I know, I know - I haven't posted for a while. Here's an update on my various projects:
Samurai girl costume - The sword looks great, as you saw in the last post. The first place I ordered from I "thought" was a bust, but it looks like it might be semi-legit - after 3 months, with no emails in response to my inquiries, and after my money was refunded by Wells Fargo, the original sword I ordered arrived. So...two swords for the price of one. That sword from the "crappy" company however isn't exactly what I ordered - the handle is black, which in a way I prefer, but isn't ideal - and the sword blade isn't as long as the one I ordered off of Amazon. I try to support a smaller business for once, and it ends up being a crap business, so I guess Amazon will continue to get my business.
Now I would have worn the samurai costume for Halloween, except for the fact that the stockings I bought from the Spirit store refused to stay up. And were uneven at the top. Also, the shoes I would have liked to wear did not look good with the costume, so I went on November 1st to get new stockings and shoes from the Spirit store for 50% off, and this will be my costume for next year. I am also growing out my hair so that I can do a fancier up-do for the costume.
Haute cuisine - I am still trying, but lately I have not been needing to prepare foods for myself because the hospitals I am at tend to have physician lunch rooms that I can mooch some food from. I have noticed my diet has not been as healthy at home though, because I am not cooking as much, so I am going to get back on it. More evenings of asparagus, sweet potatoes, nuts, blueberries, and other yummy things are coming up. It is hard when you have a boyfriend who would love to have meat and potatoes every day.
Also I am still a medical student so life is still a challenge.
Topic du jour - creative projects. A long time ago I decided I wanted to make my boyfriend four plant pressings of his favorite herbs (he loves cooking and especially herbs). So, I stopped at Aaron Brothers recently just to see if they had the materials, and the floor assistant was nice enough to refer me to Michael's since they didn't have what I was looking for. I also looked it up online and found this website.
It has a lot of good information and so I shall be ordering some dye chemicals, adhesives, and paper - I already have a quad frame to put them in. Hopefully it'll be done by Christmas time.