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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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What I’m Up To, #9

June 21st, 2016

Well, one Anime convention down… more to go! I’m currently catching up on A-kon aftermath and also preparing for more conventions. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately in each of my hobbies.

What I’m Sewing

I was originally going to debut two new costumes at A-kon, but I ended up getting burnt out and not finishing the second one, which is Robin (One Piece) in her Dressrosa outfit. When I wasn’t procrastinating, I was rushing my work, and as a result, I’m not happy with my progress.

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I’m going to start over! I just ordered more fabric (since I used up the one I bought before), and I’m drafting a new dress pattern.


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What I’m Up To, #8

February 2nd, 2016

I’m excited to do this “What I’m Up To” entry because I’ve been productive with my hobbies lately! I believe this is the first time I’ve included “What I’m Drawing” as a section too. I don’t draw as much as I used to, and every time I do it, I realize how much I miss it. So without further ado, here’s what I’m up to lately in each of my hobbies!

What I’m Drawing

It’s been an annual tradition for me to draw something for Chinese New Year, and it’s about to be the year of the monkey! I was dreading it at first because I had never drawn a monkey before and thought I’d be terrible at it, but it actually turned out alright :)

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This is actually my 12th year in a row, which means I’ve made a full circle. I have now drawn every animal in the Chinese zodiac! This time around, I decided to take a photo with my phone along the way. Here are all of the progress photos, so you can see how the drawing came together. I start with a basic sketch and then layer on details with Prismacolor pencils.


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