I have several projects in the works right now. If I had deadlines I'd be stressed out. Well, I do have one deadline. I have to finish two steampunk costumes by October 26th, 2012. HAH! That's over a year away, so I'm cocky now, we'll see how I'm doing in August.
The two costumes entails a lot of work to complete. Between making a venetian style mask and a lot of sewing, it's going to be a bit grueling. Thankfully, my father bought me a serger for my 25th birthday (almost 25 years ago, mind you, LOL) and I have two regular sewing machines. One is a Kenmore from the 1940s and the other is a modern Brother with computerized stitches. I'm thinking about buying another computerized sewing machine that I can actually program patchwork designs. We'll see though. The Kenmore is an awesome machine, very strong and hardy. The Brother is a fast and precise machine. The serger, well when you want rolled hems and tidy edging, that's the machine you want. :-)
I just ordered a few books to help me with some of the more intricate production of period pieces, I'm not a costumer, so I will need a little help on some of the older sewing techniques.
In other news. I have started working on an oil painting. Once again, I will attempt to embellish on a drawing by my also artistically talented husband. My first attempt is a bust, it'd been too long since I'd sat in front of the easel and played with mixing colors for such a detailed piece. So it's going on the back burner, I'll Gesso the canvas and start over later. Actually, I'll be working on 2 paintings, but one of them is going to remain secret until it is finished and presented to the person for whom it is intended.
That's it for now. I have some drawings I need to work on and I may even veg out a bit with some WoW or a bit of knitting.