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Aug 01

Introducing CoBloWriMo: Day 1

Sporadic posting has sort of been the story of my blogging life.  Honestly, it’s never been a matter of not knowing what to write but more a matter of lack of content and/or lack of convenience: during the school year, I’m just not as productive and it takes more effort to post on my blog because it involved uploading photos to my computer first.

However, an online costuming buddy of mine decided to join CoBloWriMo (Costume Blog Writing Month), and I figured, why not?  Never mind that school starts this month and, as a teacher, I’m going to be pretty busy come August 14th, but let’s give it a shot anyway.  Besides, I just got back from Costume College and did a ton of work on my most recent project, so I should have plenty to post about…after I manage to upload those photos.

If you are new to reading my blog, feel free to poke around a bit.  Even though I’ve never managed to post very frequently, I’ve been doing this sort of thing for a VERY long time, so there’s lots to see.  I’ve been sewing almost my entire life, or at least as early as I could hold a needle and thread, and machine sewing since about age nine.  I started costume sewing in 2000 and started this website shortly after that, though it wasn’t originally in a blog format.  It feels a little odd, like bragging, but I’m now a master level costumer, having been part of a group that won best in show at Costume Con in 2008.

I took a bit of a break from sewing in general when my twins were born four years ago, but now that they are a little more self-sufficient, the projects are in full swing again.  And, yes, I do sew for them on occasion.  The most recent of which was an 18th century sack gown that I draped for my daughter.  Unfortunately, my son is still eagerly awaiting his costume, and now that I’m back from Costume College, that may be one of the projects I get started on soon.

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