Monday, April 22, 2013

Julia's not Boston Comic Con weekend

As most of you know, shit's been happening in Boston this week, but now it's finally over. Because of this shit, Boston Comic Con was postponed so the free time I had planned to be away at the con was suddenly empty.
I was super excited on Saturday because Jason David Frank (aka the green/white/red/black ranger also aka my first childhood crush) was still making appearances in the area. I made a super quick and dirty white ranger dress (which I don't have pictures of yet because I made it in 3 hours and wanna do more work on it) and rushed out to Boston with my roommate. 
my roommate got to sign something off her bucket list and I got to hold the white ranger helmet. so totally worth it.
Sunday was archery. I got my first lesson last week, and went back for more this week. Because it's not the safest thing, I don't have any picture of myself actively but here's me with some equipment:
I only shot from the 15 ft line, but we took turns with some who shot from a 40 ft line. super impressive.
About an hour in, we learned some aiming with silhouettes of Napoleon. and I'm proud to say I got a headshot:
the dark red arrows were my shots
I hope everyone planning on going to BCC found fun things to do this weekend instead. Sucks that it got postponed, but now I can work on another dress for the con.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I've taken up embriodery

and it's going pretty well.
I've had a project that I'd been embroidering for a long while, but lost while moving home from the dorms and back. A while ago I made a hooded scarf based on Altiar of Assassin's Creed (because I cannot get enough of that series) and decided I wanted to make one for Connor as well. Here's the only progress I've made:

And here's my new project:

I've been wanting to make a new business card case (I lost my old one a while ago) and have also been reading Kuroko No Basuke, a manga about a high school basketball team. So I'm making a card case with the main protagonists on it:
and a basketball because basketball is a main protagonist too

Friday, April 12, 2013

International Geek Girl Pen Pal Club

If you follow my twitter, you know that I joined the IGGPPC (spelled out in title). It's pretty self explanatory, you sign up and tell them your top 5 geeky interests and they match you with a pen pal. If you want to join the site is here. If you follow me on twitter, you also know that the letter from my pen pal arrived yesterday. I wanted to share with you all how great it is:

I really wanna know where you get stationary like this. It's super cool.

It looks like we have a lot of similar interests, so I'm really excited to get to know each other better.
It had perfect timing since I've been super stressed recently and it's just really nice to find a surprise in your mailbox.
 I'm still sorry for the sporadic updates but after this weekend I'll have tons more free time so please just wait until then.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sorry Sorry Sorry

Really sorry I haven't posted for a week, but your wait will be rewarded. in my hands I hold a copy of the Arisia 2013 masquerade dvd. and I thought I'd share with y'all the part my friends and I worked so hard for (even though I do mess up):
And this is what we got two sets of ribbons for.