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Sewing/Costuming Progress-March 2017

Hey There,

Just for a bit of a self reflection and a change of pace. I made a video. Its pretty much talking about all the projects since the beginning of the year. If the other blog posts were a bit TL;DR and you want to see some new projects, never before seen, have a watch:

Hope this was interesting to watch. Have a great week!

❤ Sarania

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Costume Intensive Year (Or Making the Effort)

Hey There,

It has been a while but we are not here to talk about that. Today is the start of a new year and I realized that the past year wasn’t as productive costume-wise as I wanted it to be. So this year that will change.

The goal of this year is to

Make The Effort

I am going to do my best to make the costumes I want to make, improve my skills and overall become the costumer I set out to be years ago.

Here is what I plan to do.

I have a binder which contains my costume intensive study. I came up with this kind of course as I was making a list of costumes I would like to make in the coming year which is also in the binder. I am going to document everything I do costume-wise in this binder in the hopes that I will keep myself accountable of my progress and skill building. Everything I work on during the year will be in this binder.

You can also see that there is The Historical Sew Fortnightly by the Dreamstress as well in there. I will be doing my best to following along with that as well and you will see the results on this blog as well. I will post about that soon.

I will also be documenting what I want to accomplish this year with this blog. I want to be able to look back on 2017 and say “Woah, I did a lot”. Unlike 2016 where I said “Man, I didn’t do enough.” I am very much looking forward to this year and all the work in front of me. I hope you will come along for the ride.

❤ Sarania

Step One: Out with the Old

So, I began may journey of a thousand miles with one simple step. I started off my whole follow my dreams thing with getting rid of things I didn’t need anymore that was taking up space and weighing me down. It feels really good to get rid of some stuff: old papers, little broken bobits, dust bunnies. And it was fun to find things that I had forgotten that had me dreaming in the first place: applications, notebooks, tools. To celebrate the new found space and the new arrangement of things I decided to place We Cheer on the Wii and dance some anime dances (yeah, big nerd). But its so great it feels so open and spacious and productive and this is just the first step. I’ve got loads of plans to make happen and I’m already on the right track. Now here is the funny part, some of the old things that I decided to get rid of was this old children’s room desk and, um, my bed. Ha! Where am I going to sleep now. Oh, you’ll see.

If Today Was Your Last Day…

Today I start a new chapter. I’m getting rid of the old and starting with the new. I was going to start redoing my space yesterday but it was strange. As I was looking into storage options to buy, I felt hesitant. I was scared that what I was doing was all for not. This step is the start of something big. I was finally a decision to go for my dream. But it also felt like this was do or die, fight or flight, succeed or fail. I got really scared. Then I turned on my laptop and played one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands. “If Today Was Your Last Day” by Nickelback. It reminded me that I had no time to be scared. I have to go for my dream and not be afraid of failure but strive to succeed. So if you have a dream you are after. I encourage you to go for it. No one else can make it happen but you and you’ve just got to take that first step. Don’t be afraid of failure. You can’t fail unless you let yourself fail. I may not know you, but I believe in you

Disorganization is a sign of Genius…WHAT?!

Okay I’ve heard that messiness is a sign of genius but really how can anyone create anything in a mess? My room is in such a state that I can barely get anything done. I’ve decided to fix that but before that I wanted to get at least one costume done. In pursuit of a very important item, I realized that I cannot find it at all. I saw it days ago and now it is completely gone and I am really, really frustrated (to be honest, pissed off) about it. I really need it and I can’t go to a store and buy it because it won’t be there. It is a metal crest that I took of a shoe that I had to throw away. I had two, then I saw only one. Now I see neither. I’m really annoyed by my space and now I have more of an initiative to change it. It has to get organized. Things I don’t need have to go and things I do need have to have a place to be seen and taken care of.  Its things like this, simple things, that light a fire under you to get you to achieve a goal. Starting today, the room redo begins!

Make Room, Please

I now have to put my resolution on hold because I realized I have no space for 52 projects. So for the next few project weeks I am going to redo my space. I always do this because changing a space to fit my current goals makes it easier to achieve my goals. This is going to take quite some time  so there may be room renovation posts instead of costume-y posts. It will be costume related mind you because I am creating a *drumroll* sewing room!! *high pitched squeal* Sew Excited! So there will be loads of fabric, storage options and new interior décor. Ooooo fancy! This is going to take a weird turn because some of the projects that will replace a costume projects will include window treatments, a futon and a kotatsu…o_0  Sew, I hope what I will soon share with you will be helpful and entertaining.