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Some funnies for you all

I'm working on a new CW era petticoat.  I'm a quarter of the way in so it's coming along.  I need to add the trimming and do the pin tucks.

In the meantime I have some humor for you.  I swear this is a true story!

I'm normally not one to participate in the Throwback Thursday thing. I always keep on forgetting about it or don't think of anything to share.

This time, however, there is a story that I was being BEGGED to share. If this person were in front of me I'd swear she was on her knees with her hands clasped together begging me to tell this story.

First some background information, I'm a big LOTR fan and have many of the action figures. My dresser is right beside my bed and is good sized. I also had about four or five LOTR action figures lined up on it as I didn't have anywhere else to put them.

It took me a while to get used to the dresser being beside my bed as I'd hit my head against it or punch it when I was reaching for something that…

Why I do photography

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Before we get down to business I want to post a trigger warning for sexual assault.

You're looking at the first photograph I ever took to make prints of. Before hand I just took photos to document things. Progress views of a new costume, the cats doing something funny, or just general all around stuff.

I called the print "Sailing Day." One of hope and promise.

The second photo I took was called "The Aftermath" showing death and the sinking of the Titanic.

I started doing this a year ago, shortly after my Dad joined Mom on the other side. Both my parents died from cancer.

In biology class we were told that sexual assault COULD happen to us. Like others I didn't think it WOULD happen to me.

It's been years since my ex-boyfriend assaulted me. I STILL think of it and sometimes it's damn hard to trust people. I've been assaulted twice in my life. The first time I was kicked in the head and am missing four teeth. Two wisdom teeth and two molars. My e…

Blue polka dot 1860's dress

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Greetings all!

Today I finished off two of a kind blue polka dot 1860's dresses.
Quite a story behind this one. When I was first starting out on Etsy I had someone purchase a listing. They then decided to do a reverse payment so they had their money back and I was literally left holding the fabric. No reason given or anything. They had suddenly disappeared and left no forwarding address. I was quite upset over being ripped off for $50 and put the fabric away in the cedar chest as I had no idea what to do with it.

It hung around and sat in my cedar chest for years. Each time I saw it I had no idea what to do so back it went. Finally I saw some period photos of women wearing polka dot dresses and I decided to turn a negative into a positive.

I may have been out $50 but I had the fabric and two doll dresses done! One day I hope to sell them so they can go to someone who will enjoy them.

You can buy the dress here.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/189853605/two-of-a-kind-blue-polka-dot-c…