Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pop Expo 2013

Pop Expo was very different for me. It was my first step into helping Chrissy with Cici & Co.  and I wasn't really sure what to expect. I don't think she did either. On the morning of day 1 of 2, I was dropped off at the convention centre, helped her set up and we proceeded to go through the day with surprises, a metric ton of laughter, sold out treats, some that didn't sell at all because they were "too pretty to eat", incredibly sore feet, a van that made horrific noises on the way home and a late night trip across town to her house to help her bake and prepare for the next morning.

Ottawa Comic Con 2013

I've only been attending Cons for the past 2 years since Ottawa has started up their own.  The company running it is great, there have been obviously bumps along the way but they're figuring it out and good times are had. This year was a very different experience for cons with my experience in the baking booth but time was still made for shenanigans.

OttawaCC 2013
I went to this pretty clueless. I hadn't really been into anything that has a fandom in a long time. I liked just a range of things, there were some cool people attending for guests. Figured why not! I bought tickets for the three of us and started planning our weekend. Held on Mother's Day weekend, it was kind of a treat for me.

Who Am I?

I suppose the longest story short is. I'm pushing 40, I am married, I have one kid, I have a photography business that I've not done much with in the past 3 years, I'm a baking assistant learning the ropes of making all kinds of treats, going to Cons and making costumes (basic stuff, I'm pretty easy going) and I like running road races but not so much the actual running part. Oh and I love Doctor Who.

I have all sorts of mad plans for the next little while. Going to be working on improving my photography, finding the love again for it.  I'm going to try and learn calligraphy; my husband is a calligrapher and it's pretty awesome. Unfortunately for me to do this I have to clean my desk, so some of my projects include some serious unf*cking my habitat (using the great app on my phone), so you can expect some before/afters of bigger projects.  I'm also going to be spending my winter perfecting royal icing techniques and sculpting fondant. If you're interested in taking my practice pieces off my hands let me know - I cannot be trusted with sugar cookies *L*

Monday, September 22, 2014

New Beginnings

Had to ditch Wordpress, so I'm working on something new. This isn't perfect but I'm really just wanting to get back into blogging.

Here are a few places you can visit while I finish setting things up.