What I’m Up To, #10

November 28th, 2016

I just had a 5-day weekend, which felt nice! We get two days off for Thanksgiving, but with the office so empty on Wednesday, I just took that day off too. Of course, I told myself that I should be productive during those 5 days, and well, it never quite ends up that way, does it?

But! Between playing too many hours of Diablo III and watching Yuri on Ice and Westworld, I managed to spend some time on my hobbies the past couple weeks. (Both shows are sooo good, by the way.) So here’s what I’ve been up to lately!

What I’m Sewing

Before you think, “uh Cat, didn’t you already show us this?”… this is not the same Pokemon Go jacket I posted about on Halloween! I decided to make another one, except I altered the fit, made the stripe on the sleeve thinner, and changed the lining fabric.

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Hard to tell the difference from photos though! I felt the original jacket was too tight and short, so instead of trying to alter it, I just made a new one.

Left is new; right is old.

Left is new; right is old.

The inside is also cleaner. I was more careful with the construction this time around, since I’m familiar with the pattern now. I am much happier with this one!

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What I’m Baking

The week before Thanksgiving was my husband’s birthday. If you’ve been following me for a while, you might remember that I used to make video game cakes for his birthday. (Check out my cake site to see them.) I haven’t done it the past few years due to vacationing on or around his birthday, but this year, I had the time to make one!

I chose Ultimate Chicken Horse, which is a really fun multiplayer game I’ve mentioned here a few times. The cake is a yellow cake with buttercream, and it’s decorated with vanilla fondant. Instead of carving a 3D cake, I put the designs around a two-tier cake:

Click to see full image!

Click to see full image!

The game’s developers also shared it on their twitter and facebook, which is super cool :D

What I’m Playing

And this is where all my time has been spent lately. I don’t know how I let my husband convince me to play Diablo III again, but we’ve been playing it soooo much. We’re currently participating in Season 8 with a Crusader and Wizard.

When the game first came out, I played a Barbarian, and then after the expansion, I spent a ton of time on a Monk. I figured I’d do a Wizard this time around, except when I opened the game, I already had two??? I totally forgot I ever played on them! So, uh, I just made another Wizard anyway.

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Anyway, when I’m not working on my hobbies, I’ve been totally lazy by sitting on my butt and playing Diablo III or binge watching shows. Now I want to catch up on what everyone is up to! I’ll be visiting blogs soon!

10 Responses to “What I’m Up To, #10”

  • Nancy says:

    I always tell myself that I will be productive during the weekends/days off but end up bumming around with hobbies XD. I can tell that the line on the sleeve is thinner on the new jacket. I think it’s good to make another duplicate of the outfit because you know what you like/don’t like so you can add some improvements on v.2!

    Happy belated birthday to your husband! I remembered that cute cake you were baking up! People who carve 3D cakes/ice/etc. are too talented XD. I love how much detail you put into the cake!

    I remembered playing Diablo III when it came out. Now that I have some money, maybe I should get back into it if the Skyforge community dies off XD. Mages/wizards are the best ;). My main character is a witch (practically a mage with witchy characteristics)

  • Tara says:

    Huzzah for five-day weekend! Frankly any weekends that are longer than two days are a plus in my book! I’m never as productive as I want to be on those weekends, buuuuuut catching up on hobbies is a good thing, too!

    Yuri!!! on Ice!!! Ahhhh! I’m so glad I started watching it. I need to watch what’s out so far XD

    Like Nancy said, there’s noting wrong with making a duplicate outfit. It’s good that your first one gave you ideas on what to do differently with the second one.

    That cake! Nice! I’m glad you baked him one of your infamous video game cakes! It’s been a while since you’ve made one, so it’s good seeing another one from you. It looks wonderful! :D

  • Georgie says:

    Sounds like you did do some productive things recently, even if you felt your five-day weekend was lazy! It always happens though… I do that every weekend. :P

    I remember when I first saw your video game cakes. I was so impressed – I still am. It’s also a very nice gesture given that you and your husband both love gaming. Happy belated birthday to him, I hope he enjoyed the cake. ? And that’s really cool that the game developers shared the photos on social media. I’m willing to bet that other people wanted you to make cakes for them after that… :)

    I remember playing Diablo II, I think. I was very obsessed with the game but haven’t played any games in so many years. I think it would be pretty easy to get hooked on Diablo again :P

  • Kya says:

    Nice work on the outfit and the cake. You are so talented in so many ways. :D

    I have been watching Westworld too. So far I really like it. :D

  • Michelle says:

    I love the cake! ^^ I wish I had that kind of artistic talent! But yeah, I’m playing Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, and Final Fantasy XV now XD

  • Elisa says:

    you sew, you bake, you game. you amazing *clapclap*
    i game but i can’t sew or bake LOL (i’d like to think i can’t bake even though i’ve never really tried it myself)

    ah diablo. i never played it but i knew the hype surrounding it back then. my boyfriend and i waste our time playing the division though hahaha it’s so fun when you have a significant other who’s also a gamer ;)

  • Cristina says:

    Waaa the jacket looks amazing. I wish I could design something. I don’t think I would be very good at that. Also that cake looks like the ones from the bakery. You really are talented. It’s cool that the game developers retweeted your photo. I mean, look at that cake. They’d be crazy not to.

  • Pauline says:

    I had to take some days off this month to use up my 2016 annual leaves and I had planned to be really productive with some work related stuff but ended up watching movies in bed all day haha! It happens to everyone but it does sound like you had made use of your time with your hobbies. I always admire how you take time to focus on your hobbies! Your balance is great!

    I love your cake – that’s the level I hope to get to one day! You’re very talented. :D Nice jacket – I can tell the difference ;)

    I miss Diablo! It’s been wayyyyy too long!

  • Ella says:

    I love the jacket! Nice! The cake is impeccable! Happy Belated to your hubby. I haven’t played Diablo in AGES. You are amazing, sewing, baking, gamer girl. :)

  • Carolynne says:

    The cake is gorgeous!!! Wow.

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