I’ve been MIA, but I’m back and I’m foamy

Anyone craft with EVA foam? I started out trying to make armor a few years ago and gave up because I tried to do things that were beyond my skill level. But now I’m back at it, and I’m better, and I’m not trying to make Boba Fett or Jamie Lannister armor… I’m just flying by the seat of my pants. And I’m having a bloody good time! Seriously having so much fun. I’m doing mostly originals, and I think that’s why I’m suddenly so addicted. I found my creative flow. I feel happy.

I did buy some patterns, but less for emulating and more for adding my own ideas to their basic “shells”, like turning a viking helmet into a B-movie sea monster or some such thing.

Today I’m working on corset belts, and the design ideas are flowing, but the sizing ideas are not. I’m debating whether they should close with grommets, belt buckles, or ties. I want them to fit a range of waist sizes in case wearers gain or lose weight. I will be selling them in my Etsy shop soon. There are a few things already in there, including a Black Knight (Monty Python and the Holy Grail) helmet, Renaissance shields, Disney pin bibs, and some other fun stuff. I will soon be adding “boob hats”, doll clothing, downloadable patterns for doll clothing and helmets, and freakish cloth dolls. Have a look…  The Cardboard Kitty Shop

These are a couple of my projects for today (there are more, but I haven’t photographed them yet):

Piecing together a Hatbox Ghost corset belt, and loving how it’s coming along.

Sell it, or wear it to please my ghost host?

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Fitting a circus-style corset belt, wondering how I want to have it fasten.

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The Black Knight helmet. None shall pass!BKhelmetforTCKblog

And some other things in my shop: maiden rose shield, child’s steampunk bunny aviator cap, and a bib for collecting Disney pins at the parks, because those lanyards are so Yesterland.

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steampunk bunny aviator cap

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And so I have updated, after many months! ‘Bout freakin’ time. I hope this will be the beginning of a blogging spree, as I’d forgotten how much I enjoy it.

Sayonara for now :)

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