Part of the issue was that I moved my computer to my daughter's room earlier this year (mine was better & faster than her laptop, and we were making a foray into the wonderful world of homeshcooling) but then she discovered Minecraft.... so when she wasn't doing her coursework, she was adventuring with her friends; digging, mining, building, fighting Cave Spiders and Creepers. I think anyone who knows about this game will understand. Unfortunately, I never saw my computer again :(
I have been using her laptop, but it doesn't have the same 'feel' so I find that I am not as creative on it, hence the lack of posting. So what have we been doing with ourselves the past couple of months?
- Some Home Improvement
- Anime Boston 2013
- Vintage clothing shopping in Boston
- Summer camps
- Baby kittehs!
So first, my old living room curtains were tattered & torn (much thanks to doggies sitting at the window pawing at them, and kitties running up and down them) I found this really lovely fabric with birds and butterflies (I am a nut for natural themed things) -
|"It's Curtains for ya, Rocky! Curtains!" (Bugs Bunny)|
|more Bathroom paint|
The other project undertook was cleaning out and painting the bathroom. This project is not yet completed, although we got a good deal of the clutter out; cleaned and mildew-primed the walls and ceiling; and got the walls mostly painted. I am planning on erecting some sort of shelving unit (the old one was falling apart so my daughter had a lovely time dismantling it). We chose a really pretty lilac for the paint color. I also still need to make curtains for the window, though I'm really undecided about the fabric. I thought a complex pattern with a lot going on (like the fabric for the living room ones) wouldn't be good for such a small space. I saw some fabric that was a white background, had sort of caricature lines depicting trees, and owls dotted among the trees. Although I did like the fabric, I'm not sure it really goes with anything in the bathroom though. Suggestions anyone?
Anime Boston 2013
Last year Anime Boston was a mother-daughter trip. It fell right around Autumn's birthday so we made a special weekend out of it - stayed in a fancy hotel and ordered room service. This year, the convention was a month later, and Autumn got an invite to spend the weekend with a friend who lives right outside the city, and was having several other of their friends stay too (sleepover!) So this year I didn't go with :( but Autumn had a great time and got to see many of her friends that she only sees once or twice a year at the conventions.
This year Autumn was Aradia from Homestuck. I'm proud to say she did the entire cosplay herself
Horns (ordered from a party store online, she attached them with heavy duty glue to a headband)
T-shirt (basic black one from Wal-Mart, fabric painted design)
skirt (second hand long gray one ordered on ebay, we shortened & hemmed it)
Arm socks (gray tights from Target, she found instructions on how to modify them on the 'net to make them into armsocks) This was a last minute cosplay change, she originally planned to use the same gray make-up on her arms as she had on her face. But it didn't look a smooth, especially in the elbow crease, and kept getting gray dust all over the rest of the clothing.
Tube Socks (Hot topic)
Gray Make-up (theatrical make-up from a local art supply store)
Peter & I went up on Sunday (last day of the con) to pick her up, and spent a few hours vintage clothes shopping in Boston. We found a few neat new places, but I want to do a separate post on that so as to give it justice as some of the places were faboo!
Autumn went to a Youth Group camp sponsored by one of the local churches along with a few of her closest friends. It was near Mount Monadnock in NH. She had a great time, they did team exercises and swimming and stuff. (sorry, I haven't got any pictures of this, you will just have to imagine a blue haired girl taking NH by storm)
Peter went to Boy Scout Camp at Camp Yawgoog in RI. He has also been working on his Eagle Scout project this summer.
|Peter at the Dining Hall|
New Additions to the family
Et finalement, nous avons les petits chats noirs maintenant!
This is Princess Kashi and Mama Cass. (Mama Cass has a little crimp in her ear and a little white fur under her arms, Princess Kashi also seems to have a deeper 'meow') I'm sure to tell you more about them in future posts.