Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I'm Ashamed

Zelda won. That's right, the video stole away my 'free' time yesterday. I knew that it would as I get a nagging feeling to finish the game. No, it's not done yet...I have to do more quests so I'm strong enough to beat the final baddie. Go ahead...mock if you must, but I'm bound to be back at it today as well.

I didn't touch a single sequins at all yesterday. I feel awful about that really, but I did finish a pair of barefoot sandals and began work on a new mask order. This one is my 'A Kind Of Pale Moon' mask except the customer wanted black seed beads instead of crystals. I don't usually have those on hand as I'm not really fond of working with beads in the first place, but I bought some to try out with the sequins. They didn't work out for that so now they've a second chance at being in some lace. I started using a single bead for each picot, but it just looked so lonely. It had no majesty at all, so I switched to the three per picot and got that really neat triangle design that other tatters and bead weavers use so much. It looks perfect to maintain the same feel as the crystals do without the sparkle.

I'll try to get back to the sequins today, but as the ordered mask is already paid for, it gets priority over pet projects. I always give myself up to two weeks to work on custom orders, but I hate myself when I know it could be done faster and I'm doing other things. Not that other things don't need to be done. Such is the life of a stay at home artisan. There is still much housework and, well life that must occur and it's ridiculous to even simply say that the line gets blurred. At this point there is no line, it is only myself that gets blurred. Yeah, I just watched the Matrix the other day on blu ray. Sometimes I wonder if I would stick to any kind of schedule were it not for me blurting my plans out everyday here.

My mind is already wandering to the next custom request though, trying to work out the best way to create it. No, I'm not telling you what it is yet. You'll see it when I start actually making it. It is another entirely new thing though and it needs to have a certain amount of drape. Most of my pieces are more, well...structured and this one might end up being so as well, but I'm trying to see if there are any patterns to start with that are more drapy. Okay, I am totally babbling now and repeating myself, making up words and whatnot, so I'm just gonna off now.


Emi said...

As a world of warcraft addict myself, I can hardly judge a fellow gamer and instead wish you luck beating said final baddie. =P

FetishGhost said...

I've been keeping an eye on your struggle, I've got the same problem and I've managed to keep my hands off the kids DS... so far.
Zelda is calling me though. P-L-A-Y ME!

Sarah Dungan said...

I have SO unlocked the 3rd world map ;-) Then had to stay up way late to do real work I'd put off. Oops.

Krystle said...

Hmmm. For drape, how about some mingionette style tatting (lol I know I spelled that wrong!)

And I'm itching for pics of the sequin mask! Must see more please!

. c h o k l i t . said...

Did you see my review of the gorgeous game Machinarium? I lost nearly three days of my hard-earned vacation to that game. But the way I chose to look at it (rather than get frustrated with myself) - was that it was a much needed brain-break from being productive ALL the time.

So you go on with your bad Zelda self!