Monday, January 30, 2012

Bead Loom Bracelets

My latest form of entertainment has come in the form of making bead bracelets using a loom kit that my mom got for me. I had a kit like it when I was 6 years old and I made a few bracelets while I was sick with the chicken pox. It's really easy to set up and use, and it looks like this when I'm working on it:

It's a lot of fun and I've mass manufactured quite a few bracelets already. Here's some of the ones I've made so far.

I rather like the piano one myself. But then I used to play piano quite often. I don't play regularly anymore, but I still liked the bracelet. The other patterns I just made for fun. 

I also did these:

When I started I had quite a good deal of trouble figuring out how to get it to work. The threads on the end were too short to tie it around my wrist, but now that I've made a few of them I finally have the knack of it. I make each about 8"- 9" long so the thread is plenty long for tying a double knot to secure it. 

Part of the fun is making new patterns. I've spent the past few days looking online for new designs to make and my mom and I have gone to the craft store a lot and each time we come back with new beads to work with.

I doubt I'll keep all these bracelets for myself. In fact, I think I'm going to sell them. $5 each seems reasonable, yeah? I'd like to sell them along with the tote bags that I wrote about in this post. I still have a few of those waiting for some nice nerds to claim them, in fact.

In case anyone is interested I've gone ahead and created a product page. It's listed with my other pages on the right side of my blog. If you're interested in any of the things I've made go ahead and take a look at the product page and shoot me an email

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


I have a dilemma. On the side of my blog right over there --->
is a big white empty spot. It used to be a countdown timer for Doctor who episodes, but since it appears that BBC America took it down it is no longer functioning. Leaving my blog with a big blank hole in it. I should probably just get rid of the code and the hole would go away, but...

Well, I still am in a bit of denial that there are no new Doctor Who episodes until the fall, and taking down the countdown makes me sad. Even though nothing is there.

So until I move from my denial into another stage of mourning the hole will remain. In memory and hope that Doctor Who will return to us soon...

Monday, January 23, 2012

Amy Pond Nail Polish- Series 6

So, because I have no life really like Amy Pond, I decided that an important detail in any Amy cosplay is the nail polish. Which led me to going through my dvds of Series 6 to get screencaps of the various colors of her nail polish.

Let me tell you, it's not as easy as it sounds. Even I thought I'd have this little project done in an hour or two tops. It was more tedious than I thought because it took a while to go through each of the episodes and skim through to wait for a good angle or shot of Amy's nails. The other reason it took me a while is because I kept getting distracted and taking regular caps of shots that I liked. But, I'm all done now and you guys get to enjoy the fruits of my labor! I apologize in advance; some of the shots aren't that good quality and I enlarged them to make it a little easier to see her nails.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Latest Projects

Remember how I said that since I am on vacation I'd post more?

Yeah, sorry about that. I've spent more than half of this winter break sick and my mental capacity to do anything is shot to hell. But I have a couple things I've been working on.

One is a new Doctor Who fanfic. I already wrote it up but I want to fix it a bit before I let you wonderful people read it.

The second is a post about my visit to one of the main locations seen on White Collar. I won't say which location so as to keep it a bit of a surprise, but it was fun to go visit, I'll say that.

The third is a collection of images to show the colors of Amy's nail polish throughout Series 6. I'll get to Series 5 next.

Also, I'll probably have up a quick movie review of Captain America because I watched it a few days ago with a friend and I have a few thoughts to share about it.

Thanks again for sticking around and reading! You guys are awesome.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Le sigh...

I was doing so well with keeping this fairly regularly updated and I had readers and I was getting comments and everything was shiny... And then November came.

November is a rough month because of NaNo as I'm sure I mentioned in one of my previous posts. Not to mention that's when college finals start heating up. Unfortunately this year I did not complete my 50,000 word goal for a number of reasons.

Number 1: I got lazy, plain and simple. And I'm not afraid to admit it. Well, maybe a little afraid but there you go.

Number 2: I absolutely hated the first story I tried to write and ended up trying to start up a new story but because of some personal reasons I ended up hating the second idea more than the first, and by that time it was November 15 and I decided to stop stressing myself out and bow out.

Now, why did I not return to my blog? A little bit of embarrassment perhaps, but mostly finals started to take hold and I decided that the internet distracts me enough without adding my blog to the mix.

There you basically have why I haven't updated in almost two months. I'd like to get back to this, though, so now that I'm on my winter break maybe I'll get back to this.

If anyone is still out there, thanks for sticking around and coming back, and happy new year!