Sunday, June 28, 2015

The purple clad archer

Back when Age of Ultron came out, I got together with some friends, and we went to see it. I of course dressed up.

TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

I've honestly been working on this skirt off and on for too long than I'd like to admit, but I'm happy with it.
TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

Hawkeye is one of my favorite Avengers, and back when I started this skirt, I intended to make ones of all the Avengers. I might still do that.

TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

I painted the shirt the night before the movie, and I'm still very pleased with how it came out, even if it was an afterthought.

TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

As I posed our Boxer, Prince decided to see what I was up to.

TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

He is very much aware of cameras, and he seems to dislike them, so he kept looking at me.

TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

Not that I mind, he seemed to enjoy taking the spotlight from me for a bit.

Outfit details
Scarf- Gift from Jessica from Chronically Vintage
SHIELD Necklace- My friends at Petite Royale
Pins- made by friends
Bracelet- Rummage sale
Shirt- Target, painted by me.
Skirt- made by me
Socks and shoes- Target
TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

I'm still trying to get better with my tripod and self-timer. And I'm trying to find nice places I can take pictures at...where I won't somehow cause a traffic accident.

Now the fun part! Here are some detail shots of the skirt.

Sewing Details

Fabric: Some type of poplin 
Pattern: Self-drafted circle skirt
Year: 1950's
Notions: Bias tape for binding, invisible zipper, two buttons, SO MANY BEADS
How historically accurate is it? Pretty accurate, if a gal in the 50's had a favorite avenger who had a bow and arrow, and was savvy with a needle and thread
Any tricky parts to the pattern?  Nope, I just had A LOT of hand work to do
Did you change anything?  Probably made my hem a bit longer
Time to complete: Lets not talk about it.
First worn: May 1st, 2015
Total cost: I shopped my stash! So free! I was very pleased.
Notes: I probably should have stabilized the applique, but it'll hold up fine if I hand wash it.

TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

I had fun beading the H. I wanted a very subtle nod to Hawkeye in the skirt, and as some of his older costumes in the comics have an H somewhere, it fit.

TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

The inside seams are clean finished.

TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

The entire hem was bias-bound and catch stitched by hand. (Most of the ending for this was finished while watching Peaky Blinders.)

TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

And there is a button on the inside to add more stability to the waistband, and to keep things nice and closed properly.

It feels good to post up a sewing project on here, and as the summer dwindles, I should have more up. With SDCC coming up, I am hoping to have a new costume to show off, AND properly get convention photos! My birthday will be during the convention, so that should be fun!

Have any of you sewn any cute outfits lately? Any that are an homage to a favorite character?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Feature on Lovebirds Vintage

The incredibly sweet Helen of Lovebirds Vintage featured me on her blog, and I answered some questions for her.

Go check it out, if you'd like to know a bit more about the gal behind the blog (and see one of my cosplays! Go go go!)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Wishlist for a spring picnic

Being from Southern California, spring time seems to come earlier than the rest of the states. As I type this, it's sunny out, but quite windy. If I were to go out and have a hypothetical picnic with a friend, I think I would shove them into these if they were in my closet.

This cute dress

These lovely shoes

 This hat, to keep the sun from hurting their eyes

A stack of jangly Bakelite for the wrists

Some super fun pineapple earrings

And a lovely picnic basket to carry around all of our snacks!

How is the weather where you are? What would you have for a hypothetical picnic with a friend?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Review: Firmoo Glasses

Alternate title- You look a bit Harold Lloyd!

TinyAngryCrafts, firmoo glasses review

Now being someone who has terrible eye-sight, glasses are the kind of very important thing I need in my life. Being a very frugal student with terrible eye-sight means I don't get to upgrade on glasses very often.
I was very happy to receive an email from Firmoo asking if I could review their glasses on my blog.

Tiny Angry Crafts, firmoo glasses review

Outfit Details
Peasant Blouse- made by me
Shorts- made by me
Shoes- Marshalls
Necklace(that you can hardly see)- Swap Meet
Glasses- c/o Firmoo

TinyAngryCrafts, firmoo glasses review

They have a special section just 'For Bloggers'. I'm assuming all the super hip and trendy bloggers adore these, so that's the selection they have. I hummed and hawed over some pairs, before I finally chose these.

TinyAngryCrafts, firmoo glasses review

At first, I had to get my prescription filled, so I asked if I could wait until I did that before I picked. Once I did so, I shot an email to Tina letting her know I got my prescription, and she let me pick my glasses. Which was super awesome, I think.

TinyAngryCrafts, firmoo glasses review

The glasses came extremely quickly, and the second I opened the package, I was met with a shiny new pair of glasses looking at me.

TinyAngryCrafts, firmoo glasses review

I desperately need to get them resized and fit to my face, but I just love them. Like any new pair of glasses, you see into all of time with them on, so I'm sure after I get the fit straightened, with regular wear, everything will be ok.
 My younger sister found them to be adorable on me, and my grandpa asked if I planned on hanging off of any clock hands anytime soon.

TinyAngryCrafts, firmoo glasses review

I thought their customer service was very nice, and I don't think I've ever had something ship to me in a day before, so that was good. Their site is very easy to navigate, and they are offering 50% off a pair of glasses for new customers! So I definitely recommend Firmoo if you'd like a nice inexpensive pair of glasses.

Disclaimer- I received these glasses free of charge from in exchange for an honest review of their service.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Happiest Place on Earth

After having a bit of a difficult start of this month, my darling friends began to notice I wasn't my usual chipper self. After getting a text of 'What are you doing Monday?' and reminding with 'Nothing, holiday' I might have screeched upon reading 'Would you like to go to Disneyland?'

After coming to the conclusion that I won't be able to make Dapper Day this spring, I kinda shrugged off a Disneyland trip so soon. But my friends Tony and Erin really made sure that I would have a happy day.

TinyAngryCrafts Disneyland trip
I threw on the dress I got from the last flea market, and happily grinned in a sea of compliments the entire day. (Isn't Princess Jasmine adorable?!)

TinyAngryCrafts Disneyland trip, Minnie and Friends

We all got a quick shot with Minnie Mouse before she went off to be in the parade, and she let us know how much she liked mine and Erin's dresses. Then we ran off to the train.

TinyAngryCrafts 1950's dress, Disneyland

TinyAngryCrafts 1950's dress, Disneyland

TinyAngryCrafts 1950's dress, Disneyland

Outfit Details
Dress- San Diego Vintage Flea Market
Hat- Flashbacks
Earrings- Swap Meet
Gloves- Chronically Vintage
Purse- Rummage Sale
Shoes- Ross
Parasol- Disneyland

TinyAngryCrafts Lady and the Tramp Disneybound
 I don't care this is blurry, look how cute Erin and Tony are with their Lady and the Tramp Disneybounds!
TinyAngryCrafts Captain America and friends

TinyAngryCrafts Captain America and friends

We hung out with Captain America for a little bit. He 'really liked our outfits, because it reminded him of his time' D'aww.

TinyAngryCrafts Thor and friends

Then we hung out with Thor. He wanted 'the two princesses to strike warrior poses'. Erin and I take being warriors very seriously.

After that, we met up with Janey and Patrick for food, and a quick ride on Indy. Then we scampered to ride on Tower of Terror, then headed back home.

 I got a lot of sweet pep talks in regard to my computer issues for my Vintage Black History Month, and my lack of desire to blog after that. I really appreciate the kind people I've been surrounding myself with, in person and on the internet. As I work on this project all over again, I'll be thinking of their lovely smiling faces.

Have your friends recently surprised you when you were feeling down? Did they grab you and take you to one of your favorite places?

EDITED TO ADD- We got asked if it were Dapper Day a lot. I heard so many 'Oh man, is it Dapper Day, I missed it!'s.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Tiny Apologies

Hello All.

Here we are in the second week of February, and if you haven't noticed, things have been quiet here. Life decided to do it's usual 'I'm going to screw all these nice things you planned up' thing. A lot has happened, and has left me extremely overwhelmed, but my family and close friends are cheering me on. (especially my mom, who reads my blog. Thanks mom.)

I have to re-research, and re-write my Vintage Black History Month series as the flash drive I had the info on become corrupted, then got lost. So, worry not you'll get the series, just not encompassing the entire month of February, it'll spill into March.

I don't mind it spilling over into March, personally. February is such a short month, and there are so many things you can learn throughout the year.

So, to tide you over until I just do cute mini blurbs instead of the huge sweeping mini essays I wrote, have me as a wannabe flapper.


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