Creative Writing and Role Playing

Why “Funny” is Not a Character Trait

Character creation is my favorite part of any type of writing. Novel, short story, or role playing, characters are always the entire reason I read or write. Plot is ok, setting makes a huge difference, and you have to have a good theme, but we fall in love with characters. But something has often bothered… Continue reading Why “Funny” is Not a Character Trait

Crafting and Hobbies · Uncategorized

Hand Painted Heraldry Glasses

Quite a few of my interests over the years have involved custom heraldry, from D&D characters and fictional families, to the SCA kingdoms, to history in general. Heraldic symbols have distinct meanings, and each family crest tells you something about a family’s history. In fictional settings, the Coat of Arms that a character or a… Continue reading Hand Painted Heraldry Glasses

Thrifting and Upcycling

10 Things to Avoid While Thrift Shopping

Thrift stores have become a second home to many crafters. I’ve loved and resented them for years, learning my lessons from the school of hard knocks. If you’re interested in tapping into this inexpensive DIY resource, or if you just enjoy walking the aisles and seeing the potential in second-hand objects, take a look at my list! Hopefully it will give you some tips and advice for having the best possible thrift store experience ❤

Crafting and Hobbies · Thrifting and Upcycling

Upcycled Sweater Blanket (by someone who sucks at sewing)

I’ll openly admit it, I’m terrible with a sewing machine. Something between my poor measurements, lack of practice, impatience for pinning, and the pure intimidation I feel toward actually cutting fabric, somehow my projects just don’t turn out right! But I’m glad to say that, at least in the eyes of this novice, my sweater blanket turned out pretty cute. So for my layman’s tutorial, as well as a link to a much better tutorial, come check it out!