Torina.

Off to work, though I feel like **** today. Hope you’re all doing better.

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Pinterest Dress 59

18 Aug

Just barely going to make it today. Whew. Missed yesterday, though I can’t think what I did…

Got some house stuff done today; changed out the dresser knobs (which were then smaller than the old ones so i had to paint gold circles around the bases to hide the fact), made and inserted the inserts for the octagon stand, got the brother’s book case put together, spray painted some stuff and got the pictures finished for the stairs; They are a set of three distressed coasters that have red Star Line images on them, so bought some 5×7 black frames, spray painted some cardboard with the very cool hammered metal paint and glued the tiles in the center. I need to take pictures.

that’s my domestic excitement. The neighbors are apparently moving, so the landlord told hubby the other day. It’s a shame as we get along with them, though I have not seen them for days. last time I saw anyone was when Beau hauled the generator off, but there is still stuff all over their porches, including two wheelchairs. Tempted to ask what they plan to do with them as we might be able to make use of one for Mom. I might do that.

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

Here’s the pin

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Click for full size then right click and save as

It was a simple one but I liked it, anyway.

Back to work, have a good night, all!

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Pinterest Dress 58

16 Aug

Well, so much for mailing the banana bread – 20$ to ship it! Seriously! How crazy is that? So I’m just going to eat it myself and make her some (lighter and smaller) cookies that should mail for a fraction of the cost. *sigh*. Oh well, I didn’t know if they would like it, anyway. Spritz cookies are guaranteed. Everyone likes spritz cookies.

Got Mom’s curtains hung today and gathered half a bucket of walnuts. Of note is a mysterious hole that has appeared in our driveway/alley. Hubby is concerned it’s a sinkhole and one day we’ll all fall in to it. I usually don;t agree with his odd paranoia, but this is weird as it is right at the edge of the cement slab and seems to extend a long way underneath it – we “filled” it with rocks yesterday and could watch them slide in and under, then today it was gaping again, so I have kicked some more rocks into it. We’ll see, I guess.

meanwhile, today’s dress is for Ethne  (You can get her here). It was just too cool not to use.

Here’s the pin

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Yeah, this one is HUGE! It was so wide that I had to put it on a wider canvas than usual… but it’s pretty, I think, so worth it.  Lots of glitter brushes going on.

Now time to do some work or whatever, have a good one!

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Pinterest Dress 57

15 Aug

And I’m back – and freezing. It has been the coldest August I can remember. ’97 had a cool June and July but by August that year we had heat waves. Not so this year, and since the month is half over, I think it’s more likely we’re just going to slide into winter. Brrrrr.

It’ll be time to bring the hibiscus in soon.

Speaking of it, the flowers keep snapping off. they bloom, last a day or two at the most them pop off. Internet search said it’s either lack of fertilizer, pests (none of their suggested other symptoms seem to fit, though) or dramatic temperature changes. Since it’s 63 degrees F at night, I think it’s the last one. But today we finally managed two flowers at once! It’s quite pretty so i went photo crazy on it. I just need to get photos uploaded.

I actually did upload a few the other day but I don;t think it was anything interesting. I didn’t get much done on the pc yesterday because I made two loaves of banana bread (one for us and one to mail to a friend), repotted some mums (got three for when we have to bring the other flowers in off the patio) and various crap like that. Have to clean today.

Enough boring crap. Today’s outfit is for Jo,  (You can get her here).

Here’s the pin

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Click for full size then right click and save as

Thought it came out well, even the ugly boots.

And now I am off to do email for a bit. Fun, fun. have a good one!

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Pinterest Dress 56

13 Aug

It should have been Thane today, but instead I found a cool top, so I gave it to Katelina because she kind of gets cheated out of the cool clothes because, I admit, I like Jo better. Unrealistic bodies are always better than more realistic ones.

Not much here. My net was crawling yesterday so I didn’t get anything done. need to knuckle down and get to it today. I did get my blog hop post up – you can enter to win a pair of margarita glasses and a tin if lime flavored salt – http://joleenenaylor.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/summer-of-love-blog-hop/ – there’s an excerpt of what is going to be my sixth book, if I ever get to work on it

Anyway, today’s dress is for Katelina  (You can get her here). It doesn’t look quite like the pin, but it’s close enough.

Here’s the pin.

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Click for full size, right click and save as

I think her hair turned out pretty good for a change, and her feet were not too bad. Yes, I still hate her feet, lol!

Nothing of any real interest to say, so will close this and go have some lunch. Have a good one!

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