I loved the wedding. I adored the honeymoon.
For the mildly curious here's just a few pics I stole from Ty.
Trust me...I have a LOT more I've been swiping from people. I'll put up more later more than likely along with Honeymoon madness pictures.
Max and I spent Saturday and Sunday opening gifts and trying to find places to put them. Suprisingly enough, we managed to find storage for all of our gifts IN our place. Who knew? Granted, it took some creative thinking. But we did it. I think my favorite new addition to the apartment decor is the beautiful wooden chest that Lady A and Master Robert used for us. It has a cooler inside so we can use it for wars and tournies. It also makes a fabulous piece of furnature.
People also gave us money...LOTS of it! Thank you to all you peeps online who sent us gift cards and money orders. They were VERY appreciated!!! I will be sending out thank you notes a plenty this week! We had plenty of cash for our honeymoon and lots to put into savings as well as some to help with after wedding bills. Thank you so much all!! I'm really lucky to have such generous friends.:)
But Honestly? I am SO glad its all over now. For one, I get my free time back. Max and I are getting back to rapier practice and back to bike riding again (which we had put on hold for about two months).
And now that my free time is back, I'm getting back onto my sewing horse. WOOO!
I desided to start work on my first Italian Ren. I drafted the bodice pattern yesterday and cut out the mock-up. Going to fit it tonight, tweak, then cut it out of the actual fabric if I have the energy. So excited to get back to sewing again! If this first Italian Ren. comes out, I'll finally work on the orange and blue one I've had been planning for at least a year.
I also want to get fabric shopping for my steampunk costume. Ty and I were batting the idea of hitting the swapmeet this coming Saturday to see what fabrics we can find for steampunk/garb fun. By then I'll have money soooo...
Also, I have NOT forgotten that I mentioned perhaps doing a steampunk photoshoot in Old Town San Diego. Who would be interrested in doing this? Old Town is a perfect place to do the whole Wild "Weird" West style steampunk.
I followed Ian's advice and started my costuming blog. I figured what the heck? It actually might motivate me to keep sewing and working on things. So feel free to watch!costumenonsense
There's nothing on there at the moment. I will probably post pics of my Italian Ren, in progress in the next couple of days.
Can you tell I've been on a sewing kick?
Halloween unfortunately is going to the wayside since I have no time to put together a decent costume and Max is working graveyard shift that day. So for the Maiden Halloween party I'm putting on one of my dresses I wear to work, carrying around a manilla folder with the Stark Industries Logo on it and going as Pepper from Iron Man...because its easy and I won't have to buy anything.
In OTHER news.
Our museum store has finally gone online. WOOO!http://www.mcasdstore.org/
I love the stuff in our store. There are tons of awesome gifts in there and what is online is only a fraction of what's available...but they put some really clever stuff online.
Here are some highlights:
Walking timebomb tie: http://www.mcasdstore.org/cytitibo.html
Kick Ass Jewelry (I have been wanting one of those porcelain key necklaces since I started here): http://www.mcasdstore.org/jewelry.html
Anthropomorphic bacon: http://www.mcasdstore.org/shakybacon.html
Okay, this post is getting WAY long.
More photos to come. And more Reports on the last few events.
...you have been warned!!!