Caffeinated Crafting
caffeinatedcrafting:

5,000 Follower Give Away!
Never thought I’d get this high of a follower count, and I don’t do give-aways often, but this seemed like an appropriate milestone.
The Prizes
1st Prize - Any one hats from my Etsy store (or a custom commission) of $70 or less
2nd Prize - Any one of my regular hats of $45 or less
3rd Prize - Any one of my regular hats of $30 or less
Most of my hats are listed in my etsy store,  on my dA, or scatted through out my blog
The Rules
Must be Following
Must reblog this post
Only one entry per blog
No give-away blogs
Must have asks enabled
Drawing will be on September 24th before I leave for Anime Weekend Atlanta.
Good Luck :D

It hasn’t even been a week since I posted this, where are you all coming from :o

caffeinatedcrafting:

5,000 Follower Give Away!

Never thought I’d get this high of a follower count, and I don’t do give-aways often, but this seemed like an appropriate milestone.

The Prizes

  • 1st Prize - Any one hats from my Etsy store (or a custom commission) of $70 or less
  • 2nd Prize - Any one of my regular hats of $45 or less
  • 3rd Prize - Any one of my regular hats of $30 or less

Most of my hats are listed in my etsy storeon my dA, or scatted through out my blog

The Rules

  • Must be Following
  • Must reblog this post
  • Only one entry per blog
  • No give-away blogs
  • Must have asks enabled

Drawing will be on September 24th before I leave for Anime Weekend Atlanta.

Good Luck :D

It hasn’t even been a week since I posted this, where are you all coming from :o

caffeinatedcrafting:

5,000 Follower Give Away!
Never thought I’d get this high of a follower count, and I don’t do give-aways often, but this seemed like an appropriate milestone.
The Prizes
1st Prize - Any one hats from my Etsy store (or a custom commission) of $70 or less
2nd Prize - Any one of my regular hats of $45 or less
3rd Prize - Any one of my regular hats of $30 or less
Most of my hats are listed in my etsy store,  on my dA, or scatted through out my blog
The Rules
Must be Following
Must reblog this post
Only one entry per blog
No give-away blogs
Must have asks enabled
Drawing will be on September 24th before I leave for Anime Weekend Atlanta.
Good Luck :D

So easy to miss things on tumblr, ~8 days left :)

caffeinatedcrafting:

5,000 Follower Give Away!

Never thought I’d get this high of a follower count, and I don’t do give-aways often, but this seemed like an appropriate milestone.

The Prizes

  • 1st Prize - Any one hats from my Etsy store (or a custom commission) of $70 or less
  • 2nd Prize - Any one of my regular hats of $45 or less
  • 3rd Prize - Any one of my regular hats of $30 or less

Most of my hats are listed in my etsy storeon my dA, or scatted through out my blog

The Rules

  • Must be Following
  • Must reblog this post
  • Only one entry per blog
  • No give-away blogs
  • Must have asks enabled

Drawing will be on September 24th before I leave for Anime Weekend Atlanta.

Good Luck :D

So easy to miss things on tumblr, ~8 days left :)

rosespirit:

I was tagged by cactusnebula (like a week ago oops) to do a selfie challenge thing! I ended up realizing I like never take selfies unless I’m showing off a new cosplay or cute outfit, haha

Here are some ones I like from the past year though!

The ladyfriend :3

caffeinatedcrafting:

5,000 Follower Give Away!
Never thought I’d get this high of a follower count, and I don’t do give-aways often, but this seemed like an appropriate milestone.
The Prizes
1st Prize - Any one hats from my Etsy store (or a custom commission) of $70 or less
2nd Prize - Any one of my regular hats of $45 or less
3rd Prize - Any one of my regular hats of $30 or less
Most of my hats are listed in my etsy store,  on my dA, or scatted through out my blog
The Rules
Must be Following
Must reblog this post
Only one entry per blog
No give-away blogs
Must have asks enabled
Drawing will be on September 24th before I leave for Anime Weekend Atlanta.
Good Luck :D

Reblogging for the evening crew, Ill bump this a few times before the drawing, good luck!

caffeinatedcrafting:

5,000 Follower Give Away!

Never thought I’d get this high of a follower count, and I don’t do give-aways often, but this seemed like an appropriate milestone.

The Prizes

  • 1st Prize - Any one hats from my Etsy store (or a custom commission) of $70 or less
  • 2nd Prize - Any one of my regular hats of $45 or less
  • 3rd Prize - Any one of my regular hats of $30 or less

Most of my hats are listed in my etsy storeon my dA, or scatted through out my blog

The Rules

  • Must be Following
  • Must reblog this post
  • Only one entry per blog
  • No give-away blogs
  • Must have asks enabled

Drawing will be on September 24th before I leave for Anime Weekend Atlanta.

Good Luck :D

Reblogging for the evening crew, Ill bump this a few times before the drawing, good luck!

5,000 Follower Give Away!
Never thought I’d get this high of a follower count, and I don’t do give-aways often, but this seemed like an appropriate milestone.
The Prizes
1st Prize - Any one hats from my Etsy store (or a custom commission) of $70 or less
2nd Prize - Any one of my regular hats of $45 or less
3rd Prize - Any one of my regular hats of $30 or less
Most of my hats are listed in my etsy store,  on my dA, or scatted through out my blog
The Rules
Must be Following
Must reblog this post
Only one entry per blog
No give-away blogs
Must have asks enabled
Drawing will be on September 24th before I leave for Anime Weekend Atlanta.
Good Luck :D

5,000 Follower Give Away!

Never thought I’d get this high of a follower count, and I don’t do give-aways often, but this seemed like an appropriate milestone.

The Prizes

  • 1st Prize - Any one hats from my Etsy store (or a custom commission) of $70 or less
  • 2nd Prize - Any one of my regular hats of $45 or less
  • 3rd Prize - Any one of my regular hats of $30 or less

Most of my hats are listed in my etsy storeon my dA, or scatted through out my blog

The Rules

  • Must be Following
  • Must reblog this post
  • Only one entry per blog
  • No give-away blogs
  • Must have asks enabled

Drawing will be on September 24th before I leave for Anime Weekend Atlanta.

Good Luck :D

Why do I torture myself?

Probably followed by PS2 stream or something

Chorizo Burritos

I’ve always seen raw chub rolls for sale at the store, but only now have I figured out something to do with them.

Ingredients:

  • Brown Rice (1.5 Cups)
  • Chorizo Roll (Raw)
  • Burrito Tortillas
  • Assorted Veggies  (Onion, Pepper, Tomato, Tomalitos)
  • Cheese
  • Salsa
  • Hot Sauce
  • Oil

How To:

  • Steam Rice, Dice your veggies while it cooks
  • Oil Pan, and put the meat in, add a tiny splash of water, cook on med-high to high for ~12-15 min.
  • Take out the meat, add more oil only if necessary, the oil from the meat should be enough
  • Saute veggies for 8-12 min on medium-medium high
  • Lightly toast the tortilla on an open stove burner (gas only!)
  • Put all the ingredients on the tortilla, roll it up, and wrap it in foil

This ended up making 6 total, if I had really stuffed them it probably would have been 4. They re-heat really well and should last you a whole work week.

Demanded by RoseSpirit

Split hakama I finished over the weekend, one of several pieces I’ll need to convert my existing Ran costume into a rule 63 of the Koumajou Densetsu 2 version

It might look complicated but a split hakama is largely just two big squares of fabric with pleating  ironed in. A good video tutorial can be seen here.

Post-Lifting Meal
Not much of a recipe to this, just fry it all in a pan with a little bit of oil on medium to medium high heat, takes ~10-12 min for the meat, then fry the eggs in the leftover oil. For all of your protein needs :D

Post-Lifting Meal

Not much of a recipe to this, just fry it all in a pan with a little bit of oil on medium to medium high heat, takes ~10-12 min for the meat, then fry the eggs in the leftover oil. For all of your protein needs :D

Touhou Cosplay @ Otakon

Photographer - Obscura314

Ran Yakumo - CaffeinatedCrafting

Chen Yakumo - WhinyPrincess

Mamizou Futatsuiwa - RoseSpirit

OR/AS Cosplay @ Otakon

Photographer - Obscura314

Ruby/Brendan - CaffeinatedCrafting

Sapphire/May - Flaaffys

I remade the Omega Ruby backpack because I wasn’t satisfied with how it came out at otakon…and I’m already thinking of ways to improve this one even a few minutes after finishing it.

The first one (and the white “snap” on the strap) are for sale. If you are interested PM me with an offer.

Figurine Repair!

At some point when I moved due to the flood, the tail on my Momiji figure got broken off. It’s been sitting on my shelf for months and I finally got around to fixing it.

If you have any kind of desk ornament that breaks and is made of plastic, you’ve probably learned straight up gluing it just won’t do. No matter what kind you use its never enough, not to mention having to sit still while it sets.

What You’ll Need:

  • Paperclip (Heavy/Thick)
  • Safety Pin (or regular) that is near the diameter of the paperclip you chose
  • Wire Cutter
  • Super Glue
  • Permanent Marker
  • Heating Element (Gas Stove Preferred)

How-To:

  • Use the marker to mark where you need to put the the holes after a test fit
  • Heat the pin on the stove, gently press in, quickly wiggle, then extract. If you leave it in too long the plastic will re-harden around it.
  • Heat the paperclip and repeat the above step
  • Use fingernail to scrape off excess plastic that will have welled up
  • Test fit on one side, use the marker to mark the depth
  • Cut the paperclip to fit
  • Coat one of the paperclip with superglue, fit into one hole, dab a bit of excess around to fill/cover the hole, let dry
  • Test fit onto opposite side, you may need to slightly trim the wire.
  • Put glue on the exposed wire and on the base around the other hole.
  • Press firmly for several seconds, glue should set quickly.
  • Leave sit for an hour or so for glue to fully set, then place back on shelf :D

On the left, the first picture I ever took in a costume, ever back in 2010, on the right, what I saved from it.

Doing a deep clean of my apartment and I just don’t have the space anymore. You shouldn’t always keep things around for nostalgic purposes, but sometimes you have to keep a memento.

Come a long way since then, looking forward to building more good stuff in the back half of 2014 and beyond :)