Recovering from a big computer crash is never fun and a lot of work was lost. But now I think I'm back in the technological swing of things. I even uploaded my .pdo files for Aqua to 4shared. www.4shared.com/folder/gIn9-_W… The only one that is unfolded is the keyblade. The unfolded helmet is gone. These are the same files I downloaded from the 405th way way back in the day. The problem with some of the pieces are the size. I have short, thick arms apparently and to get the opening of the arm wide enough to wear also made the length go way past my fingers. As I get time, I'm slowly learning how to do 3D modeling (and computer coding, which is a separate but really cool skill to have) to see if I can correct this issue, or if pep isn't going to work for the whole armor set. This is a very slow process as I also have Teh Day Jobz (which is a terrible disease most adults suffer from and has no known cure, excepting a few strange miracles which have not yet been scientifically researched) and several other projects in the pipeline, so Aqua isn't a priority at the moment, but I still want to get it done. I'm sharing the raws because people have asked for them.
In other news I have upgraded my sewing and embroidery machine! YAY! My old Disney/Brother machine has found a new home, and my embroidery footprint evolved from 2.5"x2.5" to 11"x13" and I finally have and endless border hoop! And the first thing I want to make (ok, 2nd, but only because I was working on Twilight prior to the upgrade) is a re-imagining of Aerith incorporated into Shinra. Sunglasses, blue jean jacket with the Shinra logo emblazoned on it, black and silver dress with holographic trim... In my brain it looks really bad-ass. Other projects include Trance Beatrix (yeah, she didn't trance in the game, but that doesn't mean she couldn't) which will be my first light-up costume. She will have and armored top, not quite chest plate because I want to keep the cleavage (in the spirit of I'm only young for a short amount of time and want to play up my boobs while I still have them) but the back will be armored and the rose will light up. It will be so awesome. Twilight versions 2 and 3 are also in the works. Version 1's shirt didn't turn out as well as I wanted and completely covered up the cutie mark, so version 2 will be improvements on version 1. Version 3 is based on an art sketch by the amazingly talented of Twlight's Grand Galloping Gala dress, which he has not posted so technically it's a secret project but I'm terrible at secrets. But check out his Kyoshi comic! It is made of win and awesome! (Kinda want to do his version of young Kyoshi's outfit, because it's elegant and simple, but I'm not that willowy. And her hair-piece is amazing. Might just make the hair-piece...) In addition to my projects, I'm also working on a Jedi wedding, which will actually be my 2nd groomsman costume. Last on was in 2006 AND HE NEVER SENT ME PICTURES! Sad. So now I know better and will get tons of pictures--on my phone if need be--so that I have something to show for my work.
And that's it. Lots of things in the works, nothing really to write home about, and life marches forward. What are your plans for this summer?