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Some exciting things!

February 23, 2015


I am super excited to say that the CD set I’ve been waiting for, for a long time, has FINALLY arrived to my house today <3!  Back in probably 2013 (at least, maybe even as far back as 2012, I don’t remember) I discovered something amazing.  This amazing thing was called The Dolls of New Albion: A Steampunk Opera done by Paul Shapera.  You need to listen to it.  It’s free to listen online.  Go do it now, right here.  And if you like it, perhaps consider buying the album too! It’s a 90 minute, 4 Act musical with amazing talent and an awesome story line.  It was also amazingly handy to have on my 2 hour drive to/from school in Milwaukee.

Next, Paul came out with a sequel called The New Albion Radio Hour, A Dieselpunk Opera.  It takes place some years after the end of the Steampunk Opera.  And, of course, he finished the Trilogy off last year with An Atompunk Opera, The New Albion Guide To Analogue Consciousness.  Then, to tantalize us even further, he added yet ANOTHER set of music, albeit shorter in length, to go between the Operas and tie everything together: The Room Beneath New Albion.

I definitely would recommend 100% listening to this.  Also, feel free to follow his blog here: https://steampunkopera.wordpress.com/  Paul is currently working on a Slenderman Opera which will definitely be interesting!

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The front. Such awesome packaging!

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When you open it up.

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ALL the CD’s! The booklet is covering CD2

Can’t wait to stash it in my car!  Will definitely come in handy for convention road trips 🙂  Thank you SO much Paul for creating such wonderful music. ❤

 
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Post AMKE, More Progress

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.”

-Arnold J. Toynbee
 
I’m going to say this right now.  Anime Milwaukee was a HUGE success (especially when compared to last year).  I’m glad there weren’t any panels (except for one) that I wanted to go to because that allowed me to be more active with my booth and create more items for people to enjoy 🙂  I was so lucky that my friend Cassie was there, because she helped me tap into some interesting ideas with the stuff I had. 
 
I was so proud when I saw people wearing my items ;0; made me so happy!.  I was also able to sell the one scale bra I had made and it looked so adorable on the girl ;0; It was a bit bitter sweet, though, to see one of my babies go.  I am, however, excited to make more!  I’m planning on trying to make at least 1 C/D sized bra for KitsuneKon.  I don’t know if I’ll get it done, but I’m hoping so!  I am also hoping I can get some scale flowers made to either use as part of hair forks, maybe a set of hair sticks, and whatever else I can do.
 
Here are some of the nifty items I came up with (some of them with help from Cassie!)
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Monday was not fun, though.  Post-con depression, and incredible tiredness.  I honestly don’t remember much of Monday except for some hazy details.  That aside, I think I finally managed to get a good nights sleep the past two nights (with like almost 9 hours or so of sleep lmao).  Either way…it’s been pretty productive, sewing wise.  I’ve gotten pretty far with Sarah’s pants, and shirt, and I even started drafting my patterns.
ImageImage Sara, modeling Sarah’s blouse and pants thus far.  (Yes, they are two different people.  Sara is my classmate, and Sarah is my boyfriend’s sister.  Lmao).
 
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Peasant Blouse, front and back on left; raglan peasant sleeve on right.  The sleeve can go to hell. D:<  It took me 2.5 hours, and about three screw ups before getting it to look that pretty.  I cut both of them in muslin too.  Completely forgot that this is a raglan sleeved top, so I have to cut out another sleeve (I usually can get away with one sleeve for fit….T__T)
 
That’s it for now everyone 😀
 
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